Data Management Consultant (ASA-Cons)
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee - Chattanooga, TN

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General Summary

This position provides application design, analysis, programming, testing and documentation for the development, integration, enhancement, and maintenance of information systems solutions. Serves as consultant for the management team and business systems analysts on technology recommendations to support short and long-term corporate objectives.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Formulates and defines system scope and objectives through research and fact-finding to design, develop, modify, or integrate complex information systems

Devises or modifies application systems and procedures to optimize functional requirements including capacity, operating time, response time, and form of desired results.

Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents programs, subroutines, and scripts.

May serve one or more project team roles, such as project lead, business systems analyst, or technical lead, for small to medium efforts or manage phases of medium to large efforts.

Competent to work at the highest phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities

Enhances the design of current systems to improve system capabilities to meet the changing needs of the business.

Works with business users or business systems analysts to understand requirements and translate them into technical specifications

Develops and implements program/system test plans. Devises data verification methods and standard system procedures.

Maintains technical skill set for software languages, databases, platforms, operating systems, utilities and networks needed to support work assignments.

Assists in preparing and maintaining application design document.

Responds to system failures and performance events by taking appropriate measures to reduce system downtime and eliminate recurrence of problems.

May conduct presentations to provide end users with knowledge to maximize their use of developed systems.

Provides technical leadership on assigned projects or discovery efforts.

May coordinate work assignments and verify results of applications systems analysis and programming personnel.

Regularly provides guidance and training to less-experienced analysts/programmers.

May conduct research on software and hardware products to justify recommendations and support management in budgeting and purchasing efforts.

Acts as expert technical resource to development staff in all phases of the development and implementation process.

Responsible for instructing and validating quality of work of other analysts and programmers.


Job Qualifications


A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent years of experience is required. Equivalent years of experience are determined as one year of technical experience for every year of college requested.


Minimum of 5 years, typically 7+, years experience in systems analysis and programming required

Experience with Data Management and Data Integration required

Experience with the installation and administration of vendor systems preferred

SQL, SSRS, SSIS and/or SSAS experience preferred

AIX/UNIX experience preferred

Experience with Optum Symmetry suite is a plus

Experience with Teradata is a plus

Experience in the health insurance industry preferred

Knowledge of information technology concepts, application development methodology, terminology and standards.

Demonstrated ability to lead, organize and prioritize multiple assignments and associated resources.

Demonstrated ability to interpret and translate technical and/or complex concepts into information meaningful to team members and/or business personnel


Excellent communication skills in technical and non-technical forms are required

Proven analysis, design, and coding skills, and demonstrated success in leading large and complex technology-based efforts.

Top level technical experience in one or more specialized areas of applications systems analysis and programming

Knowledge of BCBST's basic business operations is preferred

Proven skill with information technology in use at BCBST is required.

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) is the oldest and largest not-for-profit managed care provider in the state of Tennessee....