Lead API Platform Software Engineer (Apigee / APIM) - (Hybrid)

Full Time



    Job Description

    Resp & Qualifications

    Performs complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system architecture integration and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment. Designs, develops/codes, tests, and documents critical and complex application programs for computer systems. Works with appropriate stakeholders to define system scope and objectives and establish baselines. Establishes project standards and processes. Breaks down software requirements and creates highly complex systems.

    • Perform technical detail design, coding, testing of applications. Serves as subject matter expert for both customer and internal discussions related to maintaining and enhancing existing software systems. Develop and/or analyze interface design documentation. Comply with hardware and software systems standards and procedures. Deliver large systems for tens of thousands of users. Comply with code quality, migration and dev/ops standards and policies
    • Performs software analysis, including requirements and uses case development and design. Implements and documents source code to design specifications. Performs software testing including developing and running automated unit tests, drafting, and executing structured automated test cases. Compile, assess, and report data results from software testing and analysis.
    • Develops software solutions for enterprise environments and other technologies. Analyzes and implements functional and non-functional (e.g. performance, availability) requirements and designs, implements, and tests software. Performs operations & maintenance (O&M) of existing systems. Identifies areas for improvement and streamlining. Demonstrated experience with front-end and back-end programing and integration frameworks and tools. Assist in the estimation of development of application features
    • Provides direct technical support for high level, high visibility and critical trouble calls for supported applications. Works with cross functional teams to develop highly reliable software that runs at scale. Provides recommendations to infuse new technology. Extend open-source libraries and systems as necessary to meet the needs of the team. Play a crucial role in product scoping and roadmap / architecture discussions. Continually evaluate emerging technologies to identify opportunities, trends, and best practices. Mentoring of junior software engineers


    Education Level: Bachelor's Degree inInformation Technology or Computer Science OR inlieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

    Experience: 5 years experience with software development, basic coding and compilation, software architecture/design, user requirements definition and software specification development.

    • Strong experience in implementing APIs and maintaining their lifecycle.
    • Design and develop APIs specification.
    • Design and develop REST APIs using API Management platform.
    • Create REST API documentation.
    • Convert web services from SOAP to REST or viceversa, using API management platform.
    • Implement requirements of the API layer like security, custom analytics, throttling, caching, logging, request and response modifications etc.
    • Maintain programming standards and ensure the usage of the pattern / template for API Proxy.
    • Conduct code reviews and coach developers.
    • Ensure proper approach on traffic control and API security.
    • Create custom policies in Java, JavaScript, Node JS, Python etc. in API management platform.
    • Standardize the CI/CD setup for API management tools and automated deployment.
    • Maintain the SLA, health and well-being of the API platform infrastructure.
    • Automation of API testing.
    • Strong application design and development experience in a cloud environment, including coding REST services and API such as: Java, JSON, Python.
    • Strong experience in setting up CICD for APIs code,spec, testcases with quality checks using GIT, BitBucket, Jenkins, Azure/Acquia DevOps pipeline.
    • Experience with iterative and incremental development on product-focused teams practicing code reviews.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and translate feedback, needs and solutions.
    • Ability to lead in an Agile environment.
    • Experience in production support that has high visibility/SLA's.
    • Strong teamwork focus and the ability to foster collaboration within and across teams.
    • Creative problem-solving skills that deliver elegant solutions to complex issues.

    • Undertake quality assurance and testing for functionalities developed.
    • Responsible to maintain appropriate documentation with code.
    • Responsible to support other application teams in working and off hours.
    • Should understand API security patterns for API authentication and authorizations.
    • Should have experience developing Java Spring Boot microservices.
    • Should understand web technology, have experience working with and troubleshooting SOAP and REST APIs, be a fast learner andnot afraid of complexity or working on various projects.
    • Experience with designing, developing and maintaining within an Apigee SaaS/Hybrid environment.
    • Ability to communicate technical requirements to all levels of expertise.
    • Proficient in establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
    • Knowledge and understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC).
    • Proficient with integrating complex and/or existing systems.
    • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. JavaScript, C, Python, etc.).
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Knowledge of cloud technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure).
    • Knowledge of database technologies (e.g. cloud, SQL, Oracle, Mongo DB, PostgreSQL, etc.).
    • Fundamental knowledge of software engineers’ best practices, agile methodologies, CI/CD pipelines.
    • Knowledge of test-first practices including Test-Driven Development (TDD) for unit tests and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) for automated acceptance tests.
    • Strong experience with Deployment/Continuous Integration/ Continuous Testing/ Continuous Delivery processes and tools and have expertise in CI/CD tools and framework.
    • Knowledge of Code quality and promotion practices.



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    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of theCompany to provide equal employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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    Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


    The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

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    Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship