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Application Developer

Primary Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Additional Locations: ND-Bismarck
Under general supervision, formulates and defines system scope and objectives through research and fact-finding to develop or modify moderately complex web application 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.

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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 2-4+ years experience in systems analysis and application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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.

Additional Job Information:
  • Requires expertise with C#, .Net and JavaScript, SQL Server databases and the systems development life cycle, applicable to development organization.
  • Experience with QuickBase and/or Telerik DevCraft is a plus

Required Skills:
Technology - Developing Software Solutions, Technology - Leveraging Technology, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions

Desired Skills:
General Business - Turning Data into Information, Leadership - Collaborating for Results

Functional Skills:
Information Management - Business information analysis, Information Management - Data Warehousing, Information Management - Database Structures, Information Technology - Application development, Information Technology - Application maintenance & support

Technology Experience:
Database - Microsoft SQL Server, Development Language - ASP, Development Language - SQL, Development Tool - Microsoft Visual Studio

Percent of Travel Required:
10 - 25%

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

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

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