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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, N Principal Technology Architect - Data Platforms in Chicago, Illinois


Job Purpose: This position is responsible for translating the business partner’s processes and requirements into specific systems, applications, integrations, and/or data designs for very large complex IT solutions; driving decisions, even when requirements are ambiguous. Identifies solution options with associated risks and issues, costs vs benefits, and impacts to the business processes; acting as an advocate for the business partner, ensuring that the architecture designed addresses the business problems; providing architectural direction for design activities. Provides technical guidance to project team areas as appropriate; may lead other architects in the development of solutions across a program or line of business; identifying technical debt and enterprise capability opportunities; providing architecture input in the prioritization and road mapping of initiatives for a line of business; facilitating the established standards and guidelines that guide the design of technology solutions; tracking industry trends and maintains knowledge of new technologies to better serve the enterprise’s architecture needs. Progression to this level is typically restricted on the basis of individual capabilities and business requirements.

Required Job Qualifications: * Bachelor Degree* 12 years technical experience including: * Developing solution architectures for large enterprises while partnering with Enterprise Architects, Business Architectures and Application Architects; driving decisions to resolution even when requirements are ambiguous * Application design and development, particularly with high transaction volumes * Middleware and Integration technology design work * Analytics platform design, build and operations * Knowledge management * Developing standards, reference architectures, and guidelines for enterprise use* Knowledge in all areas of data, security, applications or integration architecture and associated technologies* Partner end-to-end with Product Managers and Data Scientists to understand customer requirements and design prototypes and bring ideas to production* Business and financial acumen* Architecture input in prioritization and road mapping of capability improvements for a line of business.* Ability to lead a team of architects to deliver solution architectures which drive capability improvements to a line of business.* Architecture trade-off analyses * Communications experience (presentations to IT and business audiences)* Experience leading multifunctional teams or initiatives* Thought leader within, and external to, the division

Preferred Job Qualifications: * Hands-on expertise with Big Data and ecosystem (e.g. Hadoop, Hive, Spark, HBase, Sqoop, Impala, Kafka, Flume, Oozie, MapReduce etc) * Familiarity with the cloud ecosystem, products, and solutions* Contributions to building Kubernetes, Docker or similar open-source projects* DevOps tooling and building CI/CD pipelines* Knowledge/Experience with Cloud Technologies and capabilities. Microsoft Azure preferred.

This position is based in Chicago or Richardson.

Location: IL - Chicago, TX - Richardson

Activation Date: Friday, January 8, 2021

Expiration Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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