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Wellmark - Des Moines IT Solutions Developer - API/FHIR in Des Moines, Iowa

About the Career: In this role, you will design, develop, test, implement, maintain and document software and systems in support of Wellmark's business and Technology applications. You will ensure completed activities meet project specifications, requirements and Wellmark standards. You will begin to establish and build working relationships with Technology and business units. And you will participate in determining Technology alternatives and solutions, and assist with system integration.

About the Team: You will be a part of the “WaaS Product Delivery team”. WaaS stands for “Wellmark as a Service” and is a technology strategy that leverages modern technology and methods to fundamentally reshape how we drive our business outcomes. Within our WaaS build team, you will be working on Enterprise APIs for the WaaS core platform, integrations with Wellmark’s Integration Data Hub (IDH), as well as driving Wellmark's data standards with FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources). Our development is primarily focused on the MEAN stack, with a cloud first approach to Amazon Web Services (AWS). This team works closely with other teams throughout the Application Delivery division of Wellmark IT.

Our Ideal Candidate: Designing and Implementing APIs is your area of interst. You feel effective when you can build strong business acumen and stakeholder relationships to ensure services and data integration designs are aligned with business need. You are inquisitive and focused on researching and recommending new emerging techniques and tools that will add value to services and data integration delivery. You look forward to supporting and influencing Wellmark’s architecture governance and technical standards.

Why Wellmark Technology? At a time when technology is creating new business models, disrupting industries and creating valuable experiences for consumers, our role as technology team members must elevate an organization through innovative transformation, modernized technology and delivery of new business strategies. This includes an aim to continuously evolve and enhance the customer experience. At Wellmark, our technology transformation program is called Ascend and is led by our empowered technology leaders and team members. Together, we are leaning into the future, owning the outcome and working together to transform how we work and what innovative solutions we deliver


  • 5 years of direct and applicable experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field of study plus one year of development experience that should include:

  • Designing and implementing APIs

  • SQL experience

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties

  • Ability to communicate with and coach/mentor team members

  • Ability to set and meet established time-frames while assuring data and information integrity

  • Experience prioritizing and managing time with little direction

  • Previous experience troubleshooting and developing creative technical solutions


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Experience preferred

  • Experience working within an Agile team environment

  • Ability or interest in mentoring/coaching others

  • Experience partnering with global staffing vendors to deliver projects

a. Define, maintain, develop and support specific software applications that support Wellmark's business requirements.

b. Analyze, develop, test, implement, document and maintain programs and systems that meet business requirements.

c. Support and adhere to Wellmark software development lifecycle SDLC, operational procedures and development and security standards by following required process.

d. Report status and issues appropriately.

e. Provide production support for research and root cause analysis.

f. Work with internal/external resources to accomplish changes to programs and systems and the coordination of resources. Provide timely and accurate results, and exceptional customer service.

g. Develop and maintain documentation using Wellmark standards.

h. Assist in project proposals, estimates and proof of concept activities as needed.

i. Participate in fact finding of business and technology processes, to identify potential improvement opportunities.

j. Other duties as assigned.

Posting Title: IT Solutions Developer - API/FHIR

Requisition ID: 214729


External Company Name: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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