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System Engineer III

System Engineer III

# Positions 
US-Mechanicsburg, PA (NASCO office)
US-Home Office/ Remote
Information Technology - All Openings
Travel Requirements 

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Under minimal direction, the System Engineer III is a technical leader responsible for facilitating and performing effective definition, analysis, technical planning, design, development, testing, system integration, verification, and validation, cost and risk analysis, and implementing the Information Technology application and computer solutions that meets NASCO and the Plan business needs.  The System Engineer III is accountable for delivery of complex technical solutions in support of NASCO wide (or Plan Enterprise) implementation of product capabilities related to data management and/ or claim processing subsystems.  The role requires in-depth knowledge of health insurance, the NASCO NPS system, and coding languages applicable to NASCO.    The System Engineer III is a noted system matter expert in a particular aspect of the NASCO NPS system and mentors lesser skilled System Engineers.  The System Engineer III communicates with Managers and Customers regarding status of assigned projects and customer requests.


Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serves in Technical Leader role as needed and assigned
  • Works with Plan customers to interpret and clarify business requirements and test plans, and implements system enhancements and fixes to maximize NPS utilization and performance.  Includes the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, cost constraint, hardware, and software specifications
  • Explores system capabilities to support specific business needs.  Determines the economic and operational feasibility of using system solutions to satisfy information needs and presents proposals for system enhancements, improvement and/or replacement of existing systems.
  • Performs Estimates and Designs on complex CSRs (>1500 hours).  Responsible  for creating and maintaining technical deliverables such as Technical Design Documents and Technical Design Reviews and reviewing /approving ones created by others
  • Communicates to management opportunities for improving NASCO and customer performance
  • Develops and leverages reusable solutions that reduce cycle times and speed to market.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring for less experienced System Engineers
  • Builds relationships with internal and external customers and peers
  • Applies sound judgment, discretion and analysis in coordinating, developing and designing computerized information systems solutions for business problems to meet expanding or changing business requirements
  • Works with Managers, Project Managers, and Schedulers to assist with assigning the estimate, design, and construction work.
  • Codes changes in accordance with the Technical Design Documentation and coding standards
  • Facilitates peer reviews and walkthroughs of system enhancements 
  • Reviews products, applications, documents and systems to ensure they are in compliance with established quality standards and meet requirements
  • Validates the quality of deliverables produced by members in the team
  • Verifies application code as defined by high-level requirements and coding standards by utilizing development techniques  
  • Develops Test Plans and testing output against requirements to ensure the program functions as specified by the customer
  • Develops, reviews, and approves promotion implementation plans ensuring the plan is enacted and documented.  Assists Project Manager in planning and developing all documents necessary for the implementation 
  • Promotes code into appropriate systems while validating and monitoring the output to ensure the code works per requirements
  • Identifies and recommends scope and direction changes due to multiple reasons such as errors, solution improvement, etc to better meet customer needs
  • Leads technical support of both Model Office and Production environments, including monitoring / balancing of inventory and system issues, plus research and resolution of Model Office and Production issues so claims can be paid accurately and timely
  • Provides support to NASCO and the Plans to implement process improvements that enhance efficiencies and productivity
  • Generates ad hoc reports for the Plan customers to support research and analysis, recovery efforts, and post-implementation check out of system enhancements
  • Manages CSR workload by reviewing assigned CSRs to improve timely delivery and to, prevent aging
  • Performs other duties as assigned by manager or team lead


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Experience in designing and developing SOA based applications.
  • Advanced technical knowledge in support of Service-Oriented Architecture including WTX, Data Power and Java, associated development and testing tools and best practices is required.
  • In-Depth knowledge of the Health Care industry
  • Experience in healthcare claims processing is required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of programming experience in either mainframe or mid-tier applications.  NASCO experience is highly preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of customer facing experience.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working independently and remotely with the majority of interaction with others being over the phone. (required if person is remote)
  • Minimum 8 years of proven experience in developing and implementing software testing strategies.
  • Minimum 8 years of proven experience working with customers and end users
  • Minimum 8 years of proven experience leading, supervising, and mentoring System Engineers
  • Minimum 8 years of proven experience serving as a Technical Leader on Large size Projects (5000+ hours)
  • Minimum 10 years of proven experience serving as a Technical Leader on Small to Medium size Projects (500 to 5000 hours)
  • Minimum 8 years of proven experience leading, supervising, and mentoring System Engineers.
  • Extensive working knowledge of and capabilities in use of mainframe applications programming and file utilities
  • Demonstrates proficiency in multiple functional areas, and the information technology associated with those areas
  • Extensive working knowledge of NASCO software development standards, coding standards, and best practices
  • System Matter Expert (SME) in one of more NASCO NPS system areas.
  • Extensive working knowledge of business software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proven proficient knowledge in designing and developing software within the framework of Software Development Life Cycle
  • Extensive working knowledge of the NPS or similar base platform (NPS/TPS)
  • Extensive working knowledge of claim or membership data and applications
  • Proven proficient knowledge and extensive experience in application design in a high-volume, high-availability environment
  • In-Depth knowledge of and experience in all phases of system development life cycles
  • Proven proficient knowledge of implementation on a multi-platform architecture
  • Proficient in all phases of system development life cycles and knowledgeable of  disciplined project management methodologies
  • Proven proficient ability to read application code and develop macros
  • Proven proficient ability to provide guidance to customer and peers on complex system enhancements
  • Proven ability to provide sound and financially responsible estimates and designs for system enhancements. This includes A&D Design, Feasibility, Construction, Ballpark, ROM, and Scope Change estimates.
  • Proven ability to assess and determine impacts of changes to the system
  • Proven outstanding ability to manage/lead a large matrix technical team to coordinate tasks, keep them focused, address any concerns and ensure that the project is successful
  • Ability to assess and determine impacts of changes to the NASCO NPS system


 Required Training and Education:


  • Bachelor’s degree with a computer science, engineering, business or mechanical engineering major or related field, or equivalent experience

 Desired Training and Education:


  • Certification in a relevant software discipline



NASCO is a Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Affirmative Action Employer.

Role/Department Specific Details

Experience in designing and developing SOA based applications.
Advanced technical knowledge in support of Service-Oriented Architecture including WTX, Data Power and Java, associated development and testing tools and best practices is required.
Experience in healthcare claims processing is required.