Aetna Director of Client Architecture in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 54488BR


Aetna's mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for Aetnas digital transformation and all digital products; as well as the development and execution of the digital roadmap. A key part of the responsibility is to build an integrated platform that enables the delivery of products to drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness. We want you to be apart of the team that will build this next generation platform.

Leveraging your expertise in Big Data, IoT, Native Cloud, Application Development, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, you will join a product team that is building disruptive cloud platform that will transform the healthcare industry and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Aetna Digital is a highly energetic, highly collaborative team that operates as a startup within the Aetna Enterprise. We want you to bring your talent and expertise to drive the change the is desperately needed within the healthcare industry.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components:

Aetna Digital is looking for a motivated, accomplished Director of Client Architecture with deep technical expertise in designing, building and delivering complex software architecture. You will be responsible for guiding, coaching, and managing architects responsible for our customer facing platforms. This role will require EXCELLENT coalition building skills, solid technical knowledge, great communications skills, and the ability to understand the big picture

Fundamental Components:

Lead & guide a team of highly advanced technical architects to work with stakeholders, including business, product, and UX team members to influence the application architecture and design.

10+ years of modern front-end development experience (native mobile and web). Familar with current technologies & trends.

Experience w/ full-stack and/or backend development also preferred.

Ability to coordinate the architectural growth and development accross several scrum teams for the iOS, Android and Web platforms.

Self-motivated, seeking out opportunities to move the application, it's design and architecture forward based on projected features and roadmap visions.

Work with senior leadership as a representative of Aetna Digital in other technical business areas within Aetna in architectural decision making.

Understand the "big picture" and guide your team to defining architectural solutions that solve the business needs

Understand and implement appropriate processes to support the architecture team and the needs of the organization and business

Work with senior management on strategy and direction

Participate in high-level architectural discussions


15+ years recent and related experience in systems architecture methodologies rich understanding of architectural and design patterns

7+ years of people management experience

Track record of leading, mentoring, and attracting architects by building a collaborative architecture approach in an Agile organization

Deep experience w/ various technologies: Swift, Java, Kotlin, Ruby, ROR, Java, Modern Web Frameworks, JavaScript (pref React Js, Node.js a plus), CSS, HTML

Passion for continuous learning in a way that keeps the company on the "leading edge"

Superior written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrates initiative and drive; self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented; creative and analytical

Experience working across multiple business units and fostering product and program unity

Experience in Agile development methodology

Experience in AWS and other cloud environments and services

Experience with SAFe Software Development Principles a plus


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Dollar-for-dollar match up-to 6% of your 401(k) contributions!

Health care (HSA/FSA), dental, vision benefits, PTO

Gym / Showers

A top of the line MacBook Pro

Sit/stand desk

Free Parking (Burlington, MA office)

Aetna-sponsored refreshments, Friday lunches, etc.

$200/yr towards wellness - gym membership, fitbit, treadmill

Up-to 5K a year toward tuition reimbursement

Reimbursement also available for additional Certification, Training & Conferences

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.