Senior Systems Architect job San Francisco California
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Senior Systems Architect Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 13011390
Location: San Francisco, California Date Posted: 11/24/2022
Wage: Negotiable Category: Insurance
Job Code: 170024P-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 Sr. Systems Architect is a strategic individual contributor role reporting to the Director of Enterprise Architecture. This individual will be a senior member of the Enterprise Architecture organization responsible for developing enterprise architecture strategy across the company. The Sr. Systems Architect will combine a deep understanding of technology, applications, industry best practices, business processes and architectural patterns to drive business and IT transformation initiatives that meet our enterprise objectives. In this role you will collaborate with business and technology leaders, stakeholders, engineers and analysts to understand strategic business initiatives and develop technical solutions that satisfy those needs. This individual has extensive knowledge in multiple business and architecture domains, forward thinking, and well-versed in emerging technologies and trends. He/she must possess the excellent interpersonal skills necessary to articulate the value of a strong enterprise architecture function to critical business stakeholders.


Distinguishing Characteristics:
• Senior architect who champions and continuously contributes to the advancement of the architecture operating model, governance, processes, policies, standards, and framework for the Business Architecture capability
• Uses repeatable architecture frameworks and processes to enable complex cross-functional initiatives related to major business initiatives
• Develop and maintain strategies and solutions for the enterprise in collaboration with executive leadership across the business and IT
• Champions portfolio to enterprise level strategic initiatives across one or more business units
• Thought leadership influences one or more business units and has a tangible impact on the strategic direction of enterprise initiatives
• Possesses the excellent interpersonal skills necessary to articulate the value of a strong enterprise architecture function to critical business stakeholders

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the development and maintenance of enterprise architecture blueprints that articulate our business strategy, future state business and technology architecture, and multiyear execution roadmap
• Collaborates with other architects to create and document standards and patterns that can be leveraged for future re-use, and actively seek opportunities to leverage industry solutions for new business offerings and services
• Develops and maintains the business reference architecture which includes the business capability reference model, guiding principles, standards, patterns and usage guidelines
• Create contextual and conceptual models that help document and simplify potentially complex topics
• Serves as a trusted advisor to leaders and business stakeholders in the development of the strategic portfolio or business unit plans
• Provides comprehensive analytical thinking to ensure transformation costs, impact and value are properly understood estimated and controlled across people, process and technology
• Collaborates with customers, vendors, industry consultants and senior company leadership to continuously learn and identify opportunities to advance on our business strategy
• Manages the creation and maintenance of models that identify interdependencies between business units, roles, associated capabilities, and technologies
• Understanding of business process design methods and tools a plus
• Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
• Ability to tailor communications to the C-suite level

• 10+ years relevant business and IT experience. 3+ years in an architect role. MS or MBA preferred
• 3+ years of experience of working in the healthcare industry
• 3+ years of architecture practice experience
• Demonstrated proficiency in understanding enterprise architecture life cycle methodologies
• Interpersonal and leadership skills that demonstrate collaboration, facilitation, negotiation, conflict management and influence

Cultural Fit and Values
The BSC brand represents a long tradition of doing the right thing and taking risks to create positive change. The company promotes personal, professional, and team fulfillment while maintaining a focus on the broader community. Innovative thinking and creativity are highly valued. The successful candidate should be ethical, professional, and compassionate, and should share this drive to excellence.
BSC offers a competitive compensation package comprised of base salary, annual bonus, and full employee benefits (including a defined benefit plan for pension and retiree medical).

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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Blue Shield of California Company Type:
Company: Blue Shield of California

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