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Solutions Architect III

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Resp & Qualifications


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:  Under the direction of Senior Director, Solutions Architecture, the incumbent’s accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Leads the effort to produce enterprise solution architecture designs for large to complex digital transformation initiatives. Responsible for defining the system, technical, and application architectures that provides the best solution for supporting enterprise content management and digital experience needs.  Leads the peer reviews of the architecture design deliverables as a member of the Architecture Review Board.
  • Leads complex projects/issues that require in-depth content management knowledge across multiple technical areas and business segments, work with delivery team address architecture, integration and technical issues, and in some instances lead the technical implementation of the solution architecture.
  • Partners with the Program Directors/Managers and business leadership in the definition of the enterprise level content management, architecture and technology strategy, and the implementation of future state architecture roadmap. 
  • Researches, evaluates and selects from existing and emerging technologies the options best fitting business and IT strategic needs. Lead and contribute to technology evaluations and selections. Conduct proofs of concept for emerging technologies and business concepts.Maintain a high competency in healthcare industry and technology trends.



Required:  This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related IT field or equivalent work experience.   More than 12 + years of experience in enterprise projects and 5-8 years of relevant enterprise solution architecture experience, with 3-5 years of experience in leading ECM architecture efforts for digital transformation initiatives. Subject matter expert in project management execution of multiple enterprise level, mid to large sized projects; experience in participating in multi-discipline, high-performance work teams/groups and demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems.  Expert in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale content management systems.  Extensive experience in developing technical architectures around content management lifecycle, document capture and imaging, digital content delivery and content service integration.  Extensive experience in translating business strategies, across several business units, into effective solutions. Expert knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle.  Expert understanding of integration patterns and their application at all levels (conceptual, logical and physical).  A combination and good balance of architecture design and hands-on development skills. Proven strong technical leadership skills.


Abilities/Skills: The incumbent would have the ability to identify and resolve complex situations in a responsive manner, and take corrective action to eliminate re-occurrence.  Extensive understanding both long-term and short-term ‘big-picture’ perspectives.  Ability to understand the business architecture, processes and strategies.  Strategic thinking and leadership with excellent abilities in relationship management. Excellent analytical, planning, and communication skills.  Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate problem resolution. Ability to anticipate future IT direction to support Corporate Initiatives.  Excellent understanding of Enterprise Architectural process and practices.


Preferred  Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.  Experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale systems, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms (in the health care industry).


Department: NextGen Architecture

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 7/8/2018

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The employee must frequently talk and hear.  Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted. Travel among CareFirst sites is required.

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Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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