Solution Design Technical Lead, Data Services job San Francisco California
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Solution Design Technical Lead, Data Services Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 12887965
Location: San Francisco, California Date Posted: 9/24/2022
Wage: Negotiable Category: Insurance
Job Code: 170024A-2191

Job 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's Mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield is focused on improving health care delivery by working closely with providers and making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 4 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 Data Services Technical Lead will be responsible for developing and maintaining complex technology solutions for the enterprise. Responsibilities include interfacing with IT and Business partners to understand and influence requirements and technical solutions, and support of technical solutions built by vendors and BSC resources.

  • Lead design and development activities on concurrent complex data projects with multi-source, on and offshore teams.

  • Provide technical leadership in designing and implementing large scale, complex enterprise applications requiring high performance and availability.

  • Be able to synthesize complex data/information, and lead complex technical implementations.

  • Ability to matrix manage/organize others with the IT organization in order to get work done quickly.

  • Experience in a large, complex organization or corporate structure environment required.

  • Consults and makes recommendations to management on significant issues.



  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Very strong technical skills with at least 8 to 12 years hands-on design, coding, integration and deployment experience in enterprise data applications (i.e. Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, etc.).

  • Extensive experience in database management, SQL, ETL, ELT, Shell Scripting.

  • Strong knowledge of data, big data management and data warehouse design patterns.

  • Good understanding of SOA.

  • Strong ability to analyze business requirements and transform into technical design and system solutions.

  • Ability to effectively communicate status, design, and approach with management/business sponsors/product managers.

  • Familiar with standard software development tools, including incident tracking, documentation, and testing systems.

  • Self-directed, works with limited management direction, and exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.

  • Ability to build strong relationships and drive alignment on difficult topics.

  • Experience with iterative development life cycle methodologies and application of those principles, especially agile development practices.

  • Demonstrated experience working with vendor partners.

Job Additional Education/Experience

  • Experience working with Information Architects, Data Analysts, and DBAs with the ability to interface with multiple support teams from various groups.

  • Experienced working with multiple DBMS and database appliances (i.e. Netezza, Oracle etc.), and applying appropriate design techniques and best practices for solution design.

  • Experienced providing subject matter expertise on data architectures and data integration implementations.

  • Experience to assess the current state and identify opportunities for improvement aligning with current technology trends and strategic plans.

  • Experience in understanding requirements, preparing technical solution design documents, process and data flow diagrams.

  • Strong technical understanding of data modelling, data mining, data integration, data warehousing and data quality techniques.

  • Strong experience with and procedural languages such as SQL for Netezza, Oracle and SQL Server Platforms.

  • Working knowledge of Subversion change management and other version control tools preferred.

  • Experience in programming languages like Java, Python, R preferred.

  • Experience managing development team in terms of end to end technical delivery.

  • Proven ability to work with cross functional teams, vendor teams and comfortable with fast-paced delivery development cycles.

  • Knowledge in business intelligence and analytical tools like Business Object, Tableau, SAS is preferred.

  • Knowledge of IBM InfoSphere MDM, Infogix, and Informatica Data Quality tool is preferred.

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Blue Shield of California Company Type:
Company: Blue Shield of California

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