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Cigna Software Engineering Senior Manager - Pharmacy Technology in Olympia, Washington

Help us lead our future. Do you like solving problems in innovative ways? If so, prepare to innovate, create, and inspire. The Pharmacy Technology Senior Manager leads the team responsible for the Safire software that run our mail order fulfillment pharmacies for Home Delivery, Accredo and Express Scripts Specialty Distribution Services.


The Senior Manager has responsibility for all aspects of Express Scripts’ Safire Application Platform, including delivery of secure and reliable capabilities.

The primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and maintain Safire application platform for the Filling product

  • Determine when and how to implements new and emerging technologies

  • Provide in-depth technical consultation to business partners and IT management/development to ensure development of efficient application systems utilizing established standards, procedures and methodologies

  • Engage in production support research and resolution recommendations, as required

  • Oversee software engineering product team of 8 – 15 people

  • Manages the performance and develops the feedback of the members of their team, including following through on annual performance review.

  • Participates in evaluation and prioritization of customer/user requests.

  • Participates in process improvement and cross-departmental IT initiatives.

  • Report key performance metrics to management

  • This role will work closely with the Technical Product Owns and Automation Team. As the technical leader, this person will need to apply Safire Subject Matter Expertise across the product.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree Preferred

  • 8-10 years’ experience in software engineering

  • 3-5 years leading software engineering teams

  • Experience working in Microsoft C#.NET, C++ and Angular

  • Experience working with Oracle and Microsoft SQL

  • Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve complex issues with innovative solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines

  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Familiarity with the Manufacturing Application Development preferred

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines and travel requirements

  • Well versed in root cause analysis techniques thru analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Experience working in the agile framework

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.

  • Completing project responsibilities including design, coding, testing and documentation

  • Documenting change management for all projects

  • Maintaining business rules for data entry, workflow progression, and regulatory compliance

  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas to team members with varying levels of technical expertise

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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