Resp & Qualifications
This position is responsible for directing the Cloud Architecture Domain transformation and practice for SBP CareFirst in support of Corporate Strategy, Initiatives and Day-to-Day operations. The position is accountable for guiding the cloud transformation in alignment with the corporate target state and follow the Enterprise Architecture principles, standards and guidelines. The Director will participate from the very early stages of an initiative, working with business development and the industry, to analyze the overall business problem and objectives and to develop domain strategies to meet those objectives provide guidance for in-flight projects enabling optimization from an architectural perspective, ensuring that designs support both tactical and strategic requirements. The Director, Domain Architecture applies a broad business understanding and technical knowledge to create and improve critical systems.
This position will lead a team of Cloud Architects, Project Managers, Domain Architects, Engineers, System Admin, contractors and associates, in establishing the Cloud Architecture practice, development and maintenance of enterprise reference models, guiding development of solution architecture patterns and designs and managing the transformation to Cloud.
The incumbent with work across all business units at CareFirst. They will form close business relationships with Senior Leadership Team and will define process and priorities for cloud domain architecture based on business value aligned with the Enterprise Architecture Additionally, the director will form relationships with product management. and CareFirst to ensure, collaboration and alignment of Architecture vision whenever plausible.
The director will perform these domain functions across a portfolio of 100’s of existing systems, new systems and projects representing an aggregate investment of $150-300M annually. The director will engage with the business, delivery, and technical leaders during the process to ensure alignment with the overall initiative and business/technical objectives. The director will coordinate with the Centers of Excellence to ensure that solution designs reflect the CCoE standards and practices and to work with the CCoE to identify and define new standards and practices. The director will be directly responsible for Cloud Architecture, Cloud Governance and the Cloud Enablement Program. The director will develop metrics and measures to track the effectiveness of Cloud Architecture Practice with utilizing continuous improvement methods. The director will also develop processes and plans to build and maintain close relationships and alignment with the delivery organizations.
Under the direction of the Director Enterprise Architecture the incumbent’s accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Required Experience, Skills and Abilities: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related IT field. Minimum of 15 years experience in managing enterprise wide projects; 8 years in a Cloud Architecture/Implementation leadership role and 5 years management experience managing high-performing, enterprise-level interdisciplinary teams with demonstrated progressive leadership experience
Requires demonstrated experience in multi-project management expertise in developing and architecting solutions in a collaborative environment, as well as significant experience in multiple hardware/software computing environments and system components. Experience in business process re-engineering or process improvement involving broad-based information systems, utilizing tools and techniques to effect business change; business systems analysis experience. Architectural management of multiple core component areas is required, along with migration planning and project management of infrastructure projects. Demonstrated experience in translating business strategies, across several business units, into effective solutions.
The incumbent must have current working knowledge of the following technologies and concepts:
The incumbent will need to be able to interface with executive management in all areas of the company to proactively direct the existing and /or new architectural development across all IT areas. Possess demonstrated ability to extract and translate business strategy into visionary architectural blueprints. Demonstrated excellent leadership and negotiation skills as well as manage department budget. Comfortable with enterprise level decision making and is results oriented. Demonstrate ability to participate and facilitate decision making and anticipate organizational needs; Strategic thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship and project management; Excellent problem solving, analytical, planning, and communication skills; Visionary in anticipating future IT direction and able to communicate that vision to IT and business partners; Self-motivated, adaptable to change, forward-thinking. Must be able to prioritize and manage time under tight deadlines and demonstrate initiative in problem-solving. Ability to engage oneself and others in continuous learning
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
Please apply before: 5.13.21
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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