An easy transition from college life to a career in technology
Healthfirst has launched a new program that offers recent college graduates a smooth transition into the tech workforce. Our 24-month IT Early Career Development Program is designed to kick-start an exciting and rewarding career in technology. Associates will be placed as full-time employees in meaningful roles, where they will gain valuable experience as IT professionals and develop as Trailblazers.
The program provides early-career hires with: • Dedicated mentorship with industry leaders • A collaborative learning environment of smaller cohorts of associates who are also new to Healthfirst. • 1:1 mentorship with program managers to discuss career paths and growth opportunities • Training tailored to the associate’s role, focusing on fine-tuning existing skill sets and gaining new, in-demand industry skills. • A professional network of peers and senior leaders. • An opportunity to do impactful work while developing professionally and technically. • An opportunity to pay it forward and mentor the next class of associates. At the end of the program a graduation ceremony will be held to celebrate the success of each associate and their assignment to a specific team as an experienced member.
Basic InformationThis is a hybrid program based in New York.
Primary Office: 100 Church Street New York, NY 10007
*IT Associates in this program are full-time employees and are eligible for the full-time benefits and incentives at Healthfirst.
Undergraduate students must have graduated within 12 months of the program in a computer science or related degree.
Graduate students must be enrolled at an accredited institution or have graduated with a computer science or related degree within 12 months of the program.
Does not require sponsorship for employment
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution
NY hybrid role: must be able to commute to the office
Knowledge of project management concepts
Passion for solving challenging problems
Technical curiosity and the desire to learn new things quickly
Ability to prioritize, multitask, and maintain attention to detail
Very strong verbal and written communication skills required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
Start Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
End Date: Friday, August 29, 2025
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 14, 2023. Program space is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Healthfirst complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
There are two distinct program paths: technical and business. Based on their technical skills and interests, each associate is aligned to a path and a role within one of 12 participating teams for the duration of the program.
Facilitate payment of claims to providers who render care toHealthfirst members. Manage transactions in a timely, efficient, and appropriate manner.
Ensure that members utilize and obtain appropriate medical and healthcare services.
Computer Science degree; SQL
Enrollment & Billing
Facilitate the enrollment of members in an appropriate health insurance plan. Ensure they receive accurate and timely bills for premium payments.
Java and Object-Oriented Programming
Customer Digital Experience
Foster digital member engagement with Healthfirst across the Customer Call Center, Mobile Experience, and Customer Engagement platforms.
Foundation Skills Computer Science degree; Full-stack development; Java
Corporate Business Technology
Develop and maintain systems, tools, and solutions for the Healthfirst workforce.
Office 365; Data Analytics; Coding with Computer Science fundamentals; SAfe
Digital Provider Collaboration
Engage and facilitate provider engagement with Healthfirst.
Java or any programming language; SQL; MS Office
Provider Data Management
Ensure accurate provider information utilized by all Healthfirst systems.
React JS; Python; SQL; Cloud Engineering
Sales, Product, and Marketing
Ensure that Healthfirst can offer a variety of health insurance plans and can market and sell those plans in the NY State marketplace.
Ensure that Healthfirst has digital correspondence business capabilities that include correspondence lifecycles management.
Object Oriented Programming; SQL; React
Alfresco – Spring Boot
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SQL; ETL; Technical Writing
Ensure that quality assurance software testing is performed on and for any system or system change that is delivered to the enterprise. Helps enable secure, scalable, accessible, and well-performing systems free of defects.
Java; SQL; MS Office
Infrastructure and Operations
Responsible for Infrastructure Architecture, Engineering and Operations across the Cloud Platform, Workplace Platform, and the IT Operations Center.
Zoom video conferencing, mobile devices Android/Apple, Service Now, Macintosh and PC hardware, software, and operating systems