• API Evangelist

    Location US-GA-Atlanta
    # Positions
    Information Technology - All Openings
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  • Company Overview

    At NASCO, we’re more than a company. We’re a community of healthcare technology innovators driven by a shared purpose — to create digital health technologies that enable Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® Plans to deliver great service to their members and win in their markets. Our company is growing, and our digital health portfolio continues to expand, with solutions ranging from back office to blockchain. We’re seeking expert talent to join us in our pursuit of developing new innovative technologies and continuing to support our customers. NASCO is continually recognized for innovative workplace practices that enable our associates to be successful at work and at home. For eight straight years, NASCO has been recognized as a Top Workplace by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. We’re more than company — we’re a community. Join us today.


    Under general direction, the API Evangelist is responsible for application integration design across the enterprise and with our customers and external partners.  Additionally, this role will contribute to and execute against the enterprise API strategy, including the definition of standards and best practices for design, testing, deployment, and operations.  The individual in this position is knowledgeable in all aspects of distributed application architecture, including API, Web Service, and asynchronous event protocols and will operate as a technical leader for Apigee based solutions and best practices


    Focus on API implementation quality, orchestration design, and analytics definition within the Apigee platform.


    Responsibilities include technical leadership and guidance for the API delivery and governance teams to ensure compliance with existing Architecture Standards, customer requirements, and governance policies, as well as communication across the organization.  Additional responsibilities include the initial implementation and utilization approach to maximize the benefits of Apigee in NASCO’s private cloud environment.


    Communicates with management, the CTO and other architects regarding best practices and the status of assigned projects and initiatives.


    • Analyzes and defines API Evangelist requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, platform environment, software, and system interfaces
    • Contributes to the conceptual and physical design of application integration using APIs and events
    • Reviews and approves detailed API designs produced by delivery vendors
    • Ensures the architectural integrity of API centric projects and solutions
    • Provides strategic thought on adoption and implementation of Apigee best practices within the context of NASCO’s environment
    • Effectively communicates and shares Apigee API management knowledge to support products and project teams
    • Operates equally comfortably within agile or waterfall environments
    • Works with product owners to analyze and understand enterprise business drivers to determine integration architecture requirements
    • Assists Project Managers to define and document technical scope  based on customer / business needs for assigned API projects
    • Evaluates, recommends, and justifies technical scope and direction changes during Planning and Design phases
    • Contributes to Architecture Review Committee material and decision criteria
    • Establishes and documents full lifecycle API management standards and best practices
    • Guides API development teams in the application of best practices with
    • API management tools

    Role/Department Specific Details:

    • Establishes and documents full lifecycle API management standards and best practices
    • Supports API development teams in the application of best practices with API management tools
    • Supports all levels of system integration design and delivery
    • Provides conceptual, logical, and physical architecture and design to key projects


    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Certification, Education and Experience:

    • Deep knowledge of and demonstrable history of success implementing
    • Apigee based solutions, standards, and best practices
    • Knowledge of and experience with service oriented architecture concepts
    • Knowledge of all components of application design in a high-volume, high-availability environment
    • Working knowledge of service orchestration and messaging technologies. Ability to apply the long-term (big picture) perspective to tactical situations
    • Ability to evaluate information quickly, identify key issues and formulate conclusions based on sound, practical judgment, experience, and common sense
    • 7-10 years of progressive experience in distributed application and integration design, culminating with technical leadership responsibilities implementing APIs with the Apigee product
    • 1-2 years of deep experience in API strategy formulation and alignment with business and product needs
    • Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, or a related study, or equivalent experience
    • Apigee Implementation, Architecture and/or development training

    Benefits and Perks:

    • Work/Life Balance – NASCO helps you find success at the workplace, and at home
    • Matching 401(k)
    • Employee Recognition and Bonus Programs – When NASCO is successful so are our employees!
    • Tuition Assistance – Learn, develop, and grow… on our dime!
    • E-Learning – Comprehensive and current library of e-learning and performance support assets, available on demand and at no cost
    • Choice of Blue Cross Blue Shield Health, Dental and Vision Plans
    • Wellness Program
    • 17 Days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year – not including major holidays.
    • That’s just starting out!
    • Company discount plans on mobile, technology services, etc., to help you save money


    NASCO is a Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Affirmative Action Employer.  Must have legal authority to work in the U.S.


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