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Senior Programmer Analyst, Fairfield, CA

Organization: Partnership HealthPlan of California
Category: Professional
Location: Fairfield, CA
Date Job Posted: September 29, 2021
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Senior Programmer Analyst

Job ID 2021-1926 FLSA Status Exempt


Design, develop, and document PHC’s core software applications and provide technical and problem resolution support to the IT department and the users.


  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of PHC’s systems.
  • Uses various resources to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Tests, schedules, and implements new releases and upgrades of software.
  • Tests, schedules, and implements interface changes to systems when needed.
  • Assists other programming staff with design and testing methodologies.
  • Uses sound technical judgment and makes appropriate system decisions.
  • Assists in development of policies and procedures to document new and changed elements of related operations.
  • Assures documentation is complete.


  • Performs other assigned or needed activities required to assure success of the Systems.
  • Develops team’s role and to support other work of the IT department.
  • Participates in special projects as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; minimum four (4) years’ experience as a software developer; healthcare experience highly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Skills, Licenses and Certifications

Knowledge of one or more of the following is a plus: LINUX, ORACLE, JAVA, Shell scripting, SQL, PL/SQL, Connectors to be used to update data in the oracle cluster, HealthRules Payer system, and correspondence software using Smart Comm. Understanding of systems and related systems interfaces and how changes impact other various packages within the overall system. Working knowledge of Active Batch is a plus and desirable.

Performance Based Competencies

Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to interpret and understand technical requirements; excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills; resolve system problems; able to develop procedures to automate jobs and to document extensively and clearly.

Work Environment And Physical Demands

More than 50% of work time is spent at a video display terminal. May be required to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, or work in other non-standing and non-sitting positions to install cabling, systems hardware, and other related equipment.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Developer-skill set
    1. Core Java, Java IO/nio
    2. Knowledge of consuming web Services, Soap UI
    3. Spring/Spring Boot
    4. SQL – Must be able to develop queries/test
    5. Git/Similar Source Management tools experience- > must know check-in, check out, merge code (without messing up the build).
    6. Basic refactoring skills.
    7. Basic trouble shooting/research skills.
    8. Must be able to use libraries like Apache Common Utils/Google Guava
  • Desirable skills
    1. HRP experience
    2. Apache Camel

All HealthPlan employees are expected to:

  • Provide the highest possible level of service to clients.
  • Promote teamwork and cooperative effort among employees. A good attitude in this environment is a must.
  • Maintain safe practices at all times.
  • Abide by the HealthPlan’s policies and procedures as they may from time to time be updated.


The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or work environment change.

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