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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Director of Solutions Architecture in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description Summary:At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, we have an exciting opportunity for an energetic, passionate, and accomplished technologist to lead our Solutions Architecture discipline. As a Director of Solutions Architecture you will report to VP of Enterprise Technology and lead a team of talented solutions architects to develop solution designs based on sound architectural principles. You will work closely with product owners, product managers, enterprise architects, security and technical delivery teams to create and manage solutions architecture to advance strategic initiatives.

Director of Solutions Architecture

Job Description Summary:

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, we have an exciting opportunity for an energetic, passionate, and accomplished technologist to lead our Solutions Architecture discipline. As a Director of Solutions Architecture you will report to VP of Enterprise Technology and lead a team of talented solutions architects to develop solution designs based on sound architectural principles. You will work closely with product owners, product managers, enterprise architects, security and technical delivery teams to create and manage solutions architecture to advance strategic initiatives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Research, evaluate, and prototype new methodologies, technologies, and products, and will propose and follow through with improvements in processes and tools

  • Manage and lead direct and matrixed team of solution architects to develop and deliver solution architectures

  • Work with product owners/managers to understand the business strategy and vision to create innovative solutions architecture to solve the business problems

  • Review technical designs, and provide guidance to software engineers on technical and architectural design decision

  • Work with software engineers and other architects to define and refine the application structure to align with the business, development, deployment, and maintenance needs

  • Develop and manage roadmaps for technology and applications in alignment with Enterprise Architecture strategies

  • Lead rapid prototyping initiatives collaborating with product and business teams

  • Work with architects and engineers to develop proof of concepts/technology and development frameworks that can be leveraged by dev teams

  • Build teams and structure teams functions aligned to an agile model

Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 5 years previous experience in managing technical/solution architecture teams and delivering complex IT Projects

  • Must have at least 10 years prior work experience as a Solution Architect in a complex environment

  • Broad technology experience including familiarity API, micro services, cloud data architecture, web & app development and event driven architectures

  • Familiarity with IAAS and capacity planning

  • Understanding of DevOps and CI/CD

  • Strong leadership skills and comfortable presenting complex ideas to small and large groups in a clear and concise way. Candidate should be confident in their ability to influence and develop relationships with key partners

  • Understand the Security requirements and standards and contemporary trends in Security risks as well as technologies

  • Healthcare payer background is a plus

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or other technical field

Minimum Education Requirements:

High school degree or equivalent required

LocationBostonTime TypeFull time

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, we believe in wellness and that work/life balance is a key part of associate wellbeing. We provide a flexible hybrid work model in which roles are designated as resident (on site 4-5 days/week), mobile (on site 1-3 days/week), or eworker (on site 0-3 days/month).

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for building entry. Your offer of employment is dependent upon either being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or receiving an eworker exemption and/or accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance by submitting a request to Human Resources.

Voted as the highest in member satisfaction among Massachusetts commercial health plans by JD Power , Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.

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