Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Senior Analytics System Engineer (Remote) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
We take great strides to ensure our employees have the resources to live well, be healthy, continue learning, develop skills, grow professionally and serve our local communities. We invite you to apply for a career with Blue Cross.
Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana implemented a policy requiring any employee who enters any of our offices or who interacts in person with anyone for company business purposes to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19, unless legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation related to religious or medical exemptions. At this time, that policy is suspended and vaccination is not required to enter our facilities. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates and certain client facing roles may have separate protocols.
Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.
We will consider remote work in the following states: LA, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, MS, MO, NE, NH, NC, OK, PA (limited counties), SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI.
This position plans, designs, installs, configures, monitors, and maintains the integrity, security, availability, reliability and performance of all primary and auxiliary technical architecture for the analytics platforms, applications, and database management systems including but not limited to Tableau, Microsoft Azure, iCEDQ, and Teradata Vantage. Provides extended-level technical support and timely assistance to the clients. Provides tactical planning and recommendations for IT and Analytical systems. Leads groups, provides coaching to other staff, and serves as subject matter expert (SME) for system design and changes of various levels of complexity, including those that are somewhat complex. Achieves successful results for the client and performs logical problem solving with minimal supervision / direction/ coaching. Accountable for complying with all laws and regulations associated with duties and responsibilities.
NATURE AND SCOPE
This role does not manage people
This role reports to this job: MANAGER, ENTERPRISE DATA ENABLEMENT
Necessary Contacts: To do this job effectively the incumbent has to be in contact with all levels of BCBSLA personnel and vendors.
Bachelor's in Computer Science or equivalent required
Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
4 years total related work experience in two primary areas: application platform administration and database systems (either administration or programming).
Must have experience in a minimum of two (2) of the following technical competencies: Tableau (preferred), Power BI (preferred) Active Directory (AD), Microsoft Azure, Workflow Automation, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Containers as a Service (CaaS), AWS, Direct Connect, Express Route, Networking, scripting skills (e.g., shell scripts, PowerShell, Perl, Ruby, and Python), dimensional modeling, massively parallel processing (MPP) databases.
Must have strong experience defining and resolving product or project problems and issues along with analyzing business requirements and evaluating alternatives.
Preferred experience in areas of specialty for application platform administration include but not limited to: Microsoft Windows Desktop and Server OS , Microsoft Active Directory (On-premises and Azure) , 365 Administration (Office, Teams, OneDrive, etc.), Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Desktop Analytics, Tableau, Power BI, Collibra, iCEDQ, Network/server/telecommunications systems software , Information security systems software , Large system design and implementation for 2000 or more users, Automation and orchestration technology (Ansible, VMware vRealize Automation, etc.)
Preferred experience in the areas of specialty for database systems include: Oracle (Unix & Windows), MS SQL Server (Unix & Windows), MongoDB, Document DB, Azure SQL, AWS Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Teradata
Skills and Abilities
Has demonstrated thorough knowledge, understanding and quality of systems installation and maintenance.
Has thorough communication and relationship management skills to exchange information and resolve problems with customers/clients.
Intermediate Networking knowledge.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable working in a cross-functional environment.
Application and system troubleshooting ability
Has demonstrated strong communication skills in order to interact with site peers for technical issues on systems
Has demonstrated success in assignments in technical field of specialization
Requires good technical knowledge on workstation and server platforms and middleware
Thorough knowledge of information technology practices and techniques for somewhat complex system design / implementation/ maintenance of corporate system architectures
Overall understanding of the application development life cycle (ADLC) and hardware / software infrastructure technology in such areas as systems programming, communications, server support, operating systems, and languages
Independently analyze and solve logical problems such as may be found in mathematics, statistics, etc.
Thorough understanding and technical skills for ensuring the integrity, security, availability, recoverability, reliability, and performance of one or more analytics platforms and database management systems as specified in the ‘Experience’ section above is required.
Ability to initiate and achieve successful results and perform logical problem solving independently and with minimal direction or coaching.
Ability to spearhead the planning, development and teams/projects in the thorough and accurate design of somewhat complex systems and changes as needed.
Ability to communicate clearly through the written and spoken word, including documenting comprehensive and concise project requirements for somewhat complex systems.
Ability to mentor or motivate other staff and serve as subject matter expert (SME) in area of specialty.
Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and change focus as demands change, while maintaining organization, following standard procedures, providing guidance and delivering results in accordance with requirements.
Effective internal customer service/consulting skills and techniques
Ability to readily learn new skills demonstrated by timeliness and quality of completing projects related to activities outside their area of specialty.
Licenses and Certifications
- Certifications in Analytical platforms preferred.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Independently plan, research, design, analyze, estimate, determines options, recommend, install, test, schedule, implement, administer, document, monitor, tune performance and maintain systems to ensure their integrity, security, availability, recoverability, reliability and performance meets client needs and expectations.
Achieves successful results for the client and performs logical problem solving with minimal supervision / direction/ coaching while adhering to industry best practices.
Keeps abreast of the latest advancements in technology, protocols, and best practices.
Mentors and provides guidance to peers.
Independently solutions, evaluates, tests, recommends, and provides oversight of new computerized system products across the analytics platforms.
Oversees and provides guidance, comprehensive proposals regarding technical system architecture as needed for developing, monitoring, and maintaining IT and analytics tactical plans that conform to the mission, goals and objectives of the organization.
Provides leadership, mentoring and technical knowledge transfer for a small group of professionals to meet the needs and expectations of clients of corporate computerized systems.
Understands departmental goals and objectives and delivers work products to contribute to those goals independently.
Assumes responsibility for on-call and emergency response tasks as necessary.
Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions
The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.
Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.
Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.
The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.
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In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.
Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results.
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