Careers at BCBSKS

Current Openings

Title: Temporary Prescreener/Clerk, #2014085

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

**This is a temporary position that will start in May 2014 and end no later than August 2014.

Job Summary:
To help out in the area within Benefit Coding/Group Master Audit. Duties will include: open dollars and prepare for accounting, initial prescreening of bills received, E-billing adjustment report, print bills and key check by phones.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Ability to type.
  • Ability to use a calculator and perform simple math.
  • Ability to use a computer and learn our processing systems.
  • Ability to communicate via email and phone.
  • Reliable attendance record preferred.

Title: Infrastructure Career Opportunity #2014084

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Job Summary:
This position is within the Corporate Data Warehouse – ADHOC area of the Information Services division. The area is responsible for the ETL (extract, translate, and load) processes for the development of the data placed in the Data Warehouse. In addition, the Data Visualization staff provides assistance to clients throughout the organization. This position is responsible for development on assigned projects for systems analysis and design activities as defined by the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and performing computer programmer activities as required.

Qualifications:

  • A cover letter and resume is required.

Preferred experience in the following areas:

  • Experience with DB2 z/OS, SQL, COBOL, Mainframe utilities, FOCUS, Microsoft products.
  • Knowledge in corporate data such as Group, Enrollment, Claims, or in the Data Warehouse.
  • An understanding of the Data Dictionary and/or Repository concepts and facilities.
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design principles and methodology, Universal Modeling Language, etc.

Salaried Infrastructure Administrator positions require the following:

  • Bachelor Degree or completion of a Computer Science Program from a Technical Trade School is preferred.
  • Concepts of infrastructure (e.g. network, storage, operating systems, security, data base, messaging, business continuity and disaster recovery).
  • Training in ITIL, COBIT, Agile, is preferred.
  • Must have two years total experience in Information Technology areas and/or systems.
  • Must have successfully managed assigned technology by performing regular and critical maintenance tasks within defined service levels.
  • Must have proven successful project management skills by completing assigned projects.
  • Continued technical growth in knowledge through formal education, certifications and experience working with other technicians.

Salaried System Administrator positions require the following:

  • Bachelor Degree or completion of a Computer Science Program from a Technical Trade School is preferred.
  • Concepts and intermediate understanding of infrastructures and technical training with certification in assigned technology as applicable.
  • Internal progressions, without a Bachelors degree, must have completed the Blue University Discovery curriculum.
  • External applicants without a Bachelors degree must have completed a minimum of 100 hours of education in the areas of communications, leadership, decision making, conflict resolution, critical thinking, etc.
  • Must have five years experience in Infrastructure Technology or Application Development within BCBSKS or equivalent experience for external applicants.
  • Must have demonstrated project management skills by successfully completing small to medium sized projects.
  • Must have successfully managed assigned technology by performing regular and critical maintenance tasks within defined service levels.
  • Proven analytical aptitude by reviewing business needs and identifying their affect on the existing infrastructure.
  • Continued technical growth in knowledge through formal education, certifications and experience working with other technicians.

Salaried Senior System Administrator positions require the following:

  • Bachelor Degree or completion of a Computer Science Program from a Technical Trade School is preferred.
  • Successful completion of the Infrastructure Advanced Learning Program is required for internal progressions.
  • Technical training with certification in assigned technology is required as applicable.
  • Internal progressions, without a Bachelor’s degree, must have completed the Blue University Leadership Discovery SALT and Pepper curriculum or Exploration curriculum.
  • External applicants without a Bachelor’s degree must complete the Blue University Leadership Discovery SALT and Pepper curriculum or Exploration curriculum within three years of starting this position.
  • Training in ITIL, COBIT, and Agile is preferred.

Knowledge of Work:

  • Demonstrate an aptitude to develop an understanding of basic infrastructure activities and logical thinking.
  • Basic knowledge of PC standard office suite and utilities.
  • Basic understanding of essential business operations.
  • Basic knowledge of infrastructure architecture (data base, messaging, security, operating systems, network, storage, business continuity/disaster recovery).
  • Aptitude to develop an understanding of infrastructure activities and logical thinking.
  • Basic understanding of implementing tasks using Change Management/Release processes.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of existing infrastructure processes and develop gap analysis.

Title: Application Development Career Opportunity, #2014059

Job Summary:
Responsible for implementing program changes and maintaining program documentation.Responsible for program design, coding and testing
The position level is based upon the education, skills and experience of the candidate. A candidate could be placed in a salaried Developer or Lead Developer position.

Qualifications:

  • A cover letter and resume is required.

Required:

  • Programming experience with Java and DB2 (or any other relational database).

Preferred:

  • Experience with Java Development Kit (JDK) 5.0 or above, Object Oriented Design, Rational Software Architect (or any other Java IDE), Object Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks like JPA, logging frameworks like log4j, Websphere 7.0 or above, JEE 5 or above, XHTML, XML, Javascript, JSF, EJBs, SOAP and RESTful Web services, batch processing using a framework like Java Batch or Spring Batch, reporting tools like BIRT, UML diagrams, and design and code reviews.
  • Ability to translate user specifications into written code.
  • Knowledge of data access methods to create, read, update, and delete data.
  • Awareness of industry architecture. Familiarity with utility usage & tools.
  • Familiarity with System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Basic understanding of database concepts.
  • Awareness of technical trends. Must successfully complete relevant aptitude assessment(s) for the competencies needed for the position where applicable.

Developer positions require the following:

  • Bachelors Degree or completion of a Computer Science Program from a Technical Trade School preferred.
  • Internal progressions, without a Bachelors degree, must have completed the Blue University Discovery curriculum.
  • External applicants without a Bachelors degree must have completed a minimum of 100 hours of education in the areas of communications, leadership, decision making, conflict resolution, critical thinking, etc.
  • Experience with a minimum of one programming language required.
  • Must have five years experience in Application Development or Infrastructure within BCBSKS or equivalent experience for external applicants.

Lead Developer positions require the following:

  • Bachelors Degree or completion of a Computer Science Program from a Technical Trade School preferred.
  • Internal progressions, without a Bachelors degree, must have completed the Blue University Exploration curriculum.
  • External applicants without a Bachelors degree must have completed a minimum of 80 hours in a structured leadership program.
  • Proficient in one programming language and familiarity with other languages required.
  • Must have eight years total experience in multiple Information Technology areas and/or systems.

Title: IT Services Intern, #2014079

Application Deadline: Monday, April 21, 2014

Job Summary:
IT Services interns will work with members of the team primarily on software licensing activities. Software maintenance, policy administration and service level administration are other duties that will be assigned. This internship provides broad exposure to the daily functions within the Information Services Division and the IS Services department at Blue Cross and Shield of Kansas. Interns receive on-the-job training according to their assigned group.

Qualifications:

  • Creativity, Innovation.
  • Critical, Logical, and Results-driven thinking.
  • Proven leadership experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Current enrollment in a bachelor's degree program with junior or senior status.
  • At least 12 earned college credit hours related to computer science,
    including at least one programming language course.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Knowledge and working experience with MS Word, Excel and general IT infrastructure components; including but not limited to servers, desktops, and/or databases.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship.
  • Strong analytical skills would be beneficial.

Title: Group Consultant, #2014080

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 17, 2014

**This position is located in Wichita, KS.

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for developing prospects, sell, and enroll new groups; Service and retention of existing groups; Providing employee benefit consultative services to prospective and existing clients; Developing strategies for overcoming commercial competition; Assisting in developing marketing strategies for new product offerings with due consideration of potential problem areas.

Education:

  • Bachelors degree preferred.

Experience:

  • Requires 3 years extensive direct sales experience.
  • In lieu of experience would require Bachelors Degree in Marketing or related field.
  • Must acquire a State of Kansas Insurance Agents License within 60 days.
  • *NOTE: One of either of the degree or previous sales experience is required.

Skills:

  • Requires the ability to be able to relate to, and influence, at all levels, from receptionist to CEO, within both enrolled and prospect business.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires the ability to acquire, understand, and be able to explain when appropriate the following:
    • Information provided by legal division.
    • Underwriting practices and guidelines.
    • Membership, customer service and claims procedures and processes.
    • Actuarial Research and rating criteria.
    • Group reporting criteria.
  • Requires the ability to acquire a thorough knowledge of all product lines, contracts and subsidiary products including:
    • Health and dental products and contracts.
    • Life and disability products and contracts offered through AICK.
    • Pharmacy products administered by Prime Therapeutics.
  • Requires ability to make oral presentations.
  • Requires ability to develop written proposals and recommendations.
  • Maintain professional appearance reflecting a positive image of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
  • Requires a minimum of 75% travel within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Requires the ability to complete 120 onsite sales/retention calls a month.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Kansas Driving License and a driving record that qualifies for the company automobile insurance.
  • Overnight travel could be required in order to complete tasks. Number of nights would depend on size of territory.
  • Must be available for after hour meetings/activities.
  • Required to sign a non-compete agreement.
  • Help design and work special events to foster a positive public relations image for the company within territory.
  • Must be able to acquire knowledge and explain to customers new products and services offered by the company such as: Select Account, A Healthier You, BenefitFocus.
  • Must be able to promote health and wellness initiatives for groups and members.
  • Requires the ability to acquire and understand types of corporations that exist such as S-corporations, sole proprietorships act, to determine if they meet Kansas Insurance Department requirements for health insurance.

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For more information, contact us at 785-291-8085

Note: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas will conduct pre-employment background investigations and drug testing as a condition of employment.