Sr Principal Programmer

West Des Moines, IA
Aug 24, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Full Time
Builds and codes applications and/or models using various computer programming languages. Responsible for coordinating the design, development and testing of complex and efficient programming and analytic code, as well as technical support and subject matter expertise related to specified health care programming & analytic activities, projects and deliverables.  


  • Plans, develops, tests, and documents highly complex applications programs.
  • Generates new code and corrects, converts, and/or modifies existing code to meet specifications.
  • Prepares detailed specifications from which code will be written.
  •  Confers with end-users to analyze specified methods and procedures, identify problems, and document specific requirements.
  • Leads staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation such as users' manuals, product specifications, and training materials.
  • Performs a variety of testing procedures on assigned products, analyzes test results, and corrects problems.
  • Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.
  • Serves as a customer interface to ensure problems are resolved and requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Performs research on emerging technologies to determine impact on application execution.
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced programmers, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  • Serves as a technical team or task leader.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Gathers and/or clarifying business and technical requirements with data requestors.
  • Provides data and analytic input to analytic team.
  • Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
Qualifications 10-15 years of directly related computer programming experience.


  • Experience coordinating and leading project tasks is preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of SAS and/or Oracle PL/SQL or equivalent software tools.
  • Experience with the CMS Integrated Data Repository (IDR) preferred.
  • Professional SAS Certification(s) preferred.
  • Related experience in analytic programming, data extraction, querying databases/data warehouses and data analysis.
  • Experience with Medicaid and/or Medicare claims preferred.
  • Programming experience with analysis in the healthcare industry preferred.
 As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.