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Senior Director, Application Development

Primary Location: Chicago, Illinois
Additional Locations: IL-Chicago
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Description:
The Sr. Director, Application Development will direct, manage, plan and administer the operational and administrative activities of a cost center and/or several systems analysis/programming sections.

Fundamental Components:
- Executes on systems design, development and maintenance for DART/ART.
- Develops plans for technical solutions to meet the business needs of the corporation, through business areas, groups or divisions and implements those solutions with timely and cost justified products.
- Makes decisions that may have a major impact on the Organization and Company (Aetna).
- Provides overall direction and guidance to assigned application managers. Reviews and evaluates work of subordinate staff and prepares performance reports.
- Prepares and communicates activity and progress reports across systems within span of control.
- Functions as central technical contact for portfolio of applications.
- Develops and monitors long range information technology plans and policies consistent with the strategic objectives and plans of the business units and the enterprise technology strategy.
- Manages the selection, evaluation, contracting, and integration of externally available application software to deliver business system solutions.
- Selects and builds strong functional teams through formal training, diverse assignments, coaching, mentoring, and other development techniques.
- Manages and is responsible for development of IT project cost estimates, benefits, and assessment of potential risks.
- Manages budgets, plans and expenses; has cost center responsibilities.
- Determines and communicates hire, fire, compensation, and performance decisions.
- Enforces the utilization of accepted methodology & tools in a disciplined manner.
- Proactively builds & maintains external & internal key relationships.
- Responsible for ensuring the vendor teams are adhering to Aetna and individual application standards.


Background Experience:
- 10+ years work experience in systems analysis and application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Ability to work effectively with clients, IT management and staff
- Previous management experience
- Strong judgment and analytical ability
- Excellent communication skills.
- Extensive knowledge of system development life cycle, client area's functions and systems, and application program development alternatives

Potential Telework Position:
Yes

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.

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

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