Sr Mgr, IBM ACE Developer

CVS Health

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Position Summary

Join Fortune 7 CVS Health as a Sr. Manager of Application Development within the Shared Services and Advanced Technology Delivery (SSATD) organization. As an Applications Development Senior Manager, IBM ACE Developer, you will collaborate with both full-time employees and contracted cross-functional resources to execute IT project work throughout the various phases of the SDLC for a number of initiatives that will range in size and complexity. This role will also be responsible for application stability, to maintain the corporate goals of system up-time.

Under general direction, formulates and defines system scope and objectives. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those procedures. Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities. Regularly provides guidance and training to less-experienced programmer/analysts.

Fundamental Components:

Independently designs and/or codes and may lead others in the development of cost-effective application and program solutions.

Leads or acts as chief technical contributor to translation of business requirements to technical specifications.

Leads or acts as a technical contributor in the design of new applications or enhancements including integration of purchased solutions.

Independently performs and assists other team members in providing ongoing system maintenance, research, problem resolution and on-call support tasks for existing systems.

Is fully familiar and compliant with the efficient utilization of the prescribed methodologies and ensures compliance for the work of all aligned resources.

Oversees or performs unit testing.

May perform or assist with integration and system testing, according to detailed test plans to ensure high-quality systems.

May assist business partners with User Acceptance Testing.

With limited direction, supports the implementation of systems into production, including integration of purchased solutions.

Responsible for Code Asset Management for an application or set of applications. Supports and promotes the reuse of assets across the organization.

May lead or act as a subject matter expert for projects and/or service requests impacting an application or set of applications.

Ability to support and lead others to develop API services utilizing onshore and offshore teams. Serves as team leader to direct technical activities, while also providing support for small and large highly complex projects that require increased skill across multiple technical environments and disciplines, that have system wide impact and that integrate across the organization.

Receives some supervision and direction as regards prioritization of work but is competent to work independently and to offer direction and oversight to assigned team.

Understand the business and functional requirements that apply to the applications supporting a sub-domain or domain as well as their relevant interfaces.

Required Qualifications

8 years’ experience in application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience with at least 6 years in strong IIB/ACE Development

2 years of experience with IBM Integration Bus (IIB) V10 / ACE11

2 years of experience with IBM WebSphere Message Queue

Strong understanding of design and development of RESTful APIs and Web Services

Preferred Qualifications

IBM DB2 DatabaseJava / J2EE

Working experience in full CI/CD process (GIThub, Jenkins and Octopus)

Working experience in SAFE/Agile Methodology /Framework

Education Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Technology or equivalent combination of education and experience (2 yrs experience with 2 yr Associate degree and 4 yrs experience with HS/equivalent).

Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:

$120,750.00 – $240,000.00

This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors. This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above. This position also includes an award target in the company’s equity award program. In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities. The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits. Eligible employees may enroll in the Company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees. The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners. As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off (“PTO”) or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies. For more detailed information on available benefits, please visit

CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

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