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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Data Solution Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

Ready to help us transform healthcare? Bring your true colors to blue.

What we need

This role is eligible for our Flex Persona.

The Data Solution Architect is a staff member of Data Solutions Delivery team. This role will lead the digital transformation of operational and foundational data architecture roadmaps to build highly available, scalable, and distributed data platforms using open source frameworks to process high volume, high velocity, and wide variety of structured and unstructured data. Strong focus on defining and executing data solutions with cloud (AWS) first strategy to deliver unparalleled consumer experience. Data Solution Architect will also be responsible for driving innovation, prototyping, and recommending solutions with emerging technologies.

Other responsibilities include designing and delivering data engineering solutions, ETL/ELT pipelines on multi-terabyte SQL/NoSQL databases, data warehouse environments. Strong communication skills with an ability to help business define requirements, articulate business requirements as technical architecture is also essential to this role. Advocate and bring best practices/methodologies, and documentation with a heavy emphasis on design and architectural decisions.

Your Day to Day

  • Creates and maintains overall data & analytics solutions for applications/products across multiple projects of medium complexity.

  • Performs POC to establish standard data & analytics solution patterns that can be leveraged for multiple products and applications.

  • Ensures that the design is consistent with the overall enterprise architecture.

  • Responsible for securing approvals from review boards for the data & analytics solutions

  • Partners with peer solution architects, engineering, product, operations teams to build feasible & scalable solutions.

  • Researches and documents architecturally significant aspects/views of the systems

  • Ensures consistent use of technologies and platforms within data & analytics ecosystems.

  • Leads or participates in project planning of architecture and design activities and provides estimates.

  • Contributes to creation of our IT Roadmap

  • Responsible for application planning and platform management

  • Establishes enterprise level Data Security, Master Data Management and Reference Data Management guidelines.

  • Translates detailed business requirements into optimal technology solutions using AWS services, Lambda, EC2,Glue and other leading open source tools and technologies.

  • Manages technical delivery for projects, designs processes, manage and drive execution with help of consultants and associates.

  • Diagnose and address complex problems, including performance issues, scale and drive to resolution to meet business initiatives.

  • Assist data analysts and end users across all functional areas in identifying long-term, strategic data needs for the enterprise, defining how the data is related to the business processes and developing a conceptual and functional model of the data.

  • Assist and advocate for bringing new technologies for data management, governance, and usage.

  • Work hands on with emerging technologies during software evaluations, PoCs and pilots.

  • Ensure that data is secure and protected from unauthorize access or modification.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties.

We’re Looking for:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in data, analytics, AI/ML, insights, business intelligence, data warehouse products, platforms and applications.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in working as Solution/Data Architect on cloud platforms (AWS is highly desirable).

  • Minimum 4 years of experience with ETL/ELT design and development using tools like Talend, Informatica, AWS Glue, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) or equivalent.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in database architecture using relational SQL (e.g. Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL), and NoSQL (DynamoDB, MongoDB, Elasticsearch).

  • Minimum 4 years of experience with programming languages such as Node.js, Python, Java or Scala.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with building applicating with serverless architecture on AWS platforms using Athena, Glue, EC2, Lamda, Kenesis etc..

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with large-scale data processing platforms such as Spark, EMR, and/or HPC computing experience with e.g. Apache Aurora, Slurm.

  • Minimum 4 years of solutioning experience in AWS Cloud environment leveraging multiple services for storage, processing, analyzing large volume of data.

  • Strong database architecture, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities, along with an ability to handle ambiguous and evolving requirements.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with building solutions using tools like Vizio, and Miro.

  • Experience working with RESTful API and general service-oriented architectures.

  • Experience with DevOps, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery technologies is desirable.

  • AWS Solution Architect certification (associate & above) is highly desirable.

  • Healthcare domain knowledge is a huge plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

It is our mission at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to foster a culture that enables associates to do their best work while living happy and healthy lives. That's why we offer you a variety of ways to support your best physical, emotional, financial, and social well-being. For more information on our benefit offerings, visit


Minimum Education Requirements:

High school degree or equivalent required unless otherwise noted above

LocationBostonTime TypeFull time

Salary Range: $170,280.00 - $208,120.00

The job posting range is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs and affordability.

This job is also eligible for variable pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and a suite of well-being benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

WHY Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA?

We understand that the confidence gap ( and imposter syndrome ( can prevent amazing candidates coming our way, so please don’t hesitate to apply. We’d love to hear from you. You might be just what we need for this role or possibly another one at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. We encourage you to bring us your true colors, , your perspectives, and your experiences. It’s in our differences that we will remain relentless in our pursuit to transform healthcare for ALL.

As an employer, we are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. Learn how we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path by visiting our Company Culture ( page. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. You can also join our Talent Community ( to stay “in the know” on all things Blue.

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, we believe in wellness and that work/life balance is a key part of associate wellbeing. For more information on how we work and support that work/life balance visit our "How We Work ( " Page.

Voted as the highest in member satisfaction among Massachusetts commercial health plans by JD Power , Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.