Posted on October 12, 2020

Principal IT Developer (Remote)


  • Job type: Full-time
  • Hiring From: United States
  • Salary:
  • Category:
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The Florida Blue IT team develops and manages next
generation solutions, systems and assets that support this mission. Working in
a collaborative, creative and fun environment, we offer technology
professionals a wide range of opportunities to utilize and further develop
their skills while helping people live healthier lives.

Job Summary:

Principal IT Developers are responsible for development, programming, coding of
the most complex and business critical Information Technology solutions.
Provides leadership and consultative guidance on projects with extensive size,
scope and risk. Serves the company as an advisor on best practices and as an
information technology strategy driver by implementing principles, models,
designs, standards and guidelines. Principal IT Developers are responsible for
documenting detailed system specifications, participation in unit testing and
maintenance of planned and unplanned internally developed applications,
evaluation and performance testing of purchased products. Principal IT
Developers are responsible for including IT Controls to protect the
confidentiality, integrity, as well as availability of the application and data
processed or output by the application. Principal IT Developers lead efforts,
oversee work results, providing formal training and serve as a technical
resource for other Developers.

Essential Functions:

  • Drives
    enterprise-wide technology strategy implementation based on leading-edge
    industry standards, best practices and comprehensive understanding of
    business operations
  • Write
    and review code for the most complex system designs and provides
    consultative guidance on project with extensive size, scope and risk.
    Write programs that span platforms. Code to and/or create Application
    Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Write
    detailed technical specifications for entire systems (made up of several
    subsystems). Identify integration points. Review technical specs created
    by other developers. Ensure sufficient quality and compliance to
    architectural standards
  • Report
    missing elements found in system and functional requirements and explain
    impacts on subsystem to team members
  • Scope
    time, resources, etc. required to complete programming projects. Seek
    review from other Developers, Business Analysts, Systems Analysts or
    Project Managers on estimates. Incorporate other Developers scope
    information into own scope document (for integration points)
  • Assist
    in reviewing vendor products. Provide SME input on compliance of products
    to architectural standards and impacts to IT environment
  • Perform
    unit testing and debugging. Set test conditions based upon code
    specifications. Able to debug most program errors (simple to complex). May
    seek assistance from vendors to debug complex errors
  • Support
    transition of application throughout the Product Development life cycle.
    Document what has to be migrated. Document what has to be migrated/file
  • Work
    on integration issues and determines the integration approach. Coordinate
    with other areas for integration architecture solutions
  • Assist
    technical team with defining configuration for installing products. May
    consult on database setup. May load database for testing, especially if
    there are multiple tables
  • Review
    vendor research and gap analyses. Narrows down vendor choices and makes
    final recommendation to technical team and client
  • Act
    as a technical mentor and lead other team members
  • Continually
    works to enhance breadth and depth of knowledge and experience


  • 12+
    years related work experience in IT development/programming/coding professional
    work experience
  • Expert
    level experience in Oracle PL/SQL, Oracle with JSON, XML, Partitioning,
    Materialized views, Dynamic SQL, Bulk Collect, Bulk Bind and Collections,
    Mongo DB, PowerBuilder with PFC, JAVA

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Related
    Bachelor’s degree required IT related field or equivalent work experience
  • 8+
    years IT related work experience in development/programming/coding.
  • Demonstrated
    proficiencies in emerging technologies
  • Expert
    level experience and understanding with unit testing, release procedures,
    coding design and documentation protocol as well as change management
  • Expert
    level proficiency using versioning tools
  • Expert
    level proficiency programming in multiple object-oriented programming
  • Expert
    level proficiency using debugging tools
  • High
    critical thinking skills to evaluate alternatives and present and
    communicate solutions that are consistent with business objectives and
  • Experience
    mentoring and/or leading other development staff
  • Exceptional
    leadership skills demonstrated through project or technical leadership

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected

We are interested in every qualified applicant who is
eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to
sponsor VISAs.

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