System Programmer II at Nasco


System Programmer II

LocationUS-Home Office/ Remote

Under direct supervision, The System Programmer II is responsible for the support of the NPS system via code development, code testing, code integration, code support, code verification, and validation, and ensuring the developed product meets the customer’s requirements. The System Programmer II is accountable for delivery of simple to moderate technical solutions in support of NASCO wide (or Plan Enterprise) implementation of product capabilities related to data management and claim processing subsystems. The System Programmer II communicates with Managers and Customers regarding status of assigned projects and customer requests.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Works with Plan customers and NASCO Associates to review and clarify test plans, testing, and construction results. Implements system enhancements and fixes to maximize NPS performance
  • Participates in quality assurance and code reviews.
  • Researches and resolves model office and production issues so claims can be paid accurately and timely
  • Applies sound judgment, and discretion in developing and designing computerized information systems solutions for business problems to meet expanding or changing business requirements
  • Codes changes in accordance with the technical design documentation and coding standards.
  • Provides peer reviews and walkthroughs of system enhancements
  • Tests output against requirements to ensure the program functions as specified by the customer
  • Promotes code into appropriate systems while validating and monitoring the output to ensure the code works per requirements
  • Provides support of both model office and production environments
  • Maintains technical design documentation for quality control purposes
  • Manages CSR workload by reviewing assigned CSRs to improve timely delivery and to, prevent aging
  • Generates ad hoc reports for the Plan customers to support research and analysis, recovery efforts, and post-implementation check out of system enhancements
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager or team lead

Required and Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Training and Experience:

  • General knowledge of Health Care industry
  • Knowledge of the NPS or similar base platform (NPS/TPS)
  • 2-4 years analyzing requirements and coding computer applications
  • 2-4 years developing and implementing software testing strategies
  • 2-4 years working with customers and end users
  • Knowledge of claim or membership data and applications
  • Knowledge of disciplined project management methodologies
  • Knowledge and capabilities in use of mainframe and/or mid-tier applications programming and file utilities
  • Knowledge of software development standards, coding standards and best practices
  • Demonstrates understanding in functional areas and the information technology associated with those areas
  • Working knowledge of business software applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Knowledge of all phases of system development life cycles
  • Very strong conceptual, analytical, and problem solving skills are critical
  • Excellent time management skills in supporting a variety of projects in addition to an understanding of the ways in which information technology can be applied within the enterprise
  • Ability to communicate effectively when dealing with internal and external customers and suppliers both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to read and develop application code and macros
  • Ability to deal with people at a variety of levels, internally and externally
  • Ability to provide guidance to customers on simple system enhancements
  • Ability to assess and determine impacts of changes to the system
  • Ability to maintain awareness of state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, problem solving techniques and computing equipment

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degreeĀ or equivalent experience required

Desired Certifications:

  • Certification in a relevant software discipline desired

NASCO is a Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Affirmative Action Employee

# of Openings: 3
Travel Requirements: None
External Company Name: National Account Service Company, LLC
Telecommute: Yes

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