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Senior Programmer

Bakersfield, CA 
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Senior, Programmer, C/C++, Web-based development, .net, Object oriented development, ASP, ASP.NET (C# y VB), MVC Patterns, HTML, HTML 5, CSS, Javascript, Visual Basic 6 
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NOTE: This position is located in Bakersfield, California

Kern Health Systems (KHS) is the largest health care plan in Kern County, serving over 200,000 local members. We are currently seeking experienced Senior Programmers to join our team!  At KHS, we are dedicated to improving the health status of our members through an integrated managed healthcare delivery system. This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization with excellent benefits, career advancement, and professional growth opportunities.

The Programmer IV is the most senior level technical position that mentors, delivers guidance and training, provides oversight, and performs technical reviews of the teams development and analytic work.The Programmer IV will lead a remote development team while locally performing complex and critical design of systems, software application development, technical documentation, application deployment, and process improvement of critical business processes in collaboration or through leading the MIS Technical Analysts, business management, or its designees in the systems design and application architecture.This position will lead efforts and activities in direct support of KHS goals and initiatives such as technical discussion and system process design; works individually or as a team lead in analytics, development of code, testing, application production support, coding standards, and other work as required.This Programmer IV provides team leadership, establishes technical standards for the development team, and works closely with the management team to continuously refine the KHS project management and Agile development methodology, procedures, and policies in order to promote efficiency and productivity.The incumbent is responsible for the overall design, and implementation of software development for KHS, and will assist the business project owner, or MIS Project Manager, in project design, tracking, and timely project delivery.The Programmer IV will provide problem resolution of software applications, analytical reports, bugs, and other work as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from an accredited university or equivalent related field and six (6) years of progressive programming or application development experience in a medium to large environment using Microsoft Studio, C#.NET, MSSQL, ASP,and relevant tools.Education can be substituted with Programming work experience on a year for year basis.
  • Proficiency must be demonstrated in software development using design patterns and objective oriented programming methologies.  
  • Microsoft Certified preferred. Two years experience in the healthcare insurance/payer industry preferred.
  • The Programmer IV position is suited for the mid-career to advanced career person.Candidate must be highly organized.
  • Possession of valid drivers license and proof of State required auto liability insurance.


We have an excellent benefit package which includes: health insurance, dental, vision, life, 457(b) and 401(a) Plan, and other benefits.

If you want to learn more about this great opportunity please visit our web-site at www.kernhealthsystems.com or come by our Human Resources Department, 9700 Stockdale Hwy. Bakersfield, CA 93311, Fax 661-664-4310, business hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

"Kern Health Systems is a tobacco-free facility."

NOTE: As a condition to employment, a satisfactory drug test and background check are required.


Kern Health Systems