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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 the enterprise level solution architecture designs for large to complex integration initiatives. Responsible for defining the system, technical, and application architectures that provides the best solution for business 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 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 Robotics Process Automation (RPA) strategy, and the implementation of future state architecture and RPA roadmap. 


  • Maintain a high competency in healthcare industry and technology trends. 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.


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 architecture efforts for legacy system modernization and application portfolio rationalization. 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 systems.  Extensive experience in developing technical architectures.  Expert knowledge of information systems, spanning at least two to four component architectures.  Extensive experience in translating business strategies, across several business units, into effective solutions.

Expert understanding of integration patterns and their application at all levels (conceptual, logical and physical).  Excellent working experience of BPM and Robotics Process Automation, SOA, EAI, Document Capture and Imaging, Security, data modeling, object modeling, and system performance optimization.  Demonstrated success in architecting large scale enterprise applications. A combination and good balance of architecture design and hands-on development skills. Proven strong technical leadership skills. Strong understanding of BPM and RPA concepts and market. Previous process assessment experience for end-to-end process automation including RPA proof of concepts. Expertise in at least one of market leading RPA platforms.

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).  Experience with Health Benefit Enrollment system is a plus.


Department: Solutions Architecture Claims

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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