Aetna Manager, Software Engineering in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 50595BR


Aetna is taking on a major initiative to redesign and rebuild many of its customer facing digital assets. This effort will include a completely new approach to building software within Aetna, using the latest design approaches, technologies, and processes. Aetna Digital, a newly formed startup like business unit within Aetna, will design, build and deliver completely new and integrated digital experiences for our users.

Aetna Digital in Burlington, MA is looking for a Manager of Software Engineering (1st Line Manager) with full stack web application development experience. This role will be responsible for managing local & remote (US based only) teams. You will have an opportunity to provide both leadership and technical expertise to drive the delivery of high quality software products. As a software leader you will use your skills to support, manage and mentor development professionals with deep technical backgrounds and experience building awesome user focused solutions. Your solid leadership experience and success is critical to support developers who will drive forward innovation and help deliver cutting edge application solutions.

Fundamental Components:

Manage software development direction, process, implementation, and resources efforts to meet the business priorities and goals Manage multiple scrum teams consisting of Web Client and Server developers Resolves technical and operational and team problems Responsible for performance reviews and working with the team members on their goal setting expectations, development plans and priorities Drive and support the organization initiatives including Agile, automated testing, continuous integration, continuous delivery and documentation Partner effectively with distributed cross functional and cross organization teams Work with architects, quality and product managers, user experience designer, release train engineer to deliver functionality on time and with quality Ability to understand big picture, while implementing at the detail level Work with product to understand the feature requirements to support and guide the technical team Ability to work in a fast paced environment and deal with multiple priorities Bring energy and excitement to the team Promote proper implementation of SAFe process techniques Excellent verbal and written communications


5+ years of technical lead and or managing software development teams, with emphasis and technical management Ability to drive team-wide consensus toward adoption of new design and direction 10+ years of experience with web application development The Technology Stack consists of : (node.js, Python, Ruby, Java, Spring, Axon Framework, AngularJS, messaging(i.e. AWS SNS/SQS, Rabbit MQ), etc.) Experience in SaaS/ Public Cloud (ideally AWS , or Azure/Google, Open Stack, etc.)Ability to understand complex distributed system/application concepts to drive the adoption of new technology and trends Ability to drive the adoption of new technology and trends. Ability to drive team-wide consensus toward adoption of new design and direction.


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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Job Function: Information Technology