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Junior Software Engineer

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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 sufficent 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 Algorithms. 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 knowledge with RDBMS (DB2, Oracle or MS SQL) 


Department: NextGen 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: 7/19/2019

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 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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