Application Development Specialist, SQL, Visual Studio (Healths
Cigna - Nashville, TN

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Job Description The Application Development Specialist devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.

Additional responsibilities: *
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, documents and implements complex software applications according to standards. *
  • Works at the highest technical level of all phases of applications programming activities. *
  • This position may perform systems analysis functions. *
  • Analyzes business user needs and provide optimal technical solutions. *
  • Performs root cause analysis for issues and provide effective timely technology resolution. *
  • Participates in the analysis, design, development, unit testing and documentation for small to medium system enhancements and or large scale strategic development initiatives as needed. *
  • Assists in research and fact-finding, in implementation and maintenance of databases, in development of software code and in programming applications. *
  • Gathers information for problem identification. *
  • Documents, tests, implements and provides on-going support for the applications. *
  • Position will address cross-organizational IT Service and Business metrics, reporting, data aggregation, and tools development initiatives. *
  • Assists in leading all aspects of applications programming and development including file design, update, storage and retrieval. *
  • Functions as a technical and analytical support for packaged application(s) operating on the MS SQL Server platform. *
  • May coordinate activities of a project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and costs. *
  • May act as a technical programming consultant for small-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces. *
  • Effectively prioritizes work while considering business need and urgency. *
  • Effectively manages multiple tasks.
Preferred Qualifications *
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, or related discipline with an IT focus preferred or equivalent years of progressive experience. *
  • Exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills *
  • Ability to work constructively in a team environment *
  • Proven knowledge in computer programming language. *
  • Thorough understanding in systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures. *
  • Thorough understanding in systems analysis and design techniques. *
  • Extensive knowledge of the software development life cycle. *
  • Four years experience application program development, or the equivalent in education and work experience. *
  • Previous work experience with a healthcare / insurance company a plus. *
  • Preferred technical qualifications: *
    • MS SQL server development tools *
    • Visual Studio 2008/2010 *
    • Erwin *
    • SQL Server 2008 *
    • SQL Management Studio *
    • Windows Server 2008
Note: This position can be based out of Nashville, TN OR Baltimore, MD. This position may also have the possiblility to work from a home office 2-3 days per week if desired.

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With a significant position in the US health insurance market, CIGNA covers some 11.5 million Americans with its various medical plans. The...