Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for health care professionals who want to build healthy, thriving organizations. Availity has the powerful tools, actionable insights and expansive network reach that medical businesses need to get an edge in an industry constantly redefined by change.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
 
The Developer II is responsible for the detail design, documentation, development, unit testing and maintenance of planned and unplanned internally developed applications created for Availity business partners.  The position is also responsible for the design, documentation, evaluation and system performance testing of externally purchased software products against major business processes and specifications.  Incumbents may be called upon to serve in multiple roles in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial corporate environment.
 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Application Development
  • Writes application code for a range of simple to moderately complex system designs
  • Writes programs that span platforms.  Code to and/or create Application Programming Interfaces (API)
  • Writes and/or modifies application code to enhance existing programs or developing new programs
  • Identifies system and functional requirements
  • Reviews code developed by less experienced Developers and recommends changes
  • Writes detailed technical specifications for subsystems and identifies integration points
  • Reports missing elements found in system and functional requirements and explains the impacts on subsystems to other Developers, System Analysts, Product Owners, Technical Leads, System Architects, and Product Managers
  • Supports transition of application throughout the Product Development life cycle
  • Documents applications and/or code that needs to be migrated. May require more coordination points for subsystems
 
Collaboration
  • Consults with Developers, System Analysts, System Architects, Product Managers, and vendors (occasionally)
  • Accurately scopes project time and resources required to complete programming objectives
  • Reviews and confirms project scope and time line estimates with senior Developers, System Analysts, and/or Project Managers
  • Guides less experienced Developers as needed with regard to project estimates, development, and testing
 
Testing
  • Performs unit testing and debugging.  Establishes test conditions based on code specifications.  May collaborate with senior Developers and other team members to debug more complex errors
  • Consults with senior Developers on testing plans and results
  • Work with senior Developers to resolve/debug program errors
  • Reviews vendor research.  Conducts vendor product gap analysis and makes valid comparisons
 
The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform.
 
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in relevant work experience
  • 4 - 8 years of progressive work experience designing business processes, process mapping, working on process improvement initiatives, and business applications system design
  • Experience testing and debugging business application systems and processes
  • Experience developing software products for clinical environments and medical labs
  • Experience integrating both in house developed software and externally purchased software for large applications
  • Web portal development experience
  • J2EE or .Net development experience
  • Experience with data modeling, relational databases, data structures and design a plus
  • Experience working with Product and Business Management teams a plus
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial company a plus
 
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
 
Technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience to write detailed technical documentation, specifically business requirements and functional specifications for application development
  • Ability and experience to facilitate JAD sessions or other requirements gathering processes. May work with senior Developers to resolve/debug program errors
  • Knowledge and ability to apply OOD (Java, HTML, XML, Java Script, .Net C# and Patterns) and impact to the application development process
  • Knowledge of web development methodologies (preferably Agile/Scrum), application design, navigation, and information architecture
  • Knowledge of database design and query language
  • Understanding of web services (REST & SOAP)
  • Understanding of unit testing a plus
  • Working knowledge of MVC a plus
  • In depth knowledge of HIPAA X12 transactions a plus
  • Working knowledge of EDIFECS a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency using PC skills such as; MS Suite products, flowcharting tools, e-mail, and electronic calendar scheduling  
           
Soft Skills:
  • Strong relationship management and collaboration skills requirements and functional specifications for application development
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, supporting company leadership and other team members
  • Ability to work under pressure.  Maintains composure and professionalism in an interrupt-driven environment
  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities/tasks
  •  Must be flexible and embrace change
CUSTOMER SCOPE
  • Seeking a working knowledge in the following areas:
    • Test Driven Development
    • Pair Programming
    • HTML, JQuery, and CSS
  • Understanding of Git a plus
  • Knowledge of AngularJS a plus

Availity is an equal opportunity employer and makes decisions in employment matters without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. When required by state law or federal regulation, Availity uses I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification in conjunction with E-Verify to determine employment eligibility. Learn more about E-Verify at http://www.dhs.gov/e-verify.