UnitedHealth Group Senior Applications Developer - WellMed - San Antonio, TX or Telecommute in San Antonio, Texas

The Senior Applications Developer analyzes, develops, and implements computer application enhancements for end-users. This position develops supports, maintains, enhances, and documents applications for WellMed Medical Management. This position mentors junior level Information Technology Applications Development staff and develops best practices, ensures quality of application code development, and assists the Lead Application Developer plan for and implements new and improved existing applications and other technology.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes, develops, and implements computer application enhancements for end users.

  • Performs all tasks in the development life cycle including requirements analysis, design, development, and testing

  • Supports existing applications including developing fixes as necessary and providing support for complex issues

  • Gathers, understands, and documents user requirements and technical specifications. Follows all software requirements development standards

  • Utilizes available programming methodologies and languages and adhere to coding standards, procedures and techniques while contributing to the technical code documentation

  • Creates and helps maintain technical and end-user documentation for new and existing applications

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related, technical field (4+ additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree)

  • 5+ years of systems design and applications development experience

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft application development tools including one or more of the following: .Net Framework, Visual Studio, C#, Visual Basic, Microsoft Office Applications, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Reporting and Integration Services, etc.

  • Ability to plan, implement, test, and troubleshoot complex technology, software, and system solutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MCSE certification

  • Experience working in a Medicare, health plan or physician group environment

  • Experience with electronic medical records (EMR) and healthcare information exchange (HIE) technologies

  • Ability to review, critique, and perform analysis and design of systems and/or programs

  • Ability to generate and test program code utilizing Microsoft technologies. Experience with established peer review and quality assurance processes and willingness to lead such activities

  • Ability and proven experience documenting application program code (technical documentation) and application functionality (end-user documentation for business users)

  • Ability to mentor other developers and develop/document best practices and other processes

  • Ability to effectively work with people in other departments and/or outside of the enterprise

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds

  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery

  • Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle

  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing

  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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