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Kaiser Permanente Technology Strategy and Architecture Leader in Pleasanton, California

As a Technology strategy and architecture leader, you will lead workshops and interviews with executives and senior leaders across the National Functions Portfolio (Finance, Supply Chain, Risk Adjustment, Treasury, Legal, Compliance, Government Relations, Corporate Communications) to develop technology strategies and roadmaps using industry leading practices. You will be responsible for evangelizing technology opportunities and building roadmaps, proposals and business cases for each line of business as well as across the National Functions portfolio. You will leverage your strong knowledge of SaaS, IoT, AI/ML, analytics, Blockchain and other disruptive technologies and partner with business leaders to develop a technology enabled transformation plan for the business units. You will build technology strategies and demonstrate the transformative value to business and technology leaders and convert the approved technology strategy into an executable plan. Support implementation leaders in the delivery of the work. You will collaborate with Enterprise architecture to build the architecture for the portfolio, supporting the technology strategy.

This senior level individual contributor is primarily responsible for serving as the lead technical expert across project teams, setting technical direction across technical solutions, and overseeing all IT systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Drives the execution of multiple work streams by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and updating new procedures and policies; gaining cross-functional support for objectives and priorities; translating business strategy into actionable business requirements; obtaining and distributing resources; setting standards and measuring progress; removing obstacles that impact performance; guiding performance and developing contingency plans accordingly; solving highly complex issues; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.

  • Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by soliciting and acting on performance feedback; building collaborative, cross-functional relationships; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership; influencing, mentoring, and coaching team members; fostering open dialogue amongst team members; evaluating and responding to the strengths and weaknesses of self and unit members; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.

  • Leads a team of IT consultants in the development of requirements, for process or system solutions which may span multiple business domains by leveraging partnerships with stakeholders and appropriate IT teams (for example, Solutions Delivery, Infrastructure, Enterprise Architecture).

  • Leverages multiple business requirements gathering methodologies to identify business, functional, and non-functional requirements (for example, SMART) across the enterprise.

  • Leads and oversees the development and documentation of comprehensive business cases to assess the costs, benefits, ROI, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of highly unique or complex solution proposals.

  • Leads the evolution of applications, systems, and/or processes to a desired future state by translating how current processes impact business operations across the enterprise.

  • Leads teams of IT Consultants in the mapping of current state against future state processes.

  • Defines the impact of requirements on upstream and downstream solution components.

  • Provides insight and influence to executive management and business leaders on how to integrate requirements with current systems and business processes across the enterprise.

  • Reviews, evaluates, and prioritizes value gaps and opportunities for process enhancements or efficiencies.

  • Leads solution design by translating requirements into workable business solutions and leading in design sessions with IT teams.

  • Recommends and advocates for additional data and/or services needed to address key business issues related to process or solutions design.

  • Leads the evaluation of third-party vendors as directed.

  • Drives continuous process improvement by leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of standardized tools, templates, and processes across the enterprise.

  • Recommends and advocates for regional and national process improvements which align with sustainable best practices, and the strategic and tactical goals of the business.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS or related field and Minimum ten (10) years experience in IT consulting, business analysis, or a related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years experience working for an IT organization.

  • Four (4) years experience working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional technology and/or business solutions.

  • Five (5) years experience working on cross-functional project teams.

  • Four (4) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with executive leadership (e.g., Vice President level and above).

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Technology Strategy and Architecture Leader

LOCATION: Pleasanton, California

REQNUMBER: 818165

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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