Aetna Full Stack Engineer - Security in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 52514BR


The full stack security engineer is someone who is passionate about designing and building secure platforms and applications. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable working with both front-end and back-end environments, as well as building, automating and securing the cloud infrastructure and platforms that supports the services.

We are looking for a full-stack developer with security experience or a full-stack developer with a passion for security

In this role you will:

  • Work with Security Compliance Frameworks (ISO 27001, NIST, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley)

    • Implement/utilize Federal, Industry and Open Source Security Guidance and Secure Coding Practices (OWASP, Critical Security Controls, Cloud Security Alliance, CERT, SANS, SafeCode, CWE Top 25, etc.)

-Work with Agile methodology and phase-based delivery methods

  • Both compiled and interpreted languages such as Ruby, Elixir, Java, Swift, React, and Node.js

Key skills:

  • Knowledge of/experience with infrastructure, application and security automation

  • Knowledge of how to deploy an application

  • Passionate about following best practices, including testing, security, and configuration management

Fundamental Components:

Working Environment:

The team member will be working with a strong team to help transform the way systems are built, secured, authorized and securely operated for continuous compliance and risk mitigation. Specifically, this candidate will help lead efforts to exploit security patterns and practices with orchestration and automation tools to automate the secure configuration, verification, compliance and authorization of systems. They will be a member of a team with experience maturing organizations software development and security practices.


  • Work collaboratively in a fast-moving team

  • Automate security validation testing against cloud platforms

  • Work with Global Security office to translate traditional data center type security controls and guidelines to cloud centric controls

  • Follow and instruct others on version control processes

  • Develop solutions to strengthen the security in and around applications

  • Analyze industry specific requirements/technologies and provide insight

  • Work with appropriate parties to raise issues and work toward resolution



  • Experience with front and backend software development

  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment strategies

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform

  • Experience with Docker and micro-services architecture

  • Experience applying application and service security patterns and practices

  • Experience utilizing Security testing tools (scanners, static and dynamic code analysis)

  • Familiarity with Unix, Linux and Windows operating systems and application platforms

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Logical approach and excellent problem-solving skills

  • Eagerness to learn new industry and new technologies

  • Must be able to work well both in a team environment and independently

  • Must possess exceptional attention to detail

  • Comfort transferring previous development experience to new technologies as they mature


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


Come Join Aetna Digital!

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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