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Senior IT Strategic Analyst

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:

Purpose of this position is to provide analytical, presentation, staff and facilitation support for the IT Strategy Director.  This position will focus on leading complex analysis, development and delivery of the three year IT Strategy in conjunction with the IT Leadership Team. The three IT strategy will expand our capabilities, tools and processes to enable the organization to realize new and diverse opportunities

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Develop and maintain strategies to manage and improve the effectiveness, efficiency and costs of the Operations Center. Recommends to senior and executive leadership when and where to make optimal investments in capabilities to support enterprise strategies and tactical goals.

Conduct research; consult with all levels of management and colleagues within and outside the IT organization to develop and present executive level presentations. Actively interacts with senior IT management and IT colleagues to translate corporate/functional business and information objectives into IT financial/strategic/tactical business plans.

Scope and plan the underlying analyses that will yield critical answers to key questions for driving IT Strategy. Understand the required data set to complete the analysis and procure it accordingly. Analyze data and translate findings into meaningful product and member insights, integrating relevant business knowledge as well as learning from other projects/sources. Deliver timely with minimal support. Leverage MS Office tools to capture and communicate the findings and implications of the analysis to upper management clearly. Acts as general contractor within the IT organization to consult and develop appropriate support for IT centric projects; integrate activities with business units, corporate departments, and IT departments to ensure the successful implementation and support of project efforts.

Facilitate communication between all key IT groups and the customer community through creation of IT Metrics & Status reporting mechanisms and participation in meetings. 
 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires a BS or equivalent technical training and a minimum of 8-10 years experience of IT and business experience in strategic planning, This position requires familiarity in information security, configuration management, networking, databases, systems operations and applications and knowledge of financial management.  This position requires strong strategic and tactical planning and organizing skills.  The incumbent must also possess strong problem analysis skills and be decisive as well as flexible.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.  Ability to present and discuss technical and non-technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding.  Possess strong management, business planning, and development skills.  Demonstrates solid teamwork and an ability to communicate and persuade peers and management at all levels; and thrive in a cross-functional environment.  Additionally, the incumbent must have the ability to identify priorities and achieve results with a sense of urgency.  

Experience in project management and execution of multiple projects, with working knowledge of applications development lifecycle.

Demonstrated leadership experience, during which two or more of the following occurred:

  • successfully developed and implemented new technologies and work processes
  • demonstrated high competency in project management and the execution of multiple or large projects
  • demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship management
  • demonstrated leadership of multidiscipline, high-performance work teams/groups
  • demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems

Department

Department: Enterprise and Infrastructure

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.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Please apply before: 12/5/2018

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

Sponsorship in US

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

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