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Data Architect Exec Advisor


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Atlanta, GA
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Data Architect Exec Advisor

About the Job


Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it's a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we're creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

The Data Architect Exec Advisor role will be responsible for aligning data solutions to business requirements by planning and managing data architecture work. Coaches others on data architecture practices. Provides technical leadership to project delivery teams.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sets direction for the use of industry-accepted data architecture practices and techniques both within the enterprise and among external business partners.
  • Sets direction for the use and periodic review of data architecture principles, standards, guidelines and concepts throughout the enterprise.
  • Aligns enterprise and industry data solutions to achieve competitive advantage and establish the necessary framework to accomplish this.
  • Collaborates with allied disciplines to ensure the integration of modeling tools and work practices across the enterprise.
  • Stays apprised of best practices for physical design for Hadoop data structures and at least two major relational database management system platforms on the technology tool stack and ensure that this knowledge is reflected in Data Architecture work practice documentation.
  • Ensures collaborations are in place to support an integrated approach to data quality assurance within the enterprise and with external business partners.
  • Ensures that an enterprise metadata management strategy is in place and that integrated tool support and work practices are in place to support that strategy across the enterprise.
  • Develops reference architecture addressing common and complex issues, situations and/or misunderstandings that can be used by Data Architects to guide implementation teams and accelerate project delivery.
  • Maintains awareness of the data volumes expected in the future and for the lifetime of the system and works proactively to evaluate systems to ensure that they can handle anticipated growth.
  • Knows the existing environment including the important internal databases, the external data that will be integrated, and the data quality characteristics.


  • Maintains awareness of governmental factors including regulations and governmental reporting requirements.
  • Requires a BA/BS degree in related discipline, engineering degree preferred
  • 8 or more years' of data architecture experience with at least 2 years working on the Hadoop platform; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background. MS/MA degree preferred.
  • Data modeling background required. At least 3 years of healthcare industry experience required, with 8 years of health care industry experience preferred. 12 years of information technology experience required.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America's Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2016 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at antheminc.com/careers. EOE. M/F/Disability/Veteran.


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