Aetna Assoc App Developer in Cranberry, Pennsylvania

Req ID: 43529BR


This is an office based position that can be located in Hartford, CT, Cranberry, PA or Blue Bell, PA.

Under general supervision, the Application Java Developer formulates and defines system scope and objectives through research and fact-finding to develop or modify moderately complex information systems. Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and maintains those programs. Competent to work on most phases of applications systems analysis and programming activities, but requires instruction and guidance in other phases

Fundamental Components:

Independently designs and/or codes efficient, cost effective application program solutions (develops new and/or reuses existing code through the use of program development software and/or integrates purchased solutions). With limited direction, translates business requirements to technical specifications. Creates technical designs for a new application or enhancements, including integration of purchased solutions. Performs ongoing system maintenance, research, problem resolution and on- call support, according to defined plans or documentation for existing systems. Is fully familiar with the prescribed methodology and is in strict compliance with all required artifacts. Independently performs unit testing. May perform or assist with integration and system testing, according to detailed test plans to ensure high-quality systems. Independently supports processes related to the implementation of systems into production, including integration of purchased solutions. Independently supports the Code Asset Management process. Supports and promotes the reuse of assets across the organization. Independently works on multiple projects and/or SRs and actively participates as a member of each project team supporting an application or set of applications. Independently works on small and large moderately complex projects that require increased skill in multiple technical environments and disciplines, that have system wide impact and that may integrate across the organization. Receives some supervision and direction


2+ years experience in systems analysis and application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.

Proficiency in one or more programming languages, development tools, and/or databases.

Working knowledge of the systems development life cycle, applicable, to role.

Good communication skills


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


Technical - Development Languages/Java/1-3 Years/


Must be self-motivated with strong organizational skills Ability to communicate effectively with technical peers and business partners on all levels Strong written communication with the ability to clearly articulate complex technical/business issues in understandable terms Ability to quickly come up to speed on new technologies via classroom instruction, TBT or self-paced training Other work locations include Phoenix AZ, Downers Grove IL, Cranberry PA, and Blue Bell PA

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Job Function: Information Technology