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Principal Cloud Software Engineer (Remote)

Company: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

We take great strides to ensure our employees have the resources to live well, be healthy, continue learning, develop skills, grow professionally and serve our local communities. We invite you to apply for a career with Blue Cross.Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana implemented a policy requiring any employee who enters any of our offices or who interacts in person with anyone for company business purposes to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19, unless legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation related to religious or medical exemptions. At this time, that policy is suspended and vaccination is not required to enter our facilities. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates and certain client facing roles may have separate protocols.Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.**We will consider remote work in the following states: LA, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, KY, MS, MO, NH, NC, OK, PA (limited counties), SC, TN, TX, VA, UT, VA, WV, WI.****POSITION PURPOSE**In this role, you will create detail logical and physical designs and provide hands-on mentorship to Azure developers that build data pipelines, data structures, storage and presentation data layers, dashboards, reporting solutions and a variety of other technical components on Azure for data integration and management projects. You will be a critical point person in the development process providing development resources with best practices, guidelines, detail designs, instructions, and hands-on-keyboard examples to accelerate the development and deployment of Azure data solutions.**NATURE AND SCOPE**+ This role does not manage people+ This role reports to this job: VP, IT Application Services+ Necessary Contacts: Reviews, presents, and recommends priorities, systems, design changes and technical alternatives to all levels of BCBSLA personnel, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, other Blue Plans, and several domain-specific external communities, industry organizations, and vendors.**QUALIFICATIONS****Education**+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field required.+ Master's degree in a technology field is preferred.+ Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.**Work Experience**+ 10 years of technical work experience required.+ Demonstrated experience leading projects, programs and/or informal team leadership required.+ Extensive professional systems, development, and troubleshooting background in five or more of the following areas of specialty as specified: Modern data platform architectures and patterns: Extract, Load, Transform (ELT), Enterprise Data Lake, Data Lakehouse, Cloud Data Warehousing (3 years of experience)+ Senior Level Development and Engineering experience on Microsoft Azure Data & Analytics PaaS & SaaS Services such as Azure Databricks, Data Factory, Data Lake Storage, CosmosDB, Azure SQL (3 years of experience)+ Experience designing and developing solutions that can consume data from a variety of sources: API's, Databases, Message Queues, Flat File, Complex files+ Senior Level Experience working with Databricks Delta Lake Architecture, Table Design, Meta stores and Live Tables (3 years of experience)+ Experience working with Azure DevOps and CI/CD Pipelines (3 years of experience)+ Experience working with Azure Key vault, Azure AD, SPN's, App Registrations+ Advanced development experience with at least two programming languages: Python, Scala, SQL, C#, .Net, or comparable computing languages+ Experience in large system design and implementation for 2000 or more users**Skills and Abilities**+ Application and system troubleshooting ability+ Demonstrates communication and negotiation skills to interact with site peers, local management and executives on technical issues on project design and planning.+ Demonstrates creativity in assignments and leadership in technical field of specialization+ Deep technical knowledge at a structural and strategic level across a broad range of IT disciplines including current applications development methodology/languages, project management and service capabilities with experience in some or all of the additional disciplines of database administration, networking, operational capabilities, server platforms, messaging, middleware, security and communications.+ Decision making ability to develop technical specifications, identify external program interactions, recommend hardware/software design changes and cost/function trade-offs.+ Ability to analyze and develop detailed approaches to determine the most efficient systems and programming approach on complex applications and systems that require extensive problem definition.+ High degree of analytical ability to analyze project objectives and develop requirements.+ Additional advanced skills in the following areas: excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation, strong leadership skills, excellent analytical and technical skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent planning and organizational skills.+ Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations+ Ability to estimate the financial impact of alternatives+ Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems+ Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies+ Ability to develop a multi-year strategy and an implementation approach for the domain+ Ability to collaborate with executives across the enterprise to gain alignment and buy-in+ Knowledge of information principles and processes+ Understanding of network and security architecture+ Knowledge of ITIL methodologies+ Knowledge of SAFe and agile methodologies**Licenses and Certifications**+ Microsoft Azure Data Platform certification preferred.**ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS**+ Technical Design: Under little direction, plans, research, engineers, analyzes, estimates, determines options, recommends, schedules, documents, monitors, tunes performance and maintains primary and auxiliary technical design as related to assigned areas of specialty to ensure the integrity, security, availability, reliability and performance of corporate computerized systems to meet client needs and expectations.+ Business Acumen: Has some ability to understand business requirements, pressure points, and goals. Must be intentional about building strong business relationships and maturing overall business acumen. Needs to learn what is important to the business and use that knowledge to develop solutions for business needs.+ Tactical Planning: Evaluates and recommends new system products to ensure that the IT Department acquires the most efficient, cost effective, and appropriate technology. Develop and maintain technology roadmaps.+ Teamwork and Leadership: Provides leadership, technical and soft skills, mentoring and knowledge transfer for a small group of professionals to meet client needs and expectations.+ Goals and Objectives: Understands Company, Departmental, and Information Technology Goals and Objectives and delivers work products to contribute to those goals.+ Exercises independent judgment and decision making on complex issues regarding job duties and related tasks, and works under minimal supervision, uses independent judgment requiring analysis of variable factors and determining the best course of action.+ Accountable for complying with all laws and regulations associated with duties and responsibilities.**Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions**_The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions_+ Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.+ Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.+ Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.+ The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.\#LI_DB1\#LI-Remote**An Equal Opportunity Employer****All BCBSLA EMPLOYEES please apply through Workday Careers.**PLEASE USE A WEB BROWSER OTHER THAN INTERNET EXPLORER IF YOU ENCOUNTER ISSUES (CHROME, FIREFOX, SAFARI)**Additional Information**Please be sure to monitor your email frequently for communications you may receive during the recruiting process. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those most qualified will be contacted. To monitor the status of your application, please visit the "My Applications" section in the Candidate Home section of your Workday account.If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please contact for assistance.In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free._Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.__Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results._**JOB CATEGORY:** **IT, Telecom & Internet**

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