Aetna Java Application Developer in Amherst, New York14226

Req ID: 38969BR


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.

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. 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 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.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE DESIRED 4+ years experience in application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Expertise in one or more programming language, development tools, and/or databases and the systems development life cycle, applicable to development organization.2+ years of Java experience is required. 2+ years of SQL experience is required. XML and C#/.Net experience is desired.


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


Functional - Information Technology/Application development/4+ Years


Knowledge of the business area's functions and systems, and system and applications program development technological alternatives.

Good judgment.

Good communication skills.

Ability to work effectively with business areas and IT management and staff.

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.

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Job Function: Information Technology