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Anthem, Inc. Senior Director, Engineering - Engineering & Planning in Atlanta, Georgia


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Senior Director, Engineering – Engineering & Planning

The Senior Director, Engineering – Engineering & Planning is responsible for AIM Specialty Health’s engineering and digital transformation. AIM is looking for an accomplished and strategic leader with demonstrated experience transforming a culture of legacy practices and migrating applications to the cloud. The incumbent will work with stakeholders to design, develop and manage data, digital and operational capabilities in the cloud while evolving the operating model to match the business strategy. This leader will own the technology stack and software development life cycle. The role is remote friendly with a majority of the team co-located Chicago.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, directing, and controlling multiple teams of resources and initiatives to accomplish the objectives and requirements defined by senior technology and product management across multiple teams.

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of companywide efforts and goals and the ability to manage to budgetary constraints.

  • Plans and executes annual projects while maintaining profit and loss (P&L) responsibility.

  • Interfaces with key technology solution vendors; develops strategies and facilitates performance measurement plans to optimize vendor and associate performance and outcomes.

  • Develops application technology plans, forecasting for an enterprise application, enterprise-wide tool, infrastructure, or a center or domain that is equivalent in scope and complexity.

  • Manages a domain or suite of applications (or the equivalent capital and/or level of responsibility).

  • Oversees strategic planning, budget development, and management for a single large or multiple cost centers, contract compliance, and any necessary integration of government regulatory requirements.

  • Commitment to building out a values-based culture where behaviors and results equally matter.

  • Thought leader that will help us drive ideation towards the technology vision.

  • Hires, trains, coaches, counsels, and evaluates performance of direct reports. Our people matter the most!

  • Expertise in providing mentorship to multiple teams in broad technical areas.

  • Metrics-guided approach to drive operational efficiencies.

  • Thrive working in a creative, fast paced and highly matrixed environment (you are all about team topologies!)

  • Delivering awesome products that users love.

  • Ensures disaster recovery and business continuity plan are implemented, monitored, and updated on a recurring basis.

  • Ensures delivery and supports system solutions that support the continuous operations.

  • Identifies and resolves hurdles for assigned areas/groups according to established deadlines.

  • Ability to partner with business teams with the ability to tie back to business results.

  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key business partners.

  • Partners with customers in order to understand new product enhancements or features being requested.


The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against Covid-19. All offers of employment are conditioned on completion of a background check, including COVID-19 vaccination verification. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study and a minimum of 8+ years of IT management experience in the area of function being managed; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health insurance industry experience strongly preferred

  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of Total Cost of Ownership for our business

  • Experience architecting and building scalable cloud infrastructure and processes

  • Proven track record of delivering platform improvements in a complex, high velocity environment

  • Strong web and mobile development leadership experience and have experience working closely with both product leadership and senior business leadership

  • Experience driving maturity along the cloud lifecycle

  • Proven track record of delivering strong business results and implementing best practices with a focus on compliance and security

  • Strong leadership and team building skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all functions and levels

    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.

    Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

    REQNUMBER: PS64307-Georgia