Description: Has full technical knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming. Under general direction, has duties of instructing, directing, and checking the work of other systems analysis and programming personnel. Formulates and defines system scope and objectives for assigned projects. Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Responsible for program and system design, coding, testing, debugging, and documentation. Acts as expert in business applications and/or cross functional areas. Responsible for directing and monitoring the work of team members. May be responsible for project completion and user satisfaction. Provides focus on cross-application integration & solution design as needed to ensure release success.
Fundamental Components: May have quality assurance review responsibilities for design. May be called upon to code when need & opportunity arises. Leads or acts as chief technical contributor to translation of business requirements to technical specifications. Leads or acts as the chief technical contributor in the design of new applications or enhancements including integration of purchased solutions in accordance with Enterprise wide strategy. Works closely with technical partners to coordinate and plan ongoing and scheduled system maintenance activities and assists other team members who perform ongoing system maintenance, research, problem resolution and support tasks for existing systems. Efficiently utilizes the prescribed methodology in a disciplined manner, which may include the execution of key technical reviews at projects gates and/or milestones. Anticipates, analyzes, and reacts to the potential impact changes to technology and/or products may have on the business and the computing environment. Oversees/Coordinates the completion of unit testing, integration and system testing, according to detailed test plans to ensure high-quality systems. Assists business partners with User Acceptance Testing. Independently supports the implementation of systems into production, including integration of purchased solutions. May set direction for Code Asset Management for an application or set of applications. Supports and ensures the reuse of assets across the organization. Leads or acts as a key subject matter expert for all or portions of the set of applications aligned with a sub-domain or domain. Serves as team leader to direct technical activities (including analysis, planning, architecture, design, development, testing, installation, and maintenance of support systems for business areas). Acts as a knowledge source for identifying Aetna and individual application development standards. Interacts and receives general direction from the Business, Project Managers or Application architects. Apply industry wide understanding of technology, tools and methodologies to assist in developing solutions on projects of strategic significance. Evaluate and identify issues and constraints pertaining to technology approach; coordinate evaluation of solutions to insure adherence to Aetna technology standards (such as security, database, etc.) Ensures technology remains at current levels for enterprise tools and operational upgrades. Needs a basic understanding of vendor contract stipulations for outsourcing agreements. Background Experience: Understand the business and functional requirements that apply to the applications supporting a sub-domain or domain as well as their relevant interfaces. Experience in delegation of tasks and leading development projects Aware of emerging technologies and able to evaluate for appropriate use. . Eight or more years in application program development experience. Involvement in all phases of the systems development life cycle. Experience with application development/technology support packages, product/technology evaluations. 6-8+ years systems analysis and program development experience with some task or team leadership, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Affiliated with a technical or professional organization or user group Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience. Additional Job Information: Healthcare Research and statistical analysis: - Design and code efficiently using SAS programs. - Apply knowledge of healthcare data to support disease & case management products.- - Extract healthcare data from multiple sources and create integrated analytics data sets. - Perform some of the aspects of data analysis (i.e., data acquisition, data management, programming and documentation). - Assess data and analyze quality to identify and correct data issues.
Solutions Consulting and Desision Support: - Document methods, specification, and results clearly, contribute to the writing and presentation of project reports. - Communicate information in a clear and concise manner. - Ability to work effectively with business areas and IT management and staff. - Knowledge of Industry Systems/Software Engineering processes and techniques. Required Skills: General Business - Consulting for Solutions, General Business - Turning Data into Information, Technology - Developing Competitive Technology and Architecture Desired Skills: General Business - Ensuring Project Discipline, Technology - Promoting Emerging Technology, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions Functional Skills: Information Management - Business information analysis, Information Management - Data acquisition, data management, programming and documentation, Information Technology - Application development, Information Technology - Application maintenance & support, Information Technology - Data / info management & architecture Technology Experience: Development Experience - UNIX, Reporting Tool - Base SAS, Reporting Tool - SAS MACRO Potential Telework Position: No Percent of Travel Required: 0 - 10% EEO Statement: Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Benefit Eligibility: Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Candidate Privacy Information: Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.