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Junior Software Engineer

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Resp & Qualifications


The Federal Employee Operations Center team is looking for software engineers to help us build the future of health care. CareFirst is the health care marketplace leader in more ways than one. We are the largest health care insurer in the Mid-Atlantic region, employing more than 5,000 associates and serving nearly 3.4 million members in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.

We are also innovation leaders – our associates are continually finding creative and effective ways to deliver greater value and service to our members and improve the quality of life in our communities. The new normal for the health care industry is constant change and evolution and CareFirst strives to drive the future of health care through our advanced solutions.

This team provides solutions in support of federal employees and owns the full lifecycle development of these solutions, including the web portal, and claims processing. In this role, you will own, design, build, and operate software components and services that support internal and external teams. This includes involvement from definition, through design, coding and delivery.

The ideal candidate will work well as part of a team and independently, will have a passion for learning and sharing knowledge, and a balance of strong technical and communication skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, and 0-1 year work experience. 4 years related work can be substituted for Bachelor’s degree
  • Working Knowledge of Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, and problem solving
  • Proficiency in developing objected-oriented software, with experience in one or more relevant languages (Java/J2EE, C#, Python, Ruby)
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, Ajax, HTML and CSS
  • Working knowledge of relational databases, DB2, MS SQL or similar
  • Working knowledge of using source control, SVN, git or similar
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A strong sense of customer focus, ownership, and urgency


  • Fluency in Java and core Java classes, and Struts, Spring, log4j
  • Experience building web services and resilient distributed systems
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies and best practices (Agile,  Waterfall)
  • Knowledge of J2EE applications servers (WebSphere, WebLogic, Jboss)
  • Experience with build and test tools( Ant, Maven, Junit)
  • Experience developing on multiple platforms (Unix, Linux, Windows)
  • Working knowledge of network troubleshooting


Occasional travel to CareFirst sites in Reston, VA and Baltimore, MD


Occasional off-hours support for troubleshooting, installation support and incident management


  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without Sponsorship
  • Candidates must be willing and able to pass a background investigation which may include level 6C security, Public Trust clearance.


Department: Federal Employee Program - Portal

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.

Hire Range Disclaimer

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

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 10/22/2018

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 physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The employee 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 employee must frequently talk and hear. This position is also subject to being "on call" for emergency situations requiring immediate resolution.  Travel between all CareFirst locations may be required.  The functions of this position may also require physical activity such as bending, stooping and kneeling, as well as lifting equipment of weights up to 50 lbs.

Sponsorship in US

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

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