Programmer-Assoc Analyst- Santa Ana, California in Santa Ana, CA at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/26/2019

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Programmer-Assoc Analyst- Santa Ana, California - Schedule TBD

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.


Assist in discussions with functional and technical experts during functional needs analysis. Provide expertise to technical experts to execute assigned tasks involving application coding, job control language coding, LAN/WAN interfaces, database and function calls, testing, and operations.


  • Attend meetings with customer, systems analyst, and programmers during definition of specifications in order to understand role of the assigned technical tasks to the delivery of system functionality.
  • Monitor work effort and report task completion status to avoid project slippage.
  • Code assigned application in appropriate programming language, job control language, and utilities.
  • Execute unit test plans, accurately report results, and suggest possible solutions to problems.
  • Test Operations Instructions and suggest improvements.
  • Maintain assigned application source code and job control language.
  • Maintain and resolve code problems on both a scheduled and on-call basis.
  • Meet scheduling deadlines and project commitments.
  • Provide suggestions and input for training of Computer Operations and end users.
  • Document technical and functional aspects of assigned work areas.
  • Regarded as the first point of contact with expertise in specifically assigned areas including: basic LAN administration, data communications, PC troubleshooting, PC software maintenance, voice-mail systems, and email systems.



  • AA degree in Computer Science (or in progress) with an emphasis on application programming and LAN/telecommunications administration.

Work Experience:

  • None required but exposure to business environment including Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Financial Statements, Accounts Payable, and Credit/Collections is desirable.

Special Requirements:

  • Understand the theories and concepts of database design, telecommunications, LAN/WAN, PC, and mid-range computer disciplines.
  • Key Word Search: LAN, WAN, Analyst, Programmer, Software, Application, Coding, Test Plans, and Job Control Language.

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