Systems Analyst Programmer
ABCBS - Little Rock, AR

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This position is accountable for the analysis, development, maintenance and testing of software applications and/or programs as it relates to the ABCBS Private Programs application systems. These activities include development and maintenance of programs, preparation of test data, program coding and documentation. The incumbent is expected to make recommendations of workable solutions to processing problems.

Nature & Scope
This position reports to an Information Systems Supervisor within Information Systems. The Systems Analyst Programmer performs the majority of his/her assigned tasks in a project team environment with direct supervision from the project supervisor or senior member of the project team. Most job activities are performed in the realm of small systems, subsystems, or programs, and their general relationship to the project or system. The incumbent works closely with members of the Information Systems team, systems and user business analysts, data warehouse staff, other enterprise wide technical staff, as well as the internal and external users to ensure user/customer requests, problems, and questions are researched and resolved in a timely manner. An individual in this position is able to formulate logical statements of business problems and devise effective solutions to these problems through the use of proposed manual procedures, an existing automated system or a proposed automated system. Assignments include analysis, data gathering, program logic development, coding, testing, documentation and various other tasks as requested by the project supervisor. The Systems Analyst Programmer is expected to conduct detailed analysis of defined system specifications.

Communication
The incumbent must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written to ensure that a productive and cooperative climate is maintained with all customers of the ABCBS Private Programs systems, the Blue Cross Association, various vendors and other Enterprise team members.

Minimum Job Requirements
Application Systems Programming includes performance in the areas of analysis, design, coding, testing and implementation and documentation of system projects.

Level 1:

1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in computer and/or analytical related studies (pref. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc.) and experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis and experience in the skills listed in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

Or experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

2. Experience with the specified system. Related application programming experience in a similar development environment may be substituted.

Level 2:

1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in computer and/or analytical related studies (pref. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc.) and experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis and experience in the skills listed in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

Or experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

2. Experience with the specified system. Related application programming experience in a similar development environment may be substituted.

3. Experience with the database design and database access methods for systems specified.

4. Experience with skills identified in Systems Analyst Programmer Level 2 & 3 requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

5. Internal - Production Support Team detailed knowledge of one (1) ABCBS Private Program System supported by Production Support Team.

Level 3

1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in computer and/or analytical related studies (pref. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc.) and experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis and experience in skills listed in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

Or experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

2. Experience with the specified system. Related application programming experience in a similar development environment may be substituted.

3. Experience with skills identified in Systems Analyst Programmer Level 2 & 3 requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

4. Experience with the database design and database access methods for systems specified. Related database access methods may be substituted.

5. Project Management Experience - must have participated in a minimum of three large scale projects with heavy user interfacing. Successful completion of the project (e.g. implementation, problem resolution and user satisfaction) must be shown.

6. Internal - Production Support Team detailed knowledge of two (2) ABCBS Private Program Systems supported by Production Support Team.

GCPS, Medipak, Access Only

MemBRS

Market Write

CSW

Integrated Settlement

Blue 2

Imaging

ITS

MCS

ProvWeb

SNAP OCCS 1099

IVR

Base Requirements

Operating Systems

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

Windows XP

Windows XP

Windows XP

AIX

Windows XP

Windows XP

Windows XP

Linux

Data Access Method

DB2 DB2 DB2 DB2 DB2 DB2 DB2 DB2 DB2 DB2 DB2

IMS / DB

IMS / DB

SQL Server

IMS / DB

IMS / DB

VSAM VSAM VSAM VSAM

Programming Languages

COBOL COBOL C C COBOL

J2EE COBOL COBOL COBOL COBOL COBOL COBOL

CICS CICS

.NET .NET .NET

ASP

Visual Basic

CICS

.NET .NET CICS

DB2 Stored Procedures

SQL SQL

ASP ASP ASP SQL SQL ASP ASP SQL

VB.NET

VB.NET

Java

ASP

VB.NET

VB.NET

ADO.NET

ADO.NET

ADO.NET

ADO.NET

Visual FoxPro

DB2 Stored Procedures

DB2 Stored Procedures

DB2 Stored Procedures

DB2 Stored Procedures

SQL SQL SQL SQL SQL

Scripting Languages / Job Control

JCL JCL

VB Script

VB Script

JCL

Shell Script

JCL JCL JCL JCL JCL JCL

Shell Script

VB Script

VB Script

Web Technologies

XML XML XML XML XML XML XML

VXML

HTML HTML HTML HTML HTML HTML HTML

Java Script

Java Script

Java Script

Java Script

Java Script

Java Script

ADP

Active X Controls

Application Development Tools

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

Microsoft Applicat-ions

IBM RAD

Invision

Studio

Web-sphere

IBM MQ Series

Crystal Enterprise Reporting

Crystal Enterprise Reporting

Crystal Enterprise Reporting

GCPS, Medipak, Access Only

MemBRS

Market Write

CSW

Integrated Settlement

Blue 2

Imaging

ITS

MCS

ProvWeb

SNAP OCCS 1099

IVR

Level 2 & 3 Requirements

SAP

IMS / DC

Knowledge of at least one of the following:

-ANSI-837
-ANSI-835
-ANSI-276
-Visual Connect

Knowledge of at least one of the following:

-ANSI-834
-ANSI-270
-Visual Connect
-xPression

-DB2 Stored Procedures

-Web Services

-SQL Server

-Web Services

-Websphere

-Web Services

-J2EE

Knowledge of at least one of the following:

-ANSI-834
-ANSI-835
-Banking (ex.ACH)

-SOAP (Messaging)

-FileNet Integration

-J2EE

-Web Services

XENOS

Knowledge of at least one of the following:

-DB2
-Shell scripting
-REXX scripting
-Visual Connect

SME on at least one of the following:
-ANSI-837
-ANSI-835
-ANSI-276

Interfaces to/from one of the following adjudication systems:
-GCPS
-AMISYS
-Medipak
-Medipak Advantage

-Web Services

-Web Services

-IMS / DC

-PC / Server & Interfaces

Web Services

LSAP

SME on at least one of the following:

-CBS System

-GUI Based Development

-Web Services

-Technology required for real-time adjudication

-MQ Series

-Applicable Developer Certification

or

-Mentor SAP to become SME

-Applicable Developer Certification

or

-Mentor SAP to become SME

-Applicable Developer Certification

or

-Mentor SAP to become SME

-Applicable Developer Certification

or

-Mentor SAP to become SME

Two of the following:
-Web Developer Cetification

-Mentor SAP to become SME

-Lead Blue 2 Release implementation

-Proficient in use of ITS

-SOA

-Applicable Developer Certification

or

-Imaging Certification

or

-Mentor SAP to become SME

Two of the following:
-IBM Certified App Developer - DB2 UDB

-Mentor SAP to become SME

-Lead ITS Release implementation

-Proficient in use of Blue 2

-SOA, HTML, XML, MQ

-Applicable Developer Certification

or

-Mentor SAP to become SME

-Applicable Developer Certification

or

-Mentor SAP to become SME

-Mentor SAP to become SME

-Proficient in all three financial systems

-Applicable Developer Certification

or

-Mentor SAP to become SME

Security Requirements
This position is identified as level three (3). This position must ensure the security and confidentiality of records and information to prevent substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to any individual on whom information is maintained. The integrity of information must be maintained as outlined in the company Administrative Manual.

Segregation of Duties
Segregation of duties will be used to ensure that errors or irregularities are prevented or detected on a timely basis by employees in the normal course of business. This position must adhere to the segregation of duties guidelines in the Administrative Manual.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES (Essential Functions of Job)
1. Ensure that the project supervisor is adequately informed concerning the status of all assigned tasks.
2. Ensure that all assigned tasks are completed accurately and by the assigned target dates and within cost estimates.
3. Become knowledgeable of company functions to the level necessary to accomplish assigned tasks.
4. Formulate solutions to business problems through the use of data processing concepts and techniques.
5. Enhance programming skills including coding, testing, debugging and documentation.
6. Consult with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives.
7. Write documentation to describe program, development, logic, coding, and corrections.
8. Use standard application design principles to create appropriate logical and physical application designs to promote efficiency and code reuse so systems operate at highest level of efficiency.
9. Follow corporate standards in naming conventions, security, and interface design.
10. Thoroughly test and debug/fix code.
11. Ensure positive working relationships exist with all customers.
12. Become familiar with the ABCBS Private Programs applications and operational usage of the applications.
13. Ensure that a cooperative and productive climate is maintained with all internal and external contacts.
14. Contribute to and support enterprise-wide undertakings and commitments.
15. Contribute to and support the enterprise strategic and operational planning process to include total quality management philosophies.
16. Become knowledgeable of, and adhere to Corporate and ABCBS Information Systems standards and policies.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
1. Possess effective interpersonal skills.
2. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
3. Ability to analyze a problem and develop a solution.
4. Ability to establish goals and objectives and plan methods to achieve these goals.
5. Demonstrate stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition.
6. Ability to be scheduled for work on short notice and overtime – nights, days, Saturdays or holidays – and travel on short notice.
7. Possess above average investigative skills.
8. Possesses good technical skills in computer hardware, software and computer operations techniques and procedures.
9. Possess effective organizational skills.
10. Possess a basic understanding of the health care industry and the specific information systems technologies and concepts employed to satisfy the Enterprise Information Systems direction.
11. Ability to make decisions based on facts, intuition and experience and assume responsibility for those decisions.

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