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Senior Java Application Developer

Primary Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Additional Locations: IL-Downers Grove
Under general direction, has duties of instructing, directing, and checking the work of other systems analysis and programming personnel.
Has full technical knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming.
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.

*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:
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.
May be called upon to code when need & opportunity arises.
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.
May have quality assurance review responsibilities for design and use of cost effective application program solutions.
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.
Experience with Java, Web Services - Rest /Soap, ActiveMQ, Jenkins, Selenium, JBoss 6.1, Hibernate, Microsoft SQL Server, Eclipse, Maven/Ant, Apache Click, Open Office
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:
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:
Technology - Developing Software Solutions, Technology - Leveraging Technology, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions

Desired Skills:
Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Service - Providing Solutions to Constituent Needs

Functional Skills:
Information Technology - Application development

Technology Experience:
Database - SQL Server, Development Experience - Client/Server, Development Experience - N-Tiered, Development Language - Java, Development Language - Java 2 Enterprise Edition, Development Language - Java Development Kit, Development Language - Javascript, Operating System - Linux

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

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