Applications Programmer III Sr
Basic Job Info
Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California is focused on transforming health care by making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 3.5 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.
We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone.
Provides technical expertise in the development of specialized programming projects using web based and client server tools. Provides support of data systems including making recommendations on the use of technology standards and tools, issue troubleshooting, and root cause analysis and resolution on both production and non-production environments. Collaborates across multiple IT and Business departments and external vendors to troubleshoot and resolve complex system and data issues. Performs business and application analysis and design. Develops applications using a variety of application development tools. Responsibilities: Operates under general direction. Assignments are very broad in nature and of the highest level of complexity. Able to impact beyond area of responsibility. May instruct, guide and oversee work of lower-level technical professionals. Consults and makes recommendations to management on significant issues. Responsible for developing and implementing new products and/or approaches in conjunction with implementing new/existing technologies.
•Education/Requirements: Generally, requires 8 to 12 years of directly related professional experience and deep technical abilities in one or more primary products, programs or technologies.
•Solid understanding of data design and structures.
•Candidate must have 3 years hands-on working experience in large enterprise data warehouse/BI environment.
•Core competency must include SQL and Unix Bash shell scripting with proven expertise in writing efficient advanced SQL and Unix shell scripts. Must have working knowledge of Oracle and/or Netezza databases.
•Strong problem solving skills and orientation.
•Ability to coordinate issue resolution activities across multiple IT and Business entities.
•Excellent presentation and verbal/written communication skills.
•Experience with data manipulation, reporting, data mining, and analytics tools (SQL, Crystal Reports, Business Objects, etc.)
•Experience with MDM (Master Data Management), preferably IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management.
•Experience with multiple software development lifecycles, e.g. Agile, iterative, waterfall
•Experience with release/change management
•Working knowledge of the Health Care/Insurance Industry systems and business operations a strong plus.
•Must be able to think and perform independently with a minimum of direction or supervision and to adapt quickly to shifting and /or competing priorities.
Critical Success Factors
•Teamwork - demonstrated ability to maintain cohesive relationships and negotiate with various teams to complete delivery work. Must be able to build strong partnerships with technical team, peers, and business partners.
•Knowledge of automated production support and systems design and development processes, standards, and best practices.
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
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