Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Overview

Local Remote - must live within 2.5 hours of our Milwaukee WI or Brentwood TN office.

Brookdale is looking for a senior-level Java Developer that is ready to make a positive and meaningful impact for associates and residents. This candidate will be part of the IT Agreement to Cash team, working on development and enhancements of a number of applications including our electronic Residency Agreement system. Knowledge of the senior living industry and/or revenue cycle would be beneficial.

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

Relationships and integrity are the heart of our culture. They help us create a welcoming and inclusive community among our residents, associates and patients that feels like family. They guide us to be open in our communication with each other, and enable us to make the right decisions for the people who have entrusted us with their care. Our relationships and integrity work together to create a positive impact in the lives of the people we touch.

The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. You'll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness - physical, mental, emotional, and financial. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us!

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:

Full-time and part-time associate benefits:

• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

• Benefit plan package

• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit

• Associate Compassion Fund

• Associate Discounts

• Identity theft protection

• Pet savings and insurance plans

• Voluntary benefits available

Full-time associate benefits:

• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.

• Paid Time Off

• Adoption Benefit

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)

• Voluntary STD and LTD

Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

Responsibilities

As a talented and passionate member of an energetic Agile team, the Solutions Engineer IV will build high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade applications, while providing expertise in all areas of full stack development. Progression with demonstrated knowledge of additional software frameworks as well as knowledge of multiple areas within Brookdale. The Solutions Engineer IV will be a self-starter that demonstrates excellent communication and problem solving skills with a focus on customer service, mentoring associates and ensuring products meet or exceed operational requirements. The Solutions Engineer IV will collaboratively participate in all areas of delivery from analysis, development, configuration, testing, implementation and support of software applications.
  • Analyze, design, develop, test, document, and implement new and existing applications and solutions do deliver high quality, scalable solutions to meet business objectives and operational requirements.
  • Drive application/architecture design and development reviews as appropriate to ensure working within appropriate technology/standards.
  • Assist in the change management process, including presentations and approvals in the change management process, and adherence to the defined change management guidelines. This includes actively working to improve the change management process. Mentor and train team members on the change management process.
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to support business objectives and continual improvement of team dynamics. Work to implement ideas to improve the development environment, best practices and team dynamics.
  • Promote the identification and resolution of application and technical issues (monitor sustainability, issue identification and resolution) enabling the optimization of uptime of application and operational support. Focus on elimination of reoccurrences by conducting root cause analysis and identifying remediation strategy.
  • Actively participates in continuous learning of technology, understands its applicability to solve business objectives, designs and implements solutions where appropriate. Stay up to date on emerging technologies and industry trends. Maintain external relationships to develop state of the art knowledge in emerging technologies and to stay abreast of the latest thinking in technology arenas. Mentors team members on best practices for new technologies.
  • Expert ability to adapt to, create and implement different technology interfaces, platforms and frameworks and mentor team members.
  • Focused on delivery of high quality solutions and improvements in customer experience and operational excellence with forethought for adaptability to future platforms. Enterprise thinking not just tactical. Drive strategic vision and strategy with team to enable the execution of scalable and sophisticated solutions to solve common business needs with forethought for adaptability to future platforms

  • This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience
    Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Engineering, or other related area, or equivalent experience is required. Minimum 5 years of related experience is required. 7 years of information systems experience, including 4 years of experience directly developing enterprise-grade applications is preferred.

    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    Relevant technical certifications are preferred.

    Management/Decision Making
    Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within the Agile Team. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

    Knowledge and Skills
    • Expert experience with database technologies and CRUD concepts. Expert in database design and tuning for solutions that require creative investigation and evaluation of alternative architectural solutions.
    • Advanced experience with unit, integration and acceptance testing. Drives maximizing application test coverage. Expertise with unit testing packages and concepts, automated testing and TDD. Drives integration of TDD and automated testing into processes.
    • Expert experience using Application design patterns and mentoring team members on their use and appropriate selection criteria.
    • Modifies and creates design patterns.
    • Successful experience working in an Agile team environment, preferably Scrum, as an actively involved team member. Mentoring other team members in Agile process. Has obtained at least one Agile certification.
    • Supportive of team members and other teams through effective collaboration. Positive influence on peers and technical staff within the team. Collaborates with internal customers and work teams across departments utilizing exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills. Leads cross functional teams of a diverse set of individuals. Mentors team members on collaboration, verbal, written and presentation skills.
    • Positive influence and embody Brookdale cornerstones.
    • Exceptional mastery in multiple languages and databases with and a passion to learn anything you don't know. Mentors others and serves as a SME to team members.
    • Proven knowledge of multiple major business areas within Brookdale and ability to articulate business personas and the operational flows for those areas of the organization. Understands the business as well as our customers. Supports Product Owner and Team in understanding of business areas. Mentors others in business process. Collaborates with business to improve processes and operational flows.
    • Effective in diplomatically challenging status quo at all levels of the organization when appropriate to find better ways to our residents.
    • Commitment to action over process, bureaucracy and status quo.
    Physical Demands and Working Conditions
    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Ability to lift: up to 25 pounds
    • Vision
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    People just like you, who are seeking active adult living and inspired senior lifestyles for themselves and for loved ones, are turning to Brookdale Senior Living® communities.  With us, excellent service and care are a given, where we excel is the experience. From the first day you move in, you're a familiar name, treated as an individual and a respected member of the family. As the nation’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States and as a leading national provider of senior-related services, Brookdale provides active retirement living and care services for thousands of seniors and their families.  Our assisted living facilities, independent living communities and continuing care retirement communities offer trained and dedicated staff. Our commitment is to help you or your loved one achieve and maintain long-term health and wellness. Brookdale currently operates more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 33 states across the nation. Each day, some 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings.  As testimony to our success, Brookdale retirement living and assisted living communities consistently generate high resident satisfaction ratings, demonstrating our pride, commitment to quality, and service excellence.  At Brookdale Senior Living, we are committed to creating positive, stimulating ways for you to continue living your life with meaning and purpose.

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