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Python Developer

Posted 11 months ago

Our Healthcare Insurance client is seeking a Sr. Python Developer to join their team for a contract role!

Our client has more than 5,000 employees and is the number 1 health insurer in the state of North Carolina serving more than 3.89 million customers. Health care is changing, and our client is leading the way by provide innovative solutions that simplify the health care system, improve efficiency and outcomes, and help rein in costs. Our client is a not-for-profit with headquarters in Durham, NC.

Position:  Python Developer
Location: This position is remote** (see below)
Term: 6 Months, Contract to Hire *

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or mathematics OR Associate’s degree specifically in computer science field
    • 5 years development experience
  • With no degree, 7 years experience required
  • Direct experience with these development languages/technologies:
    • Python
    • SQL
    • Web application development
    • Unit testing
    • Git
    • Deployment using container platforms (ex. OpenShift, Kubernetes, Amazon EC2)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with integrated solutions
  • Prefer experience with data, analytics, and reporting
  • Experience working with vendors for effective solution delivery
  • Professional Certification
  • Experience with at least one of the major database systems (i.e. DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, Teradata)

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
Responsible for the analysis, development, installation, modification and support of complex software and/or information solutions. Designs software and/or information solutions based on functional area assigned

  • This role will be doing full-stack web application development using Python to support our Analytics & Insights division. You will also be part of a team that works closely with IT and Dev Ops to define standards and best practices for SDLC, CICD, and analytic solutions
  • Independently perform all necessary discovery and fact finding to fully understand and execute all assignments
  • Independently code, debug, revise and document intricate objects or systems. Design solutions based on functional area assigned
  • Works closely with solution and information architecture to ensure alignment to design
  • Implement the tested and approved objects in a manner which protects the integrity of all test and production environments
  • Adhere to all solution delivery standards, service level agreements, and processes (i.e., Balancing, Data Security, Walkthru and Approval processes, Program/System documentation, Status Reporting, Escalation, Change Management, Problem Management, Software Development Methodology, etc.), as well as participate in the development of these standards and processes
  • Independently analyze complex business problems or opportunities and prepare detailed specifications and estimates from which objects will be written at the project level
  • Evaluate solution options and make buy vs. build recommendations to management
  • Independently provide effective communication to business and IS partners. This includes verbal, written, and electronic communication, as well as delivering presentations
  • Create effective unit test plans from the technical specifications as well as review junior staff members unit test plans for completeness/thoroughness
  • Independently analyze application and system problems and incidents; develop recommendations and solutions for those problems, implement those solutions, and provide communications on the associated actions, business impacts, and results
  • Identify best practices, communicate and implement these practices to the department
  • Create and sustain business literacy and understanding of business processes in the IS organization
  • Provide detailed application and code expertise to the development, testing, business teams
  • Coordinates vendor solution delivery and partners with vendors to effectively meet business needs and timelines
  • Provide direction and assistance to junior staff members

** Due to COVID-19, this position is work from home through September. Once the Durham, NC campus restrictions begin easing in October, the client will continue to encourage contractors to take a virtual-first approach to their work when possible. As long as job responsibilities are not impacted, being in the office full-time will not be necessary or expected. During the interview process, our client will walk through our virtual-first approach and will answer questions you may have. 

* If you live out of the state of NC, only candidates from the following states are eligible to convert to FTE: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and South Carolina.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

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