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Technical Architect – Information Technology

Information Technology

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Edmonton

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Permanent Full Time

Date posted

July 27, 2021

Closing date

November 12, 2021

Let’s impact lives for the better!

Alberta Blue Cross® is Alberta based, not-for-profit and dedicated to delivering exceptional customer experience and community leadership. We’re committed to providing the best health coverage to over 1.8 million members and take an active role in promoting the wellness of all Albertans. We believe in what we do—and place trust in our employees to deliver our vision.

Working at Alberta Blue Cross® means having a career where you’ll be recognized for your contributions. We value diversity, encourage our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance and provide opportunities for training and career growth.

OVERVIEW:

Alberta Blue Cross® has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Architect to join our innovative and dynamic Information Technology workforce.

The Technical Architect’s role is to strategically architect the roadmap of our current enterprise-level applications and infrastructure and our plans to evolve them. This role will be responsible for defining and maintain standards and best practices and will be a contributor in the evaluation and selection of infrastructure components such as software, hardware, and networking capabilities. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

STRATEGY AND PLANNING

  • Contribute to a team that supports an enterprise approach to technology portfolio management.
  • Recommend improvements in current state architecture to increase cost effectiveness while ensuring quality outcomes.
  • Develop and deliver long-term strategic goals for applications and infrastructure architecture vision and standards.
  • Advise and assist business stakeholders in aligning with enterprise architecture standards & principles.
  • Participate in project teams to advise and plan the architecture of new business initiatives
  • Promote reusability, interoperability, use of shared resources and services, flexibility and agility of the business solutions.
  • Develop, document and maintain target state architectures across application, data, network and other infrastructure domains to align with business strategy and priorities.
  • Develop roadmaps to reflect priority initiatives to progress towards corporate target outcomes.
  • Research and identify training required to support the operations of the road mapped initiatives.
  • Coordinate and work with other technical staff to develop systems architectures, coding standards, and quality assurance policies and procedures.

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

  • Identify inefficiencies and gaps in current architecture.
  • Evaluate systems, operations, and security models for vulnerabilities and risks.
  • Mentor and/or provide leadership to junior members of the team.
  • Assess and determine governance, stewardship, and frameworks for managing the organization’s technology.
  • Develop and promote industry management methodologies and standards.
  • Address general problems regarding systems integration, compatibility, and multiple-platform integration.
  • Act as a leader and advocate of enterprise systems lifecycle management.
  • Document systems architecture and environment to maintain a current and accurate view of the larger technology landscape.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for applications and infrastructure reuse, migration, or retirement.

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE:

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or computer engineering and/or 20 plus years equivalent work experience.
  • Strong understanding of systems modeling, theories, principles, and practices.
  • Hands-on experience with business requirements gathering/analysis.
  • Experience with business processing modeling techniques.
  • Experience in implementing enterprise system management processes, procedures, and decision support.
  • Demonstrated expertise with applications and infrastructure life cycle methodologies.
  • Experience with business requirements analysis, systems modeling & design.
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent technical architecture and technical support documentation skills.
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to research database issues, standards, and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in user friendly language.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Alberta Blue Cross® is an inclusive employer committed to a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We empower and are advocates for our employees by welcoming, respecting and valuing their unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in an innovative, high-energy team-focused environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  If you have the qualifications we are looking for, apply online at careers.ab.bluecross.ca

Join our team

Date posted

July 27, 2021

Closing date

November 12, 2021

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About us

Let’s impact lives for the better!

Alberta Blue Cross® is Alberta based, not-for-profit and dedicated to delivering exceptional customer experience and community leadership. We’re committed to providing the best health coverage to over 1.8 million members and take an active role in promoting the wellness of all Albertans. We believe in what we do—and place trust in our employees to deliver our vision.

Working at Alberta Blue Cross® means having a career where you’ll be recognized for your contributions. We value diversity, encourage our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance and provide opportunities for training and career growth.