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Solution Architect

Company: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

As a health care company, we believe that vaccines are the best way to move past the COVID-19 pandemic. We also want to provide our employees with as much autonomy and choice as possible. Employees can choose where they work - remote, in the office, or a hybrid of the two. For the majority of our roles, you must be vaccinated to work in the office. During the interview process, our Talent Advisors will talk through our COVID-19 policy, as well as our hybrid work approach and answer any questions you may have. Additional Locations:Full Time Remote - Alabama, Full Time Remote - Arizona, Full Time Remote - Florida, Full Time Remote - Georgia, Full Time Remote - Maryland, Full Time Remote - Michigan, Full Time Remote - Pennsylvania, Full Time Remote - South Carolina, Full Time Remote - Tennessee, Full Time Remote - Texas, Full Time Remote - Virginia Job Description IT is different here. Our work as technology specialists pushes the boundaries of what's possible in health care. You will build solutions that make a real difference in people's lives. Driven by the importance of their work, our team members innovate to elevate. We're encouraged to be curious, collaborate, and turn ideas into solutions that transform health care. This position is necessary to support current and future state architectural requirements. You will coordinate the design, maintenance, enhancement, communication, and governance for solution architecture. You can expect to be responsible for developing and reviewing key architecture deliverables, preliminary and high-level architecture models for software and infrastructure solutions under development. Using your experience, you'll develop and review architecture artifacts and manage adherence to architecture standards. Additional responsibilities include, performing risk analysis, vendor selection, defining strategic direction, architecture leadership and you must be able to expose and communicate enterprise opportunities across multiple corporate initiatives.If you are ready to make a career out of making a difference, then you are the person for this team. What You'll Be Doing: + Serve as the assigned architect on a given full Software Development Life Cycle project and vendor work, developing, maintaining and reviewing application architecture throughout the project. May include leading proof-of-technology activities. + Serve as the architect responsible for planning and design of both on-prem and cloud based infrastructure solutions. Drive adherence to existing and evolving security requirements to ensure a robust and secure environment for which to deploy applications. + Work with project team (including users, developers and/or vendors), to plan, coordinate, analyze, design, review and implement application systems and/or enhancements to existing systems to meet current and future needs. + Adhere to all technical standards, application portfolio strategy, service level agreements, and processes (i.e., Walkthrough and Approval processes, Program/System documentation, Status Reporting, Escalation, Change Management, Problem Management, Software Development Methodology, etc.). + Ensure vendor work is accurately and thoroughly reviewed and also meets all applicable standards; identify gaps and/or opportunities in work to meet long term corporate goals. + Accountable for key design reviews and recommendations to management and IT governance, including: Selection and review of structural elements and their interfaces, by which a system is composed; Behavior as specified in collaborations about those elements; Composition of these structural and behavioral elements into larger subsystems; Architectural system that guides the organization + Support pre-project efforts in terms of working with the user team or vendor during meetings/presentations, crafting conceptual solutions, assisting with time estimates, and documenting designs. + Develop Solution Architecture Documentation (key written project deliverable). + Provide technology expertise in a variety of areas and provide direction and assistance to development team members and monitor application architecture related to other areas of IT, the business community, and outside vendors to ensure the relevance of architecture to meet business needs. + Collaborate with the broader architecture community to provide input into IT strategies and standards, ensure solution reuse and to eliminate solution redundancy across the enterprise + Research and stay abreast of technology trends and assist with the development of solution, integration, workflow, cloud, infrastructure (including software defined storage and networking) and/or web service standards. What You Bring: + Bachelor's degree and 7 years of progressive experience in a combination of development, design, infrastructure/data center and/or related IT disciplines. + If no degree, minimum of 10 years of progressive experience as stated above. + Past experience should include successful leadership of technical work, with proven success in the design and delivery of quality, scalable IT solutions, on budget and in compliance with applicable requirements. + Exposure to multiple, diverse technical integrations, technologies and processing environments, including cloud and SaaS technologies. + Some familiarity with cloud computing is required. + Experience in solution design principles and practices, system development methodologies, and software life cycles. + Experience coordinating vendor solution delivery and partnering effectively with vendors to meet business needs. It's an exciting time to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Health care is changing, and we're leading the way. We offer more than health insurance our customers can count on. We're committed to better health and better health care in our communities and beyond. Our employees bring energy and creativity to the workplace, and it shows in our innovative approach to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians. Our company is a not-for-profit with headquarters in Durham and major operations in Winston-Salem and Fayetteville. In all we employ more than 4,900 North Carolinians and serve more than 3.9 million customers. Help us lead the charge for better health care by joining our award-winning team. Discover tremendous opportunities with us to do challenging and rewarding work. Opportunities that can lead you to a fulfilling career, work that can help others lead healthier, happier lives. Third Party Staffing Agencies Blue Cross NC does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. For the protection of all parties involved in the recruiting process, resumes will only be accepted from recruiters/agencies if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specific position. Unsolicited resumes sent to Blue Cross NC from recruiters/agencies do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter/agency and Blue Cross NC and do not obligate Blue Cross NC to pay fees if we hire from those resumes.

Keywords: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, Durham , Solution Architect, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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