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Senior Salesforce Development Advisor

at Aetna Inc.

Posted: 8/24/2019
Job Reference #: 67906

Job Description

Job Description
Has full technical knowledge of SalesForce development. Under general direction, has duties of instructing, directing, and checking the work of other systems analysis and programming personnel. 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 Salesforce 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.


Job Group
Information Technology

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Supervisory Responsibilities

Percent of Travel Required
10 - 25%

Posting Job Title
Senior Salesforce Development Advisor

Potential Telework Position

Additional Locations

Primary Location (City, State)

EEO Statement
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Resource Group

Additional Job Information
Knowledge of advanced Salesforce processes and techniques. Strong leadership skills. Full technical knowledge of Salesforce 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.

Fundamental Components
  • May have quality assurance review responsibilities for design and use of cost effective application program solutions.
  • May be called upon to code when need & opportunity arises.
  • 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 Salesforce applications or enhancements including integration of purchased solutions in accordance with Enterprise wide strategy.
  • 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.
  • 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 Salesforce.
  • 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 Salesforce technology, tools and methodologies to assist in developing solutions on projects of strategic significance.
  • Evaluate and identify issues and constraints pertaining to Salesforce 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
  • 6+ years’ experience in Salesforce application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Expertise in APEX  language, development tools, and/or databases and the systems development life cycle, applicable to development organization.
  • Project experience with Salesforce Lightning and developing lightning custom components, experience with custom integration, REST API, Community Cloud, CPQ and Salesforce1 a plus.
  • Good understanding of Database Technologies such as SQL.
  • 4-6+ years experience in systems analysis and application program development, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience with third party Salesforce application packages.
  • Understand the business and functional requirements that apply to the applications supporting a sub-domain or domain as well as their relevant interfaces.

Required Skills
Technology - Developing Software Solutions, Technology - Leveraging Technology, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions

Desired Skills
Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Technology - Justifying the Business Case, Technology - Promoting Emerging Technology

Minimum Functional Experience
Information Management - Informatics, Information Technology - Application architecture, Information Technology - Application development, Information Technology - Application maintenance & support

Benefits Program
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Candidate Privacy Information
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