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


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your innovation. Our impact. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater health for our communities, and greater experiences for our customers. Innovation is a top priority. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to work in a collaborative environment that brings together industry leaders and technology experts, so together we can drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to create solutions and programs that can truly make a difference at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

At this time, Anthem will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.”

Title: Platform Architect Executive Advisor – Cloud Platform Services (Internal Anthem Title: Infrastructure Service Eng. Exec. Advisor)

Location: Atlanta GA or Richmond VA

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

  • 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 container-based solutions on OpenShift and EKS hosted on- premise and various cloud service providers

  • Design and Implement Architect ML model monitoring and management to measure business performance and address potential production data drift based on Business units’ requirements.

  • 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 container-based architectures in support of business and technical strategies.

  • 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 units 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 container based 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


  • Requires an BA/BS degree in related field or technical institute training

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

  • 3-5 years hands-on experience with AWS or cloud platforms

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

  • 1-3 years hands-on experience in python 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 certified solution architect required

  • Kubernetes certification preferred (CKA)

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

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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