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 Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications
Microsoft Applications

IBM RAD

Invision Studio

Websphere

IBM MQ Series

Reporting

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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