Cigna: Mobile Tech Lead, United States (Remote)

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Mobile Tech Lead
Cigna is seeking a strong Mobile Tech Lead who can jump start a team moving into the Mobile Development space. Plans and schedules the development, introduction, communication and maintenance of the corporate systems architecture including the applications, data, and infrastructure architectures and assures that this architecture is integrated with the business area architectures. May organize and control the activities of the section, may assign personnel to the various projects and may direct their activities. Requires excellent planning, conceptual, consulting and communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment and management skills, and the ability to interact with senior business area and IT management and staff solutions.
• Contribute to our native apps written in Objective-C (iOS) or Java (Andriod)
• Integrate with our backend services to make sure we are delivering a great mobile user experience that’s super-fast for end users
• Help improve code quality through writing unit tests, automation and performing code reviews
• Participate in brainstorming sessions and have the chance to contribute innovative and original ideas to our technology, algorithms and product
• Work with the product and design team to understand end-user requirements and use cases, then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution
• Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results within a schedule
• Will be responsible for standing up a Mobile Development team and guiding the team thru multiple initiatives
• Will have to provide technical leadership around choosing appropriate mobile development platform and toolset Drive User Experience thought leadership
• Contributes to user research, concept testing, and usability testing
• Assists in the translation of business requirements into meaningful requirements or stories
• Contributing member of agile team(s)
Qualifications / Skills
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Several years of recent hands-on coding and software design
• A track record of projects completed on time – you’re a flawless executor and know how to build great software
• Evidence of being self-motivated and driven – you find satisfaction in a job well done and want to solve hard problems
• Familiar with iOS and Android SDK
• Solid OOP and software design knowledge – you should know how to create software that’s extensible, reusable and meets desired architectural objectives
• Experience with Objective-C and Java and a willingness to learn new technologies if needed (ideally you have shipped 1-2 substantial apps and know how to integrate with backend RESTful APIs)
• Experience with Linux/Unix and scripting languages like Python, Perl, shell scripting, etc.;
• Experience with migrating from Python to node.js will be desirable
• Experience on web service integration (SOAP, REST, JSON, XML); Good understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax and PHP
• Experience with Agile development (SCRUM methodology) desired
• Experience leading a team in collaborative development of prototypes for demonstration of concepts
• Capable of negotiating successful delivery with business leads
• Comfortable negotiating and presenting to IT and business executives
• Capable of driving alignment across the technology organization
• United States / Remote Candidates – some occasional travel required.
US Candidates Only: Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status. If you require a special accommodation, please visit our Careers website or contact us at
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