Integration Architect - 007808 at Excellus BCBS (Rochester, NY)

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The Integration Architect is responsible for creating the strategy and implementation approach for the design, organization, and management of integrations across the enterprise. This includes working across organizational segments to develop best practices and standards / patterns / policies for integration - promoting a long-term integration vision and strategy, including establishing a roadmap, instilling best practices, and implementing a robust integration footprint to meet the needs of the business.

The Integration Architect will consult with technology subject matter experts from various disciplines in IT to define the most effective integration solutions to business problems. This person will especially focus on defining and leveraging APIs as well as event-driven data streams, as appropriate for solutions. The Integration Architect will also meet with representatives from the business to understand business opportunities and strategies in order to develop a roadmap for future capabilities within the Integration Platform.

Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Creates a strategy and implementation approach for designing, organizing and managing the integration interface portfolio across the enterprise including interface portfolio assets, and interface-related technical debt
  • Develops and promotes the overall future-state enterprise integration architecture including:
  • Best practices and standards for interfaces (API/ Service, Message, File, Event-driven, etc.), and associated governance processes
  • Selects and helps drive implementation of integration componentry for use in the future-state architecture (e.g., API manager)
  • Harvests technological innovations in integration for pragmatic use
  • Various forms of change-impact analysis related to integration (e.g., integration impacts associated with change demands)
  • Design & Technology alignment with CMS Interoperability Standards / Mandates
  • Accountable for developing an integration roadmap focused on identifying opportunities across the enterprise to create a lean, modern, and robust integration footprint

  • Accountable for overall integration strategy and governance across the business

  • Designs Technical/Integration Architectures, including development, runtime and operations architectures
  • Defines the Integration Platform Governance processes
  • Designs message- and event-driven architectures
  • Responsible for ensuring best practices and modern technologies are utilized between cloud and on-premise solutions
  • Establishes and implements API framework, including security, development, and monitoring tools
  • Develops a capability roadmap for the Integration Platform that aligns to the strategic business direction and opportunities
  • Works closely with key users and project teams to gather requirements and create integration mapping and design specifications to meet business needs
  • Mentors technical teams on integration protocols and conduct design architecture reviews to ensure best practices are followed
  • Able to influence and lead technical architecture design discussions through strong communication, presentation, documentation and modeling skills
  • Conducts design architect reviews, gap analysis and assessment when required
  • Architects, designs and implements small to large-scale integration solutions adopting various technologies as needed

  • Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies' mission and values, adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct and leading to the Lifetime Way values and beliefs.
  • Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
  • Performs other functions as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field (master's degree preferred) or equivalent experience
  • 10 or more years of experience in information solution, or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multi-tier environment
  • More than five years of experience with technology integration and integration architecture, and associated personal maturity, to fulfill the above responsibilities and drive change at an enterprise level
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS)
  • Comprehensive understanding of enterprise application integration (EAI), including SOA, microservices, eventing/messaging, API, open data patterns, and middleware technologies
  • Experience in different platforms including web, mobile, and cloud
  • Knowledge of modern integration methods and components
  • Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns/frameworks
  • Experience with integration components for API management, Integration orchestration, Message-based Integration, File-based integration, Event-driven/CDC integration, Data virtualization, ETL

    Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel across regions is required

The Lifetime Healthcare Companies aims to attract the best talent from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and experiential backgrounds, to diversify our workforce and best reflect the communities we serve.

Our mission is to foster an environment where diversity and inclusion are explicitly recognized as fundamental parts of our organizational culture. We believe that diversity of thought and background drives innovation which enables us to provide leading-edge healthcare insurance and services. With that mission in mind, we recruit the best candidates from all communities, to diversify and strengthen our workforce.


Employees are united by our Lifetime Way Values & Behaviors that include compassion, pride, excellence, innovation and having fun! We aim to be an employer of choice by valuing workforce diversity, innovative thinking, employee development, and by offering competitive compensation and benefits.

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and

qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Excellus BCBS operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Rochester, NY. Excellus BCBS was founded in 2022. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 33 open jobs at Excellus BCBS, click here.
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