Application Developer

Job Description
In Aetna Medicaid IT (a CVS Health company), this position supports the Utilization Management (UM) team, responsible for a portfolio of Medical Management systems, supporting more than 15 state Medicaid plans. As an Application Developer on an Agile team your primary focus is to deliver solutions on our iNotify correspondence system to meet business needs for both enhancements and new implementations. In this versatile DevOps role you can build your skillset and support the team when needed with story writing, QA testing, and team leadership. Closely collaborate with Product Owners to understand the User Experience and design effective technology solutions. Team success will be measured by delivery of business-prioritized quality work on time and within budget.

Fundamental Components
Core Responsibilities
  • Deliver at a high technical level of all phases of application systems analysis, configuration, and programming
  • Independently design and/or code cost-effective solutions with a focus on system stability and data integrity
  • Perform unit testing. May be asked to perform or assist with integration and system testing, or assist business partners with User Acceptance Testing
  • Innovate. Identify new tools and system designs that enhance user experience and boost operational efficiency
  • With limited direction, supports the implementation of software into production, including integration of purchased solutions
  • Responsible for Code Asset Management for an application or set of applications. Supports and promotes the reuse of assets across the organization
  • Learn core business processes and be able to 'put on a different hat', such as BA or QA, to assist all functions of the team
  • Champion the adoption of Agile best-practice and work closely with the team and product owners to focus on the User Experience

Key Attributes
  • Strong knowledge of software design and development best-practice
  • Attitude and desire to learn and perform in multiple team roles as needed
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and sense of urgency
  • Comfortable in a frequently changing, deadline-oriented business environment
  • Ability to collaborate with others to identify inefficiencies and process improvements. Embrace change and focus on continuous improvement

Background Experience
Required Experience
  • 2+ years' experience in application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 2+ years' experience in systems analysis and software/solution design
  • Practical experience in two or more of the following programming languages, development tools, and/or databases: MS SQL, SSIS, .NET, VB Script, Javascript, XML
  • Understanding of the systems development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with Development/Agile support software packages such as Team City, Rally, Clarity, Jira, Rational
  • Understanding of software governance standards
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related discipline, or commensurate experience
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

Desired Experience
  • Experience working in the Health Insurance industry
  • Experience working with Utilization Management processes and tools
  • Experience working in a compliance-driven Medicaid or Medicare organization
  • Understanding of Medicaid business functions such as Provider Authorization, Care Management, Claims, Enrollment, or HIPAA-compliant file formats
  • Knowledge of DevOps automation tools such as Octopus, Team City, and Selenium

Additional Job Information
Ability to work effectively with business areas and IT management and staff.Good judgment.Knowledge of the business area's functions and systems, and system and applications program development technological alternatives.Good communication skills.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Percent of Travel Required
0 - 10%

Business Overview
Aetna, a CVS Health company, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.