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Enterprise Data Platform Lead Architect - Evernorth

New York, NY 10007
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This is a full time position with Evernorth, Cigna's health services division.

The major focus for this position will be on data and data architecture of an Enterprise Data Platform that will establish highly accurate and trusted sources of truth for both operational and analytic data consumption needs.

This role has accountability for ensuring strategic business and technology goals are met by way of leading a team of experienced technical data architects to envision the target-state technologies that will be implemented over time while incrementally delivering business value. Ongoing exposure to and understanding of technology and data architecture industry advancements, trends and patterns will be expected as the organization seeks to incorporate new capabilities into its technology estate and the data solutions and platforms it creates.

The position blends technical leadership, ideation, evangelism, socialization and negotiation. Ability to independently interface with key senior leaders up to and including VP-level stakeholders from Business Segments, their Functional/Operational areas and IT Applications, Architecture, DevOps and Security groups.

This role will be responsible for recruiting, managing and retaining direct-report staff and allocating resources based on aligning work stream needs to personnel skills and experience available. Ongoing assessment of the talent pool and making decisions regarding appropriate staffing adjustments to ensure the right blend of skills is available to support the go-forward technology needs of the organization will be expected.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the senior leadership from the Business, Operations and IT community to identify and prioritize opportunities for achieving the technology estate rationalization/simplification goals of the Enterprise Data Strategy
  • Develop reference and technical solution data architectures that support implementing a highly scalable distributed data platform able to support a wide variety of high volume, high velocity structured, unstructured, operational and analytic data for the enterprise
  • Drive data innovation, consistency and efficiency across what has traditionally been a heavily siloed technology organization
  • Develop effective communications and presentations that socialize and educate matrixed teams, IT leadership, business leadership, and external vendors/partners
  • Attract, recruit, manage, develop, and retain talented team members, including hiring and growing employees as well as effective use of consultants or vendor partnerships
  • Act as a source of sound counsel to senior IT and business leaders and become a trusted advisor to Technology Leadership by developing relationships with key stakeholders and matrixed partners


  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or other related field is required
  • 8+ years of IT and business/industry work experience preferred, with at least 4 years of experience in a leadership role managing large-scale projects and programs required
  • Extensive experience with operational and analytic data workflows
  • Enterprise scale expertise in data management best practices including data integration, security, warehousing, analytics metadata management, data quality and master data management
  • Extensive knowledge and experience architecting modern data pipeline and data management frameworks, highly scalable distributed systems comprised of mixed open source and vendor-based toolsets
  • Wide experience with evaluating/prototyping and recommending data enabling technologies such as cloud architecture, data services, microservices architecture, etc.
  • Up-to-date, wide familiarity with cloud technologies, features and tools offered by major platforms such as AWS, Azure, Google, etc.
  • Experience operationalizing data ownership and governance in partnership with Business and Operations partners
  • Extensive knowledge and applied expertise in across technology architecture and software engineering methodologies
  • Familiarity with DevOps, Continuous Integration/Delivery technologies is desirable
  • Several years of practical experience in agile Software Development Life Cycle best practices and principles, including, SAFe, SCRUM and Kanban
  • Deep people and matrix management skills to support effective project teamwork
  • Proven ability to resolve difficult and politically-spirited issues, a strong ability to influence VP level leaders within business and IT and mitigate risks that have the potential of undermining the delivery of critical initiatives

This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.

About Evernorth

Evernorth, Cigna Corporation's health services segment, exists to elevate health for all. We're building on our legacy and redefining health care as we know it. Unbiased in how we think, we create without limitation. We partner without constraints, deliver value differently and act in the interest of humanity. Solving across silos, closing gaps in care, and empowering clients, customers, and people everywhere to move onward and upward. When you work with us, you'll be empowered to solve the problems others don't, won't or can't. Join us. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Posted: 2021-07-07 Expires: 2021-08-05
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