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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan IT Architect Sr. in Detroit, Michigan

Description

The Senior Informatics Architect is a high exposure role within BCBSM’s Informatics Architecture group that will be responsible for the architecture and modeling of all data solutions, identifying gaps in the current data architecture, and defining the future state solutions and capabilities necessary to enable Informatics Strategy adoption.

A successful candidate should have experience in healthcare industry, navigating and negotiating data solutions in a complex and matrix organization, excellent communication and consulting skills, and the ability to operate both at a high level in defining data/informatics strategy as well as getting deep into the details of designing data models from scratch. This candidate must have experience in analytics environments in Hadoop based environments in the cloud (preferably AWS platform). Responsibilities include:

  • Provides expertise and guidance in the areas of Informatics, Data Architecture, Big Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Visualizations and reporting.

  • Working with business and technology stakeholders – senior leadership, middle management and subject-matter experts –building a holistic business processes and information assets; linking the business mission, strategy and processes of the organization to its Enterprise Informatics Strategy.

  • Assists in the creation of the high-level architecture and data solutions, design solutions for data centric projects (conceptual model, integration model, sourcing) in alignment with the enterprise informatics strategy and translates enterprise or business needs into long-term information architecture solutions.

  • Applies enterprise vision to all technical and application projects, understanding and communicating different architectural models/strategies that are consistent with business strategies.

  • Lead the design, development and implementation of complex, multi-application transactional and analytical data models at the conceptual and logical levels using standard data modeling tools

  • Translate complex business requirements into tangible data requirements through collaborative work with both business and technical subject matter experts

  • Develops Logical models with an eye towards high performance, scalability, flexibility and usability

  • Publishes and conducts solution reviews and negotiate solutions with business and technical teams.

  • Analyzes and profiles large and complex data sets to discover and/or validate data quality issues and business rules.

  • Facilitates the development of data-related policies, processes, procedures and standards

  • Actively researches philosophical and technological changes in data management and pursues an understanding of the organization’s business plans and strategies. Evaluates the value of these trends to the organization and presents the information to management and other team members.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience in big data / Hadoop projects

  • Knowledge of various BI and data discovery tools

  • Experience of Hadoop integration with ERP systems and APIs.

  • Experience in ETL tools both in RDBMS and Big Data environments

  • TOGAF certification and OCP preferred.

This is a high exposure role within BCBSM’s Informatics Architecture group that will be responsible for the architecture and modeling of all data solutions, identifying gaps in the current data architecture, and defining the future state solutions and capabilities necessary to enable Informatics Strategy adoption. A successful candidate should have experience in healthcare industry, navigating and negotiating data solutions in a complex and matrix organization, excellent communication and consulting skills, and the ability to operate both at a high level in defining data/informatics strategy as well as getting deep into the details of designing data models from scratch. This candidate must have experience in analytics environments in Hadoop based environments in the cloud (preferably AWS platform). Responsibilities include: - Provides expertise and guidance in the areas of Informatics, Data Architecture, Big Data Architecture, Data Warehousing, Analytics

Standard Posting

Provide support for architecture discipline as defined by departmental requirements. Provide overall direction, guidance, definition and facilitation for the development of architecture required to meet business strategies and goals. Identify, support, and analyze the enterprise’s business drivers, IT strategies, and current IT environment and recommend solutions to improve, develop, and align IT to the business. Work as a team lead or internal consultant on multiple highly complex projects/programs/domains that require in-depth technical knowledge of two or more specific discipline areas such as security, information/data, or systems.

  • Analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.
  • Develop, review and communicate policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. Promote the IT Architecture process, outcomes and results.
  • Participate in the domain’s architecture governance process. Review exceptions and make recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level.
  • Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.
  • Consult with domain/project/program teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure and services. Provide direction for the design of systems.
  • Provide strategic consultation to clients and IT teams. Work with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy. Consult on business-facing projects and maintain knowledge of their progress.
  • Sell the architecture process. Keep IT technology and delivery managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential programs and conflicts.
  • Coordinate architecture implementation and modification activities. Ensure the conceptual completeness of the technical solution. Work closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered.
  • Provide recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment. Recommend expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.
  • Develop, motivate, and mentor IT members to create a team environment. Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

  • Analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.

  • Develop, review and communicate policies, standards, guidelines and procedures. Promote the IT Architecture process, outcomes and results.
  • Participate in the domain’s architecture governance process. Review exceptions and make recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level.
  • Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.
  • Consult with domain/project/program teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure and services. Provide direction for the design of systems.
  • Provide strategic consultation to clients and IT teams. Work with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how techn
Qualifications

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in multiple IT areas with two (2) years of relevant domain experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.) required.
  • Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration required.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to accomplish goals through self-motivation, decision making, critical and strategic thinking to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.
  • Extensive experience with client relationship management to determine and satisfy client needs and maintain a partnering relationship through communicating, presenting, facilitating, managing others.
  • Consulting knowledge to provide technical or business guidance both internally and externally.
  • Ability to develop new ideas and initiatives that improve the performance of the organization.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with products and services to apply appropriately to diverse situations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other grounds, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Job: Information Technology

Primary Location: Detroit

Organization: Informatics Ops & Provider Sys-7112

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: BCB005SW

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