Senior Enterprise Cloud Architect (Providence, RI)

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Schedule: In-office, hybrid, remote

Jump into the new world of health insurance:

At Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI),our business is healthcare. But our focus is on improving lives. Be part of ateam that is large enough to make a difference but small enough to be innovative.Work in a rapidly changing field. Take a chance to be creative. Move outsidethe status quo. Shape new ideas with the power of a national brand behind you.

Join others who know diversity is strength:

We appreciate and celebrate everything that makes us unique:age, national origin, citizenship status, perspectives, experiences, physicalor mental disability, military status, race, ethnicity, religion, gender,sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Our diversitystrengthens us as an organization and helps us better serve an increasinglydiverse Rhode Island population.

Why this job matters:

Develop the strategy and architecture for migrating andoptimizing applications and infrastructure in the cloud. Design and support the standards andmechanisms for cloud governance. Participate in all phases of cloud design,development, and integration. Support technical requirement definition,functional specifications, design documentation, vendor selection, and vendorintegration as core team member of project teams. Oversee the architecture,design, and development work for outsourced resources.

What you will do:

  • Develop the strategy and architecture for migrating andoptimizing applications and infrastructure in the cloud.
  • Participate in the cloud governance workgroup to develop andmaintain the standards for toolsets within Microsoft Azure or other relevantcloud environments.
  • Build out the cloud migration roadmap for data andapplication assets
  • Collaborate and work closely with multiple technical teamsconsisting of internal stakeholders, external vendors, information technologysubcontractors, and system vendors.
  • Participate in formal, informal and program reviews.
  • Direct on and offshore technology providers in execution ofcloud migration and optimization activities on testing and productionenvironments and accountability for their delivery.
  • Ensure customer needs (product strategy objectives, userrequirements, and technical environment compatibility) are met. Formulatetechnical solutions, develop, and maintain architecture diagrams, and createand deliver presentations.
  • Develop and maintain Architecture documents and artifactsincluding: solutions scoping, options analysis, logical and physicalarchitecture diagrams, AS IS and TO BE architecture models of existing systemsconsisting of Conceptual, Logical, Data Context, and System Context views; andIT Capability Roadmaps.
  • Collaborate with external vendors to understand currentstate and ensure that technological strategy/vision is consistent andsupportive of future state. Additionally, optimize existing infrastructure,eliminating redundant applications and tools.
  • Maintain awareness of technology trends and how they impactthe way businesses consume IT.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline such asInformation Systems Management, Systems Engineering or Computer Science or a combinationof education and related work experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure cloud architecture and tools
  • Five to seven years of experience in infrastructure,database, and networking architecture for highly available, internet-scaleapplications
  • Five or more years of experience at progressively increasinglevels of responsibility within information technology
  • Five to seven years of experience in the design andimplementation of complex IT solutions (including scalable cloud-basedsolutions and microservices architectures)
  • Experience with best practice ETL and software development,integration, configuration management methodologies and project managementoffice reporting


The extras:

  • Master's degree in a technical discipline such asInformation Systems Management, Systems Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience in the healthcare or health insurance industry
  • Experience creating logical and physical data models usingrelational and/or dimensional modeling
  • Experience migrating applications, data assets andinfrastructure from on premise to cloud solutions
  • Experience with multiple platforms, operating systems,RDBMS, and integrated development environments
  • Experience with Netezza, IBM Infosphere and Data Stageproducts
  • Experience with layered data architecture approach
  • Experience with Trizetto's Facets claims adjudication engine
  • Knowledge of industry leading BI tools, SAS, PowerBI,Cognos, etc
  • Familiar with object-oriented UML software design tools.
  • General domain knowledge of Business, Data, Application andTechnology
  • Effectively communicate cloud IT jargon to business partners
  • Ability to be persuasive in supporting IT position
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to take initiative in finding solutions to difficultand/or sensitive problems
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speakingwith senior leaders, Enterprise Architects, IT Management, and developers
  • Ability to convert business strategy into action-orientedobjectives and measurable results


Location:

BCBSRI is headquartered in downtown Providence, convenientlylocated near the train station and bus terminal. We actively support associatewell-being and work/life balance and offer the following schedules, based onrole:

  • In-office: onsite 5 days per week
  • Hybrid: onsite 2-4 days per week
  • Remote: onsite 0-1 days per week. Permitted to residein the following states, pending approval from the Human Resources Department:Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts,Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, SouthCarolina, Texas, Virginia


Other important information:

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has a COVID-19vaccination requirement for all associates. Offers of employment are contingenton being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or through an approved accommodationrequest for either a medical or religious exemption. Requests foraccommodations can be made to a representative in the human resourcesdepartment upon receiving an offer.

At Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), diversity and inclusion are central to our core values and strengthen our ability to meet the challenges of today's healthcare industry. BCBSRI is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information and gender identity or expression.
The law requires an employer to post notices describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, and genetic information and gender identity or expression. Please visit https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo-law-poster to view the "EEO is the Law" poster.

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Providence, RI. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island was founded in 2022. It has 828 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 7 open jobs at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, click here.
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