Job Description

Awarded the Best Place to Work 2021, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona helps to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of Arizonans by delivering a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.

This remote work opportunity requires residency, and work to be performed, within the State of Arizona.

About the Job

  • Designs, implements and maintains data extracts from enterprise data stores for both internal and external customers
  • Develops and implements code to build standard SAS datasets and/or SQL databases to support analytics



Required Work Experience 

  • 1 year of experience in computer programming (SQL or SAS), query design, data management technologies and techniques, and databases (Applies to Level 1) 

  • 2 years of experience in computer programming (SQL or SAS), query design, data management technologies and techniques, and databases (Applies to Level 2) 

  • 4 years of experience in computer programming (SQL or SAS), query design, data management technologies and techniques, and databases (Applies to Level 3) 

Required Education 

  • High-School Diploma or GED in general field of study  

Required Licenses 

  • N/A  

Required Certifications 

  • N/A  


Preferred Work Experience 

  • 2 years of experience in working with healthcare systems 

  • 4 years of experience in computer programming, query design, and databases   

  • 4 years of experience with data management technologies and techniques 

  • Intermediate knowledge of SQL and/or SAS 


Preferred Education 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field  

Preferred Licenses 

  • N/A 

Preferred Certifications 

  • MS SQL, SSIS or SAS Certification  



  •  Design, implement and maintain data extracts from enterprise data stores for both internal and external customers and implement standard dataset/database solutions using SQL and/or SAS programming languages based on BCBSAZ database design and implementation standards  
  • Design and code systems, programs, and interfaces, using the appropriate structured programming techniques and programming languages 

  • Work with SMEs to understand terms and data to ensure accuracy in data movement and management 

  • Participate in the development, review, and creation of documentation used to support associated systems 

  • Create logic, system, and program flows for complex systems, including interfaces and metadata 

  • Write and execute unit test plans 

  • Track and resolve any processing issues 

  • Participate in the review of code and/or systems for proper design standards, content, and functionality 

  • Analyze files and map data from one data store to another using the corporate STTM standard 

  • Adhere to established source control versioning policies and procedures 

  • Develop programs, time estimates, and project schedules based on prioritization and business requirements 

  • Demonstrate solid time management skills 

  • Monitor and create priority list(s) that are agreed to by user management 

  • Meet timeliness and accuracy goals 

  • Communicate status of work assignments to stakeholders and management. 

  • Facilitate and/or create new procedures and processes that support advancing technologies or capabilities 

  • Maintain knowledge on new developments in technology-related industries  

  • Follow standards developed by corporate quality and data governance programs 

  • The position requires a full-time work schedule. Full-time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any additional hours as requested or as needed to meet business requirements 

  • Perform all other duties as assigned 




Required Job Skills  

  • Intermediate skill in use of office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, scanner and telephones 

  • Intermediate PC proficiency 

  • Intermediate proficiency in spreadsheet, database and word processing software  

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft SQL databases. 

  •  Demonstrated problem solving skills 

Required Professional Competencies  

  • Strong analytical skills to support independent and effective decisions  

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work with multiple priorities, sometimes under limited time constraints 

  • Perseverance in the face of resistance or setbacks 

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive working relationship with others  

  • Verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts 

  • Systems research and analysis. Ability to write and present technical documentation 

  • Knowledge of business requirements development and user acceptance testing 

  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy  

Required Leadership Experience and Competencies 

  • Facilitate and resolve customer requests and inquiries for all levels of management in Corporation 

  • Build synergy with a diverse team in an ever changing environment 


Preferred Job Skills  

  • Advanced skill in use of office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, scanner and telephones 

  • Advanced PC proficiency 

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Applications and Suites and Microsoft SQL databases. 

  • Advanced proficiency with relational technologies that supplement RDBMS tool sets 

  • Intermediate proficiency in SAS Programming language 

  • Intermediate proficiency in SSIS, , tuning, enterprise data modeling and schema change management 

  • Intermediate knowledge of Agile development techniques 

  • Strong technical documentation skills 

  • Proven record contributing to the development of large and/or complex datasets/databases 

  • Strong understanding of relevant big data & digital technologies, with the ability to harness their potential to drive customer and business value 

  • Strong understanding of Hadoop, Spark and other relevant Big Data technologies 

Preferred Professional Competencies  

  • Solid technical ability and problem-solving skills 

  • knowledge of internal departments and operations 

  • Strong ability to translate technical concepts so that they are easily understood by laymen.   

  • Strong personal impact and the ability to inspire confidence and positive action  

  • Demonstrated ability to stay current on global threats and vulnerabilities. 

  • Experience working with and managing third parties 

Preferred Leadership Experience and Competencies  

  • Strong communications and influencing skills 

  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and tight timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities 

  • Ability to mentor and provide peer review to lower levels  

  • Ability to build lesson plans and deliver lessons to junior team member 

  • Demonstrated vision in problem solving 

  • Ability to manage a solution and just not a checklist 

  • Advanced systems research and analysis expertise  


Our Commitment

BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.

Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  For more information on our company, see  If interested in this position, please apply.

Application Instructions

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