Resp & Qualifications
PURPOSE: Provides the architecture solution and design recommendations for medium to large size of the projects based on long-term IT corporate strategy and the overall architecture roadmap. Designs, develops and maintains enterprise level architecture solutions and custom integration solutions including new systems, system reengineering, enhancements and interfaces, functions and features. Uses a variety of platforms and cutting edge technologies to provide automated systems applications to business areas. Drive the solutions regarding the integration of applications across the business. Determines specifications, plans, designs and develops complex and business critical software solutions, utilizing appropriate software engineering processes – either individually or in concert with a project team. Responsibilities may also include participation in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy vs. build recommendations.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Under the direction of Solution Architect and Director of Product and Delivery, the incumbent’s accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Required: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related IT field or equivalent work experience. 10 + years of experience in multiple IT areas and 3+ years of relevant architecture design experience. Broad experience in project management execution of multiple enterprise level, mid-sized projects; experience in participating in multidiscipline, high-performance work teams/groups and demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems. Broad experience in the development, implementation, and maintenance of large-scale systems. Prior specific experience in developing technical architectures. Broad knowledge of information systems, spanning at least two to four component architectures. Experienced in translating business strategies, across several business units, into effective solutions. Excellent knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle. Good understanding of design patterns and their application at all levels (conceptual, logical and physical). A self starter and quick learner to catch the latest new technology and evaluate the need to leverage it to the systems. As well as:
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. Demonstrated ability of understanding both long-term and short-term ‘big-picture’ perspectives. Understanding of 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. Good understanding of application/solution architectural process and practices. Solid lifecycle software development experience with the recent architecture design experience.
Preferred: Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field preferred. Proven experience in the architecture design, development, implementation, and maintenance of medium to large-scale systems, preferably across multiple hardware and software platforms (in the health care industry) by leveraging the latest technology. Experience with intranet development and implementation is a plus. Strong hands on application development background are a big plus.
Department: Customer Services Development
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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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
Please apply before: 08/04/2019
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.
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.
Sponsorship in US
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship