Technology Early Career
​​​​​​​Development Program (TECDP)


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 2022-2023 recruiting season for this program is happening now! You can also visit our events page to see if we'll be on your campus (virtually and/or in person) this fall. Want to learn about Cigna's COVID-19 vaccine policy? Click here.

TECDP associates posing for a group photo
If you have a passion for technology and building applications or programs to meet customer needs, then the Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP) could be a perfect fit.

In this program, you’ll develop your technical, leadership, interpersonal, and business skills with a mix of challenging assignments, formalized training, and guided mentorship. You'll rotate through various business lines, gaining exposure to a wide range of different technologies.

Upon graduation from the program, you'll be well trained in Technology Services at Cigna, with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume leadership roles throughout the organization.


In addition to full-time opportunities, the TECDP also offers internship opportunities.

Program perks:

Customized learning experience


As a TECDP associate, you're able to select multiple assignments throughout your time with us, giving you the opportunity to build and shape your own program experience as part of a highly individualized early-career path. With this learning philosophy, associates are able to diversify their experience or declare an area of specialization.

Formalized
​​​​​​​mentorship


​​​​As you begin to shape your career path, you're supported by your TECDP class program manager, assigned to a Technology Services role manager and program "buddy", and connected to co-workers, peers, and mentors. 

Participation in committees


​​​​​​​During your time in the TECDP, you'll dedicate approximately 20% of your time towards participating in one or more committees aimed at driving the direction of the program and building your leadership, technical, and soft skills. These committees are focused on recruiting, diversity and inclusion, development, innovation, branding, and onboarding.


Example of roles available to program participants:

Application Developer


As an application developer, you'll devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems regarding computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. To ensure the applications are successful, you'll be responsible for all designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents to these programs.

Architect


In this role you'll evaluate and test potential IT architecture solutions to ensure they meet our users' needs. You'll be responsible for producing moderately complex IT architecture designs and then translating user requirements to solutions. Examples of technologies you'll use include Sparx Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Visio, and a variety of reporting tools.

Information Protection


In an information protection role, you'll be responsible for the research, evaluation, recommendation, and administration of systems/procedures to ensure the protection of information that is processed, stored, or transmitted. You'll identify security risks and exposures, determine the causes of complex security violations, and suggest procedures to halt future incidents.

Scrum Master


In this role, you'll lead, plan, manage, and direct a project team to accomplish the objectives of a project with limited, local objectives. This will require you to maintain working relationships with client functional areas outside of IT. Directing a project of this scope will require you to 
review and formulate project plans, manage schedules, and monitor budgets.
TECDP associates posing at a program BBQ

Not quite ready for full-time? Check out our internships.

As a summer intern, you’ll have an opportunity to fill one of many roles available in Technology Services. Roles range from systems analysis and application development to infrastructure engineering or production support. 

Available in Bloomfield, CT, St. Louis, MO, Philadelphia, PA, Denver, CO, Morris Plains, NJ, Nashville, TN, Bloomington, MN, and Austin, TX.

Furnished housing is provided for TECDP interns that join Cigna for the summer!