Software Development Engineer at Premera Blue Cross

11 months ago Development & Programming Middle Full-Time 110,000-170,000 $/Year

in this role You will develop solutions to complex or abstract problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity, and ensure that solutions are consistent with the organization’s objectives.


What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems. (Required for both Level III and Level IV)
  • (5) years of software development experience, knowledge of software development lifecycle, and skills to utilize one or more programming languages. (Required for Level III)
  • (8) years of software development experience, knowledge of software development lifecycle, and skills to utilize one or more programming languages. (Required for Level IV)
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript and React JS, including the latest revisions of ECMAScript.
  • Good knowledge of the Vue.js framework and related components such as Vuex and Vue Router.
  • Experience with standard tools and services in JavaScript front-end development and software development, such as Git, GitHub, HTML5, Laravel, Angular, Node.js, and npm.
  • An understanding of advanced JavaScript concepts, such as dealing with asynchronous requests and dynamic content.
  • Experience with integrating and maintaining external software libraries and APIs using a command-line interface and package managers.
  • Experience working with cloud solutions.
  • Experience in the healthcare industry or a highly regulated environment.
  • Technical knowledge and experience with specific technical tools used at Premera (i.e. Facets).
  • Previous experience in an agile environment.
  • Exposure to API and service-based technologies.
  • Experience using and creating automated test tools.
  • Demonstrated expertise in development of systems, applications and tools that solve business problems and improve effectiveness of business solutions.


Description

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership.

Forbes ranked Premera among America’s 2022 Best Midsize Employers

because we are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

To learn more about our COVID-19 vaccination and accommodation requirements, please visit our Careers landing page.

As a Software Development Engineer, you will analyze, design, code, test, maintain, debug, and modify software, applications, packaged applications, and systems for local, networked, web, mobile or cloud-based technologies generally in an agile team environment. You will develop solutions to complex or abstract problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity, and ensure that solutions are consistent with the organization’s objectives.

You will mainly be focusing on front-end work, writing and developing modules for existing Vue applications, integrating Vue into existing projects, writing code and tests for code, taking part in code review sessions, and using version control software to push and pull code for testing and deployment.

This position can be hired in as a Level III or Level IV, depending upon experience. This is a virtual/telecommuter role, working from home.

What you’ll do:

  • Write performant code using core Vue 3 to create web applications.
  • Help develop prototypes and web applications in a fast paced and agile environment.
  • Consult with business partners and IT leaders to identify and understand multi-faceted problems or improvement opportunities and recommend software and system solutions. Apply a system-wide, architectural view of solutions.
  • Analyze high risk business needs to determine solutions. Design systems, solutions and applications that address business problems in the most efficient manner. Consider cost elements in design. Apply full range of design techniques including modeling, simulation, proof of concept, prototype, and reference implementation. Design solutions that consider cross system integration and dependencies.
  • Construct and modify code and system set-up based on program specifications using multiple programming languages or system platforms. Apply CICD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment). Constantly improve systems, processes, and effectiveness of solutions. Provide technical leadership to other staff members.
  • Perform testing using unit testing and test automation and document test results. Participate in testing associated with cross-functional project team efforts.
  • Produce appropriate technical or architectural documentation and notifications for changes to production systems or fixes to production problems. Create SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) artifacts.
  • Analyze high risk production problems, assess alternatives, and implement long-term solutions. Includes performance tuning, technical troubleshooting, debugging, call-rotation, and root cause analysis.
  • Support project initiatives collaborating with the rest of the design team and stakeholders ensuring that development milestones and deadlines are met. Provide feedback on peer designs in an open and collaborative environment. Provide mentoring to less experienced staff. Act as technical and business leader sharing knowledge, and expertise with others inside team as well as with other stakeholders. Proactively contribute to knowledge sharing across Premera developer community.
  • Assist in the development of IT standards and influence application of best practices in IT standards and procedures. Influence team strategy and contribute significantly to team planning. Drive application of engineering best practices for your team.
  • Stay current in best practices, technology trends and the organization’s business while mentoring and sharing knowledge gained with others. Maintain expertise in one or more technical area. Provide advice and mentoring to other engineers.

Deep technical knowledge in at least one area/technology and demonstrated deep hands-on expertise in multiple disparate technologies. Demonstrated ability to think in terms of architecture. Demonstrated experience building multiple, high performance, stable and scalable solutions that have been deployed in enterprise setting.

Ability to continually evolve technical knowledge and skills. Experience providing advice and mentoring to less experienced staff.

Experience playing a leading role in implementation and deployment of successful enterprise-level systems.

National Salary Range (Level III):

$82,700.00 - $140,700.00

National Plus Salary Range (Level III):

$93,500.00 - $159,000.00

National Salary Range (Level IV):

$100,100.00 - $170,200.00

National Plus Salary Range (Level IV):

$113,100.00 - $192,300.00

National Plus salary range is used in higher cost of labor markets including Western Washington and Alaska.

What we offer

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
  • Free parking

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action:

Premera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

If you need an accommodation to apply online for positions at Premera, please contact Premera Human Resources via email at [email protected] or via phone at 425-918-4785.

The pay for this role will vary based on a range of factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographic location, market conditions, and specific skills and experience.

National Salary Range:

$100,100.00 - $170,200.00

National Plus Salary Range:

$113,100.00 - $192,300.00

National Plus salary range is used in higher cost of labor markets including Western Washington and Alaska.

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