CareFirst Careers

Solutions Architect III

Resp & Qualifications

PURPOSE:  The incumbent is responsible for leading solution architecture development efforts, defining conceptual, logical and physical solution and technical architectures for complex initiatives with a major healthcare payer modernization program in NextGen.

The position requires deep knowledge of Enterprise Integration Patterns, integration and solution architecture between Mainframe, COTS, and mid-range systems, and an ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. It requires knowledge in a broad spectrum of architecture domains, including business, data, infrastructure and security architecture, as well as technology domains including cloud, microservice, event streaming and processing, and data/analytics.   

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 and presents solution architecture to 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 product leadership in the definition of the solution architecture strategy, and the implementation of future state architecture 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. Good Exposure to SAFe framework and Agile delivery process.  Expert understanding of integration patterns and their application at all levels (conceptual, logical and physical).  Excellent working experience of cloud architecture, Microservices, Kafka, BPM and B2B, Security, data modeling, object modeling, and system performance optimizationDemonstrated success in architecting large scale enterprise applications for the cloud. A combination and good balance of architecture design and hands-on development skills. Proven strong technical leadership skills. Entrepreneur and solutions oriented proven ability to lead the design of large-scale systems with N-tier architecture.

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(including cloud) and software platforms (in the health care industry).  


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.

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 3.10.21

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 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 associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

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

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