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Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana implemented a policy requiring any employee who enters any of our offices or who interacts in person with anyone for company business purposes to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19, unless legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation related to religious or medical exemptions. At this time, that policy is suspended and vaccination is not required to enter our facilities. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates and certain client facing roles may have separate protocols.
Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.
Under close supervision within clearly defined guidelines, design, develop, document, test, and debug new and existing software systems and/or applications for market sale or large-scale proprietary software. This position specifically will serve as a technical expert on web portal development projects providing services to external customers and stakeholders. This is a full-stack web development position employing some of the latest in both front- and back-end web technologies, as well as integration with cloud-based services. The candidate will participate in full development life cycle including requirements analysis and design, and write technical specifications based on conceptual design and stated business requirements. Support, maintain, and document software functionality. Identify and evaluate new technologies for implementation. Analyze code to find causes of errors and revise programs as needed. Participate in software design meetings and analyze user needs to determine technical requirements. Consult with end user to prototype, refine, test, and debug programs to meet needs. Accountable for complying with all laws and regulations associated with duties and responsibilities.
NATURE AND SCOPE
This role does not manage people
This job reports to: Departmental Leadership
Necessary Contacts: To do this job effectively the incumbent has to be in contact with all levels of BCBSLA personnel
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field required
Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
Preferred skills: .NET, SQL coding, development patterns (MVC/MVVM), SOLID Development Principles, cloud-based technologies such as Azure Functions
Skills and Abilities
Requires the knowledge and ability to analyze and solve complex, logical problems.
Excellent communication, analytical & development skills.
Ability to think strategically, balance long and short-term priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain a high level of trust and confidence with clients; establish strong working relationships with business and technology partners at all levels; exercise sound judgment; collaborate effectively with peers, subordinates and superiors.
Must understand the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
Ability to multitask and prioritize a heavy workload in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Understanding of business operations and key business drivers (or aptitude to develop understanding quickly).
The candidate must be flexible in terms of working practices as the role requires on call rotation which might include some evening, weekend and holiday work.
Licenses and Certifications
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Designs, codes, tests, maintains, trouble shoots, and documents on new or existing web applications with moderate supervision to maintain quality enterprise business solutions of application architectures.
Develop and maintain internal systems or applications involving various modern development languages and frameworks.
Follow agile methodologies for development - build & release, meeting acceptance criteria and tracking of work progress with team and scrum master during sprint execution
Maintain existing applications by fixing defects, adding new functionality, and upgrading components.
Perform testing, analysis, and debugging on applications and systems to identify and fix problems.
Analyze results of testing to ensure technology solution matches the organization's business needs.
Research and remain informed of new technology and development tools.
Provide support to the testing team on an as needed basis.
Document system problems and resolutions for future reference.
Gather information from stakeholders to document functional, system, and data requirements.
Understands IT Departmental Goals and Objectives and delivers work products to contribute to those goals.
Provides technical support and troubleshooting assistance on software application related issues.
Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions
The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.
Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.
Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.
The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.
Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results.
JOB CATEGORY: IT, Telecom & Internet