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Express Scripts Software Development Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri


The Software Development Engineer uses in-depth knowledge and experience to oversee the writing and modifying of complex software application programs. This position will create detailed specifications or designs, conduct quality assurance reviews of peer's application programming, and act as a resource for team members with less experience. The Software Development Engineer will code, test, debug, document and maintain software application programs.


  • Partner with multiple vendors to create estimates and delivery plans for projects or programs across an application family.
  • Ensure quality of technology delivery of multiple vendors’ technology solutions for multiple concurrent projects or programs for an application family.
  • Provide technology leadership and delivery accountability for solutions for multiple concurrent projects within an application family (i.e. Claims, C&PS, or CS&DW).
  • Function as team leader for a large or complex unit with accountability for setting direction to mature the technology associated with the team.
  • Key aspect of this is “tech debt” removal when possible.
  • Identify and implement process enhancement opportunities associated with supporting the application area.
  • Implement actions to increase ESI and vendor partner knowledge on team.
  • Serve as SME for components of the team.
  • Partner with architects to set direction for maturing use of/retiring/adding technology components in the ESI environment.
  • Provide technical guidance to projects/programs for complex components of a multiple technology suites.
  • Lead efforts to develop standard practices, components, guidelines for use of complex technology components.
  • Lead teams to resolve urgent and high production incidents.
  • Lead actions to determine root cause of problems and drive resolution.
  • Work on special projects as assigned.
  • Ability to learn new technology and technical products to increase technical skills and expertise


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 3 years of experience.
  • Master's degree in related field with 1 year of experience
  • 9 years relevant experience without Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field.
  • Ability to provide and implement technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
  • Solutions are innovative, thorough, practical and consistent with organizational objectives.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Ability to lead discussions with all levels of the organization and provide balanced information of an idea or communication of an issue regardless of written or verbal.
  • Familiarity with health care or PBM industry.
  • Familiar with working in a vendor partner model.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines.
  • Strong mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines.
  • Adaptability and willingness to lean new tools and applications.
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across project teams.
  • Ability to learn new technology and technical products to increase technical skills and expertise.


Do you have a passion for programming and find yourself asking “I wonder if I could do it this way…”?Our software engineering teams start with strategy and then create, test and deploy our client and patient applications. The result? Innovative, high-performing, scalable user-facing solutions relied on by millions every day.We work in an Agile environment, partnering with teams across the organization to craft exceptional applications – with the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes for the 100 million people we serve


At Express Scripts, we dare to imagine a better health care system, and we’re driven to make it happen. Where some see obstacles, we see possibilities. We’re challengers, difference-makers and opportunity-seekers, united with our partners in pursuit of a simpler, more sustainable system and better health for all.

We have always acted first to take on the toughest challenges. We uniquely partner across the health care ecosystem to uncover opportunities, take action, advance health care and deliver better outcomes – like no one else can. We believe health care can do more. We are Champions For BetterSM.

Express Scripts, part of Cigna Corporation, unlocks new value in pharmacy, medical and beyond to further total health for all.