Aetna Senior Director, Business Development in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 50091BR


Aetna Consumer Health & Products 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 Engineering, Machine Learning or Current Architectural Patterns, you will join the product team that will deliver the platform that will disrupt the healthcare industry and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Aetna Digital is a highly energic, highly collaborative team that operates as a startup within the Aetna Enterprise. We want you to bring forward your talent and expertise to drive the change the is desperately needed within the healthcare industry.

Fundamental Components:

The Senior Director of Business Development (This is not a sales role , but a role that is part of strategy & product mgmt.) is a new and important role within the Aetna Digital organization. The mission of this role is to transform health and wellness with digital products that compel consumer engagement and create a best-in-class experience. This very senior position is responsible for managing the Aetna Digital ecosystem of platform-technology and health-technology partners. This ecosystem will enable a platform that will support accelerated development and delivery of new clinical and well-being services, leverage modern native-cloud architectures, advanced analytics, and IoT data streams.

Key responsibilities:

Identify, evaluate, and prioritize high potential partners Vet inbound partnering opportunities Work collaboratively with Corporate Development on relevant, strategic investments Accelerate product roadmaps by partnering and sourcing multiple enabling technologies Drive vendor evaluation and contracts in close cooperation with Procurement Articulate ecosystem value and strategy to business stakeholders at all levels of the organization Collaborate across organizations to align engagement with common partners Potentially lead a high-performing business development team Evangelize and represent the Aetna Digital organization across functions and with executive leaders


Proven experience leading business development teams and partner ecosystems Digital healthcare experience highly desired Literacy in Cloud Computing and Cloud-based services, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS Experience leading change in markets that are in transition Passion for health and wellness 10+ years of management experience, particularly in product development, product management, and/or business development Highly refined verbal and written communication skills Ability to deliver convincing business case recommendations to executive teams Demonstrated collaborative style, with ability to lead and influence diverse teams

Critical Skills/Competencies

Start-up mentality and desire to innovate at a fast pace Strong critical thinker who makes balanced, insightful decisions Ability to recruit top talent and motivate the team Seen as credible source of technology leadership Ability to engage in an Agile development environment Maintain strong relationships across key stakeholders and constituents

Although geography is flexible, high preference is for the candidate to work in our Burlington, MA facility

Frequent travel may be required at times


Bachelors degree required Highly desired MBA or MS in computer science, engineering or related technology discipline


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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