• Lead IT Solutions Developer (Angular 2 or newer)

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    Requires Non-Compete?
  • Job Summary

    About the team: You will be working on the Digital Consumer build team focused on building new applications for Members, Prospects, and the general public.  Our team has a variety of .NET and Angular applications.  We support digital properties that are member facing, including Wellmark.com and our member portal called MyWellmark.  Our new development is mainly focused on the MEAN stack, and we are two years into a multi-year migration of our apps to the MEAN stack.  We are currently working on a continuous integration pipeline.  We are migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS). This team is cross-functional, follows Agile development practices, and works closely with other teams throughout the Application Delivery division of Wellmark IT. 


    About the Career: You will lead system development and the programming for highly complex programs. You will serve as a subject matter expert for other Solution Developers (employees, as well as local and global contractors) to ensure the end product aligns with business expectations, development logic meets Wellmark reviews and security preferences. In addition, you will utilize established relationships and consults 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.


    Wellmark has been named one of the best employers in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine, ranking #3 out of the top 500 midsize employers in the nation and 1st among midsize insurance companies!


    Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and applicable work experience
    • 7+ years’ experience to include any combination of the following:
      • Angular 2 or newer, NodeJS, Javascript,Typescript
      • design experience
      • providing innovative solutions to complex issues
    • Ability and interest 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
    • Ability to communicate with and coach/mentor team members
    • Demonstrated experience in software development life cycle methodologies

    Hiring Specifications Preferred


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Angular 4 (or newer) experience
    • C# and SQL development experience
    • Knowledge of architecture

    Job Accountabilities

    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.


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