Principal Software Engineer (Hybrid)

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Reston, VA
Dec 05, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?Resp & QualificationsCOMPANY SUMMARY:CareFirst, Inc., and its affiliated companies, generally referred to as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), is the Mid-Atlantic region's largest private sector health insurer, serving the healthcare needs of 3.5 million members in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of northern Virginia. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to individuals and groups, as well as state and federal government sponsored plans. With a market share almost three times that of the closest competitor, the company commands 45 percent penetration across the region.In July 2018, Brian D. Pieninck assumed the role of President and CEO after serving as the company's COO of Strategic Business Units and IT Division. Under his leadership, the organization completed an extensive review of its operations and clinical programs, resulting in an expansive 3-year strategy to grow and diversify the company's core business. Along with a 5-year vision to drive the transformation of the healthcare experience across the continuum of its members, partners, and communities, the company has placed a renewed and intentional focus on fostering a mission-based culture, which drives every decision the company makes. The organization employs over 5,600 full-time employees in Maryland, Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia. CareFirst has earned multiple workplace awards recognizing its leadership in diversity and inclusion, wellness engagement, and creation of a supportive and equitable work environment for all employees.At CareFirst, you are part of an inspired, collaborative team that is building the healthcare experience we want for our families and our future. Every day, we make a meaningful difference in the communities where we live and work.We practice empathy, seek to understand, invest in inclusion, demand equity and nurture belonging every day for our employees and the communities we serve. We rely on the rich diversity of our employees' experiences and backgrounds to achieve our mission. Every year we host a Week of Equity and Action where we deepen our investment and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. During this week thousands of employees engage in workshops and volunteerism with the goal of bettering themselves and our community.Women make up around 70% of CareFirst's employee population, and over 50% identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color).We have 9 resource groups that connect employees over shared identities (LGBTQ, veteran status, race, etc.) and passions (climate change, healthy living, leadership development).Employees are encouraged to give back and volunteer in their communities with their civic engagement hours.As a not-for-profit, CareFirst regularly ranks among the most philanthropic organizations with $65 million invested in the community in 2020 to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety, and quality of healthcare throughout its market area. The company's employees consistently add to this impact by devoting thousands of volunteer hours to numerous community organizations and social causes. The company's continued efforts to reinvest in community health care programs has repeatedly earned CareFirst regional accolades as a leading corporate philanthropist, including the No. 2 and No. 7 spots on the Baltimore Business Journal and Washington Business Journal's 2019 list of top corporate givers, respectively.PurposeImplements the engineering best practices required to produce and deploy high quality products. Ensures engineering alignment with functional and technical requirements. Handles the design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of products as assigned, ensuring that they are consistent with the company's architectural roadmap, product development strategy, and quality standards. Develops project plans with estimates and ensures development stays organized and adheres to the plan. Leads stakeholder and product owner meetings to define software requirements and creates highly complex systems. Acts as a mentor to junior engineers.The Responsibilities Include But Not Limited ToServe as Principal Engineer on the team.Have hands on skills with Jenkins, Bitbucket, Sonar, Artifactory, CloudNative Practices. Wide breadth knowledge of development and testing best DevOps practices.Outstanding knowledge in Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Testing (CT), Security and deployment (CD) concepts. Knowledge of JIRA and Confluence.Hands on with Groovy DSL, Python, Ansible playbooks, Shell scripting.Apply engineering principles to improve resiliency, performance, efficiency and scalability of the DevOps eco system.Coach delivery teams on DevOps practices based on enterprise roadmap.Analyze existing processes, practices, within the delivery teams and suggest changes to improve throughput.Understand evolving need of delivery teams and enhance DevOps delivery pipeline capabilities.Onboard and support various delivery teams to adopt DevSecOps platform.Find opportunities and build automation to reduce team's interdependency.Collaborate with internal development community and develop self-serve capability for them to meet business needs effectively.Stay current with DevOps practices, emerging tools landscape, and predict impact of changes.Automate DevOps pipelines.Participate and host Community of Practice (CoP) sessions.Linux administration.Excellent documentation skills.Self-starter and quick learner.Be part of on call rotation.Supervisory ResponsibilityPosition does not have direct reports but is expected to assist in guiding and mentoring less experienced staff. May lead a team of matrixed resources.QualificationsEducation Level: Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science OR in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.Experience: 10 years Experience in the software development life cycle (SDLC) and ensures adherence to quality and delivery management systems.Preferred QualificationsCloud, Cloud Native Experience.Software Development / Engineering background.Works closely with Architects, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Value Stream Managers to provide insight into delivering business value and meeting objectives.Decomposes functional and technical requirements into project activities and tasks and provides conceptual design, prototype, and test cycles appropriate to a chosen technical solution.Identifies technical risks and develops mitigation strategies; introduces and recommends industry best practices and standards for the project.Evaluates and assists in the selection and procurement of hardware and software technologies and serves as a mentor for junior developers.Works with stakeholders as well as technical and analytical counterparts to define constraints and develop requirements and concept of operations documentation.Knowledge of cloud technologies (eg Azure, AWS).Knowledge of database technologies (eg cloud, SQL, Oracle, Mongo DB, PostgreSQL, etc.).Fundamental knowledge of software engineers' best practices, agile methodologies, CI/CD pipelinesKnowledge 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.Experience with deploying a global application including deployment and configuration management.Ensure code quality standards, deployment methodologies and practices.Knowledge of code deployment architecture and methodology.Reviewing the work of other developers and providing feedback.DepartmentDepartment: APIM and DevOps COEEqual Employment OpportunityCareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.Hire Range DisclaimerActual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.Where To ApplyPlease visit our website to apply: /careersFederal Disc/Physical DemandNote: 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.Physical DemandsThe 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.Sponsorship in USMust be eligible to work in the US without Sponsorship#Dice

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