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Position: Systems Analyst Programmer Job Code: 035011 Min Salary: 56500
Reports To: Date: 8/6/2013    
Division: Information Syst Mgmt (0008) Company: ABCBS    

Position Specific Requirements: Please post with the CSW Job requirements. Must have .Net programming experience.


Job Summary
This position is accountable for the analysis, development, maintenance and testing of software applications and/or programs as it relates to the ABCBS Private Programs application systems. These activities include development and maintenance of programs, preparation of test data, program coding and documentation.  The incumbent is expected to make recommendations of workable solutions to processing problems.

Nature & Scope
This position reports to an Information Systems Supervisor within Information Systems.  The Systems Analyst Programmer performs the majority of his/her assigned tasks in a project team environment with direct supervision from the project supervisor or senior member of the project team.  Most job activities are performed in the realm of small systems, subsystems, or programs, and their general relationship to the project or system.  The incumbent works closely with members of the Information Systems team, systems and user business analysts, data warehouse staff, other enterprise wide technical staff, as well as the internal and external users to ensure user/customer requests, problems, and questions are researched and resolved in a timely manner.  An individual in this position is able to formulate logical statements of business problems and devise effective solutions to these problems through the use of proposed manual procedures, an existing automated system or a proposed automated system.  Assignments include analysis, data gathering, program logic development, coding, testing, documentation and various other tasks as requested by the project supervisor.  The Systems Analyst Programmer is expected to conduct detailed analysis of defined system specifications.

Communication
The incumbent must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written to ensure that a productive and cooperative climate is maintained with all customers of the ABCBS Private Programs systems, the Blue Cross Association, various vendors and other Enterprise team members.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

1. Possess effective interpersonal skills.
2. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
3. Ability to analyze a problem and develop a solution.
4. Ability to establish goals and objectives and plan methods to achieve these goals.
5. Demonstrate stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition.
6. Ability to be scheduled for work on short notice and overtime – nights, days, Saturdays or holidays – and travel on short notice.
7. Possess above average investigative skills.
8. Possesses good technical skills in computer hardware, software and computer operations techniques and procedures.
9. Possess effective organizational skills.
10. Possess a basic understanding of the health care industry and the specific information systems technologies and concepts employed to satisfy the Enterprise Information Systems direction.
11. Ability to make decisions based on facts, intuition and experience and assume responsibility for those decisions.


Minimum Job Requirements

Application Systems Programming includes performance in the areas of analysis, design, coding, testing and implementation and documentation of system projects.

Level 1:

1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in computer and/or analytical related studies (pref. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc.) and prior experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis and experience in the skills listed in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

Or prior experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

2. Experience with the specified system. Related application programming experience in a similar development environment may be substituted.

Level 2:

1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in computer and/or analytical related studies (pref. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc.) and prior experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis and experience in the skills listed in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

Or prior experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

2. Experience with the specified system. Related application programming experience in a similar development environment may be substituted.

3. Experience with the database design and database access methods for systems specified.

4. Experience with skills identified in Systems Analyst Programmer Level 2 & 3 requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

5. Internal - Production Support Team detailed knowledge of one (1) ABCBS Private Program System supported by Production Support Team.

Level 3

1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester hours in computer and/or analytical related studies (pref. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc.) and prior experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis and experience in skills listed in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

Or prior experience in application systems programming design and analysis with emphasis in the base requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

2. Experience with the specified system. Related application programming experience in a similar development environment may be substituted.

3. Experience with skills identified in Systems Analyst Programmer Level 2 & 3 requirements on the attached sheet for the system specified.

4. Experience with the database design and database access methods for systems specified. Related database access methods may be substituted.

5. Project Management Experience - must have participated in a minimum of three large scale projects with heavy user interfacing. Successful completion of the project (e.g. implementation, problem resolution and user satisfaction) must be shown.

6. Internal - Production Support Team detailed knowledge of two (2) ABCBS Private Program Systems supported by Production Support Team.

 

 

SYSTEMS

LIST 1

GCPS, Medipak

Access

Only

POWER

MemBRS

Market

Write

CSW

Integrated Settlement

Blue²

Base Requirements

Operating

Systems

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

z/OS

OS/390

OS/390

 

 

Windows XP

 

Wind Vista

Wind Vista

Windows XP

AIX

 

 

 

 

Windows 7

Windows 7

Linux

 

Data Access

Method

DB2

DB2

DB2

DB2

DB2

DB2

DB2

 

IMS / DB

SQL Server

IMS / DB

SQL Server

 

 

 

 

IBM MQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM MQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSAM

 

VSAM

 

 

 

FTP

Programming

Languages

COBOL

PHP

COBOL

C, C #

C

COBOL

J2EE

 

CICS

 

CICS

.NET

.NET

.NET

SQL

 

SQL

 

SQL

ASP

ASP

ASP

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASP.NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

VB.NET

VB.NET

Java

 

 

 

 

 

ADO.NET

ADO.NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual

FoxPro

DB2 Stored Procedures

DB2 Stored Procedures

DB2 Stored Procedures

 

 

 

 

SQL

SQL

SQL

 

Scripting

Languages

Job Control

JCL

 

JCL

VB Script

VB  Script

JCL

Shell Script

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shell Script

JYTHON

Web

Technologies

 

HTML

 

XML

XML

XML

XML

 

 

XML

 

HTML

HTML

HTML

HTML

 

 

Java Script

 

Java Script

Java Script

Java Script

Java Script

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRUTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AJAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application

Development

Tools

Microsoft

Applications

Microsoft

Applications

Microsoft

Applications

Microsoft

Applications

Microsoft

Applications

Microsoft

Applications

Microsoft

Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM Rational Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DB2 Connect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DataStudio

Reporting

 

 

 

Crystal

Enterprise

Reporting

Crystal

Enterprise

Reporting

 

 

SYSTEMS

LIST 2

Imaging

ITS

MCS

ProvWeb

SNAP

OCCS

1099

IVR

 

Base Requirements

Operating

Systems

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

OS/390

 

 

 

 

Wind Vista

Wind Vista

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

Windows 7

Windows 7

 

 

 

Data Access

Method

 

DB2

DB2

DB2

DB2

DB2

 

 

 

IMS / DB

 

 

IMS / DB

SQL Server

 

 

 

VSAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM MQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect Direct/NDM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FTP

 

 

VSAM

 

 

Programming

Languages

COBOL

COBOL

COBOL

COBOL

COBOL

DB2 Stored Procedures

 

 

Visual Basic

 

CICS

.NET

.NET

CICS

Java

 

 

SQL

SQL

ASP

ASP

SQL

SQL

 

 

 

 

ASP.NET

ASP.NET

 

 

 

 

ASP

 

VB.NET

VB.NET

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADO.NET

ADO.NET

 

 

 

 

 

DB2 Stored Procedures

DB2 Stored Procedures

DB2 Stored Procedures

 

 

 

 

 

 

SQL

SQL

 

 

 

Scripting

Languages /

Job Control

JCL

JCL

JCL

JCL

JCL

Shell Script

 

 

 

 

VB Script

VB Script

 

 

 

Web

Technologies

XML

XML

XML

XML

 

VXML

 

 

HTML

 

HTML

HTML

 

XML

 

 

 

 

Java Script

Java Script

 

GXML

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application

Development

Tools

Microsoft Applications

Microsoft Applications

Microsoft Applications

Microsoft Applications

Microsoft Applications

Microsoft Applications

 

 

 

CA7

 

 

 

Invision Studio

 

 

 

ORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endevor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM File Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBM Fault Analyzer

 

 

 

 

 

Reporting

 

 

 

Crystal Enterprise Reporting

 

 

 

SYSTEMS

LIST 1

GCPS, Medipak, Access Only

POWER

MemBRS

Market Write

CSW

Integrated Settlement

Blue2

Level 2 & 3 Requirements

SAP

 

IMS / DC

Knowledge of at least one of the following:

-ANSI-837


-ANSI-835


-ANSI-276


-Visual Connect

 

-SQL Server

-Web Services

 

Knowledge of at least one of the following:

-ANSI-834


-ANSI-270


-Visual Connect


-xPression

 

-DB2 Stored Procedures

-Web Services

 

-SQL Server

-Web Services

 

-Websphere

-Web Services

-J2EE

Knowledge of at least one of the following:

-ANSI-834


-ANSI-835


-Banking (ex.ACH)

 

-SOAP (Messaging)

-FileNet Integration

-CSW Integration

-Medical Records Request Integration

-Web Services

-Datanet

-Local AIPP Integration

 

SYSTEMS

LIST 2

Imaging

ITS

MCS

ProvWeb

SNAP OCCS 1099

IVR

 

Level 2 & 3 Requirements

SAP

 

XENOS

Knowledge of at least one of the following:

-DB2


-Shell scripting


-REXX scripting


-Visual Connect

 

SME on at least one of the following:


-ANSI-837


-ANSI-835


-ANSI-276

-IPDS/IPOR

Interfaces to/from one of the following adjudication systems:


-GCPS
-AMISYS


-Medipak


-Medipak Advantage

-Real-Time Processing

 

 

-Web Services

 

-Web Services

 

-PC / Server & Interfaces

 

Web Services

 

             

Security Requirements
This position is identified as level three (3). This position must ensure the security and confidentiality of records and information to prevent substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to any individual on whom information is maintained. The integrity of information must be maintained as outlined in the company Administrative Manual.

Segregation of Duties
Segregation of duties will be used to ensure that errors or irregularities are prevented or detected on a timely basis by employees in the normal course of business. This position must adhere to the segregation of duties guidelines in the Administrative Manual.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES (Essential Functions of Job)
1. Ensure that the project supervisor is adequately informed concerning the status of all assigned tasks.
2. Ensure that all assigned tasks are completed accurately and by the assigned target dates and within cost estimates.
3. Become knowledgeable of company functions to the level necessary to accomplish assigned tasks.
4. Formulate solutions to business problems through the use of data processing concepts and techniques.
5. Enhance programming skills including coding, testing, debugging and documentation.
6. Consult with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives.
7. Write documentation to describe program, development, logic, coding, and corrections.
8. Use standard application design principles to create appropriate logical and physical application designs to promote efficiency and code reuse so systems operate at highest level of efficiency.
9. Follow corporate standards in naming conventions, security, and interface design.
10. Thoroughly test and debug/fix code.
11. Ensure positive working relationships exist with all customers.
12. Become familiar with the ABCBS Private Programs applications and operational usage of the applications.
13. Ensure that a cooperative and productive climate is maintained with all internal and external contacts.
14. Contribute to and support enterprise-wide undertakings and commitments.
15. Contribute to and support the enterprise strategic and operational planning process to include total quality management philosophies.
16. Become knowledgeable of, and adhere to Corporate and ABCBS Information Systems standards and policies.
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Employee Benefits

Our very competitive package of Employee Benefits includes everything from tuition reimbursement to 401(k) savings plans.