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Director, Information Architecture
Blue Shield of California San Francisco, California
Full-time Position
Relocation offered

Description

Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California is focused on transforming health care by making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 3.5 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than $325 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.

We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone.

The Director Information Architecture is a senior member of the IT team reporting into VP of Enterprise Architecture (EA) and owns, represents and documents specific large enterprise level information and data directions. This is a strategic role and is also responsible for establishing the strategy, vision, and roadmap for information and data platforms.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

• Provides technical and data leadership to the application development group, IT, and the enterprise including being conversant with and cognizant of the future direction of systems, how that direction will impact the enterprise, and how future and current systems can be exploited for the benefit of the enterprise
• Works closely with other IT groups to coordinate current and future plans and activities including coordination and technical assistance to facilitate specific development projects that involve the computing environment, the coordination of software upgrades and the installation of new products.
• Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future business expansion.
• Keeps current on assessments of technology for the business.
• Performs at or above the enterprise’s Information Technology performance standards.Data Analyst Responsibilities:
• Consults with the business to determine logical design for new business solutions.
• Coordinates with database administrators the physical construction of databases for projects and maintenance activities.
• Consults with other lead data architect for compliance to enterprise data design and maintenance.
• Collaborates with Enterprise Architecture for compliance to strategic enterprise direction
• Coordinates and leads data activities in support of projects in the development of enterprise systems.
• Develops, maintains, and approves data models for large applications.

Database Administration Responsibilities:

• Translates the logical design to a physical design and implemented database.
• Performs database tuning and performance at a server and database level.
• Provides required data integrity and recoverability for the business.
• Sets standards and controls the necessary infrastructure process associated with the database(s) of the enterprise.
• Assists in troubleshooting and technical system support for the application development group.
• Provides weekly and monthly reports on system problems and their solutions, as well as assisting in forecasts of future utilization and equipment requirements.
• Develops meta data standards for the enterprise
• Active partner with the business in development and execution of Data Governance and Standards.
• Extensive database modeling (Erwin), design, development and maintenance experience.
• Hands-on experience with data warehouse appliances, master data management including metadata and data governance.
• Building and managing a data warehouse and industry standard Business Intelligence tools (BO, Cognos, etc.)

Direction of Others/Direction Received:

• Assist in all of the activities of the database management group including database design, data dictionary management, system management, system programming, and troubleshooting.
• Coordinate with the personnel of the database management, application development and distributed systems groups.
• Provide technical leadership to IT and the enterprise, especially on issues relating to future Information Technology modernization and/or expansion and Data Architecture directions and transitions.

Qualifications / Experience

Required Experience:

• 15+ years of system implementation experience in a large IT organization
• 10 years of varied database consulting and design experience, 5 years using the database(s) the enterprise uses
• 12+ years of direct experience as an Enterprise level Architect, preferably as an Information Architect
• Experience with multiple SDLC methodologies and demonstrated proficiency in understanding SDLC methodologies
• Knowledge of relational database technology, transaction processing and data warehouse design and advanced modeling and design tools
• At least 6 years of development experience with modern development tools and technologies, including Java (EJB, DAO, JTA, ORB, Beans, JMS, Servlets, and JSP) • Experience in large distributed systems across multiple platforms
• Strong understanding of ETL tools like Informatica • Knowledge of AIX/Unix and Windows Operating Systems
• Good working knowledge of Oracle 11G or later; J2EE and Java Development Platform
• Familiarity with Object Oriented Languages like C#, C++
• Good understanding of virtualization technologies and implementations
• Demonstrated leadership in achieving shared objectives in a matrixed organization, coordinating projects and services across business and organizational boundaries, and building effective cross-functional teams
• Effective communicator with a strong customer service orientation; ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels, and lead and influence senior professionals.• Proven experience in executing complex releases or programs involving multiple disciplines
• Experience building frameworks for service oriented architecture (SOA)
• Knowledge of modeling tools like Rational RequisitePro, Rational SoDA, ProVision, IteraPlan etc.Preferred Experience:
• Healthcare or large service provider experience
• MS in Computer Science or Engineering with at least 10 years of relevant IT experience
• Knowledge of Healthcare specific software like McKesson Claim Check, ITS, BCBS Association Software’s
• Exposure to Managed Care Information Systems such as Facets, Diamond, MetaVance
• Strong experiences in other Trizetto products such as Facets Workflow, CWS/CES, HIPAA Gateway, NetworX Pricer, ITS, hpXr, Care Advance, etc.Education/Credentials: BS in Computer Science or Engineering with at least 15 years of relevant IT experience. BS or BA in other disciplines is acceptable, supplemented with adequate relevant experience.MS in Computer Science or Engineering with at least 10 years of relevant IT experience.

Preferred Experience:

• Healthcare or large service provider experience
• MS in Computer Science or Engineering with at least 15 years of relevant IT experience
• Knowledge of Healthcare specific software like McKesson Claim Check, ITS, BCBS Association Software’s
• Exposure to Managed Care Information Systems such as Facets
• Strong experiences in other Trizetto products such as Facets Workflow, CWS/CES, HIPAA Gateway, NetworX Pricer, ITS, hpXr, Care Advance, etc.
• Excellent presentation, written and verbal communications skills.
• Solid project leadership/management skills.
• Healthcare, medical or provider experiences a significant plus.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classification protected by Federal, State and local laws.

About Blue Shield of California

At Blue Shield of California, we’re focused on fundamentally improving the ways in which members can access care and use their coverage.

We’re investing in talented employees and new technologies to create an unrivaled member experience that elevates expectations and achieves our mission of making health care more accessible and affordable than ever. Today we are the third-largest health plan in the state and we’re dedicated to transforming the healthcare industry.

Headquartered in San Francisco, with 18 additional offices across California, we’re proud to service over 4 million members and employ more than 6,000 people. We are an independent member of the Blue Shield Association.
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