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Premera’s information technology department focuses on making great healthcare coverage simple and easy to use. The IT team works to: • Keep our customer information secure • Develop mobile apps to put real-time information into our customers’ hands • Create data modeling for performance reporting and automated testing tools for software system optimization • Leverage the flexibility of cloud computing. The technology you work with will touch someone’s life. Premera insures more than 2 million people, from individual customers to employers whose iconic brands you use every day. They expect and get the best from us.

Principal Developer I

Job ID 11436 Date posted 03/08/2018

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

As aPrincipal Developerfor our IT Applications team, you will be working on core IT projects that impact all areas of the organization. You will provide quality products to customers while working with development teams. You will be working on projects in team settings that are highly collaborative and open to looking for new ways to incorporate innovative automation.

What you’ll do:

  • Work collaboratively with development and testing peers to identify new automation possibilities to generate or manipulate data, create automated regression tests and tools, or other technical advances that could empower the team to test in ways that would not be available by manual testing alone
  • Utilize critical thinking and analytical skills to work through complex business problems in ways that will ensure we are adding quality value by bringing quality upstream, reducing technical debt, or providing automation or tools with a mindful return on investment

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or four (4) years’ experience in Information Technology
  • Seven (7) years’ of application development experience
  • Experience in DevOps/Quality Assurance/Software Testing or Information technology field
  • Ability to attack the business problem, plan for and predict outcomes and ask the right questions
  • Advanced SQL, C# and .NET coding skills - Java is desired
  • Deep technical knowledge of automated testing, automatic test data creation in a complex/heterogeneous environment, performance, load and stress testing, design and implementation of automation frameworks, automated test script design, build execution and maintenance
  • Experience with the SDLC, Spiral and Agile methodologies
  • Ability to articulate your own contributions on projects and articulate the needs of the project
  • Knowledge of healthcare domain would be helpful
  • Ability to successfully work and navigate with lots of ambiguity

Other noteworthy details:

  • NOT an order taker role
  • NEED to be an out-of-the-box thinker
  • Start-up mentality, you’ll wear lots of hats; we’d like you to come in and shake things up
  • Help us get IT up to speed

What we offer:

Premera is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
  • Free parking



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