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Anthem, Inc. Senior Engineer Lead / Database Architect in Columbus, Ohio


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 Engineer Lead / Database Architect

The Senior Engineer Lead / Database Architect is responsible for leading the end-to-end application system development and maintenance on large complex enterprise-wide technology platforms. This role is performed by technical professional responsible for the physical and technical aspects of the SAP Sybase, SQL Server, Snowflake, MongoDB database systems. Responsibilities for this job role include but are not limited to installation and maintenance of the database system, installation of upgrades and patches, performance and capacity monitoring & management, and security compliance. Interaction with clients (internal or external) to understand and meet requirements for the delivery of services related to database products.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains active relationships with customers to determine business requirements, leads requirements gathering meetings and reviews designs with the business.

  • Leads efforts with Web and marketing team to increase the presence of web products. Anticipates broad technical change and ensures that company technology stays ahead of the curve.

  • Prioritize projects and make trade-offs with respect to the enterprise systems changes based on broader business needs.

  • Understands the entire architecture for a major part of our business and is able to articulate the scaling and reliability limits.

  • Owns the change request process and coordinates with other teams as necessary.

  • Develops and owns list of final enhancements.

  • Develops and defines application scope and objectives and supervises the preparation of technical and/or functional specifications from with programs will be written.

  • Performs technical design reviews and code reviews.

  • Ensures unit test is completed and meets the test plan requirements, system testing is completed and system is implemented according to plan.

  • Responsible for delivery of application technology solutions and data information planning effort.

  • May participates in developing the multi-year technology strategy for critical areas of the business that may encompass multiple systems.

  • Partners with technical and non technical stakeholder to identify the long term technical trajectory of the technology infrastructure.

  • Creates architecture and anticipates future technology needs.

  • Leads the conversations internally about the direction of major areas of the technology, drives wide-team consensus to the adoption of this direction, and uses this direction when engaging engineers.

  • Coordinates and manages on-call support and owns the system monitoring process.

  • Reviews and monitors initiatives for end-to-end impact and coordination.

  • Participates in review and decision making for enterprise solutions.

  • Configuration, monitoring and maintenance of the SAP Sybase databases as well as the backups of the same.

  • Defining SAP Sybase databases architecture, hardware requirements, installation, and configuration.

  • Creating documentation of activities, system changes, procedures, policies, and standards for the SAP Sybase databases architecture.

  • Troubleshoot SAP Sybase ASE repository problems as well as developers code with help from others.

  • Participates in quality reviews and the implementation, upgrade and maintenance of vendor supplied metadata management, master data management and information quality with SAP Sybase or other third-party software.

  • Providing direct support to DBD and Application teams.

  • Assisting DBD (Database Development) teams to effectively use the computing infrastructure in accordance with corporate standards.

  • Developing custom scripts to automate SAP Sybase databases management.


  • Requires an BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field of study a minimum of 9 years’ experience; multi-dimensional platform experience, expert level experience with business and technical applications; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAP Sybase performance & tuning, security, and diagnostic tools.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAP Sybase administration tools like DBArtisan, Bradmark, RapidSQL, ASEMON, DBA Cockpit for SAP Sybase ASE.

  • Experience creating, maintaining, and deploying SAP Sybase servers.

  • Experience with Security standards and technologies for SAP Sybase.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment while interfacing with multiple internal clients.

  • Strong experience with SAP ASE 16.0 and SAP Replication (SRS) MSA and WS systems.

  • Experience with SAP ASE Always-On HADR solution/implementation on LINUX.

  • Strong communication and documentation skills.

  • Teamwork and knowledge driven.

  • Strong SAP Sybase environment architecture skills.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Strong configuration management and automation skills.

  • Strong scripting experience with any of the follow ksh/python/perl.

  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP and related protocols (HTTP, FTP, NFS, etc…)

  • Working knowledge with Sybase on LINUX, AIX, and IBM Power7/Power8 systems.

  • Working knowledge of RHEL.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience mentoring others drive teams to achieve results, lead multiple or large projects and provide troubleshooting supports strongly preferred.

  • Multi database and/or multi language strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of SAP ASE Workload Analyzer

  • Knowledge of SAP Replication DA (Data Assurance)

  • Experience with Service Now (SNOW).

  • Experience with Agile methodology

  • Experience with JIRA

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.

  • Knowledge of HIPAA, SOX, and/or PCI compliance.

  • Knowledge of CyberArk.

  • Experience with encryption technologies.

  • Knowledge of MongoDB, SQL Server, DB2 or MySQL.

    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. The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. 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. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. 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 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 for assistance.