C# .NET Developer

Location: Boston, MA

Department: The Center for Health Information and Analysis

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Experienced

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to enhance the transparency of the Massachusetts health care system and to provide objective, reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access and outcomes. CHIA is the agency of record for Massachusetts health care information and acts as the principal repository for health care data collected by the Commonwealth and is responsible for maintaining such data in a secure payer and provider claims database, known as the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database (MA APCD). By law enacted in 2012, CHIA was established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth. Prior to the passage of this law, many of the functions and responsibilities of CHIA were performed by the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

Reporting to the manager of Application Development, the contractor will be a critical resource on the CHIA team.  The successful candidate will create technical design recommendations for developing and integrating programs per written functional specifications.  S/He will test, modify, and implement application code, make standard modifications to existing software applications as well as new applications in accordance with detailed specifications. Also, this candidate will be the tech lead/architect on technical deliverables and create relevant documents throughout the SDLC. S/He will also support, maintain and implement enhancements to existing applications while considering the best places for refactoring the legacy code. This Developer will proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements. Lastly, the candidate will need to successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously and work to ensure timely deliverables with high quality. 

This position will remain open until filled.  The hourly rate range for this position is $60.00 - 70.00/hr. 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The contractor will architect and design intake applications to bring data from outside organizations to CHIA
  • Defines site objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality designs and develops user interfaces to internet/intranet applications by setting expectations and features priorities throughout development life cycle; determining design methodologies and tool sets; completing programming using languages and software products; designing and conducting tests
  • Recommends system solutions by comparing advantages and disadvantages of custom development and purchase alternatives
  • Integrates applications by designing database architecture and server scripting; studying and establishing connectivity with network systems, search engines, and information servers
  • Creates multimedia applications by using authoring tools
  • Responsible for helping to finalize technical requirements, work with Business line’s to secure approvals, Performing proper testing as part of SDLC, adhering to Change Management policies
  • Completes applications development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; contributing to team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms
  • Supports users by developing documentation and assistance tools
  • Updates job knowledge by researching new internet/intranet technologies and software products; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Enhances organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Critically evaluate the .NET components that currently exist within existing CHIA architecture and provide well thought out strategy to stabilize and improve this area of our application stack
  • Responsible for initial user requirement analysis for application systems in full or in part as assigned and integrates user requirements identified through the analysis in the form of overall application system design, data models, functional specifications and development /implementation plans
  • Ensures that assigned application systems are developed / maintained in adherence to CHIA’s standards and methods, including requirements for comprehensive systems documentations to be produced at different stages of the SDLC
  • Provides practical support and encouragement for team members, encourage team members to work together, and sets priorities for the assigned project
  • Efficiently manage the issues and special requests during technical difficulties are attended  to with urgency
  • Plans and implements required application enhancement and maintenance of assigned application to ensure continued application efficiency, security and database integrity

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of BS IT, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or any computer-related course
  • Extensive background in .Net technologies such C#, MVC, and Entity Framework
  • Experience using AngularJS, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, Bootstrap, SQL Queries and Stored Procedures, SQL Indexing and Performance Tuning
  • Background in systems integration such as web services, APIs, XML/XSD, flat file
  • At least 8 years of hands-on Software Development experience
  • 5+ years of experience in .NET development using C# or an equivilant language
  • Hands on experience building enterprise level web applications
  • Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in analysis and design using common design patterns
  • Knowledge of Relational Databases, MS SQL Server
  • Experience with the development methodologies such as Agile Scrum

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) eight  years or full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in computer science, computer information systems, business administration, health care planning or administration, public health policy or administration, human services policy analyses or administration, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
 

CHIA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127.

In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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