Software Engineer (Hyrid)

Software Engineer (Hyrid)

03 Nov 2023
District of Columbia, Washington, 20024 Washington USA

Software Engineer (Hyrid)

Resp & Qualifications


CareFirst, Inc., and its affiliated companies, generally referred to as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), is the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest private sector health insurer, serving the healthcare needs of 3.5 million members in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and portions of northern Virginia. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to individuals and groups, as well as state and federal government sponsored plans. With a market share almost three times that of the closest competitor, the company commands 45 percent penetration across the region.

In July 2018, Brian D. Pieninck assumed the role of President and CEO after serving as the company’s COO of Strategic Business Units and IT Division. Under his leadership, the organization completed an extensive review of its operations and clinical programs, resulting in an expansive 3-year strategy to grow and diversify the company’s core business. Along with a 5-year vision to drive the transformation of the healthcare experience across the continuum of its members, partners, and communities, the company has placed a renewed and intentional focus on fostering a mission-based culture, which drives every decision the company makes. The organization employs over 5,600 full-time employees in Maryland, Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia. CareFirst has earned multiple workplace awards recognizing its leadership in diversity and inclusion, wellness engagement, and creation of a supportive and equitable work environment for all employees.

At CareFirst, you are part of an inspired, collaborative team that is building the healthcare experience we want for our families and our future. Every day, we make a meaningful difference in the communities where we live and work.

We practice empathy, seek to understand, invest in inclusion, demand equity and nurture belonging every day for our employees and the communities we serve. We rely on the rich diversity of our employees’ experiences and backgrounds to achieve our mission. Every year we host a Week of Equity and Action where we deepen our investment and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. During this week thousands of employees engage in workshops and volunteerism with the goal of bettering themselves and our community.
  • Women make up around 70% of CareFirst’s employee population, and over 50% identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color).
  • We have 9 resource groups that connect employees over shared identities (LGBTQ, veteran status, race, etc.) and passions (climate change, healthy living, leadership development).
  • Employees are encouraged to give back and volunteer in their communities with their civic engagement hours.

As a not-for-profit, CareFirst regularly ranks among the most philanthropic organizations with $65 million invested in the community in 2020 to improve overall health, and increase the accessibility, affordability, safety, and quality of healthcare throughout its market area. The company’s employees consistently add to this impact by devoting thousands of volunteer hours to numerous community organizations and social causes. The company’s continued efforts to reinvest in community health care programs has repeatedly earned CareFirst regional accolades as a leading corporate philanthropist, including the No. 2 and No. 7 spots on the Baltimore Business Journal and Washington Business Journal’s 2019 list of top corporate givers, respectively.

Designs, develops/codes, tests, and documents application programs for computer systems. Works with appropriate stakeholders to define system scope and objectives. Performs complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system, architecture integration, and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment. Performs in accordance with established project standards and processes. Breaks down software requirements and creates highly complex systems. This position is a Hybird position (Hybrid employees primarily work from a physical location of their choice within the company's default region of Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Depending on business need this may result in working in the company's DC or Virginia location.

  • Performs software analysis, including requirements and uses case development and design. Implements and documents source code to design specifications. Performs software testing including developing and running automated unit tests, drafting, and executing structured automated test cases. Develop and/or analyze interface design documentation. Comply with hardware and software systems standards and procedures. Build large, distributed, API-driven systems for tens of thousands of users. Demonstrated experience with front-end and back-end programing and integration frameworks and tools. Assist in the estimation of development of application features.
  • Analyzes, debugs, and corrects reported software bugs and enhancements. Updates user and software documentation. Compile, assess, and report data results from software testing and analysis
  • Analyzes and implements functional requirements and designs, implements, and tests software. Performs operations & maintenance (O&M) of existing systems. Identifies areas for improvement and streamlining.
  • Writes system design and application code documentation. Gathers, analyzes, and composes technical information. Extend open-source libraries and systems as necessary to meet the needs of the team.
  • Analyzes data and provides expertise in interpreting results and gathers and documents technical and functional user requirements and specifications.
  • Participates in regular meetings, providing status on current tasks. Participates in peer reviews of software development artifacts. Continuous learning of technologies trends, and best practices.
  • You would be an ideal candidate if you have a love for testing and a passion for ensuring quality applications.

This position has no direct reports, however, may informally lead teams in a matrix environment.


Education Level: Bachelor's Degree inInformation Technology or Computer Science OR in lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Experience: 3 years software development experience in object-oriented language.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. C, Python, .NET Framework, Java, etc.).
Knowledge and understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC).
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
Basic understanding of cloud technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure).
Basic understanding of database technologies (e.g. cloud, SQL, Oracle, Mongo DB, PostgreSQL, etc.).
Fundamental knowledge of software engineers’ best practices, agile methodologies, CI/CD pipelines.
Knowledge of test-first practices including Test-Driven Development (TDD) for unit tests and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) for automated acceptance tests.
Knowledge of DevOps practices and tools.
Knowledge of Code quality and promotion practices.
Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging.


Department:Agile Delivery and Reporting

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of theCompany to provide equal employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship


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