Aetna Senior Software Architect (Application Security) in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 48930BR


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 is looking for a Senior Software Architect (Application Security) who will focus on ensuring that our architecture and software designs meet security requirements. You will be the primary Security Maven between our group and Aetna Global Security in determining the requirements and best practices we follow in building secure products. This role requires EXCELLENT coalition building skills, solid technical knowledge up and down the stack, great communication skills, and the ability to assess and design secure architecture and applications.

Fundamental Components:

The ideal candidate will be able to work with stakeholders, including business, product, and UX team members to influence the application dataflow design and extensible product platform architecture.

This person will need to understand technology and have technical conversations with BOTH Architects AND Developers. Will need to be able to go into detail on how the technology works. Will need to ensure when the team is implementing code the approach will ensure the security of the code and the application.

Analyze and design security solutions for applications and infrastructure, and provide expertise and consulting to the overall organization. Secure software development, data protection, cryptography, key management, SSO/SAML, identity and access management (IAM) within SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud environments. Experience with various types of software architectures including Microservice architecture. A disciplined approach to software development and problem solving. Passion for technology and a high technical aptitude. Working in an Agile SDLC. Work with best of breed technologies (Cloud, high throughput event processing, data analytics, etc.) A proven track record of working as part of a team on large architectural projects. Excellent verbal and written communications. 10+ years of recent and related experience.


Architected solutions within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other cloud providers with focus on Security.

Working knowledge of relevant security regulations such a PCI-DSS and HIPAA.

Modern technologies experience including: Node.js, Python, Ruby, AngularJS, messaging (i.e. AWS SNS/SQS, RabbitMQ), and other cloud 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) contribution!

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

One volunteer day per quarter

An onsite gym

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

A top of the line MacBook Pro

Sit/stand desk

Free lunch Fridays where we get together and catch up.

Up-to 5K a year toward tuition reimbursement

Up-to 1.5K a year for 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