Software Engineer - SQL Server, .NET

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 23, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.



At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

Design, develop, implement, test, and analyze programs interacting with data store and data warehouse data. This includes researching, designing, documenting, and modifying existing data throughout the production lifecycle. The software engineer will also analyze and amend data errors in a timely and accurate fashion and provide status reports where required.

An active and self-motivated Agile team member, you contribute to successful delivery of a member health care systems solution. Contribute to performance, integration, and unit testing; coordinate user acceptance testing, facilitate meetings, and perform research and analysis.

·Possess strong understanding of database design concepts and deliver stable and scalable programmatic solutions.

·Maximize your hands-on knowledge of SQL programming development, SQL tuning, data profiling, and query optimization.

·Utilize excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, and technical skills. 

·Collaborate with appropriate project subject matter experts to gather, document, and confirm business and technical requirements.

·Assist the technical resources in understanding and translating business requirements for the purpose of developing functional requirements.

·Provide effective written and oral communication to key UCare stakeholders to report progress and to identify risks and constraints.

·Assist product owner with product backlog management, user story development, and prioritization.

·Participate in Agile activities.

·Other projects and duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science preferred; demonstrated experience may be considered in lieu of degree. 

Required Experience

5+ years of Enterprise Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence development experience. Excellent data analyst and architecture skills. Experience with data modeling and schema design techniques. Work independently and on a team, with the ability to multi-task, and deliver quality results.

3+ years of working experience in general database development using MS-SQL Server and XML. Focus will be on writing optimal T-SQL queries, stored procedures, view creation, reading query plans, tuning, and troubleshooting issues. Must have good problem solving, analytical and communication abilities. Basic understanding of BizTalk. Experience with specific phases of data warehouse and the software development life cycle, especially related to agile processes, code management, and code review. 

Preferred Experience

2 years working in Agile teams with experience in developing/updating user stories, acceptance criteria and project documentation.

Experience in Test Driven Development and automated unit testing.

Familiarity with Electronic Data Exchange (EDI), specifically health insurance-related X12 specifications, including 834, 835, and 837.

Knowledge and/or experience with Encounters.

Familiarity with the health care industry.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 7th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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