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Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Lead IT Solutions Developer - Angular 2 (or newer), Nodejs (or newer) in Des Moines, Iowa

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

About the Team:You will be working on the Business Development build team, focused on building a cloud native application that serves as a one-stop solution for agents to quote, enroll, maintain and renew products for their entire book of business. Our application is built using the MEAN stack with an Angular front end that references Node APIs. In this role, you will be a member of a scrum team, a cross-functional team comprised of user experience design, business analysis, data integration, application development, and quality engineering.

About the Career:Continue your career with Wellmark as a Lead IT Solutions Developer focused on our digital applications. In this role, you will lead system development and programming for highly complex programs. You will understand long-term strategy for the application, collaborate with the platform team to design solutions that deliver desired business outcomes, and carry the vision to the scrum team that will deliver the solutions. You will serve as a subject matter expert for other Solution Developers to ensure the end product aligns with business expectations, development logic meets Wellmark reviews and security preferences. You will follow Agile development practices, and work closely with other teams throughout the Application Delivery division of Wellmark IT. You will work to elevate development practices of the team. You will utilize established relationships and consult with Wellmark leaders on programming and process improvements enhancements.

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, including 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

  • 2 or more years of development experience with Angular 2 (or newer), NodeJS (or newer)

  • Experience with Angular JS, Javascript, and/or Typescript (Typescript is our preference)

  • Design experience

  • Providing innovative solutions to complex issues


  • 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 cost-effective 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 proof of concept 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 ID214510

CategoryInformation Technology

Requires Non-Compete?No