Aetna Application Developer (Early Career) in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Req ID: 51244BR


Under general supervision, 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.

*Note: Interested candidates must be legally eligible to work for any US employer & not require visa transfer or sponsorship now or in the future.

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. *

  • Has experience or course work in Java

    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 familiar with Life Cycle methodologies of Agile and Waterfall

    Independently 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.

    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 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.


    Recent college Computer Science grad or early in career willing to learn new technologies.

    Expertise in one or more programming language, development tools, and/or databases and the systems development life cycle, applicable to development organization (Java and SQL preferred).

    Course work in systems analysis and application program development

    Capable of recognizing how impacts to business process or requirements would translate to necessary application changes to an application or set of applications and has a basic understanding of interfacing systems.


    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/System Support

    Technical - Development Languages/SQL/1-3 Years/System Support


    General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION

    Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATION


    General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/ADVANCED


    This position is entry level but will be started with training on a cloud technology. The opportunity to work on this technology will help in the future growth of your career.

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Information Technology