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Staff VP, Technology - CarelonRx

  • Job Family: IFT > IT Tech Strategy
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
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  • Reference: JR110377





Primary Location: Within 50 miles of a PulsePoint office. Strong preference for Atlanta GA, Mason OH, or Norfolk, VA.

As a Staff VP of Technology, you will lead the shared services teams reporting directly to the CIO of the division.  This position will be responsible for hands-on developing strategy for new initiatives and maintaining a high performing Specialty Pharmacy teams while maintaining the exceptional level of professionalism and customer service standards that Anthem has attained within the Healthcare industry. You will also lead efforts to incorporate InfoSec, Audit and Disaster Recovery best practices for Specialty Pharmacy.  You’ll collaborate with peers from the Anthem enterprise, business operations, other engineering disciplines, to ensure alignment on key business goals.

This Shared Services leader should possess the following Qualifications: 


  • Make ongoing recommendations of technology strategy, standards, and system configurations

  • Analyzing the current best practices and support model to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvement

  • Ensure timely support for engineering and app development utilizing best-in-class technologies and agile development methodologies.

  • Providing expert level DevOps, QA COE and production support knowledge and counsel to others

  • Coordinate all InfoSec, Audit and Disaster Recovery compliance activities across the division

  • Driving the analysis, design, and development of a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint

  • Constantly monitor and evaluate emerging technologies and digital trends.

  • Understand the practicalities of DevOps and Quality gating style (agile/lean) approaches to support software development.

  • Delivering highly efficient support model for complex business applications

  • Partner with other architects and engineering teams to define, design and implement improved delivery processes

  • Assist in technical presentations and info-sharing sessions to create a clear and uniform understanding of the new systems to various constituents

  • Provide guidance and lead resolution of technical issues as they arise.

  • Lead and support the needs of strategic roadmap and Blueprint activity.

  • Responsible for attracting, mentoring, and retaining high performance development team

  • Responsible for creating roadmap documents, coding standards, process documents, Agile Development methodology and governance documents.

  • At times, responsible for assisting with client and project engagements to document technical requirements for database, applications, integration, infrastructure, etc.

  • Drive the design and construction of a client’s complex business problems into innovative technology solutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or related field required

  • 10+ Years of experience in leading Engineering, DevSecOps, QA COE, Project Portfolio Management and production support in 24/7 environment, Healthcare industry preferred

  • 5+ years of experience with IT Audit, Security and Disaster Recovery functions

  • Good to have an exposure on modern engineering and development methodologies  

  • 5+ years working with blended onshore/offshore model

  • Experience with security, audit and privacy standards, e.g., HIPAA, SOC, HITRUST and URAC

  • Excellent Written, verbal, and diagrammatic communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, and management to develop solutions and ensure stakeholder buy-in.

  • Experience Agile software development life cycles

  • Previous experience with Specialty/Mail Order Pharmacy and Pharmacy Benefit Management a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines

  • Capability to efficiently complete tasks in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:

  • Experience in the Healthcare industry.

  • Previous experience with Specialty/Mail Order Pharmacy and Pharmacy Benefit Management.

  • Experience with modern engineering and development methodologies.  


Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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