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Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP)


IMPORTANT NOTICE: We're no longer accepting applications for our full-time early career position or our summer internship. As we get ready for the 2021-2022 recruiting season, we will post new opportunities. Check back in August 2021 to see the opportunities we have available. But while you wait, be sure to learn more about our program below.

TECDP associates sharing what it's like to be in the program
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, weíll develop your technical, leadership, and business skills by providing you with a mix of challenging assignments, formalized training, and guided mentorship. Youíll rotate through various business lines, gaining exposure to a wide range of different technologies.

Upon graduation from the program, youíll be well trained in all functions of Technology Services, 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:

International assignments


After being part of TECDP for 12 months, associates may choose to apply for an international assignment at one of our global offices. This is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience and become fully immersed in a new culture.

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.


​​​​​​​Take it from them...

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Krishna R., Cloud Platform Engineer

“TECDP has given me the opportunity to explore so many different avenues of cutting-edge technology, and help pioneer the way forward for application development teams to move to those new systems. The amount of learning and career growth that I’ve had as a result of the program is more than I ever could have imagined.”
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Diana M., Agile Service Delivery Lead

“The TECDP has provided me with valuable experiences that have cultivated my leadership skills and taught me firsthand about Cigna’s international business. I have no doubt that this strong foundation has set me up for a successful career.”
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Gayle T., Clinical Solutions Architect

“What I like most about the TECDP is that it gives me a chance to pave my own path. I can pursue multiple passions and explore new areas without fear because TECDP is a supportive environment that encourages curiosity and learning.”
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Gage T., Data Architecture Analyst

“The TECDP has given me all the opportunities needed to jumpstart my early career in Technology Services. The skills learned, unique experiences had, and network gained have all been incredible influences on my professional development.”
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Not quite ready for full-time? Check out our internships.

Summer Internship
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. As part of the summer internship experience, all interns will have the exciting opportunity to work collaboratively on a summer innovation project. Project prompts are selected from real-world challenges Technology Services is looking to solve for. Interns will have the opportunity to present their group projects to senior leadership.

Available in Bloomfield, CT, Philadelphia, PA, Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN, Franklin Lakes, NJ, and St. Louis, MO.

Furnished housing is provided for TECDP interns that live 25 miles or further from their office

On-Campus Internship
TECDP’s on-campus internship is offered during the school year at the University of Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State University. Here, students work in Cigna labs located on their school’s campus, for 10 to 25 hours a week, on real projects for Technology Services.