NGS Developer Advisor Sen or Solutions Engineer Sr Advisor Sens 66414
WellPoint - Syracuse, NY

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An independent subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc, National Government Services (NGS) is one of the largest Medicare contractors in the country, serving nearly 200,000 providers and suppliers and over 20 million customers with Medicare in 20 states and five U.S. territories.

Bring your expertise to our innovative, achievement-driven culture, and you will discover lasting rewards and the opportunity to take your career further than you can imagine.

Developer Advisor Senior or Solutions Engineer Advisor Senior may be hired at either title depending on skills and experience. Open to Indianapolis, and Harrisburg, Syracuse or Louisville locations

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for utilizing information technology to analyze, design, implement and maintain very complex components of information systems that support business operations.

Participates in the definition of both functional and non-functional requirements of a system and defines the development strategy, standards and support tools

Performs technical design reviews and code reviews.

Writes source code, adapts existing components, compiles, links and tests the developed components as units creating test stubs and test data as necessary

Develops and defines application scope and objectives and prepares technical and/or functional specifications from with programs will be written.

Translates business requirements into implementation process by considering all alternatives and implementing the best strategy to ensure design meets performance, usability, reliability and scalability requirements

May be involved in the strategic decisions around application development in the organization.

Maintains active relationships with customers to determine business requirements and leads requirements gathering meetings

Ensures unit test is completed and meets the test plan requirements, system testing is completed and system is implemented according to plan

Assesses current status and supports data information planning

Coordinates on-call support and ensures effective monitoring of system

Assist group sessions to elicit complex information on requirements clarification, design sessions, code reviews and troubleshooting issues.

Participates in vendor evaluation

Facilitate the change request process and may coordinate with other teams as necessary.

Some project management tasks including planning, estimating, status reporting and scope management.

Programming Technologies: VB.NET & C# for .NET 2.0 or higher (3.5 preferred), WPF/XAML, WCF, LINQ, Java, Visual Basic 6, ASP.NET, Legacy ASP, SOAP, XML, ADO, DAO, C++, Iron Python, and Perl.

Programming Types: Client/Server, n-tier, Windows services, web services, SOA, multi-threaded, and web based.

Database Technologies: Design, management and tuning for SQL Server (thru 2008), SQL Server Compact and Mobile editions, and Oracle. Experienced with SQL, T-SQL and PL/SQL query languages.

Tools: Rational Tool Suite (Clear Case, Clear Quest), MS Office products including Access

Job Qualifications

Requires BA/BS degree in related field or technical institute training; 5 more years’ related experience in application development; multi platform experience; expert level experience with business and technical applications, or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Experienced with mentoring others, lead multiple small projects and provide troubleshooting support. Multi database and/or multi language preferred. Expert knowledge of analysis, design, coding and testing concepts required Demonstrates a mastery of leading edge technologies and leverages that knowledge when making strategic decisions. Demonstrates an ability to set direction, generate a sense of purpose, and inspire others to work in an optimum manner to achieve desired outcomes.

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