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Cloud Enterprise Architect III

Company: 
BCBSA
CIty: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

Job Description Summary

As a Cloud Enterprise Architect at BCBSA, you will be responsible for designing secure environments for cloud applications, enhance cloud platforms, application architectures, integrations, and data services. This role will focus on developing cloud architecture strategy by using industry best practices, including research, evaluation and documentation of architectural designs and techniques required for technology oriented organizational initiatives. In this role, you will conduct design reviews of existing architectures, create reference architectures, and standards to enable effective service delivery, and design solutions for performance optimization, and automate architecture deployment for reusability.

You will assist on projects to develop scalable application solutions leveraging emerging cloud technologies and architectures, collaborate with peers and technical teams to ensure alignment on architecture patterns, standards, and roadmaps. You will also analyze and identify vulnerabilities in BCBSA's current cloud architecture, recommend solutions and review requirements in collaboration with external vendors for new capabilities and related product service offerings. As an ideal candidate, you will be proactive about solving complex problems, providing cloud support and recommendations based on requirements.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design, develop, build, and maintain the organization's reusable cloud architectures and standards to improve availability and performance, and provide operational support for initiatives across the organization.
  • Assess product solution designs and provide feedback based on well-architected framework.
  • Develop proofs-of-concept and reference implementations
  • Responsible for continuous improvement/updates to cloud strategy based on evolving advancements and service enablement and business needs.
  • Work closely with leaders, team members, and clients to plan, monitor, and implement new initiatives and processes that impact BCBSA cloud architecture.

Required Education, Certifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree - (Computer Science, Information Security or equivalent professional experience)
  • 10 Years relevant technical experience, preferably in a cloud computing environment
  • 7 Years Cloud experience
  • 5 Years Design and development experience in AWS cloud
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
  • Interpersonal Relationships - Knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner
  • Problem Solving - Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations
  • Leadership - Ability to work with a group to set its objectives and agenda, generate allegiance to those objectives, and guide and motivate their achievement
  • Industry Knowledge - Knowledge of the organization's industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations
  • IT Environment - Knowledge of organization's total Information Technology (IT) environment with minimum knowledge of MS office and other software's used by the organization
  • Effective communication skills - (written and verbal) to properly articulate complicated cloud reports to management and other IT development partners

Preferred Education, Certifications and Experience

  • Master's Degree - Computer Science, Information Security or equivalent professional experience
  • 4 Years Senior Enterprise Architect, Senior Solutions Architect or similar leadership role
  • 4 Years Senior Enterprise Architect, Senior Solutions Architect or similar leadership role
  • 2 Years Software development experience using popular programming languages such as Python, Java, etc.
  • 2 Years Data analytics and presentation tools
  • 2 Years Agile methodologies and collaboration tools

Make an impact on healthcare in America. A career with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association allows you to be part of the foundation that supports the 35 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies nationwide, while protecting and strengthening the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand. Our work is helping provide greater access to cost-effective healthcare, improve the health of America and build stronger communities. With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we celebrate different cultures, languages, backgrounds and experiences while striving to advance health equity, and we want you to join Team BCBSA.

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