Highmark Health Application Developer - Teradata & Informatica in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Provides application development services typically as a of a project team or in an application support role. Developers analyze, design, code, test and implement systematic solutions to meet customer requirements that adhere to Highmark IT standards and policies. Developers provide general support to maintain applications that meet the service levels, system availability, performance, and quality levels required by their customers.


  • Responsible for analyzing, designing, coding, testing and implementing application enhancements, as well as providing general production support, meeting defined scope, target dates and budgets with minimal or no defects.

  • Utilizes and participates in the full system development life cycle, per current Highmark SDLC standards.

  • Collaborates with customers, business analysts, partners, and IT team members to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. Concentrates on providing innovative solutions to business needs.

  • Provides required technical support, including release implementations, on-call and 24x7 supports when necessary.

  • Performs work in compliance with all Highmark and Highmark IT standards, policies and procedures.

  • Actively participates on project teams in various project roles, including, but not limited to, Developer, Technical Lead and Project Manager, based upon level of experience.

  • Effectively communicates with team members, customers, partners and management, including assisting with or conducting technical walkthroughs, reporting project status, enabling vendor solutions and providing accurate and concise documentation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the Actuarial and Underwriting areas of Highmark Health Solutions

  • Work closely within the development team and business areas to build and access data stored the company’s Teradata Database and related tools.

Desired Technical Skills

Strong SQL; Informatica or Java; Shell Script; Teradata Database and associated tools including: MultiLoad, FastLoad, TPump, FastExport, and BTEQ.


Education, Licenses/Certifications, and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in Information Technology

*Grandfathered degree requirement effective July 2014

Preferred Education, Certification and Experience

Licenses or Certifications

Certification is a plus in applicable areas: Informatica IT, JAVA Developer,Unix

Work Experience to include

  • Problem solving, root cause analysis, and issue resolution

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Experience in Healthcare or Health Insurance Industry

  • Experience with technology platforms, application development tools, business processes, software development life cycle used by Highmark enterprise

Critical skills

A Developer is not required to have experience in all of these, but is required to have those needed to support applications they are responsible for supporting. Current skill sets are reviewed approximately every other year; new skills may be required to meet changing business needs.

The following knowledge and skills are important

  • Teradata Databases, Data Warehousing

  • Teradata tools such as MultiLoad, FastLoad, TPump, FastExport, and BTEQ

  • Informatica or strong knowledge of Java

  • Agile Project Management methodology is a plus

Employee referral level: 2

Note: Job duties and responsibilities support separation of duties across multiple users


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