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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Senior Solution Architect 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 will require 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. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates.

Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.

We will consider remote work in the following states: LA, AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, MS, NH, NC, PA (limited counties), TN, TX, VA, WV, WI.

POSITION PURPOSE

Guided by BCBSLA Reference Architecture & Standards, Senior Solution Architect is responsible for leading development of Architecture Solution Blueprints for all business and IT projects. Ensure sound, sustainable and economically viable design, striking the right balance between enterprise and functional needs with a focus on increased operational efficiency, reliability, predictability and long-term economic viability while reducing technical debt.

Accountable for complying with all laws and regulations associated with duties and responsibilities.

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • This role does not manage people

  • This job reports to: Departmental Leadership

  • Necessary Contacts: To do this job effectively the incumbent has to be in contact with:All levels of BCBSLA personnel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, other Blue Plans, and a limited number of external community/industry organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor's of Computer Science or other technical programs including mathematics, applied physics and or Business Administration required

  • Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Work Experience

  • 4 years technical leadership and hands-on technology implementation to include 4 years’ experience in software development, DevSecOps engineering, systems administration, systems architecture, data architecture or data engineering. Requires advanced knowledge of Solution Architecture practice, Application Architecture practice, ALM, Software development best practices and standards, and demonstrable experience in leading business application solution design, and implementation of complex business initiatives.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Healthcare industry experience

Understanding of infrastructure and security requirements, such as HIPAA preferred.

TOGAF certifications

ITIL certifications

Vendor Certifications

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have expertise in one and intermediate knowledge in three of the following competencies: Business Architecture, Business Intelligence, Architecture Information, Architecture Application, Architecture Data, Architecture Integration, Architecture Infrastructure Architecture, Digital & Digital Marketing Architecture Security, Architecture Healthcare Core Administrative Systems (Trizetto Facets), Care & Disease Management Systems (Zeomega Jiva), Enterprise Resource Planning - Finance or Human Resources (Oracle Peoplesoft, Workday), Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services, DevSecOps.

  • Must have intermediate / advanced knowledge in at least three of the following technical competencies: .NET Framework or Core, or Java Script Web Services / API development, Informatica Power Center Microsoft, SSIS Microsoft, BizTlk Single Page Applications / Progressive Web Applications, Web site / services management and security Data Modeling Data Integration, SQL Relational / NoSql Database Systems, Big Data Tableau / Power BI / Qlik.

  • Additional advanced skills in the following areas:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation, strong leadership skills, excellent analytical and technical skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations, ability to estimate the financial impact of alternatives, ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems, ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies, knowledge of information principles and processes, basic knowledge of financial models and budgeting, understanding of the political climate of the enterprise, and how to respond to political challenges, facilitate formal training for architects, engineers and analysts.

Licenses and Certifications

  • None Required

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Have accountability and/or responsibility to following key operational deliverables, Solution Architecture Process Development, and publishing of Solution Blueprint document

  • Ensures alignment, adherence and application of all applicable BCBSLA Reference Architecture components are properly reflected in the Solution Architecture Blueprint deliverable including Enterprise Application Architecture & Software Development Standards and Frameworks Enterprise Technical Architecture and Infrastructure Standards Enterprise Data Architecture and Standards All Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps and Life-cycle Management Plans.

  • Facilitation of deep-dive technical discussions around design and an intellectual curiosity to always keep your technical skills current while maintaining a pulse on industry trends.

  • Defines, collects, synthesizes, analyzes and works with IT Data Analytics team to publishes all related and relevant Metrics associated with Solution Architecture practice to demonstrate increasing maturity and value.

  • Project portfolio level review and assessment report for enterprise-level opportunities to maximize shared services and re-use understanding business application and industry trends in relation to the Payer Market, identifying, building a business case for and socializing select and relevant innovation opportunities with likelihood of success, and performing POC as warranted Architecture SME (and designated Chair as needed) for Architecture Review Board (ARB). Facilitation of review, impact analysis, documentation, recommendation and formal publication of BCBSLA Technical Standards and measurement of adherence to these standards.

  • Provide architectural leadership for development efforts by integrating various technologies such as web applications, relational databases, information security, servers, networking, etc.

  • Provide high-level analysis and design reviews to solve conceptual problems and avoid duplication of effort of same errors within different applications.

  • Work with vendors to integrate their technologies within organization's structure.

  • Evaluate new technologies and recommend extension, expansion, and update of technology standards, practices, and methodologies.

  • Mentors engineers and analysts.

Additional Accountabilities and Esse ntial 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

  • 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

All BCBSLA EMPLOYEES please apply through Workday Careers.

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Additional Information

Please be sure to monitor your email frequently for communications you may receive during the recruiting process. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those most qualified will be contacted. To monitor the status of your application, please visit the "My Applications" section in the Candidate Home section of your Workday account.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please contact recruiting@bcbsla.com for assistance.

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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