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Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Sr IT Solutions Developer- API / FHIR in Des Moines, Iowa

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About the Career: In this role, you will conduct systems analysis, design, and maintenance which support Wellmark's business and Technology applications. You will lead analysis and programming related to systems analysis, design, integration and maintenance to support Wellmark's business and Technology applications. Build relationships with Wellmark leaders and act as consultant on business process improvements and technology enhancements or capabilities.

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 expertise. 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.



  • 8 years of direct and applicable experience


  • bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field of study plus 4 years of design & development experience

  • At least one year of experience with Node.js (or newer) or TypeScript experienceSQL experience

  • Providing innovative solutions to complex issues

  • Experience partnering with global staffing vendors to deliver projects


  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to complex issues

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

  • 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

  • Ability to communicate with and coach/mentor team members

  • Demonstrated experience in software development life cycle methodologies


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Experience preferred

  • Experience working within an Agile team environment

  • Experience partnering with global staffing vendors to deliver projects


a. Implement innovative and cost-effective business solutions for multiple applications and systems, utilizing information technology, business and industry trends.b. Analyze, develop, test, implement, document and maintain software and systems that meet Wellmark's evolving business needs.c. Provide production support for complex research and root cause.d. Support and adhere to Wellmark software development lifecycle SDLC, operational procedures and development and security standards by following required process.e. Coordinate with company resources to accomplish integration of products and processes and complex solutions. Provide timely and accurate results, and exceptional customer service.f. Provide training and mentoring on how to use new or enhanced software or applications.g. Mentor and train Technology staff on developing and implementing solutions.h. Participate in project proposals, estimates and proof-of-concept activities as needed.i. Participate in industry/knowledge reference groups relative to position.j. Report issues and status to leader.k. Other duties as assigned.

LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Job ID214167

CategoryInformation Technology

Requires Non-Compete?No