Lead Software Engineer (RPG / iSeries)


Remote position available

Job Description

Looking for a Software Engineer with several years of experience using the RPG language on the iSeries. This includes using Free Format RPG, embedded SQL, sub procedures, service programs, and API's. We are looking for candidate in the greater St. Louis area that would be onsite, but after they get settled in, they would be able to work remote 2-3 days per week.

Any experience in the following tools is a plus, but not required:

Robot Scheduler

Main technologies and expertise needed is experience programming on the iSeries, RPG, SQL, the MS suite of products and using DB2 database.

This candidate should be able to work independently as well as within a group in an Agile environment. It would involve working with teams/applications on various platforms. This would be supporting the enhancement of a claims adjudication system that processes claims for various areas such as behavioral health, radiology, oncology, and medical lines of the business.

Within this team at Magellan you will be part of a group focused on supporting our companies’ massive transformative purpose; Leading Humanity to Healthy and Vibrant Lives. The team works to support this goal by ensuring the claims system supports our clients, healthcare providers and individual members in providing an effective, efficient, and accurate adjudication of their healthcare claims.

This position services as an expert technical and industry resource to management, clients and development staff in new uses of information technology in all phases of major system and subsystem development. Provides consultation on internal and industry IT technical and business domain process capabilities including leadership in the identification and recommendation of new IT opportunities and business operations as it relates to application development. Formulates, contributes to, and directs task identification, work effort estimates, and work schedules for research, prototype, and proof-of-concept IT activities. Directs and participates in all aspects of development tasks including data management, application architecture and business architecture. Provides guidance to staff on complex assignments and mentors on new technologies.
  • Works with to break down a complex system into smaller components and coach/lead a team of software engineers to design and develop these components.
  • Functions as primary practitioner coach on the team to grow the capabilities of other engineers on the team.
  • Integrates systems to databases and other applications using middleware such as SnapLogic, REST based services, etc.
  • Understands the relationship between applications and infrastructure.
  • Acts as a leader in the developer community within Magellan and performs demo, knowledge sharing sessions.
  • Writes technical blogs and be active in Open Source Community.
  • Agile, DevOPS and Cloud:
  • Acts as expert for automated testing strategies, including TDD and ATDD.
  • Works on Agile software development projects.
  • Understands advanced concepts of Containers, Micro-Services, Continuous Integration
  • Develops highly scalable applications in AWS cloud using tools like Cloud Formation Templates, EC2, SWF, ELB, Lambda, S3, RDS/Dynamo DB and others.
  • Identifies track key metrics produced by the application.
  • Performs load and performance testing on the applications and have advanced troubleshooting ability to tune the application to scale.

General Job Information


Lead Software Engineer (RPG / iSeries)



Job Family

Info Technology Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience



Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


  • 5+ years related experience including a minimum of 2+ years designing, building and deploying software in IT.
  • Critical thinker.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

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