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Lead .Net Developer - Technical Evangelist - 65731BR

Primary Location: Amherst, New York
Additional Locations: MN-Plymouth, NY-Amherst
Mold the future of software development. Meritain Health, an Aetna Company, is looking for a seasoned .NET developer to join our team as a technical evangelist. With a mix of technical skills, passion for continuous improvement, curiosity, creativity, and great people skills, you will be a key part of changing the way we create and deliver applications.

Meritain Health is undergoing a significant transformation. Having moved from waterfall to agile, from multi-month releases to daily, from manual testing to automated, we are investing in our people and our tech stacks to vastly improve our speed, quality, and customer satisfaction. The technical evangelist role understands how critical it is to adopt CI/CD, trunk-based development, branching by abstraction, and all the practices that are helping organizations make huge strides in delivery performance. This person will be responsible for teaching next-generation technical practices, setting development teams up for success, and helping to architect solutions that move teams into forward-thinking delivery models. While Meritain's development teams are busy delivering essential value for our customers, the Technical Evangelist is helping them level up their capabilities.
  • Serve as a thought leader: research new practices, try them out, and then bring them to the delivery teams with demos, reference applications, and lightweight documentation.
  • Craft operating procedures and best practices that will be rolled out across agile teams.
  • Forge relationships with developers, managers, and business stakeholders.
  • Change is hard, so this individual should expect to encounter resistance to change on a regular basis. A mindset of positivity, open-mindedness, and persistence is required.
This position is responsible for:
  • Understanding the technical details required to implement modern delivery practices, including continuous integration, continuous delivery, automated release/change management, automated provisioning, and automated testing (unit, component, integration, acceptance).
  • Working with IT teams (development, operations, support, etc.) to incrementally increase capabilities.
  • Continuously improving our capability models to ensure Meritain's long-term trajectory is in line with modern best practices.
  • Working in partnership with the DevSecOps Facilitator to implement improvements.
  • Developing a method for tracking technical improvement efforts for every team.
  • Broadcasting stories of success and learning.
  • Proactively and consistently providing updates on progress.
  • Tactfully and positively holding teams accountable for continuous improvement, working to understand barriers to progress and knocking them down.
  • Designing training opportunities (e.g. lunch and learns, skill builders)
  • Applying knowledge and experience to improve Meritain's future state.
  • Design and develop internal tools to help accelerate improvements.
Day-to-day, much of this position's time will be spent working to understand the unique needs of each IT team, and then encouraging, facilitating, and supporting those teams' improvement efforts from a technical perspective. This individual will need to make great relationships with developers, testers, product owners, scrum masters, and more.

*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:

Success in this position will require:

  • Significant development experience in a modern programming language.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to build effective workflow diagrams and value stream illustrations.
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with individual contributors and IT managers
  • The ability to drop into a new team, quickly understand their work, and be able to facilitate productive conversations from the start.
  • The ability to understand new code bases and provide useful, specific guidance on how to improve.
  • A thorough understanding of DevOps concepts and practices or the willingness and ability to learn.
  • An interest in learning more about software security.

Background Experience:
8+ years of .NET Framework, SQL Server, and IIS experience
Some experience with .NET Core preferred
Senior-level understanding of clean coding principles, design patterns, and delivery methodologies (CI/CD)
Senior-level experience architecting solutions for .NET applications
Involvement in all phases of the systems development life cycle.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.


Additional Job Information:
Knowledge of Industry Systems/Software Engineering processes and techniques.Strong leadership skills.Full technical knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming.Technical knowledge of various high level programming languages and program development software.In-depth knowledge of system and technology alternatives, as well as the system development life cycle.Extensive knowledge of the business area's function and systems.Ability to work effectively with business areas and IT management and staff.Strong judgment.Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Required Skills:
Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy

Desired Skills:
Technology - Leveraging Technology, Technology - Promoting Emerging Technology, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions

Functional Skills:
Information Technology - Application architecture, Information Technology - Application development

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

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