Lower Peninsula, Washington

**Company :**

Highmark Health

**Job Description :**

**JOB SUMMARY**

This job takes a lead role in defining and promoting architecture direction and governance for Highmark’s multi cloud strategy and initiatives. Implements enterprise cloud architecture strategy and drives the adoption of cloud services. Responsible for the execution and refinement of the cloud platform strategy. Formulates architecture, establishes governance, manages cloud providers, facilitates adoption and participates in the cloud Center of Enablement (CCOE). Act as a liaison and consultant to various technology organizations on best practices, principles and processes required to leverage best in class cloud capabilities and technologies.

**ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES**

+ Design, build, facilitate and support cloud initiatives on multiple fronts, including leading the CCOE.

+ Propel the executive vision and make it a reality, while overseeing the cloud adoption and governance process.Communicate and collaborate to promote strong partnerships between the architects, engineers, developers and business stakeholders.

+ Demonstrate knowledge of cloud specific technical aspects in multiple areas of expertise and provide recommendations for solutions and designs. The areas expertise may be any aspect of information, technology, technique, method, process, product, or application area.

+ Support appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensure that they are applied effectively.

+ Facilitate development of cloud enabled enterprise business solutions that combine knowledge of business strategies, processes and gaps, technological options, and process facilitation techniques.

+ Provide leadership and mentoring in their areas of expertise and architecture to peers, developers, and management and business users including technical expertise, coaching and ad-hoc training.

+ Develop and coordinate Cloud Architecture inter-dependency between theCloud Architecture andEnterprise Architecture strategies.

+ Other duties as assigned or requested.

**EDUCATION**

**Required**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field

**Substitutions**

+ 6 years of related and progressive experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree

**Preferred**

+ None

**EXPERIENCE**

**Required**

+ 5 years of technical expertise in both mainframe and/or open systems environments (system software, application software, databases, etc.)

To Include:

+ 2 years as a technology lead with technical decision making responsibilities in an enterprise environment **OR**

+ 2 years of IT solution delivery and providing consultative solution architecture/support services of enterprise scope and depth

**Preferred**

+ 5 years in the Healthcare Industry

**LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS**

**Required**

+ None

**Preferred**

+ Architect Certification (Google, AWS, MS Azure)

**SKILLS**

+ Broad technical experience and understanding of multiple disciplines including; Automation and Orchestration, Infrastructure and Operations, Enterprise Integration, Application Architecture, Security Architecture and External hosting practices

+ Demonstrate solid understanding of technical security that protects the organization’s assets. Awareness of security policies, network security, data security and security event management to adopt cloud security services.

+ Knowledge and understanding of industry patterns for application architecture and integration

+ Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

+ Broad IT platform and application expertise

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Understanding of architectural disciplines and industry standards, The Open Group Framework Architecture (TOGAF), Lean, Six Sigma, Information

+ Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) concepts, constructs and terminology

+ Ability to engage mid level business and IT leadership to understand the goals of the organization.

+ Clearly communicate business strategies, and articulate dependencies and requirements, to business leaders.

+ Demonstrate basic understanding of IT budgeting, IT contracts and clauses such as indemnification, notification and limitation of liability.

+ Clearly communicate business strategies, and articulate dependencies and requirements, to business leaders.

**Language (Other than English):**

None

**Travel Requirement:**

0% - 25%

**PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS**

**Position Type**

Office-based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Occasionally

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required

Yes

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Constantly

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Never

**_Disclaimer:_** _The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job._

**_Compliance Requirement_** _: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies._

_As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy._

_Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements._

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Req ID: J182019

Lower Peninsula, Washington

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