IT Developer I Job at BlueCross BlueShield of WNY in Buffalo, NY

Job Description


IT Developer I


Job Description

Codes, debugs and tests software applications using provided specifications. Maintains assigned applications, conducts problem research and resolution and unit testing of software releases.

CompanyBlueCross BlueShield of WNY

About Us

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., one of New York’s leading health care companies that provides access to quality health care and solutions for members throughout Upstate New York. Since 1936, BlueCross BlueShield has helped millions of people gain access to health care. Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, the company is an independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. As the region’s leading health plan, serving over 800,000 members, BlueCross BlueShield believes in taking small steps towards healthier living. You can visit our website at www.bcbswny.com.

Position Posting LocationBuffalo


Full Time Regular

HoursAs Required

Knowledge and Skills


  • Beginner Level Java Programming
  • Understand Object Oriented Development Concepts
  • Understand Web Development Concepts
  • Basic HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Basic JSP
  • Knowledge of basic SQL commands
  • Understand database structure and concepts
  • Basic Mobile Development (iPhone, Android, Windows, HTML 5)
  • Basic Source Control knowledge (SVN)
  • Basic Knowledge of Web Content Management System
  • Prefer Adobe CQ Experience


  • Beginner Level C++ and C# skills
  • Basic understanding of database structure and concepts
  • Basic understanding of the .Net Framework
  • Basic problem solving and analytical skills
  • Basic Source Control knowledge (SVN)


  • Novice level XML, XSD, WSDL, BPEL
  • Novice level Web service standards (SOAP and REST)
  • Novice level Java
  • Nice to have Websphere Integration Developer


  • Novice level .NET development frameworks (C#, VB)
  • Novice level SQL (Sybase, SQL Server)
  • Nice to have EDI standards (HIPAA, X12, XML)
  • Nice to have Trading Partner Gateways knowledge and experience
  • Nice to have EcMap Translation Software
  • Nice to have Websphere Message Broker


  • Working knowledge of SQL, HTML, CSS, Java script
  • Must have experience with (Java, JSP) or any one of (ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET)
  • Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture and solution designs
  • Desire to adapt and learn new development technologies (e.g., WebSphere Message Broker)
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft and the PeopleTools Suite (PeopleSoft developer only)


  • Experience with developing SOA technical designs and specifications
  • Experience with ORM(Object Relational Map) tools
  • Knowledge of source control tools such as Subversion or Team Foundation Server
  • Strong interpersonal as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with COBOL and JCL Strong Business Analytical and Design skills
  • Knowledge of source control tools such as Subversion or Team Foundation Server
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments

simultaneously while maintaining quality standards and meeting assigned deadlines.


  • In addition to the bachelor’s degree, requires one (1) year of relevant developer experience.
  • In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, requires a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a developer role.
  • Prior experience in a healthcare organization is preferred.


Required Education: Bachelors Degree (Computer Information Systems)

Working Conditions

Must be able to work in an office environment Must have ability and access to work from remote location such as home Manual Dexterity Req: Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to effectively use a computer with all its components for prolonged periods of time and for the majority of required tasks Manual Dexterity Req: Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to effectively utilize various office equipment (phone, computer, fax machine, printer, copier, filing cabinet, etc) Physical Effort: Minimum; typical of most office work. Mostly sedentary work. Prolonged Sitting Vision Req: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) Weight: lift/carry/push/pull under 10 lbs.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job CategoryInformation Technology

About Company

Company: BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

Company Location:  Buffalo, NY

About BlueCross BlueShield of WNY