.Net Developer Contract – Jacksonville, FL

Job Description
Full Life Cycle .Net Application developer who designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements web based and server based software.  Supports and/or installs software applications/operating systems.  Participates in the testing process through test reviews and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.  Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within particular field.  Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.  Can work under limited supervision, self-guided efforts and team collaboration.

Desired Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must be able to understand full life cycle from an architectural design stand point and to be able to make meaningful contributions based on his or her previous experience. The candidate must have meaningful experience with the technologies the team uses. New development experience is required.

Experience:  

  • 5+ years’ experience with .Net & C# web development
  • Demonstrable experience with MVC, JavaScript, XML, and HTML, CSS JQuery is required
  • Experience creating responsive browser based mobile and desktop UIs using tools as such as BootStrap, Foundation, Kendo UI, Angular, Knockout.
  • Experience with ElasticSearch, the concepts of document indexing and data caching is a huge plus
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of SOAP and Restful web services required
  • Experience working with MS SQL’s T-SQL and Oracle PL/SQL
  • Experience writing unit tests using Visual Studio
  • Solid understanding of Object Oriented analysis, design, and programming methodology
  • Experience in applying solid object oriented design principals, design patterns and following MS .Net coding standards.

Education: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field preferred

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bswift Service Lines – Providence Technology Solutions

 

Overview:

 The Providence Technology Solutions (PTS) team has over 13 combined years of experience working with the bswift platform.  Our team is proficient in many areas of the bswift platform including (but not limited to):

  • Best Fit
  • Ask Emma
  • Complex rate structures including, Defined Contributions, Community Rates, Credits and Surcharges, Rate Drivers and Filters
  • Billing Suite
  • Data Imports

 QA / Testing:

  • Test benefit enrollment sites and configurations including smoke testing, requirement verification testing, functional testing and user acceptance testing
  • Create client specific User Acceptance Testing scripts
  • Consult with clients on best practice configuration revisions during the testing phases to rectify any outstanding discrepancies
  • Perform additional retesting as necessary until configuration passes all phases of testing

Implementation:

  • Conduct client discovery sessions to gather configuration requirements
  • Build client sites based on requirements
  • Import all demographic census files to populate site
  • Import all benefit enrollment data when an open enrollment was not being conducted
  • Work with clients to create custom reports in the Report Center
  • Develop all end user documents including manuals, quick guides and system releases

Documentation:

  • End User Guides for all users – Top Dogs, HR Admins (Managers), Employees
  • Quick Guides for open enrollment
  • Requirement Document Suite
  • System Release Documentation as well as development of release strategy:
    • Evaluation of all of the changes rolling out with the release with recommendations for which items should be implemented
    • Development of a release update rollout strategy based on the final items
    • Modify the bswift release document to include only those items that are being rolled out such that the document could then be provided to employers
    • Update all relevant documents including the requirement and user guides with these changes

Open Enrollment:

  • Conduct client discovery to gather open enrollment change requirements
  • Update site configuration for OE changes
  • Site testing prior to OE as well as produce any client facing test scripts if necessary
  • Post open enrollment reporting
  • New hire rules
  • Term rules
  • Benefit class change rules
  • Rehire rules

ACA:

  • Import weekly ACA accumulator imports for those not able to be automated.
  • Review ACA accumulator imports for error and report any corrections needed for automated imports to Client.

EDI:

  • Develop EDI file feeds for medical, dental and vision using Feedbuilder including mapping specific client account structures to system design, establishing secure FTP connections to deliver files and testing files for enrollment discrepancies prior to moving the file into a Production environment
  • Facilitate file integration between bswift and other benefit vendors such as Flex and COBRA
  • Monitor vendor interfaces and troubleshoot integration issues
  • Monitor the Vendor Interfaces to ensure EDI files are being sent and received weekly and accurate data is transmitted
  • Work with EDI specialist and carriers on new file implementations during build, testing and deployment
  • Review carrier file reports, researching discrepancies and provide recommendations for data corrections

Please call Lee Shipman at (904) 512-6448 for more information.

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Configuration Analyst – bswift

Providence Technology Solutions is looking for consultants with 2+ years experience with the bswift platform. Desired areas of experience: Q/A. EDI, Testing, Configuration, & Implementation. These opportunities are remote and can be in a FT or PT capacity. The immediate need pertains to the Q/A and testing piece. Here are some bullets pertaining to the scope of work involved:

  • Review and test sites that are configured using the client requirement documentation
  • Provide feedback on the configuration regarding inaccuracy and testing failures and as well as solutions to correct the inaccuracies/failures
  • Develop client facing user acceptance testing scripts as well as setting up testing scenarios in the platform for those scripts
  • Evaluate the feedback and results of UAT and provide recommendations for final site updates.

Please email Lee Shipman at Lee.Shipman@ThePTSTeam.com

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SVP of IT Operations (Virtual) – Preferably SE Region

JOB SUMMARY
The SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure will lead the Network, Telcom, Application Delivery, and Data Center teams.  These teams are in turn led by VP-level IT management.  Initially, this individual will be responsible for leading the IT Operations for a highly transformational enterprise Program to consolidate several functioning production systems into a core suite of applications built on a common, integrated framework to unify the services offerings in our market.  Throughout the Program, the SVP  will have direct visibility, insight, and share talent selection authority with the CIO over the IT Operations teams within the core IT function.  The SVP will be responsible for the implementation of the business’s new core systems and the retirement and decommission of all legacy systems.

The successful candidate will be selected based on their ability to meet the objectives of the current role, and will also be considered a principle internal candidate as successor to the CIO role.  Therefore, the incumbent must possess, at a minimum:

  •  Executive presence at the corporate leadership level and experience with Board level interaction
  • Broad managerial experience in multi-billion dollar, multi-divisional organizations
  • Resiliency, agility, persistence, and courageous leadership to drive clarity out of ambiguity
  • IT operations, strategic planning, and vision as core competencies in leading enterprise IT functions

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identification, analysis and execution of partnerships and alliances within the organization to ensure business requirement alignment and process unification
  • Planning, staffing, and executing IT Ops programs to achieve organizational objectives
  • Identification of business implications associated with regulatory environment
  • Participating in all IT department leadership functions
  • Monitoring application development of the Legacy systems during the program construction phase and transitioning to lead those functions during the client transition phase
  • Mentoring, coaching, and counseling key IT resources into increasing levels of competency and contribution
  • Negotiating terms, conditions, and rates with 3rd party suppliers, vendors and partners
  • Some Travel Required.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, CIS, or engineering is required.  A Master’s Degree in business or management disciplines is highly desired.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Candidate will have served as the head of IT Operations or the head of IT (CIO, CTO) in one or more businesses in a High Performance (CMM Level 3) IT function
  • Experience leading large, diverse, “build” IT functions
  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Communication of complex topics in simple, clear, and concise language
  • Ability to interact vertically and horizontally across the organization
  • Development and management of strong peer relationships across the organization
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and interpersonal skills
  • Budgeting, planning, forecasting large capital investments and expense
  • Perform a lead role in IT Governance and the selection of high-value IT investments
  • The ideal candidate will have other complimentary skill sets including: information security, infrastructure, database design, voice and data networks, IT Operations, Service Desk, PMO administration, and data center management in their background and experience
  • Must thrive in a fast paced environment and be able to work independently and as a member of an executive team
  • Possess a drive to both set and constantly deliver High Performance goals
  • Vendor management and negotiations skills are essential, including both on and offshore 3rd party resource providers
  • The successful candidate must possess working knowledge of Microsoft  environments, Oracle database technologies,  data warehouse, BI and experience deploying, managing, and enhancing enterprise business applications and systems.

Please send resumes to Lee.Shipman@ThePTSTeam.com.

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Technical Solutions Consultant – West Coast

Providence Technology Solutions is hiring a Technical Solutions Consultant on the West Coast with a leading voluntary benefits insurer.  This is a direct-hire opportunity and can be worked remotely.

Job Family Summary

This area supports the implementation of our clients’ products involving third party technology solutions.   The area supports the presentation of products for Customers then processes that data into policies and payroll deduction files. Supports the closing of the sale as well as implementation of our products on enrollment platforms, the processing of electronic data and the service of perpetual data files throughout the year.

Job Summary

This role supports delivery of electronic premium sales while ensuring operational effectiveness throughout the enrollment acquisition lifecycle into ongoing inforce administration. Manages client expectations by providing electronic sales solutions through the implementation of enrollment technology that enables client’s products to be enrolled on external proprietary enrollment systems.

Initiate activity based on a sales request and coordinate a diverse set of tasks with external business partners who include Employer, Broker, Enrollment Entity and Technology Vendor.  Also requires strong partnership with internal departments including New Business, Compliance, and Information Technology to facilitate the entire technical implementation process from product specifications, testing, data analysis, data processing and reporting.

Works in partnership with the Sales Leaders to market and deliver enrollment technology solutions to Employers and Brokers to influence the decision making process to award our client the business.  Primary focus is providing electronic enrollment solutions for large and mega cases (500+ employees).

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversees technical implementations of benefits programs with Employers and Vendors
  • Coordinate and perform system and data feed testing with Vendor, Employer Payroll and HR and complete data audits and pre-processing
  • Communicate product specifications to platform vendor supporting the Employer
  • Responsible for issue resolution for our customers with technical issues
  • SME for implementations utilizing Selerix
  • Support key enrollment technology distribution partner relationships
  • Participate in strategy sessions designed to identify, develop and deploy employer level enrollment strategies that drive sales growth, persistency and operational effectiveness.
  • Assess gaps in current enrollment strategy and implement systematic solutions to drive growth and achieve operational effectiveness.
  • Collaborates closely with internal business areas, field sales distribution, implementation, finance, compliance, underwriting, new business, customer service and IT, to effectively recognize and solve case level enrollment strategy issues.
  • Collaborates with these cross functional partners to drive sales revenue strategies, client retention and consumer persistency.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to field sales distribution, brokers and technology partners regarding enrollment strategies to support Allstate Benefits products
  • Support enrollment strategy planning initiatives with Field Sales Leaders and participate in finalist presentation meetings.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience
  • Excellent communication skills required to communicate with customers
  • 1 to 3 years experience in case set up for enrollment of employee benefits
  • Project management skills – 1 to 3 years experience managing multiple projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of the voluntary benefit enrollment process
  • Advance Knowledge of Microsoft SQL and Excel in order to manage data in the enrollment process
  • Bachelors preferred in the Computer Science or business related fields
  • Advance skills in data testing, auditing, analysis and reporting
  • Candidates must reside in Pacific or Mountain time zone

 

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Project Manager II (Virtual Contract)

Providence Technology is currently hiring Project Managers for a large system implementation and long-term contract.  Must have previous healthcare insurance or third party administration experience and be able to work remotely.

Duties:

  • Plans, conducts, and directs the implementation of a large scale, enterprise software implementation.
  • Partners with users to identify, evaluate, and develop solutions and procedures which are cost-effective and meet user requirements.
  • Understands content, processes and procedures associated with enterprise applications.
  • Applies functional business knowledge to design and customize solutions within insurance software platform that enable these functions.
  • May plan and execute unit, integration, and acceptance testing.
  • Drive project forward despite challenges

Requirements:

  • 5-10 years of experience in implementing multiple full life-cycle software systems.
  • Stated experience must also include strong PM Methodology experience.
  • Presenting and communicating business and technology requirements to C-level professionals, stakeholders, and development teams.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of healthcare insurance claims systems and third party administration
  • Prefer experience and knowledge of HR BPO best practices and implementations.
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Project Manager Contract (Virtual) – HR BPO

Lee Shipman & Providence Technology Solutions are looking for a PM (HR BPO) to work on a 6-9 month engagement that can be worked virtually.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for managing/ recording detailed (end-to-end) project requirements (utilizing global HRBPO capture standards), constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables, using standard global HRBPO capture requirement-gathering techniques against specific project delivery charter(s).
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques in order to keep the project plan accurate, updated and reflective of authorized project changes.
  • Measure project performance using project management tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
  • Recommend and implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.
  • Align and schedule project resources, assigning individual responsibilities, enforcing accountability, developing and maintaining schedule to ensure timely completion of project.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prior global HRBPO experience with Hewitt, Convergys, Northgate-Arinso, IBM, Accenture or ADP equivalent is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years project management experience
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience within Global HRBPO practice
  • Minimum 3 global HRBPO (large scale/complex) taxonomy/mapping projects
  • Minimum 5 years of experience conducting/leading end-to-end taxonomy, HR process mapping engagements.
  • PMI certification optional

Please forward resumes to LeeShipman@ProvidenceTechnologySolutions.com

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