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Anthem, Inc. Platform Architect Executive Advisor – Cloud Platform Services in Richmond, Virginia


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

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 care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

As a Cloud Platform Architect in the Healthcare IT industry, you will be embarking on a transformation to the Cloud. As a member of our Foundational and Core Services Enablement team, you will evaluate Cloud technologies and drive adoption by helping lead teams through a transformational journey. Responsible for hands-on development and programming on specific cloud platforms/container platforms, participating in all phases of the development and maintenance life cycle.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate maturity and understand one or more of the following CSPs (AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle, IBM Cloud, etc.) and the perspective technology stack

  • Define Architecture roadmap for container platform adhering to enterprise multi-cloud strategy (kubernetes based platforms – i.e., Openshift, GKE, Anthos, EKS)

  • Be able to articulate multiple cloud environment infrastructure (Compute, Storage, Network, Backups, DR, and Monitoring)

  • Works with various business units to translate business strategy into discrete capabilities and helps to identify and build technology capability gaps

  • Partner with various business units on strategic blue chips to deliver efficient, cost effective, portable and highly automated cloud native and/or cloud agnostic platform solutions

  • Empower data scientists with the flexibility and portability to use containerized ML tools of their choice to quickly build, scale, reproduce, and share ML modeling results

  • Create and/or help teams to build Cloud infrastructure for on-going and up-coming projects adhering to Infrastructure-as-Code principles

  • Develops and maintains an architectural blueprint and evolutionary roadmap that defines and communicates the strategic direction for cloud-based infrastructure platforms.

  • Owns the change request process and execution, coordinates with other teams as necessary.

  • Partner, build, integrate, and automate Service Mesh capabilities on Container platform driven by Business unit requirements along with compliance and policies

  • Develops and defines cloud platform or application scope and objectives and supervises the preparation of technical and/or functional specifications

  • Performs technical design reviews and code reviews, to include cloud platform architecture and integrations

  • Work closely and sometimes lead cross functional teams (application, platform, security, data, operations and infrastructure)

  • Work closely with audit & compliance team to investigate, review and resolve findings

  • Design complex integrations with enterprise systems for Security, Distributed Tracing, Telemetry, and others that is portable across multi-cloud

  • Ensure CI/CD and DevOps best practices and compliance for application release and deployment

  • Coordinates and manages on-call support and owns the system monitoring process

  • Production experience in large environments using automation and configuration management tools like Terraform, Ansible and CFT

  • Owns the technical development environment and works on the Enterprise team

  • Interface with software vendors, CSP account managers for support as well as application and infrastructure teams

  • Great interpersonal skills, team-work attitude, and drive collaborative initiatives


Minimum Requirements

Requires an BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study and a minimum of 10 years in one or more of the following: information systems, computer networking, telecommunications, systems development and management required; significant experience with multiple technical and business disciplines required; broad-based experience to plan and design highly complex systems; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 or more years multi-platform, multi database and/or multi language experience

  • 3-5 years hands-on experience with AWS, GCP, Azure or other CSPs

  • 3-5 years hands-on experience on kubernetes based container platforms (Openshift/EKS/GKE/Anthos)

  • 1-3 years hands-on experience in python/terraform/Ansible coding experience preferred

  • 1-3 years of experience with Event-driven, Micro-services, and Serverless development patterns

  • 1-3 years of experience in emerging technology (ServiceMesh, AI/ML, BlockChain, IoT and BigData)

  • AWS/GCP/Azure certified solution architect

  • Kubernetes certification preferred (CKA)

  • Experience in re-architecting on-premise applications and migrate them to any/all CSPs infrastructure

    The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide - and Anthem approves - a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

REQNUMBER: PS64316-Richmond-Richmond