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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee I/S Team Lead in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Provides oversight of their assigned units daily operations as well as managing the activities of the various IT personnel within the unit.

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing the planning, scheduling and deployment of all hardware facilities and associated software for major or multiple sites.
  • Trains, develops, and mentors staff by providing subject matter direction and guidance. Assigns, monitors, and reviews progress and accuracy of work.Provides staff management oversight including hiring, promoting, or making recommendations for staff.Conducts performance reviews and assessments, manages performance, engages in skills assessment, and promotes professional development of staff.
  • Directing, motivating and developing staff, maximizing their individual contribution, professional growth and ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team.
  • Ensuring adherence to policies, plans, objectives, budgets and staffing allocations for the assigned site.
  • Optimizes the utilization of resources and adheres to Departmental budgeting and fiscal responsibilities.
  • Actively participates in project teams, manages and tracks project details, and provides leadership during periods of transition.
  • Ensures compliance with corporate and industry standards, policies, procedures, and regulations.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in a Computer Sciences related field or equivalent work experience


  • 5 years - Experience in Information Technology required


  • Knowledge of information technology concepts, methodology, terminology and standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and translate technical and/or or complex concepts into information meaningful to project team members and/or business personnel.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • PC Skills required (Basic Microsoft Office and E-Mail)
  • Adaptive to high pace and changing environment
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical co-workers
  • Must be willing to adjust schedule to perform maintenance and upgrades outside of business hours and be part of an on-call rotation.

Job Specific Requirements:

Preferred skills below:

- Managing cross functional team experience is highly preferred

- Mainframe zOS “hands on” skills including:

1. ISPF, JCL, and IBM utilities

2. SMS, HSM, and storage utilities (FDR, DFDSS or DBS)

3. CICS and MQ installation and day to day support

4. SCLM experience – a plus Broadcom (Computer Associates) product experience, including ESP, SYSVIEW, OPS/MVS

5. Experience with management of AIX, Storage Area Networks, Storage

6. Experience with creating and managing Backup and Restore processes– preferably with IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM)

- Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with management skills such as annual employee reviews, obtaining quotes on hardware/software, and budgeting

- Strong vendor management practices and partner relationship building skills

- Strong diagnosis skills in several of the followings: Patch Management, Debugging, , AIX, Linux, Storage, and Ethernet

- ITIL change management processes and extensive skills in problem diagnosis

- Experience with writing formal procedures related to systems management, and associated audits

- Experience with system configuration for enhanced software security and patching vulnerabilities

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