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Cloud Engineer, Sr. Principal

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Software Engineering
  • Oakland, +1

AI generated summary

  • You need 12+ years of IT experience, 5+ years in architecture, and expertise in cloud tech like Azure, Google Cloud, or AWS. Vision, strategy, and healthcare industry experience are desired.
  • You will lead in driving innovation, creating standards, mentoring engineers, and providing technical expertise to advance the cloud initiatives and business strategy of the organization.


  • Master’s degree preferred. Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 12+ years relevant business and IT experience
  • 3+ years of experience of working in the healthcare industry is desired
  • 5+ years of architecture practice experience
  • Expert engineer who champions and continuously drives the advancement of the architecture operating model, governance, processes, policies, standards, and framework for the Developer and Empolyee Experience capability
  • Creates, refines and puts into practice repeatable architecture frameworks and processes to enable complex cross-functional initiatives related to major business initiatives
  • Provides vision and strategic direction and application for one or more architecture domains (business, information, application and technology)
  • Develop and maintain strategies and solutions for the enterprise in collaboration with executive leadership across the business and IT
  • Possesses the excellent interpersonal skills necessary to articulate the value of a strong enterprise architecture function to critical business stakeholders
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with cloud technologies, defining technology
  • standards and implementation roadmaps for one or more of the following: Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in understanding enterprise architecture life cycle methodologies


  • Help create the sense of psychological safety, enabling teams to try and learn new areas of technology.
  • Solve technical problems of the highest scope and complexity for the entire organization
  • Collaborates with and leads other architects and engineers to create and document standards and patterns that can be leveraged for future re-use, and actively seek opportunities to leverage industry solutions for new business offerings and services
  • Drives innovation across engineering with a willingness to experiment and bodly confront problems of immense complexity and scope
  • Exert significant influence over BlueShield of California long-term goals and execution
  • Ensure that our standards for style, maintainability, and best practices are suitable for the unique problems of scale and diversity of use represented by BlueShield of California
  • Drive significant improvements for BlueShield of California use, ease of development, and technical efficiency through effective collaboration and prolific technical contributions.
  • Provide mentorship for engineers, with a particular focus on Staff+ engineers, to help them grow in their responsibilities.
  • Share expertise across the entire organization
  • Ship extremely high-impact features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other members of the organization
  • Serves as a trusted advisor to leaders and business stakeholders in the development of the strategic portfolio or business unit plans
  • Provides comprehensive analytical thinking to ensure transformation costs, impact and value are properly understood estimated and controlled across people, process and technology
  • Collaborates with customers, vendors, industry consultants and senior company leadership to continuously learn and identify opportunities to advance on our business strategy
  • Defines the technology roadmap and architecture to accelerate cloud initiatives
  • Understanding of business process design methods and tools a plus
  • Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities
  • Ability to tailor communications to the C-suite level


What is the role of a Sr. Principal Enterprise Cloud Engineer at Blue Shield of California?

The role of a Sr. Principal Enterprise Cloud Engineer at Blue Shield of California is to drive the creation and maintenance of enterprise technology capabilities and technology patterns to enable teams to move to the Cloud. They also define integrated roadmaps that guide strategic investments to support enterprise initiatives. Additionally, they provide mentorship for engineers, collaborate with other architects and engineers to create standards and patterns, and drive innovation across engineering.

What qualifications are required for the Sr. Principal Enterprise Cloud Engineer role?

A Master's degree is preferred, but a minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required. Candidates should have 12+ years of relevant business and IT experience, with at least 5 years of architecture practice experience. Experience working in the healthcare industry is desired, and expertise in cloud technologies such as Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services is necessary.

What responsibilities does a Sr. Principal Enterprise Cloud Engineer have in terms of collaboration and leadership?

A Sr. Principal Enterprise Cloud Engineer collaborates with and leads other architects and engineers to create and document standards and patterns for future re-use. They drive innovation across engineering, provide mentorship for engineers, and serve as a trusted advisor to leaders and business stakeholders. They also provide comprehensive analytical thinking to ensure transformation costs, impact, and value are properly understood across people, process, and technology.

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Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of its family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax-paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Shield Association with 4.7 million members, 7,800 employees, and $22.9 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. Blue Shield of California complies with applicable state laws and federal civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.