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Principle Microservices Strategy Engineer

Company: Express Scripts
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:


The Principal Microservice Engineer has proven their ability to architect, design, develop and implement highly scalable and reliable IT systems. This person provides the technical leadership in implementing short and long term strategies for their assigned team(s), will transform the strategies into prioritized initiatives, and is able to respond to urgent issues in their specific function without losing focus on longer term deliverables. As a technical leader, this person is able to balance a wide-range of initiatives and manage relationships with other IT leaders. The Software Technologist may lead internal cross-department IT initiatives and may participate on cross-functional initiatives for Express Scripts.

Top level technical expert in application programming for one or more systems. Acts independently under general direction. Provides technical consulting on complex projects. Devises or modifies frameworks to solve complex technical problems in support of solving complex business problems. Responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation and acceleration. Provides significant input into creation, maintenance and adherence to coding standards. Has full technical knowledge of all phases of applications programming. May have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of other applications programming personnel. May have quality assurance review responsibilities.


* Executes application architecture through working with delivery teams to enable the efficient and optimal use of ESI s technology assets, ensuring adherence to ESI s IT Strategy, Guidelines and Architecture Transformation.

* Continuously evaluates industry standards, best practices and technology trends for their ability to support and enhance the goals of ESI s business

* Provides in-depth technical consultation to business partners and IT management/development to ensure development of efficient application systems utilizing established standards, procedures and methodologies.

* Performs long term and on the fly evaluations of solutions based on scenarios, outcomes and risk assessments.Performs financial assessments of platform changes and enhancements.

* Work with technical and business management to evaluate complex user requests, large projects and strategies.Setting direction to mature the technology associated with the team. Key aspect of this is tech debt removal and avoidance through standards-based frameworks and solutions.

* Identify and implement process enhancement opportunities associated with supporting the application area.

* Experienced in modeling microservice interfaces within architectural boundaries and standards.

* Formulate and influence API specifications using structured analysis and design methodology. Prepare project definition documentation.Work with functional architects to determine platform roadmaps, architecture strategy and to define and implement application architecture.

* Independently code new or modified computer programs and automate testing of program effectiveness.Provide specifications and detailed physical designs for applications programs and solutions to complex requirements and multi-platform integration needs.

* Evaluate error messages, modify code, troubleshoot programming problems, and conduct performance tuning on computer programs.Create, maintain, and help assure adherence to coding and unit testing best practices and standards.Keep current with industry trends and developments for technologies in assigned area, and assist in evaluating and developing plans for keeping applications current.

* Perform analysis of large-scale, complex, cross-system, cross-platform changes or issues, may aid in determining feasibility of future anticipated technical impact.

* Establishes standards for system documentation.Write documentation describing program development, logic, coding, multi-platform integration and corrections.

* Provides assistance to IT team members with issues needing technical expertise or complex systems, programming knowledge, and industry trends.Mentor team to improve their understanding and skill and ensure they are familiar with resource materials including manuals and system s documentation.

* Serve as SME for components of the team.Work on special projects as assigned.

* Has clear alignment to IT strategy and provide input and influence the IT strategy.


* Bachelor s degree and 8+ years experience.

* Certified in Agile or 2+ years experience working in an agile methodology.

* Ability to define N-tier applications, understanding how they fit into the overall system architecture of a shared SOA platform and supporting IT infrastructure.

* Solid communication skills (written & oral) with the ability to prepare clear and concise presentations, technical design / architecture specifications, status and other written artifacts.

* Ability to organize and coordinate cross-functional technical and business teams.

* An overall understanding of an iterative software development lifecycle.

* Demonstrated ability to work with and clarify vague and ambiguous initiatives.

* Applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.

* Expert knowledge and proficiency of programming languages and other technologies.

* Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field.

* Develops and designs technical solutions to complex problems which require significant innovation and creativity.

* Strong customer service focus.

* Balanced presentation of ideas and information to large audiences.Ability to lead discussions with all levels of the organization and to provide balanced information of an idea or communication of an issue regardless of written or verbal.

* Familiarity with health care or PBM industry very helpful.

* Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines.

* Wide breadth of mentoring within technology and industry trends, standards and patterns.

* Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines. Proven systems thinker who understands broad impacts and can make and implement recommendations on solutions and mitigate risk.

* Adaptability and eagerness to learn and use new tools, applications, technology, and industry trends while showing strong judgement on when appropriate to adopt new technologies.

* Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and influence decisions of team.

* Has worked in a matrixed organization, or large team collaboration experience.


Do you have a passion for programming and find yourself asking I wonder if I could do it this way ? Our software engineering teams start with strategy and then create, test and deploy our client and patient applications. The result? Innovative, high-performing, scalable user-facing solutions relied on by millions every day. We work in an Agile environment, partnering with teams across the organization to craft exceptional applications with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for the 83 million patients we serve.


Advance your career with the company that makes it easier for people to choose better health.

Express Scripts is a leading healthcare company serving tens of millions of consumers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, creative and committed to creating systems and service solutions that promote better health outcomes. Join the company that Fortune magazine ranked as one of the \\"Most Admired Companies\\" in the pharmacy category. Then, use your intelligence, creativity, integrity and hard work to help us enhance our products and services. We offer a highly competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, prescription drug,

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