CareFirst– Data Informatics Application Technician



Location: WASHINGTON DC – UNION                                           Career Band:  BAND A

Job ID #: 8332

 PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: The Data Informatics Application Technician contributes to the overall enablement of a comprehensive Operational Data Store environment for collecting data from multiple systems into centralized data structures for analytics and reporting along with supporting enterprise operational needs.  Under the direct supervision of the senior team member or above, the incumbent’s accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform basic programming activities (documenting, coding and testing) on existing applications, in accordance to technical specifications provided by senior team members.
  • Monitor performance of assigned system applications, resolving operational abends and investigating reported code defects.
  • Gain technical and business knowledge appropriate to team and section through reading, research, on-the-job training and classroom training. This position is also subject to being “on call” for emergency situations requiring immediate resolution.  Travel between all CareFirst locations may be required.

Minimum Qualifications: Required experience, skills and abilities: This position requires a College degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field such as Information Management. This position requires strong analytical and organizational skills. The ability to work independently and in small teams is necessary, as well as the willingness to work overtime when necessary and to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  Good oral and written communications abilities are necessary. Additional technical requirements are as followed: • At least 6 months Java programming or C or C # work • At least 6 months of working in a team environment • At least 3 months of Unix experience or Algorithm work or Theory of Computation • At least 3 months of SQL work or Numerical Analysis or Logic

Preferred:  Training and/or familiarity with programming languages, development tools, and software packages. Basic understanding of Health Care industry. 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully.  Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities. The employee 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 employee must frequently talk and hear.  Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Department:  ODS/ETL Members – DC

CareFirst 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.

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

Please apply before: April 4, 2016

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.


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