The IT Technical Rotation Program is a two-year development program that hires full-time, early-career professionals with Computer Science and related degrees. Technical Associates participate in four 6-month rotations across Kaiser Permanente IT to explore different career paths and gain diverse technical skills along the way.
This program will start in January 2020.
As a Technical Associate, you'll progress through rotations across Kaiser Permanente's IT organization. This role will design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software. In each rotation, you will be responsible for applying the latest tools and technologies to develop and assist in the translation of business requirements and functional specifications into hardware and software solutions, as well as assisting in the implementation and maintenance of these solutions, and supporting systems integration testing and user acceptance testing.
Essential Responsibilities:Completes work assignments by applying up-to-date knowledge in subject area to meet deadlines; following procedures and policies, and applying data and resources to support projects or initiatives; collaborating with others, often cross-functionally, to solve business problems; supporting the completion of priorities, deadlines, and expectations; communicating progress and information; identifying and recommending ways to address improvement opportunities when possible; and escalating issues or risks as appropriatePursues self-development and effective relationships with others by sharing resources, information, and knowledge with coworkers and customers; listening, responding to, and seeking performance feedback; acknowledging strengths and weaknesses; assessing and responding to the needs of others; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback. Contributes to the completion of projects and department objectives as specified by the rotation manager.Supports identification of specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions, as required, to support technical solutions.Assists in reviewing business requirements and functional specifications into code modules, with guidance from senior colleagues, by reviewing and understanding company standards.Supports the writing and reviewing of technical specifications and documentation.Supports component integration testing (CIT) and user acceptance testing (UAT), with guidance from senior colleagues.Participates in regular cohort events with fellow program members, such as technical speaker series, facility tours and professional development opportunities.Provides systems' incident support and troubleshooting for non-complex issues.Supports partnerships with IT teams and vendors to ensure written code adheres to company architectural standards, design patterns, and technical specifications.Applies knowledge of emerging technical trends to develop insight into industry best practices and strategies.Develops organizational familiarity, technical competence across a variety of IT disciplines and teams as well as knowledge of industry trends by regularly reading publications and attending training events.Assists in the implementation and post-implementation triage and support of business software solutions, with guidance from senior colleagues, by programming and/or providing configuration support for enhancements to new or packaged-based systems and applications.