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Aetna Principal Software Engineer- Java Microservices 57744BR in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 57744BR

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 Aetna's 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!

Aetna Digital in Burlington, MA is looking for a Principal Software Engineer Java /Node.JS to join our team.

We are looking for Node.js Developers responsible forcreating micro services on aws cloud based environment. Your primary focus willbe the development of all core platform services, definition and maintenance ofservices, integration of third party tools and ensuring high performance andresponsiveness.

Expert experience in Java engineering, frameworks, unit testing frameworks

Work with product managers and the scrum team to effectively translate the business requirements into the Java components that require engineering

Demonstrates ability to remove problems and overcome roadblocks during the project. The candidate should also have good verbal and written communication skills

Experience or exposure to working with Open Source Business Rules or Business Process Engines such as Drools, Activiti, etc.


Works with cross-function team, using agile practices, writes, debugs and delivers code.

Produces solid, thoroughly tested features.

Analyzes current information technology environments to identify and assess critical capabilities and recommend solutions.

Experiments with available tools and advises on new tools in order to determine optimal solution given the requirements dictated by the model/use case.


10+ years of Java/J2EE software development experience

3+ years of Node.JS

3+ years of experience building native cloud solutions

Hands-on experience with APIs, microservices

Expert experience with XML/JSON and developing REST Services

Experience with CI/CD systems such as Jenkins

Experience leveraging container based technologies

Experience working with Open Source Rule Engine Platforms or strong desire to work with such technologies

Working knowledge of big data technologies

Multiple years of experience delivery solutions through an Agile delivery methodology

Ability to understand complex systems and solve challenging analytical problems

Ability to leverage multiple tools and programming languages to analyze and manipulate data sets from disparate data sources.

Strong collaboration and communication skills within and across teams.

Strong problem solving skills and critical thinking ability.


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 takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

Job Function: CH & S Technology

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.