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IT Application Engineer – Lea in St. Louis, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 9/17/2018

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Job Description

General Summary:

  • Lead designs application solutions based on detailed application requirements and define data structures and data sources to satisfy the application solution.

  • Lead also works closely with architects, developers, customer representatives, project managers, etc. to ensure that application solutions meet customer requirements.

Level Expectations:

  • Possess an expert level knowledge of the tools and processes required by the role

  • Manage efforts affecting large-scale, highly complex, cross-functional/platform environments

  • Typically spends majority of time providing direction across large teams at all levels but capable of solid individual performance when required Share knowledge, coaches, and mentors others in area of expertise

  • Ability to perform functions at all levels of a process

  • Will serve as technical lead in area of expertise

  • Will have duties instructing, directing, and checking the work of others

  • Possess excellent communication and relationship skills Comfort ability interfacing with ESI director level management for technical briefings, status reports, etc.

  • Essential Functions:

  • Improve application quality and reliability by implementing good standards and processes Increase productivity by implementing tools and processes Serve as the technology go-to person on any technical questions

  • Resolve complex technical issues Ensure quality is maintained by following development patterns and standards Design and build prototypes i.e. the Rapid Prototype, which becomes the application system Define physical program units and data structures based on the logical model to satisfy the requirements of the application

  • Prepare deployment and post deployment plans to support the conversion and deployment of the solution Interact with architects, analysts, project managers, developers, customer representatives, and QA managers to ensure that application solution meets customer needs


  • Over 10 years of work experience in application engineering

  • Experience in defining requirements and conceptualizing solutions on related projects or work assignments

  • Strong expertise in related technical stack

  • College degree in Information Systems, Business, or related field Exposure with development methodologies is highly desired

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and facilitate requirements meetings

  • Promote consensus on a high level view of the project and drill down into the details to obtain the requirements

  • Perform thorough interviews with project stakeholders to develop requirements and design

  • Ability to document project issues, risks, assumptions and requirements

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other stakeholders or team members to resolve issues

  • Creating process flows and diagrams necessary to assist the requirements gathering process

  • Consistently deliver project status and time tracking regularly to management Conduct comprehensive requirements reviews with project stakeholders, development and QA teams

  • Strong facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity with health care industry very helpful Strong customer service focus Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions

  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities

  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, working knowledge of Access Working knowledge of SharePoint

    • knowledge of SharePoint