Aetna Senior Application Developer in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Req ID: 37512BR



Desk top Application Developer involved in all phases of development and lifecycle, requirement gathering, analysis, project estimation, coding, developing, testing, implementation and production

Under general direction, formulates and defines system scope and objectives. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time and form of desired results. Prepares detailed technical specifications from which programs will be written. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs. Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities. Regularly provides guidance and training to less-experienced programmer/analysts.

Fundamental Components:

Independently designs and/or codes and may lead others in the development of cost effective application and program solutions.Leads or acts as chief technical contributor to translation of business requirements to technical specifications.Leads or acts as a technical contributor in the design of new applications or enhancements including integration of purchased solutions.Independently performs and assists other team members in providing ongoing system maintenance, research, and problem resolution and on-call support tasks for existing systems.Is fully familiar and compliant with the efficient utilization of the prescribed methodologies and ensures compliance for the work of all aligned resources.Oversees or performs unit testing. May perform or assist with integration and system testing, according to detailed test plans to ensure high-quality systems. May assist business partners with User Acceptance Testing.With limited direction, supports the implementation of systems into production, including integration of purchased solutions.Responsible for Code Asset Management for an application or set of applications. Supports and promotes the reuse of assets across the organization.May lead or act as a subject matter expert for projects and/or service requests impacting an application or set of applications.Serves as team leader to direct technical activities, while also providing support for small and large highly complex projects that require increased skill across multiple technical environments and disciplines, that have system wide impact and that integrate across the organization.Receives some supervision and direction as regards prioritization of work but is competent to work independently and to offer direction and oversight to assigned team.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired: 6+ yrs experience in application program development required

Expertise in 1 or more programming language, development tools, and/or databases and the systems development life cycle required

4-6+ yrs experience in systems analysis and application program development required Extensive knowledge of Object Oriented design and programming requiredStrong knowledge of .Net Platform (desktop would be a plus)Strong knowledge of c# requiredAbility to work as part of a team and independently as requiredKnowledge of project management life cycle for IT development requiredWillingness and interest to learn Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle changing priorities


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


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Job Function: Information Technology