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Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Lead Developer (Node.js & Angular 2 or newer) in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Summary

Projected average breakout of responsibilities: 70% thought leader, 30% hands on development

About the Career: In this role, you will lead system development and the programming for highly complex programs, focusing on our Product Quality Flexibility (PQF) platform. This platform enables Wellmark to make healthcare better by enhancing the Group and Producer experience through a more efficient quoting process and consultative sales experience. You will serve as a subject matter expert for other Solution Developers to ensure the end product aligns with business expectations and that the development logic meets Wellmark criteria for security and standards. You will also utilize established relationships and consults with Wellmark leaders on programming and process enhancements.

About the Team: This position is located within one of our “Run” teams of our “Build/Run” operating model for Application Development at Wellmark. This team is charged with triaging and fixing issues with Wellmark’s Membership, Benefits and Claims products and processes. This team works closely with various Vendors and the BCBS Association to monitor claims related transactions. This team works within a very fast paced environment and is responsible for supporting multiple membership and claims platforms. This team also works closely with our business partners to ensure Wellmark is successful in meeting compliance standards.

About our Ideal Candidate: You will be a developer who likes to see the bigger picture to drive designs and solutions to align with Wellmark’s technology strategy. You are energized when you consult to offer solutions that meet and/or exceed expectations of business stakeholders. You feel fulfilled when you are able to build relationships and collaborate with others.

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.



  • 11 years of direct and applicable experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field of study plus 7 years of design & development experience

  • Node.js and Angular 2 (or newer) experience

  • Providing innovative solutions to complex issues

  • Experience partnering with global staffing vendors to deliver projects


  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to complex issues

  • Ability to mentor/coach others

  • 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

  • Demonstrated experience in software development life cycle methodologies


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience working within an Agile team environment

  • Experience partnering with global staffing vendors to deliver projects


a. Lead system development and programming for highly complex programs. Coordinate the preparation, coding, testing, and debugging of complex programs including the analysis and development of work flows.b. Implement innovative and costeffective business solutions for multiple applications and systems, utilizing information technology, business and industry trends.c. Provide training and guidance to programmers. Possesses advanced knowledge of several programming languages, including current complex languages.d. Analyze, develop, test, implement, document and maintain software and systems that meet Wellmark's evolving business needs.e. Provide production support for complex research and root cause.f. Support and adhere to Wellmark software development lifecycle SDLC, operational procedures and development and security standards by following required process.g. Coordinate with company resources to accomplish integration of products and processes and complex solutions. Provide timely and accurate results, and exceptional customer service.h. Provide training and mentoring on how to use new or enhanced software or applications.i. Mentor and train Wellmark Technology staff on developing and implementing solutions.j. Participate in project proposals, estimates and proofofconcept activities as needed.k. Participate in industry/knowledge reference groups and organizational IT related review groups relative to position. Provide direction for enterprise standards. Conduct code reviews and monitor standard adherence.l. Report issues and status to leader.m. Other duties as assigned.

LocationUS-IA-Des Moines | US-IA-Cedar Rapids | US-SD-Sioux Falls

Job ID 214790

Category Information Technology

Requires Non-Compete? No