Premera Blue Cross Software Development Engineer IV - IT Applications in Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

As a Software Developer IV on the IT Applications team you will be supporting the Sales and Marketing team. This team is instrumental in ensuring that Premera’s customer gets quality health insurance products at an affordable price. You will develop and maintain a variety of applications in an agile environment. The work you perform supports connecting customers with the best possible health care for the best possible price. Premera is undergoing a technology transformation and you will help drive the future of applications.

What you’ll do

  • Influence and teach cutting edge agile software engineering practices in team and across IT Applications

  • Lead collaboration with the business and teammates to design technology solutions in agile delivery

  • Support Sales and Market activities by ensuring technology delivers products as fast as the market demands

  • Lead and provide guidance to all team members and business partners

  • Create an environment that is conducive to experimentation

  • Demo the technology you build , incorporate feedback received from stakeholders

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or 4 years’ work experience in Information Technology

  • 8 years’ experience in application development

  • An agilest champion with firsthand experience developing and teaching agile software engineering practices in teams and to the industry

  • Motivation and ability to teach teammates software cutting edge coding and technical practices

  • Extensive experience with C#, SQL, big data, and cloud

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills able to translate technical talk into non-technical terms

  • Proven experience transforming teams and culture from waterfall to agile

What we offer

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)

  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more

  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees

  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize

  • Free parking

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action:

Premera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

If you need an accommodation to apply online for positions at Premera, please contact Premera Human Resources via email at or via phone at 425-918-4785.

At Premera, we make healthcare work better. By focusing on improving our customers’ experience purposefully and serving their needs passionately, we make the process easier, less costly, and more positive. Through empathy and advocacy, we change lives.

As the leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, we provide comprehensive health benefits and services to more than 2 million customers, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. Our services include innovative programs focused on health management, wellness, prevention, and patient safety. We deliver these programs through health, life, vision, dental, disability, and other related products and services.

Premera Blue Cross is headquartered in Mountlake Terrace, WA, with operations in Spokane and Anchorage. The company has operated in Washington since 1933 and in Alaska since 1952. With more than 80 years of experience in the region, we deliver innovation, choice, and expertise.