Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture and Automation

American Specialty Health – San Diego, CA

American Specialty Health, Inc. is seeking a Sr. Director, Enterprise Architecture & Automation to join our Information Technology Operations department. This position will manage all activities related to Enterprise Architecture for Automation and Cloud, while maintaining the compliance/security and integrity of HIPAA and PHI data.

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  • Cloud Architecture and Design and Development.
  • Provide end-to-end solution expertise to determine best architecture and cloud services to meet business needs.
  • Evaluate new vendor-specific cloud services and determine applicability to American Specialty Health.
  • Identify requirements and, when necessary, lead engineering efforts for in-house cloud tooling.
  • Immediate focus areas will be opportunities to use external cloud as a DR target, as an archival and backup target, as traditional IaaS as well as PaaS opportunities.
  • Develop highly available and resilient solution architectures including systems engineering, network engineering, multi-region and multi-account design strategies with strong security focus with boundary protection, data protection, enterprise grade management services with strong operational SLA’s.
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate Infrastructure platforms including frameworks and technology stacks for delivering the company’s services.
  • Responsible for recognizing business and end-user requirements and developing business processes that can be improved through service optimization technology.
  • Establishing and reporting on cloud governance metrics including performance, SLAs, utilization, costs, etc.
  • Collaborate with other architects to drive a consistent approach to cloud adoption across American Specialty Health.
  • Identify technology trends and evolving marketplace opportunities that may support or impede the success of the business.
  • Run workshops and provide best practice consultancy to customers.
  • Capture and share Infrastructure cloud architecture best practices between teams and other technical leaders.
  • Explore and develop new technical skills to be an effective ambassador for American Specialty Health.
  • Work with ASH teams and vendors on the latest developments to optimize performance and reduce costs.
  • Assess and develop both junior and senior level cloud engineers.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, Science and Math or related discipline with an IT emphasis is required. A graduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering is a preferred.
  • Minimum five (5) years IT Management or Director or above experience, with at least three (3) years of experience of developing highly available and resilient enterprise architecture solutions.
  • 10 + years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including enterprise technical architecture, automation (end to end builds) network management, application development, or database management.
  • Hands-on experience (3-5 years) in migrating and rearchitecting on-premise applications to the cloud (originating from multiple locations).
  • Public cloud certification (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Hands-on experience with containers and container management: Docker and/or Kubernetes e.g. Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS).
  • Experience with infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, database, security, networking, and cloud-based delivery models.
  • Experience implementing Cloud Governance (Auditing, Log management, Policies, Tagging, and Compliance).
  • Experience using database architectures, ETL, BI, Advanced Analytics, HA (Azure SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL).
  • Experience with development of automation using Orchestration Tools.
  • Experience in a DevOps driven organization with close partnerships between Operational and Development teams.
  • Experience with HIPAA and PCI compliance required.
  • Technical team management experience including managing remote team members.
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, engineering management and developers.
  • Financial and business acumen to help with business case development.
  • Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive, respectful manner and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to display excellent customer service to meet the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal communication skills to identify critical core competencies based on success factors and organizational environment.
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task and manage time.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and productivity in a changing environment with constant interruptions.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze information, problems, issues, situations and procedures to develop effective solutions.
  • Ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.
  • Mobility

    Primarily sedentary, able to sit for long periods of time.

    Physical Requirements

    Ability to speak, see and hear other personnel and/or objects. Ability to communicate both in verbal and written form. Ability to travel within the facility. Capable of using a telephone and computer keyboard. Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

    Environmental Conditions

    Usual office setting.

    American Specialty Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

    Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

    If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact our Human Resources Department at (800) 848-3555 x6702.

    ASH 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 the Company’s legal duty to furnish information.

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