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Software Engineer, Federal Employee Program

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Resp & Qualifications

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

1. Performs coding and testing on complicated revisions to applications, and creates efficient and maintainable new applications with cutting-edge technologies. Utilizes object oriented language or integration tools to enhance the functionality in the existing applications.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Develops and maintains technical knowledge through training, classes, research, projects and so on

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Required: This position requires a BA/BS in computer science or directly related field with 2 to 3 years of experience with professional software development experience in object-oriented language. Candidates should have experience working with relational databases such as Microsoft Access, Oracle, DB2, or Microsoft SQL Server. Candidates will be required to have a good understanding of object oriented concept. A quick learner and a self starter.

Abilities/Skills: Candidates should have experience working with teams and show a propensity in dealing with the user community.  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 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. 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.

Preferred:

  • Hands on experience with Java, J2EE, EJB, JSP, JDBC, Hibernate, JMX, JMS, Log4J, AJAX, JSF.
  • Wide breadth of knowledge across many Java Open-Source technologies including Ant, Struts, Spring, XML parser technology, SOA based infrastructure,  JUnit and  HTTPUnit
  • Knowledge of J2EE applications servers (WebSphere, WebLogic, JBoss,…)
  • Basic trouble shooting skill set
  • Hands on experience with RDBMS (DB2, Oracle or MS SQL) 

Department

Department: Integration & Implementation

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.

Closing Date

Please apply before: 5/2/2018

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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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