Wellington Steele and Associates

Pega Developers

Location US-NY-Rochester



We're recruiting for a REMOTE 6-12 month contract that could turn into a direct hire as a Pega Developer for Excellus BC/BS out of Rochester, NY.


Salary as our W2 employee includes PTO and medical insurance.


You can remain a long term contractor but ultimately, if you were to be considered for fulltime employment with Excellus, they'd like you to eventually relocate to the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Elmira or
Binghamton NY areas, relocation assistance is availabl







The Pega Developer is responsible for utilizing agile development methodologies to analyze, develop, and test system solutions in response to business requirements. Incumbents are expected to understand user stories, identify appropriate designs, code to the design specifications, and complete appropriate unit testing to ensure a quality solution delivery.


Working with stakeholders across a broad array of IT and business teams through all phases of a project, including requirements-definition, design and build, delivery, and user acceptance testing, the Pega Developer leverages industry expertise to consult on and influence project direction, as a tireless advocate for Pega best practices. The incumbent demonstrates commitment to project success by ensuring that the delivered product is fully-functioning, performs to business requirements defined and approved by the team, and meets or exceeds stakeholder expectations.


Essential Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Develops code; analyzes, researches, and resolves system issues.
  • Responsible for small user stories encompassing limited feature development and service requests – with impacts largely limited to a single application or system.
  • Articulates obstacles.
  • Creates and maintains application documentation.
  • Participates in design reviews and code reviews.
  • Maintains level of urgency towards timelines and results.
  • Participates in on-call rotation.
  • Supports and follows all documented IT processes and standards.
  • Attends daily standups.
  • Communicates and works with team members/Business to understand requirements and identify application impacts.
  • Creates individual work plans, specifications and programs with guidance utilizing development procedures and standards.
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values and adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
  • Performs other functions as assigned by management.
  • Responsible for small-to-medium user stories encompassing feature development and service requests – with some impacts to more than one application or system.
  • Participates in strategic discussion and decision-making when called upon to do so.
  • Provides limited mentorship to Associate Developers.
  • Provides input to creation of Organizational Standards.
  • Identifies best practices and participates in creation of Organizational Standards.
  • Assists with software and system design and architecture within the assigned portfolio.
  • Identifies process and technical deficiencies and offers solutions to resolve.
  • Develops strategies to mitigate risk and translates those strategies into specific action plans.
  • Provides mentorship to all technical staff at all levels on Pega-related topics.
  • Identifies best practices and drives creation of Organizational Standards.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or relevant field (or four additional years of work experience in lieu of bachelor’s).
  • Related work experience (e.g. co-ops and/or internships) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and partner with team members and direct leadership to understand user stories and identify application and system impacts.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Agile development methodologies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with testing techniques (e.g. unit and system).
  • 4+ years of Pega development experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply Pega’s principles of application design and development using Developer Studio to delivery business applications that are Built for Change.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and partner with team members, direct leadership, and some business partners to understand user stories and identify application and system impacts.
  • Experience configuring case and case processing behavior.
  • Experience creating data classes and properties.
  • Demonstrated ability to automate decision-making throughout an application to improve process efficiency.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate and manage reference data to allow applications to adapt to changing business conditions.
  • Pega Certified System Architect training and/or certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Responsibilities and Accountabilities of this role level.
  • Demonstrated experience managing rules, rulesets, and leveraging the Enterprise Class Structure (ECS) to promote rule reuse between case types and applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to design applications for multiple device types and screen sizes.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage integration settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate Next-Best-Action decision-making into applications.
  • Demonstrated experience configuring roles, access groups, privileges, and managing data access within an application.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Responsibilities and Accountabilities of this role level.



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