Membership Connect - Principal IT Engineer - Self Service Portal

Kaiser Permanente - Pasadena, CA 91101

Posted a month ago

    This senior level employee is primarily responsible for translating business requirements and functional specifications into software solutions, for contributing to and leveraging the technical direction for the development of integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions, and for serving as a technical expert for project teams while providing consultation to help ensure new and existing software solutions are developed.

    Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.

  • Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; 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.

  • Ensures appropriate translation of 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.

  • Serves as an expert for innovative technical solutions that meet design and functional needs.

  • Facilitates and serves as a technical expert for project teams throughout the release schedule of business and enterprise software solutions.

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

  • Recommends complex technical solutions that meet design and functional needs.

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

  • Provides expertise and guidance to team members for systems incident responses for complex issues.

  • 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 validates technical specifications and documentation.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Identifies specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions, as required, to support technical solutions serving as an escalation point for complex or unresolved issues related to requirements translation.

  • Develops and validates complex testing scenarios to identify application errors and ensure software solutions meet functional specifications.

  • Participates in all software development lifecycle phases by applying comprehensive understanding of company methodology, policies, standards, and internal and external controls.

  • 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.

  • Provides consultation to help ensure 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 the development, validation, and execution of testing scenarios to identify application errors and ensure software solutions meet functional specifications.

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


    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of solutions applying development life cycles (e.g., SDLC).

  • Minimum two (2) years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum eight (8) years experience in software development or a related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years experience in systems analysis, including defining technical requirements and performing high level design for complex solutions.

  • Four (4) years experience with engineering tools such as bug tracking and source code control systems.

  • Three (3) years of IT experience developing and implementing business systems within an organization.

  • Three (3) years of development experience with Node.js

  • Three (3) years of development experience with Splunk
  • Three (3) years of development experience with AngularJS
  • Three (3) years of development experience using DevOps
  • Three (3) years of development experience with Git
  • Three (3) years of development experience with JavaScript
  • Three (3) years of development experience with Service Oriented Architecture/web services


PrimaryLocation : California,Pleasanton,Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building E 5820 Owens Dr.
HoursPerWeek : 40
Shift : Day
Workdays : Mon-Fri
WorkingHoursStart : 8:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 5:00 PM
Job Schedule : Full-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Information Technology
Department : Membership Technology
Travel : Yes, 5 % 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.
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