CVS Health Java Application Developer - Senior in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Job Description

As Senior Java Application Developer at CVS Health, you will be working on a team that develops applications for our Medicare Part D line of business. More specifically, the Senior Java Application Developer will be a vital contributor in developing new in-house applications. The role of the Senior Java Application Developer will involve taking ownership and being a Technical Lead on designate projects. The Senior Java Application Developer will provide technical competency for a team of IT professionals comprising of both employees and contract staff in support of Medicare Part D applications.

The primary responsibilities of the Senior Java Application Developer will include:

  • Undertaking development effort and oversight of development efforts.

  • Reviewing the development work of contracted resources.

  • Collaborating with Project Managers, Quality Assurance and other IT teams throughout the SDLC process.

  • Gathering and reviewing requirements, development and testing documentation.

  • Following up on progress to date and managing projects to completion.

  • Assisting in development of solutions to multiple complex technical projects/initiatives.

  • Evaluating and resolving defects found during QA and UAT process.

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ Years experience in information technology required, preferably in a lead role on SDLC projects.

  • 3+ years in Java based web application development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years in IT positions.

  • 2+ years of Healthcare experience.

  • 1+ years experience in a lead role on SDLC projects.

  • Experience with web based UI development.

  • Experience with Linux operating systems and scripts.

  • Experience with process flow documentation (Visio)

  • Presentation/communication skills (MS Office) Experience in all phases of software development life cycle.

  • Experience leading projects including: meeting deliverable dates, leading work team(s) and direct customer/client contact.

  • Experience managing customer/client requirements or demands.

  • Applied experience with database design, modeling and development.

  • Ability to work closely with in a team environment and business partners.

  • Good verbal and communication skills.


Bachelors degree required. Degree in Computer Science or related discipline strongly preferred. If no bachelors degree, then 1 year of relevant work experience for each year of college not obtained is required.

Business Overview

CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, unemployment status, political affiliation, or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. CVS Health will consider qualified job candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. CVS Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any Colleague or applicant for employment because such Colleague or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the Colleague or applicant or another Colleague or applicant. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW at and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT at

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