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Data Engineer Principal

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Employment type: Regular
Location: United States
Categories: Information Technology

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company with a solid foundation; our sights are set on reinventing what health care can and should be. As the industry rapidly evolves and we seek ways to optimize business processes and customer experiences, there’s no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us.

Our employees champion change and are inspired to transform the communities we serve every day. As a member of “the Blues Crew,” you’ll find purpose, opportunities and the support you need to build a meaningful career. Learn more about our culture and what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting

Our Information Services teams work with new technologies, designing and implementing highly-scalable, complex integrations that improve usability and increase performance. You’ll find opportunities rather than boundaries in this role!  We are focused on serving our customers, acting as trusted partners who deliver high-quality, effective solutions. We are positive, collaborative, committed, engaged and fun.

The Data Engineer Principal incorporates a strong consultant-oriented approach working across business and technology teams to develop target architectures that address specific business problems. The Data Engineer Principal is a bridge between enterprise architecture and target architectures - technical solutions. The Data Engineer Principal describes how different components of business, information and technology are used to solve a solution that addresses a specific business problem. The Data Engineer Principal develops the target architectures, patterns, IT principles and best practices to deliver secure and operationally sustainable platforms.

What you'll do:

  • Create reference architectures to support and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Designs ETL/ELT architectures for scalability, availability, reliability 
  • Identify, design, and implement solutions to automate manual processes to decrease time to market of data delivery solutions
  • Create technical design documents and supporting materials for data ingestion patterns for data warehouse, analytical and big data platforms
  • Key expert on Informatica and Azure data integration architectures
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata management and workload management
  • Create architectures and provide guidance to teams on storage patterns structured and unstructured data storage that support business use cases
  • Create architectures for operational & self-service reporting patterns
  • Create data science architectures and evaluate tools supporting AI/ML to provide actionable insights
  • Evaluate, implement and operationalize various statistical modeling tools 
  • Provide thought leadership to embrace modern data science and data analytics as a critical enabler for business decisions within the enterprise
  • Understand and measure operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics of analytical tools
  • Translate requirements from data stewards and analytics experts to increase functionality of data systems

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT related field and 5+ years relevant technology architecture experience.
  • Experience creating and maintaining Architecture Roadmaps.
  • Demonstrated experience of leading teams made up of technology resources.
  • Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize workload.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with business and technology teams.
  • Strong Leadership and strategic decision-making abilities

The strongest candidates for this position will also possess:

  • Working knowledge of the Health Insurance industry.
  • Demonstrated depth in one or more of the following technology domains: Data & analytics, Services, Software Development or Infrastructure.
  • Experience with a Secure Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Experience working with the design, integration and/or support of vendor packages within an overall enterprise architecture.
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks & industry models.
  • Experience working with EA tools.
  • Experience with Integration Patterns.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


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