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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Senior IT Automation Architect - 1809 in Detroit, Michigan

Experience as infrastructure architect/lead on medium to large scale systems integration projectsDeep expertise on infrastructure management technologiesExperience with automated deployment of Cloud Infrastructure (Software Defined Data Center)Hands on experience in Infrastructure Automation and Configuration Automation.Working knowledge of cloud security principles and techniques including but not limited to elastic network security and cloud-native/PaaS security constructsDevelopment background with strong programming skills3-5 years of experience in Terraform3-5 years of experience in Ansible1-2 Years of experience in DevopsSecurity testing knowledge and experience a plusProvide support for architecture discipline as defined by departmental requirements. Provide overall direction, guidance, definition and facilitation for the development of architecture required to meet business strategies and goals. Identify, support, and analyze the enterprises business drivers, IT strategies, and current IT environment and recommend solutions to improve, develop, and align IT to the business. Work as a team lead or internal consultant on multiple highly complex projectsrograms/domains that require in-depth technical knowledge of two or more specific discipline areas such as security, information/data, or systems.Analyze information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.Develop, review and communicate policies, standards, guidelines and procedures.Promote the IT Architecture process, outcomes and results.Participate in the domains architecture governance process.Review exceptions and make recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level. Analyze the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvements.Consult with domainrojectrogram teams to ensure compatibility with existing solutions, infrastructure and services.Provide direction for the design of systems.Provide strategic consultation to clients and IT teams.Work with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology tradeoffs influence strategy.Consult on business-facing projects and maintain knowledge of their progress.Sell the architecture process.Keep IT technology and delivery managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential programs and conflicts.Coordinate architecture implementation and modification activities.Ensure the conceptual completeness of the technical solution.Work closely with project management to ensure alignment of plans with what is being delivered. Provide recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment. Recommend expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.Develop, motivate, and mentor IT members to create a team environment.Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.O ther duties may be assigned." Qualifications"EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree in related field preferred.Seven (7) years of experience in multiple IT areas with two (2) years of relevant domain experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.) required.Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration required.Ability to accomplish goals through self-motivation, decision making, critical and strategic thinking to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.Extensive experience with client relationship management t