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Enterprise Architect Principal in Atlanta, GA at Anthem, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Atlanta, GA
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    At least 12 year(s)
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Job Description

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.
This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.
Enterprise Architect Principal develops enterprise architecture models and strategies that organize and rationalize Anthem systems and information assets in order to ensure business and IT alignment.  Deliverables include architecture strategy assessments, recommendations, operational business architecture, blueprints and roadmaps, reference architectures, and technology assessments. Also provides solution architecture guidance to business and IT partners and participates in architecture governance activities. Provides leadership to a team of highly technical architects.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Collaborating with Portfolio Management to provide a high-level, all-inclusive vision of enterprise solutions and development initiatives
  • Defining key technical initiatives that support budgets
  • Participating in the strategy for building and maintaining the architectural runway
  • Develops and maintains an architectural blueprint and evolutionary roadmap that defines and communicates the strategic direction for these architectures in support of business and technical strategies.   
  • Recommends solutions and/or new technologies based upon business value drivers, proven architecture principles, patterns and return on investment.
  • Defines the architectures required to implement large complex cross-functional projects.
  • Understanding and communicating strategic themes, and other key business drivers for architecture, to System and Solution Architects and nontechnical stakeholders
  • Works with business units to translate business strategy into discrete capabilities and helps to identify technology capability gaps in systems.      
  • Establishes overall systems architecture vision and ensures specific components are appropriately designed and leveraged; drives the holistic vision of Enterprise Architecture.
  • Driving architectural initiatives in the Portfolio backlog system and participating in epic and story analysis where applicable
  • Influencing common modeling, design, and coding practices
  • Collaborates with IT delivery teams to ensure that the construction of architecture components (e.g. domain architecture, solution architecture and technical architecture) aligns with architecture strategies.
  • Defines architecture reference documentation and helps to enforce standards.  
  • Promoting Continuous Delivery and DevOps capabilities
  • Collecting generating, and analyzing innovative ideas and technologies to use across the business
  • Anticipates areas where architecture standards may need to be developed that are in-line with customer, IT and industry standards.
  • Facilitating the reuse of code, components, and proven patterns
  • Synchronizing the following disciplines across Solutions whenever applicable:
    • System and data security and quality
    • Production infrastructure
    • Scalability, performance, and other Nonfunctional Requirements (NFRs)
  • Explains how the roadmap maintains and delivers cost effectiveness, business value, and competitiveness.
  • Develops innovative technology approaches to solve business problems and is usually sought out as an expert in this field.
  • Participates in  architecture governance  processes and community of practice  
  • Experience presenting to an executive audience
  • 10 + years of experience in architecture/design in relevant technology disciplines in the Healthcare field
  • 5 + years of experience leading a development team and providing strategic direction
  • Knowledge of healthcare or healthcare systems a plus
  • Extremely strong written, verbal and intrapersonal skills
  • Strong communication/documentation skills required and ability to work at many different levels throughout the organization.
  • Experience investigating new technologies, authoring white papers and delivering presentations to senior leadership    
  • MS/MA degree preferred
  • 12 years of experience in information technologies preferred
  • Cross-functional knowledge (e.g., strategy, change management, business process management
  • 5+ Years of experience working with data warehouses and data marts
  • 3-5 Years with Hadoop and building data pipelines including streaming data
  • 3-5 Years of Service Orientated Architecture experience
  • 3-5 Exploratory Data Discovery/Scientist, or working closely with Data Science teams
  • 3-5 Yeas of Agile development experience
  • Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at 


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