Application Development Senior Advisor-Java at Cigna

Posted in General Business 17 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Job Description:

The objective of this position is to work with business and technical experts to implement software engineering solutions and best practices that promotes the highest re usability. The individual must have superb analytical and technical skills coupled with the ability to drive project deliverables. The individual will be expected to participate in the collaborative concept definition, architectural refinement, software design and realization of products that support the strategic technology needs to support the organization. A full stack engineer is a person that has a breadth of knowledge in computer science, a problem solving mentality and a desire to learn. This person is comfortable working with in a technical capacity across many of the sectors including core development on platform, data processing and report generation. The FSE will be working in a team that demands technical excellence and whose members are expected to hold each other accountable in the overall success of the output. Focus for this team is on the delivery of innovative solutions to complex problems.


  • Drive automation pyramid and integrate with CI/CD tools for continuous validation

  • Understands when to automate and when not to

  • Drive mentality of building well architected applications for Cloud

  • Drive the mentality of quality being owned by the entire team

  • Can identify code defects and work with other developers to address quality issues in product code

  • Passion for finding bottlenecks and thresholds in existing code through the use of automation tools

  • Passion for continuing education and improving code quality

FSEs are able to articulate clear business objectives aligned to technical specifications and work in an iterative agile pattern daily. FSEs have an ownership over their work task, and are comfortable interactingwith all levels of the team and raise challenges when necessary.


  • Core code development for back, middle and front end applications

  • Operational triage of bugs, failed test cases and system failures

  • Creating and optimizing infrastructure performance metrics

  • Mapping user stories to detailed technical specifications

  • Creating solution architecture to support business capabilities

  • Deploying & developing applications on both PaaS and IaaS platforms end to end

  • Architecting a pilot or PoC effort to bring innovation to delivery

  • Working In stages of the environment lifecycle including Production

  • Automation of manual data object creation and test cases

  • Ask smart questions, take risks and champion new ideas

Requirements and Skill sets needed:

  • 10+ years of software development experience in Core Java

  • 8+ year experience in designing technical solutions using object-oriented design concepts, DDD, functional programing and microservices design patterns

  • Proficiency in Java 8 features such as Lambda Expressions, functional programing

  • Proficiency in Java frameworks such as Spring Boot, RESTful API services

  • Experience with NoSQL Databases such as MongoDB

  • Experience with containers such as Kubernetes, Docker

  • Experience with PaaS and IaaS platforms

  • Experience with AWS / cloud computing (working knowledge)

  • Experience with Kafka

  • Experience with Terraform, experience with setting up CI/CD pipelines is a plus

  • Hands on experience with JUnit, end to end testing. Having done TDD based application development is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Provide recommendations and design optimal configurations for large-scale deployments

  • Experience in SDLC, including testing and deployment. Experience with GitHub and Jenkins

  • Working knowledge of scripting languages

  • Knowledge around machine learning a plus

  • Unix-like operating system environment (proficient)

  • Track record of contributions to open source software projects

  • Be passionate about resolving user pain points through great design

  • Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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