About this job
This position will require strong Web 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. The candidate must be able to able to work independently, assist team members in their development strategies, prepare report to track progress as required, conduct training, and prepare training materials as required. 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.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Under the general direction of the Web Development Manager the incumbent's accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:1. Leads team of web developers in the design, development, and implementation of Web-basedPortal applications. Assists in planning of resource/time allocations for current and projected development needs. Provides assistance in diagnosing production problems.2. Performs coding and testing on complicated revisions to Portal applications, and creates efficient and maintainable new applications. 3. Estimates the technical costs of projects for clients and project managers, 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.4. Provides project management regarding all technical aspects of implemented projects which includes: keeping in line with established budgets and timeframes, training end users on the operational procedures of the system, and providing technical guidance to less experienced staff during implementation. Analyzes, designs, and documents information to create the applicable statement of work and the associated deliverables. 5. 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 (develops and maintains technical knowledge through training, classes, …)6. Mentors new or junior staff members on business knowledge, system peculiarities, and complex technical issues.This position is also subject to being "on call" for emergency situations requiring immediate resolution. Travel between all CareFirst locations may be required.This position is subject to a level 6C security requirement.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position provides technical guidance to less experienced staff and project management for any and all modifications to any current sites and recommends initiatives for new development. Its primary duties include acting as a mentor for the development of less experienced staff.SCOPE DATA: This position is directly accountable for the archival and stability of application source code developed.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:Required: This position requires a BA/BS in computer science or equivalent experience and at least 5 to 10 years of industry experience developing in object-oriented Java, including minimum of 2-4 years experience with Portal development. Specific requirements include, but not limited to:
Knowledge of software development best practices (RUP, XP, Agile)
Experience with OOA&D
Development with Use Cases
Familiar with UML
Experience with Design patterns
Experience with EJB, Swing, Struts
Strong knowledge of Portal Page and Portlet development, JSP, Java script, Applets, Servlets, JMS, Web services, SOAP
Server/platform J2EE HighOO Design UML tool (like Rational Rose) HighApplication framework Spring, Struts, Hibernate HighLanguage Java HighLanguage WSAD or RAD HighMainframe MQSeries PlusBrowser AJAX MediumLanguage C++ MediumLanguage C# PlusAbilities/Skills: Candidates should have experience working with teams and show a propensity in dealing with the user community. Technical expertise with claims, enrollment, sales, marketing, or provider systems preferred. Flexibility is essential to this position (candidates should be willing to learn new technologies, to implement new processes, and to take instruction).