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Wellmark - Des Moines Lead IT Solutions Developer (Node.js or TypeScript) in Des Moines, Iowa

About the Career: In this role, you will lead system development and the programming for highly complex programs. You will serve as a subject matter expert for other Solution Developers to ensure the end product aligns with business expectations and that the development logic meets Wellmark criteria for security and standards. You will also utilize established relationships and consults with Wellmark leaders on programming and process enhancements.

About the Team: You will be a part of the “WaaS Product Delivery team”. WaaS stands for “Wellmark as a Service” and is a technology strategy that leverages modern technology and methods to fundamentally reshape how we drive our business outcomes. Within our WaaS build team, you will be working on Enterprise APIs for the WaaS core platform as well as integrations with Wellmark’s Integration Data Hub (IDH). Our development is primarily focused on the MEAN stack, with a cloud first approach to Amazon Web Services (AWS). This team works closely with other teams throughout the Application Delivery division of Wellmark IT.

Our Ideal Candidate: Designing and Implementing APIs is your area of expertise. You feel effective when you can build strong business acumen and stakeholder relationships to ensure services and data integration designs are aligned with business need. You are inquisitive and focused on researching and recommending new emerging techniques and tools that will add value to services and data integration delivery. You look forward to supporting and influencing Wellmark’s architecture governance and technical standards.

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. This includes 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

  • At least one year of experience with Node.js or TypeScript experience

  • SQL experience

  • Providing innovative solutions to complex issues

  • Experience partnering with global staffing vendors to deliver projects

  • 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

  • 4+ years’ experience designing and implementing API’s

  • 2+ years leading large/complex integration projects

  • Experience transitioning services from Application Build to Application Operations / Run

  • AWS Experience

  • Agile Experience

  • Azure DevOps experience

  • Mongo experience

  • Dynamo experience

  • Knowledge of architecture

  • C# experience

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 costeffective 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 life-cycle 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.

Posting Title: Lead IT Solutions Developer (Node.js or TypeScript)

Requisition ID: 214484

External Company Name: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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