Meridian

  • Infrastructure Architect

    Job Location US-MI-Detroit
    Job ID
    2018-6655
    Category
    Information Technology
    Business Line
    CMC Corporate
  • Overview

    Who we are:

     

    Meridian, a WellCare Company, is part of a national network of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry.

     

    We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  As a part of the WellCare Family of companies, we deliver healthcare excellence to millions of members nationwide.

     

    Our associates work hard, play hard, and give back. Meridian associates enjoy an exceptional experience and culture including special events, company sports teams, potlucks, Bagel Fridays, and volunteer opportunities.

     

    A Day in the Life of an Infrastructure Architect: 

     

    This position is responsible for leading the process that aligns our technology foundational components and the enterprise infrastructure to business systems initiatives.  Work ranges from conceptual and strategic to tactical and includes integrating current architectures and initiatives as well as initiating and overseeing the deployment of new information technology architecture projects.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide oversight and governance for all infrastructure technology and domains
    • Develop an enterprise infrastructure architecture framework and implementation strategy
    • Sets technical standards and procedures across the enterprise for all strategic platforms
    • Document and communicate all infrastructure architecture designs and standards
    • Creates reference architectures, position statements and  technical design documents as technology guidelines
    • Design software and hardware solutions that are of high quality, effectively meet business objectives, and support long-term IT strategy
    • Ensure that software and hardware solutions are aligned with the company’s System Architectural strategy by understanding company objectives, key business and regulatory requirements, staying abreast of current and emerging technologies, and the System Architectural framework and future architectural direction
    • Identify and specify interfaces between software components, applications, and systems and document their interactions in support of the solution’s functionality
    • Define the functional attributes (performance, throughput, availability, capacity, security) of components and develop infrastructure standards
    • Engage business and end users to establish requirements
    • Evaluate and document commercial software solutions, toolsets, and hardware
    • Provide technical mentoring and support to the System Engineers and Help Desk Team
    • Ensure the ability to recover the system environment to a current operational state in a timely manner, in the event of a major system problem or disaster
    • Provide solutions and recommendations for application performance improvement
    • Promote continuous improvement and strategic direction of the infrastructure
    • Assist with troubleshooting and resolution of production system issues as needed
    • Leads or participates in the design of software and hardware solutions that address business/technical needs and opportunities
    • Provide cost benefit analysis and estimates for proposed solutions
    • Lead and participate in the modeling, prototyping, analysis, configuration, construction, and deployment of technology components solution
    • Research, identify and recommend industry best practices for solving business problems
    • Develop prototype solutions to verify capabilities for new systems development, enhancement, and maintenance
    • Ability to act in the Technical Delivery Lead role for infrastructure projects
    • Maintains knowledge of IT Infrastructure architecture, standards and practices and consistently applies these standards
    • Review and assess infrastructure solutions for specific challenges or risks, and guide business enabling IT investment
    • Facilitate discussions with business and IT leaders to ensure that enterprise infrastructure strategic initiatives are leveraged to drive IT simplifications, standardization and efficiencies
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    What you can bring to Meridian: 

    • Leads or participates in the design of software and hardware solutions that address business/technical needs and opportunities
    • Provide cost benefit analysis and estimates for proposed solutions
    • Lead and participate in the modeling, prototyping, analysis, configuration, construction, and deployment of technology components solution
    • Research, identify and recommend industry best practices for solving business problems
    • Develop prototype solutions to verify capabilities for new systems development, enhancement, and maintenance
    • Ability to act in the Technical Delivery Lead role for infrastructure projects
    • Maintains knowledge of IT Infrastructure architecture, standards and practices and consistently applies these standards
    • Review and assess infrastructure solutions for specific challenges or risks, and guide business enabling IT investment
    • Facilitate discussions with business and IT leaders to ensure that enterprise infrastructure strategic initiatives are leveraged to drive IT simplifications, standardization and efficiencies
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Information Technology
    • Master’s Degree in Business, Engineering or Information Technology is preferred
    • PMP and ITIL certification is preferred
    • Minimum of ten years of experience: Designing and implementing enterprise infrastructure and technology solutions, developing and supporting business applications and infrastructures, analyzing and documenting technology solutions and mapping them to business TCO and ROI Analysis
    • Knowledge within the following areas: Possess a broad knowledge base with a focus on strategic technologies including Microsoft, VMWare, Cisco Nexus, complex routing protocols, Cisco video conferencing and phone systems, EMC storage technologies and server hardware, SDLC methodologies such as Agile, RUP, Waterfall, etc., and healthcare/Medicaid experience preferred

     

    What Meridian can offer YOU:

    • Our healthcare benefits include a variety of PPO plans that are effective on the first day of employment for our new full-time team members
    • Meridian offers 401k matching that is above the national average
    • Opportunities for growth are abundant; full-time MHP employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement and all employees have access to a variety of training through Meridian University
    • Meridian Health Plan was named Detroit's #1 Fastest Growing Company by Crain's Magazine, so it is a great time to get involved with Meridian

     

     

     

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     

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