Application Developer II-Mobile Applications

With more than 7,000 employees, we are the largest health insurance company in Michigan. We offer an exciting work environment with a diverse group of employees. Our goal is to make health insurance easier for our members. We want to transform the industry and become a resource that people can trust.

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Competitive Total Compensation Package

Overview: <p>Work closely with clients, business analysts and team members on small to large, complex projects to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions that align with business and IT strategies and are in compliance with the organization&rsquo;s architectural standards. Provide support in the full systems life cycle for multiple applications to ensure application software is delivered on time and within budget.<br /><br /></p> <p><strong><em><u>Departmental Summary:</u></em></strong></p> <p>Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is currently seeking an Application Developer II for our Detroit location. This individual will be responsible for contributing towards the development, maintenance, and support of BCBSM mobile applications.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li> <div>Code applications using a disciplined development process.</div> </li> <li> <div>Integrate solutions with other applications and platforms outside the framework.</div> </li> <li> <div>Create data extracts and reports from system based on requirements.</div> </li> <li> <div>Develop, execute, and document unit test plans.</div> </li> <li> <div>Support and/or execute all testing efforts across the life cycle.</div> </li> <li> <div>Assist in the deployment of new modules, upgrades and fixes to the production environment. Make modules production-ready by moving them to libraries, completing forms and version control documents, following procedures, etc.</div> </li> <li> <div>Validate deployment.</div> </li> <li> <div>Assist in production support.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Troubleshoot existing information systems to identify errors or deficiencies and develops solutions.</div> </li> <li> <div>Provide ongoing maintenance of applications.</div> </li> <li> <div>Evaluate existing applications and platforms and provides recommendations for improving application performance by conducting gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in the scope of modifications.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Document functions and changes to new or modified modules and test activities/results.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Assist in the development of user guides and training documentation for systems.</div> </li> <li> <div>Participate in project planning processes, as needed.</div> </li> <li> <div>Identify better sources of data feeds and interfaces with architects to ensure their feasibility with corporate data warehouse, when needed. Identify technical requirements, as needed.</div> </li> <li> <div>Create technical design specifications and assist in sizing technical requirements, as needed. Adhere to standards and procedures; check for compliance.</div> </li> <li> <div>Review modules for quality assurance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Evaluate new application packages and tools and perform research on best practices and provide recommendations for solutions, as needed.</div> </li> <li> <div>Prepare and present formal training to IT staff, as needed.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Provide technical coaching and mentoring to less-experienced team members.</div> </li> <li> <div>Other duties may be assigned.</div> </li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong><em><u>Departmental Preferences</u></em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Follow project management processes and standards for agile product delivery</li> <li>Follow best practices and coding standards</li> <li>Strong problem solving and analytical skills</li> <li>Experience developing RESTful services using Spring Framework is a plus</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.</li> <li>Three (3) years of advanced programming techniques and application design required.</li> <li>Experience in systems design and have a solid understanding of development, database development, testing, and integration methodologies required.</li> <li>Project management experience preferred.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES</strong></p> <ul> <li>Analytical and systems thinking.</li> <li>Accuracy and attention to detail.</li> <li>Written and verbal communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to work independently, or within a team environment.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong><em><u>Departmental Requirements</u></em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Strong knowledge in JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Objective-C and/or Swift programming languages</li> <li>Prior experience in design and development of mobile applications: (Visual Studio Code, Android Studio, XCode, Capacitor, Cordova)</li> <li>Thorough understanding of how mobile frameworks like Ionic and others will work in consuming RESTful services</li> <li>Prior experience in hybrid mobile app frameworks like Ionic, Capacitor, React Native and Flutter</li> <li>Experience in working with responsive CSS and designing mobile components to render on multiple form factors</li> <li>Experience with reactive programming using RxJS</li> <li>Experience using state management libraries such as NGRX, NGXS and Redux</li> <li>Experience with Build Automation, Continuous Integration and Test Automation (npm, Gradle, CocoaPods, xcodebuild, Jenkins, Appium, Perfecto)</li> <li>Thorough understanding of the Security needs in mobile application development. Security programming experience is a plus -- with OAuth2, OIDC, various Cryptographic Algorithms, OWASP framework, PKI/PKCS, eCommerce and Single Sign On patterns</li> <li>Thorough understanding of Integrated Development Environments like Visual Studio Code, Android Studio and XCode</li> <li>Should have thorough understanding of mobile design patterns</li> <li>Prior experience releasing and supporting app distribution in Appstore Connect and Google Play stores</li> <li>Proven competence in analyzing business needs and working with cross functional (technical &amp; non technical) teams</li> <li>Proven experience working in various application lifecycle stages such as transitioning, sustaining, maintaining of applications</li> <li>Participate in SCRUM activities such as stand-up, code review, backlog grooming, product demo, and sprint retrospective</li> </ul>