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Application Developer

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Columbus, GA, US, 31999

The Division:  Digital Services
Job Id:  3530

Location: Remote or Columbis, SC 

 

 

Job Summary

Develop, maintains, and integrates application software, related project management activity, and production support; works closely with internal and external clients, business analysts, and team members to understand business requirements; Develops and integrates application software, including unit testing and implementation efforts; continues to maintain and support software implementation.

 

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works on a limited number of projects as a member of each project team
  • Works on small and large, moderately complex projects that require increased skill in multiple technical environments and disciplines; participates on one or more project teams, application analysis, design, development, integration and enhancement activities, as well as related maintenance and production support
  • Works with project teams to define and design scope for each project
  • Participates in project planning sessions with clients, business analysts, and team members to analyze development requirements and make recommendations for moderate to complex systems
  • Tests and implements application modules from multiple systems the team has developed or modified, ensuring application meets the needs of client and business
  • Provides ongoing maintenance of iSeries, mainframe and/or client/server applications or tools, depending upon previous involvement with projects
  • Mainframe, and/or client/server applications or tools, depending upon previous involvement with projects
  • Handles production support within their area of expertise and supports issues referred to them by developers or managers
  • Provides design recommendations, developing and integrating programs per written specifications, occasionally responsible for writing moderate to complex design specifications
  • Makes moderate to complex modifications to existing software applications and modules in accordance with written specifications and division standards
  • Develops software application modules using disciplined software development processes; makes recommendations towards the development of object-oriented base class reuse
  • Translates business and technical requirements into detailed design specifications for application code and modules.
  • Prepares and presents status updates on various projects
  • On-call duties required as assigned
  • Performs other duties as required

 

 

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or programming
  • Three or more years of programming experience or related work experience
  • Experience and understanding of multiple programming languages and applicable applications.

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

 

 

Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Object Oriented Development: Java, C++, C#, Python, R, PHP, Visual Basic.NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, SIMSCRIPT, Object Pascal, Objective-C, Dart, Swift, Scala, Kotlin, Common Lisp, MATLAB, and Smalltalk.

  • API development

  • DevOps experience, not just the tools but the mindset like continuous improvement. Tools for us would be Git, GitHub, JFrog, AzureDevOps

  • Agile experience, specifically scrum

  • Good Engineer Practices like automated unit testing, test-driven development

  • Cloud experience, specifically AWS if possible

  • Fundamental knowledge of data to be able to create scripts and data patchers

  • Bonus is automated testing development in Postman, Rest Assured, Robot Framework

 

 

 

 

Competencies

  • Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments
  • Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities
  • Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages
  • Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial
  • Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds


Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA