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Lead Web Developer

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Resp & Qualifications

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Under the general direction of the Web Development Manager the incumbent's accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Leads team of web developers in the design, development, and implementation of Web-based applications. Assists in planning of resource/time allocations for current and projected development needs. Provides assistance in diagnosing production problems.
2. Performs coding and testing on complicated revisions to Web applications, and creates efficient and maintainable new applications. 
3. Estimates the technical costs of projects for clients and project managers, confers with clients to identify requirements (e.g., data, information needs, processing, specific output, functional and development of test data), and determines their desired outcomes in order to formulate the design of the system and/or offer alternative solutions in a timely manner.
4. Provides project management regarding all technical aspects of implemented projects which includes: keeping in line with established budgets and timeframes, training end users on the operational procedures of the system, and providing technical guidance to less experienced staff during implementation. Analyzes, designs, and documents information to create the applicable statement of work and the associated deliverables. 
5. Proactively analyzes and reviews emerging technologies, changes in the Insurance/Healthcare industry and the business functions of various clients, in order to determine if the advanced applications fit the needs of changing strategies, goals and objectives (develops and maintains technical knowledge through training, classes, …)
6. Mentors new or junior staff members on business knowledge, system peculiarities, and complex technical issues.

This position is also subject to being "on call" for emergency situations requiring immediate resolution. 

Travel between all CareFirst locations may be required.

This position is subject to a level 6C security requirement.

Required: This position requires a BA/BS in computer science or equivalent experience and at least 5 to 10 years of industry experience developing in object-oriented Java, including minimum of 2 years experience with J2EE. Specific requirements include, but not limited to:

  • Knowledge of software development best practices (RUP, XP, Agile)
  • Experience with OOA&D
  • Development with Use Cases
  • Familiar with UML
  • Experience with Design patterns
  • Experience with EJB, Swing, Struts
  • Strong knowledge of JSP, Java script, Applets, Servlets, JMS, Web services, SOAP
  • Experience with SQL. 

Candidates must have at 5 to 10 years of experience with the following programming tools or languages, or have an equivalent aptitude in a similar tool or language:

Type Language or tool Importance
Browser HTML High
Browser JavaScript High
Browser DHTML High
Browser XML High
Protocol TCP/IP High
Server ASP, IIS Medium
Browser DreamWeaver Plus
OO Design Rational Rose Medium
Language Python, PERL Plus
Server Websphere Plus
Mainframe MQSeries Plus

Additional requirements for Web Development department

Type Language or tool Importance
Browser HTML High
Browser JavaScript/ DHTML High
Browser CSS High
Language XML Schema, XSLT High
Protocol Http/Https High
Oracle/ DB2  SQL High
Server Websphere, Weblogic High
Server JSP/Servlets High
Server EJB High
Server  TIBCO Medium
Server Web Services/SOA High
Server/platform Portal - JSR168 High
Server/platform J2EE High
OO Design UML tool (like Rational Rose) High
Application framework Spring, Struts, Hibernate High
Language Java High
Language WSAD or RAD High
Mainframe MQSeries Plus
Browser AJAX Medium
Language C++ Medium
Language C# Plus

Abilities/Skills: Candidates should have experience working with teams and show a propensity in dealing with the user community.  Technical expertise with claims, enrollment, sales, marketing, or provider systems preferred. Flexibility is essential to this position (candidates should be willing to learn new technologies, to implement new processes, and to take instruction).

This position will require strong Web application development and analytical (i.e. requirements gathering) skills, as well as the ability to learn new technologies quickly based on prior experiences with similar tools and an understanding of infrastructure. The candidate must be able to able to work independently, assist team members in their development strategies, prepare report to track progress as required, conduct training, and prepare training materials as required. Good organizational and documentation skills will be essential in ensuring developed source code can be interpreted by other members of the development team. Superior written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present technical terminology to internal clients of all levels and some external vendors will be extremely helpful in moving any and all projects forward.


Department: Consumer Tools

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 1/12/2017

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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