Senior WebSphere Java Developer
HealthNow New York Inc. - Buffalo, NY

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Position Summary:
This position is responsible for effective software systems analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of HealthNow software applications. Additional responsibilities may include coding, debugging, testing and installation of software releases. In collaboration with a project manager, IT Analyst, Business Solution Architect, and Manager, the incumbent will ensure that software systems are properly integrated in support of business goals and objectives. In this position, the incumbent will gain an understanding of business processes and procedures at HealthNow. The incumbent will help the Corporation use information systems to gain a competitive advantage and will act in a technical project leadership role. Seeking 2 +yrs advanced Java/J2EE Development experience including strong Java Web Services programming experience. Working knowledge of SQL, SOAP, XML/XSD, WSDL, MQ or JMS Real-time Messaging. Experience with WebSphere Application Server or related Java Virtual Machine is preferred.

Primary Job Duties:
Create accurate and complete detailed design specifications which will be assigned to other resources.

Provide timely and accurate estimates for newly proposed functionality/enhancements and review other team members' estimates for completeness and accuracy.

Limited coding, testing, and debugging of programs/applications.

Ensure BITS development standards, methodologies, compliance and Quality Assurance practices are being followed.

Perform administrative duties such as status reports and time reporting.

Respond to emergency maintenance situations based upon application knowledge.

Act as mentor, consulting on business processes and system integration. Identify training needs and opportunities.

Coordinate application/system testing and implementation.

Occasionally perform application level maintenance.

Expand knowledge of CIS tools, technologies and programming languages.

Evaluate new technologies and make recommendations to management.

Actively participate and contribute in team meetings. Frequently lead team meetings.

Perform special duties & assignments within scope of expected skills and experience.

Respond to emergency maintenance situations based upon application knowledge.

Understand business processes and procedures and apply them to system analysis and design ensuring that business processing improvements are incorporated.

Perform training of other team resources.

Perform requirements gathering and project management tasks (frequently with other IT Analyst and PM resources) as required for smaller projects.

Assist with the gather information as it pertains to the technical requirements of application designer.

Coordinate limited vendor contact to resolve problems and answer business questions.

Act in a project leadership capacity (frequently with IT PM's) including planning for technical system requirements and scheduling project tasks with an awareness of budget impacts.

Assist management with writing proposals. Review contract and statement of work feedback identifying possible budget impacts (ex. hardware, training).

Required Skills

Primary Skills/Knowledge:
Demonstrated information technology concept knowledge.

Advanced/expert knowledge of programming languages and tools.

Demonstrated programming skills.

Demonstrated ability to function in a leadership and consulting capacity.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization and with outside contractors and vendors.

Self-motivated, detail oriented multi-tasker able to meet deadlines.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with limited supervision.

Demonstrated critical thinking and/or problem solving skills are a must.

Effective oral and written communication skills are necessary to meet team collaboration and programming documentation standards.

Exhibits professional demeanor and interpersonal skills. Maintains neutrality when resolving conflicting IT and business issues.

Required Experience

Preferred Education:
Bachelors Degree

Preferred Experience:
Information Systems or related field or 10 years IT experience is required. At least 6 years professional Information System experience required.

Working Conditions:Required Licenses/Certifications:

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