Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Lead Software Engineer (Remote) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
We take great strides to ensure our employees have the resources to live well, be healthy, continue learning, develop skills, grow professionally and serve our local communities. We invite you to apply for a career with Blue Cross.
Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will require 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. Please note this is subject to change at any point in time to ensure compliance with company policy or government mandates.
Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.
We will consider remote work in the following states: LA, AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, MS, NH, NC, PA (limited counties), TN, TX, VA, WV, WI.
Working without supervision (and with extensive latitude for independent judgment) design, develop, document, test, and debug new and existing software systems and/or applications for market sale or large-scale proprietary software for internal use. Serve as a technical expert on development projects. Participate in full development life cycle including requirements analysis and design. 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 role reports to this job: Manager, Software Engineering
Necessary Contacts: To do this job effectively the incumbent has to be in contact with all levels of BCBSLA personnel.
Bachelor's in Computer Science or a related field
Master's degree preferred
Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
- 7 years of software development experience required.Must have a minimum of five years of IT experience using general development technologies (i.e., C#, SSRS, SSIS, SQL Coding, XML) or comparable computing language (i.e., .Net, BI, ERP) as approved by the hiring manager
Skills and Abilities
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 and have experience in all aspects of 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.
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
- None Required
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Gather information from stakeholders to document functional, system, and data requirements
Assess available technologies and create detailed technical specifications or data models for development of new or modifications to existing internal applications or systems
Develop and maintain internal systems or applications involving various programming languages
Perform testing, analysis, and debugging on applications and systems to identify and fix problems
Use development specifications to create detailed test cases. Analyze results of testing to ensure technology solution matches the organization's business needs
Train or contribute to training of stakeholders and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented technologies
Research and remain informed of new technology and development tools
Provide support to the testing team on an as needed basis
Provides leadership, advice, and training to less experienced peers
Document system problems and resolutions for future reference
Provides technical support and troubleshooting assistance on software application related issues
Maintain configuration management
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
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.
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