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Senior IT Applications Engineer

Location: Pleasanton, CA Job Number: 962349 Date posted: 06/04/2021

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Description:

This is a senior engineering position that will take part in the design, development, and deployment of content services to support KP Digital web properties. We will create services that other teams will use to search a custom-built repository that this team will build to find content across multiple sources. 



The services and content repository must support a very high transaction volume. We will architect these services and repository in a highly resilient manner to avoid service interruption should any individual data center or region in Azure fail. The successful candidate will be well versed in developing java based API and microservices. You will understand computer infrastructure requirements to support scalability, reliability, data integrity, security and performance. We will build the content repository on a NoSQL database. Understanding this technology with GraphQL will help design the repository and create the routines to load both metadata and some content into it.



The services and content repository must support a very high transaction volume. We will architect these services and repository in a highly resilient manner to avoid service interruption should any individual data center or region in Azure fail.



The successful candidate will be well versed in developing java based API and microservices. You will understand computer infrastructure requirements to support scalability, reliability, data integrity, security and performance. 



We will build the content repository on a NoSQL database. Understanding this technology with GraphQL will help design the repository and create the routines to load both metadata and some content into it.





This individual contributor is primarily responsible for translating business requirements and functional specifications into software solutions, for assisting in contributing to and leveraging the technical direction for the development of integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions, and for providing consultation to help ensure new and existing software solutions are developed.





Essential Responsibilities:



  • Completes work assignments and supports business-specific projects by applying expertise in subject area; supporting the development of work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; ensuring team follows all procedures and policies; coordinating and assigning resources to accomplish priorities and deadlines; collaborating cross-functionally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating high priority issues or risks, as appropriate; and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.

  • Practices self-development and promotes learning in others by proactively providing information, resources, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; providing feedback to others and managers; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; supporting team collaboration; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.

  • As part of the IT Engineering job family, this position is responsible for leveraging DEVOPS, and both Waterfall and Agile practices, to design, develop, and deliver resilient, secure, multi-channel, high-volume, high-transaction, on/off-premise, cloud-based solutions.

  • Provides insight into recommendations for technical solutions that meet design and functional needs.

  • Translates business requirements and functional specifications into physical program designs, code modules, stable application systems, and software solutions by partnering with Business Analysts and other team members to understand business needs and functional specifications.

  • Assists in identification of specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions, as required, to support technical solutions.

  • Leads systems' incident support and troubleshooting for complex and non-complex issues.

  • Supports component integration testing (CIT) and user acceptance testing (UAT) for application initiatives by providing triage, attending test team meetings, keeping the QC up-to-date, performing fixes and unit testing, providing insight to testing teams in order to ensure the appropriate depth of test coverage, and supporting the development of proper documentation.

  • Builds and maintains trusting relationships with internal customers and third party vendors to ensure the alignment, buy-in, and support of diverse project stakeholders.

  • Reviews and validates technical specifications and documentation.

  • Identifies specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions to support technical solutions while incorporating architectural designs.

  • Collaborates with architects and/or software consultants to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable solution designs.

  • Provides implementation and post-implementation triage and support of business software solutions by programming and/or configuring enhancements to new or packaged-based systems and applications.

  • Reviews and makes changes to technical specifications and documentation.

  • Develops and executes unit testing to identify application errors and ensure software solutions meet functional specifications.

  • Writes technical specifications and documentation.

  • Ensures new and existing software solutions are developed with insight into industry best practices, strategies, and architectures.

  • Builds partnerships with IT teams and vendors to ensure written code adheres to company architectural standards, design patterns, and technical specifications.

  • Leads, mentors, and trains other technical resources to develop software applications.

  • Develops, configures, or modifies basic to moderately complex integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions within various computing environments by designing and coding component-based applications using programming languages.

  • Participates and coaches others in all software development lifecycle phases by applying and sharing an in-depth understanding of company and industry methodologies, policies, standards, and controls.

  • Assists with project estimation throughout the PLC.

  • Develops and maintains specialist knowledge of database concepts, object and data modeling techniques and design principles, and a detailed knowledge of database architectures, software, and facilities. Analyses data requirements to establish, modify, or maintain object/data models. Evaluates potential solutions, demonstrating, installing, and commissioning selected products.

  • Takes responsibility for the accessibility, retrievability, and security of specific subsets of information. Provides advice on the transformation of information from one format/medium to another, where appropriate. Maintains and implements information handling procedures. Enables the availability, integrity, and search ability of information through the application of formal data structures and protection measures. Manipulates specific data from information services to satisfy local or specific information needs.




Minimum Qualifications:



  • Minimum three (3) years experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of solutions applying development life cycles (e.g., SDLC).

  • Minimum one (1) year in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum six (6) years experience in software development or a related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
     


    Preferred Qualifications:


  • Three (3) years experience in systems analysis, including defining technical requirements and performing high level design for complex solutions.

  • Three (3) years experience with engineering tools such as bug tracking and source code control systems.

  • Two (2) years experience in test-driven application development.

  • Two (2) years of development experience with Agile Methodology

  • Two (2) years of development experience with Service Oriented Architecture/web services



Location options: Pleasanton, CA/ NCAL, SCAL, GA, WA, CO, OR, DC, MD or HI. (With the option of working mostly remote)



Primary Location: California,Pleasanton,Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building A Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-IT-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: IT ENG Applications Department: KPIT ADMIN - KPD CAS GENERAL - 9601 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

Perks & Benefits

Our compensation and benefits are designed to help you and your family stay healthy and thrive in and beyond work.

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans

  • Retirement Plans

  • Education & Tuition

  • Career Growth & Development

  • Vacation, Holiday, & Sick Leave

Our Culture

As a new organization, KP Digital will reinvent how we approach digital challenges — from the products we create to the way we work to the talent we hire. As part of this new team, you must be as knowledgeable as you are curious, willing to try new things, even if it means failing fast. We foster a culture of learning but leave your path up to you. In every opportunity we see growth, and in this growth you could see limitless opportunities.

Testimonials

Check out what some KP Digital team members are saying about their careers.

Faizan Javed
Faizan J. Data Science & Analytics Every day, I leverage technology to power digital transformation in health care and deliver meaningful and impactful experiences for our members. More importantly, I enjoy working with team members and leaders who are vested in your success at KP Digital!
Hyun Kim
Hyun K. Experience Designer I work with a highly collaborative and inclusive team of designers, researchers, product owners, and engineers. We’re committed to a design centric decision-making process and providing the best digital experiences we can.
Chethana Nagaraja
Chethana N. Consumer Experience Engineering KP Digital employees are assured of career growth through a wide spectrum of ongoing training opportunities that include essential soft skills as well as upcoming new technologies.
Shyam Madabos
Shyam M. Consumer Experience Engineering Working for KP Digital helped me realize my dream of impacting the community by applying a digital first mindset to the solutions we create. I am very fortunate to work with a high performing and passionate team committed to making things happen!

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