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Anthem, Inc. IT Strategy & Innovation Director in Downey, California


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Job Title: IT Strategy & Innovation Director Location: Walnut Creek, CA; Remote Work Eligible

Be part of an extraordinary team We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

Build the Possibilities. Make an extraordinary impact. The IT Strategy & Innovation Director is responsible for providing business unit partners and CIOs with guidance on IT enablement strategies and aligning business.

How you will make an impact:

  • Align strategies with the overarching IT strategies and advancing technology solutions to support business growth & opportunities.

  • Perform partner evaluation (M&A, build-buy activities).

  • Supports the commercialized model and development of software/portfolios of digital and technical solutions/products.

  • Serves as the ambassador for Anthem IT and business units to the Anthem Innovation & Digital teams.

  • Assists with transformation stage gates.

  • Support IT and business partners with budget management, financials, and funding guidance.

  • Represent IT in client facing discussions to drive growth & retention.

  • Support partner evaluations (M&A, build-buy) by connecting IT & Business strategies and influencing adoption of Anthem technology differentiators into overall business strategy to Develop, Implement & Support strategic planning and roadmaps.

  • Advancing innovative solutions that support business growth.

  • IT partner for business ideation pipeline representing IT in solution ideation sessions.

  • Influence the delivery of new technology solutions to market faster.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires an BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study and a minimum of 15 years’ experience in technology, product management, strategic planning, and/or consulting, or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Experience in a healthcare or health plan environment strongly preferred.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:

  • Experience in a healthcare or health plan environment strongly preferred.

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.

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.

Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. 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 age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.