Associate Application Developer

Job ID: J119039
Company: HM Health Solutions Inc.
Location: Camp Hill, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at:




Assists in providing less complex application development services typically as part of a project team or in an application support role. Developers assist, analyze, design, code, test and implement less complex systematic solutions to meet customer requirements that adhere to Highmark IT standards and policies.  Developers assist in providing less complex general support to maintain applications that meet the service levels, system availability, performance and quality levels required by their customers.


1. Responsible for assisting in analyzing, designing, coding, testing and implementing less complex application enhancements, as well as providing general  production support, meeting defined scope, target dates and budgets with minimal or no defects.

2. Utilizes and participates in the full system less complex development life cycle, per current Highmark SDLC standards.

3. Assists in collaborating with customers, business analysts, partners, and IT team members to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. Concentrates on providing less complex innovative solutions to business needs.

4. Assists in providing required technical support, including release implementations, on-call and 24x7 supports when necessary.

5. Performs work in compliance with all Highmark and Highmark IT standards, policies and procedures.

6. Assists and actively participates on project teams in various project roles, including, but not limited to, Developer, Technical Lead and Project Manager, based upon level of experience.

7. Effectively communicates with team members, customers, partners and management, including assisting with or conducting less complex technical walkthroughs, reporting project status, enabling [facilitating? Promoting?] Vendor solutions and providing accurate and concise documentation.

8. Other duties as assigned or requested.


Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience


  • High school graduate GED
  • 0 – 1 year of  experience in Information Technology or related field


Licenses or Certifications:

  • Certification in applicable areas; such as JAVA Developer,  DB2 Certification, Cognos Certification 

Work Experience to include:

  • Problem solving, root cause analysis, and issue resolution
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experience in Healthcare or Health Insurance Industry
  • Experience with technology platforms, application development tools, business processes, software development life cycle used by Highmark enterprise

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Critical skills

A Developer is not required to have experience in all of these, but is required to have those needed to support applications they are responsible for supporting. Current skill sets are reviewed approximately every other year; new skills may be required to meet changing business needs.


IMS, DB2, Oracle and Teradata Databases, Data Warehousing

COBOL, Visual Basic, C C++, SAS

Java/JavaScript Framework

PEGA, CSS3, Mobile, JSON, Cognos, Hadoop, SQL, J2EE, HTML5/XML, Business Object, .net

Project Management Tools:




Certification in application areas such as:

Java Developer

DB2, Cogno, PEGA, Enterprise Architect(SCEA), Project Management, Certified Quality Analyst (CQA), Scrum Master Certification, Lean/Six Sigma


Does this role supervise/manage other employees?          No  x    


Is Travel Required?

No   x

Note: Job duties and responsibilities support separation of duties across multiple users

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