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Manager - Application Development - 69361BR

Primary Location: Amherst, New York
Additional Locations: MN-Plymouth, NY-Amherst
Directs and manages a diverse group of employees and contractors as they deliver software through their agile teams. With an eye towards supporting and motivating individuals, build self-sufficient teams who work in a variety of technologies.

Fundamental Components:
  • Motivate and support individuals to be their best selves, encouraging continued learning and improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with direct reports to build growth plans and continuously manage performance.
  • Responsible for both people management and technical leadership within the agile teams under its purview.
  • Has a key role in improving member engagement and digital experiences.
  • As a peer to the business-side Product Managers, ensures IT considerations (e.g. technical debt, architectural runway) are included in agile planning and that the work is completed.
  • Regularly broadcasts stories of success within Meritain and throughout the enterprise.
  • Prepares and communicates progress on team activity. Identifies key resource conflicts and negotiate resolution across projects.
  • Manages the selection, evaluation, contracting, and integration of externally available application software to deliver business system solutions.
  • Enforces the utilization of accepted methodology & tools in a disciplined manner.
  • Responsible for ensuring the vendor teams are adhering to Aetna and individual application standards.

Background Experience:
  • 6+ years’ experience in application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Affiliated with a technical or professional organization or user group.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Job Information:
  • Ability to work effectively with clients and IT management and staff.
  • Management skills.
  • Strong judgment.
  • Analytical ability.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of the system development life cycle, the client area's functions and systems, and application program development alternatives.
  • Understanding of and ability to ensure best practices in software delivery within agile teams.
  • Understanding of the importance of adopting CI/CD, test automation, and other practice improvements.
  • Ability to teach teams and individuals next-generation technical practices, lend a hand in helping teams ramp up their knowledge, and consult on architecture decisions.

Required Skills:
Technology - Developing Software 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.

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.


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