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Senior Programmer Analyst (Facets/NASCO)

Resp & Qualifications

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Include but are not limited to:

Performs system analysis, designs the technical program specifications for complex programs and modules, codes, tests, debugs, implements and documents the programs to find the most efficient technical solution to the requestor’s needs within specified timeframes and available resources. 


Provides automated information gathering support and performs data extraction and data analysis to support AAS internal audit activities (e.g., planning, fieldwork, quantification of exceptions, sampling).  Work closely with AAS managers and Directors in the development and maintenance of a Continuous Auditing process to proactively monitor and report on risks, exposure, internal controls and key performance indicators across various areas of the company.


Confers with management to identify requirements (e.g., data, information needs, processing, specific output, functional and development of test data), and determines desired outcomes to formulate the design of the system program and/or offer alternative solutions in a timely manner and with associated estimates of effort level.  Provides technical assistance to management of CAAS.


Communicates with corporate affiliates and accounts, outside vendors, and other BCBS plans to proactively investigate requirements and problems associated with specific designs of programs and processing systems.


Proactively analyzes and reviews emerging technology, changes in the Insurance/Healthcare industry and the business functions of various clients to determine if the advanced applications fit the needs of Corporate Audit & Assurance strategies, goals and objectives.


Provides project management regarding all technical aspects of implemented projects/major programs, which includes: keeping in line with established budgets and timeframes, training end-users on the operational procedures of the system or program.



Minimum Qualifications:

Required:  This position requires a degree/certificate in Computer Science with 4-6 years of information technology experience OR equivalent total experience. Additionally, the position requires experience in programming with report writing, and 3rd and 4th generation languages for sub-system business applications, system interfaces and dependencies.



  • Proficient in control language (JCL), the system development life cycle (SDLC), and the ability to construct the logical data processing operational progressions.

  • Excellent analytical skills and a general understanding of file construction and utilities.

  • Thorough knowledge of different coding styles and techniques with the understanding of some applications.  Thorough knowledge of the repercussions inherent in system and sub-system program designs and the ability to resolve errors within the system.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Ability to present technical terminology and concepts to non-technical levels.

  • Highly motivated with strong drive and organizational skills.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet established deadlines and satisfy internal and external customer demands.

  • Proven judgment, analytical, decision making and problem-solving ability.

  • Dependable, with the highest level of integrity.

Preferred:  Demonstrated proficiency with reporting tools (e.g., MicroStrategy, Microsoft Power BI), and 4th generation languages such as Easytrieve, or SAS.  Proficiency in job control language (JCL) and communication interface language such as TSO/SPF, Microsoft Access (database design) and ACL.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, SQL, MicroStrategy and Microsoft Power BI.


Department: CAAS Information Services

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: 5/8/2019

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 associate to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.


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 freely talk and hear.  Weights of up to 40 pounds are occasionally lifted.  Travel may be required between Carefirst sites and to other business required destinations.

Sponsorship in US

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

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