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Chief Architect

Omaha, NE
Posted 04/13/21

Job Description

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company; we exist to be there for people in the best and hardest moments of their lives.  Our team is the power behind that promise. And there's no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us in delivering on it.

Our Information Services teams work with new technologies to design and implement highly scalable, complex integrations that improve usability and maximize performance. We are focused on collaborating with our internal and external customers - serving as trusted partners who deliver high-quality, effective solutions.

As a member of Team Blue, you'll find purpose, opportunities and the support you need to build a meaningful career and make a powerful impact in our community.

As a Chief Architect on the Enterprise Architecture team, you'll be responsible for the strategic architectural direction for BCBSNE data and systems through leading the architecture groups within the company. This will involve leading/mentoring other technical leaders within the organization (i.e. solution architects and technical leaders on teams). This role will require strong relationships with business leaders and technical leaders across the company.

This position is a Director-level and reports to the Chief Information Officer position.  The Chief Architect will have a team of up to seven Enterprise Architects as direct reports. Relocation assistance is available for out-of-state candidates, but working remotely is also an option. 


What you'll do as Chief Architect:

  • Assess the technology capabilities needed by the business and the ability of teams to deliver rapid data and technology solutions that effectively meet business needs. Develop and maintaining multi-horizon roadmaps
  • Assist development teams to drive solutions that balance technology direction with cost and strategies employed
    Lead and direct the architectural communities and engineering practices to ensure cost effective, stable, secure, and maintainable systems.
  • Advise on budgets to ensuring optimal spending on the technology used by the company. Where appropriate, manage budgets to ensure desired outcomes.
  • Provide oversight, as needed, for key enterprise initiatives to ensure alignment with technology strategy.
  • Maintain relationships with enterprise committees (i.e. governance, strategic, innovation, architecture communities) to ensure consistency of practices and processes within the organization.
  • Work with key customers of BCBSNE (e.g. employers, members, providers, brokers) to understand the impediments of using our technology and build plans to provide better integration of our business models.
  • Engage with BCBSA, other partners to ensure our needs as a plan are understood and considered within their future roadmaps.
  • As part of the IS leadership team, seek and provide guidance to the IS management team, so they can recruit and retain talent to effectively deliver rapid cloud-based technology solutions using agile practices.
  • Continuously learn and improve the department culture and self by seeking 360-degree feedback.
  • Maintain a culture of technical curiosity that includes keeping abreast of current and future trends in both the technology and healthcare industries

To be considered for this position, you must have all of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in CIS, MIS, or related field 
  • 5-7 years' experience leading people 
  • 3+ years' experience in cloud data/analytics, micro-API architecture for faster insights and rapid integrations
  • 2+ years' experience in streaming/event-based systems design using kafka or Azure Eventhub
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.

The strongest candidates for this position will also possess:

  • Master's Degree is desired in CIS or MIS or related field
  • 2-3+ years of experience in health insurance IT
  • 2-3 years of experience in Microsoft Azure


Learn more about what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting NebraskaBlue.com/Careers.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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