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Junior Software Engineer

Resp & Qualifications

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

1. Performs coding and testing on complex 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.
Spend sufficient time in understanding the SDLC and technologies being used
2. Seek out the necessary help and guidance from the senior technical staff and spend sufficient time in understanding the SDLC, technical system architecture and technologies being used. Gain business domain knowledge and understanding of the functionality offered by the various systems.
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


Required: This position requires a BA/BS in computer science. Candidates should have sound understanding of the Object Oriented Concepts, Data Structures and programing Algorithyms. Candidates should have experience and/or in-depth knowledge of relational databases such as Microsoft Access, Oracle, DB2, or Microsoft SQL Server. A quick learner and a self starter.

Abilities/Skills: Candidates should have good inter-personal skills and willingness to work with team.  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 software engineering concepts and analytical (i.e. analyzing requirements and come up with technical solution) 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 as well as presentation skills.


  • Hands on experience OR knowledge  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 OR knowlege with RDBMS (DB2, Oracle or MS SQL) 

The selected candidate will initially work with our NextGen Delivery and Implementation team, supporting scrum team development activities

Primary tasks will involve supporting

  • Application issues
  • Deployment issues
  • Environment issues
  • Code resyncs
  • Shakeout Testing
  • CI/CD efforts

Additional tasks will include

  • Defect fixes
  • Test automation
  • Other non-project development tasks

Future work expectations will include full-stack Enterprise Java development activities as a scrum team member, developing new software as part of our NextGen program team.



Department: NG IT Systems

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: 3/6/19

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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