Application Developer, Consultant

    • BlueShield Of California
  • Oakland, CA
  • Posted 20 days ago | Updated 6 hours ago


On Site
USD 118,800.00 - 178,200.00 per year
Full Time


Software engineering
Solution delivery
Benefits management
Balanced scorecard
Information systems
Effective communication
Software configuration
Customer satisfaction
Business process
Software development methodology
Computer science
Software deployment
Project management
Cloud computing
Software development
Snow flake schema
Health care
Data domain
Microsoft Azure
Content management
Configuration Management
Change management

Job Details


Your Role

With pharmacy benefits being an essential component of the medical benefits, Pharmacy Care Reimagined is a critical Blue Shield of California initiative along with other Health Care Reimagined initiatives. The Pharmacy Care Reimagined goal is to enable every person with safe, equitable access to sustainably affordable prescription drugs. To enable our vision, we believe pharmacy benefits need to be simpler, more transparent, and more affordable. Staying with the status quo will not allow us to deliver on our mission.

Blue Shield of California is looking for a full-stack application developer to join our Software Engineering and Solution Delivery organization. The Application Developer, Consultant will report to the Digital Technologies Center of Excellence and support the Health Solutions IT Portfolio Pharmacy Reimagined virtual PBA model as described below.

To accelerate transformational change, BSC desires to enable a "virtual PBA model" which involves the best-in-class Service Providers in five key functional areas: A. Claims processing and benefit administration, B. Retail network contracting and management, C. Home delivery pharmacy services, D. Specialty pharmacy services and E. Pharmaceutical contracting and administration. These Service Providers will integrate with BSC's information systems to provide seamless and coordinated pharmacy benefits to close to 2.4 million pharmacy members in Commercial and Medicare lines of business.

The candidate will be the subject matter expert for the Pharmacy business service. This individual will build/develop integrations for various platforms and serve as the expert developer responsible for assuring real-time solutions built within the portfolio are highly secure and robust. This includes effective communication & influence of IT, business, and vendor partners to provide solutions that optimize cost, quality, security, and fit for purpose.

Your Work

In this role, you will:

  • Design and develop quality user interfaces, and application programs using technical specifications and design documents.
  • Improve the reliability and utilization of systems and applications
  • Monitor software configuration changes to anticipate and address the impact of data reliability and customer satisfaction issues
  • Coordinate sustaining support for application platforms, integrations and/or business processes
  • As a technical resource responsible for establishing trusted relationships with business partners, internal IT organizations, other IT portfolio leaders, and Vendor partners
  • Effectively communicate approach, value, risk, alternatives, and status of goal progress with executive & senior management, business sponsors, and product managers
  • Be experienced with relevant software development tools, industry protocols, troubleshooting & support procedures, monitoring & quality controls, and communication/documentation software
  • Be self-directed, work with limited management direction and exercise considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives of the assignment
  • Recommend improvements to the SDLC and other departmental processes
  • Apply significant knowledge of IT and healthcare industry trends


Your Knowledge and Experience

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Requires at least 7 years of prior relevant experience, preferably in hands-on design, coding, integration, and deployment experience in Cloud-based applications
  • Requires a Project Management Certification or equivalent experience
  • Requires experience building and supporting enterprise applications from development to maintenance
  • Requires experience designing and building APIs using C# or Java
  • Requires strong technical acumen & deep working knowledge of Agile Methods, Service Architecture, and enterprise Cloud Integration
  • Requires strong ability to influence, collaborate and build relationships with key stakeholders, vendors, and cross-functional teams
  • Desired experience coding with SQL/PL-SQL and exposure to Snowflake on Azure
  • Desired exposure to healthcare standards in the clinical data domain and FHIR interoperability basics
  • Desired experience setting up components in Microsoft Azure, working knowledge of Epic software, and virtualization platform such as Citrix

Pay Range:

The pay range for this role is: $ 118800.00 to $ 178200.00 for California.


Please note that this range represents the pay range for this and many other positions at Blue Shield that fall into this pay grade. Blue Shield salaries are based on a variety of factors, including the candidate's experience, location (California, Bay area, or outside California), and current employee salaries for similar roles.

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