: Senior Architect - 72648BR
77 Bedford Street
Burlington, MA 01803

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Job Description
Aetna's mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and a best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for Aetna's digital strategy and all digital products; as well as the development roadmap and execution of the roadmap. A key part of this team is to build an integrated platform and underlying products to drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness.

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 developing software within Aetna, using the latest design approaches, technologies, and processes. Aetna Digital is a newly formed startup like business unit within Aetna, which will design, build and deliver a completely new and integrated digital experience for our users.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components
Aetna Digital is looking for a Senior Software Architect who will interface with several disciplines within various business units within Aetna including UI, PM, Partners, Engineering, etc. towards the creation of a unified customer facing experience.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Serve as technical architecture expert for a scrum team, helping to ensure successful product deliveries
  • Provide guidance to developers and other stakeholders regarding the design of server applications, encompassing APIs and micro-services, containers, databases, cloud infrastructures, and cloud services
  • Manage the evolution of architectural roadmaps for your domain, showing how new features are released or updated, with an eye on paying down technical debt with minimal disruption
  • Ensure all Non-Functional Requirements (e.g. performance, availability and fail-over, scalability, security, etc.) are properly articulated, and work with all parties to guarantee that the software products that are delivered meet these objectives
  • Partner with key stakeholders to establish and adopt architectural best practices, guidelines, and standards. Evangelize, mentor, and coach all on the same.
  • Lead Proof-Of-Concepts and Spike Solutions, and provide Reference Architectures and Baseline Implementations when appropriate
  • Drive buy vs build evaluations, including consideration of OSS
  • Participates in high-level estimation

Background Experience

  • 10+ years as a software developer/architect. Experience and proficiency with modern languages, frameworks, and technologies such as Java, Python, Node.js, messaging queuing infrastructures, as well as AWS or GCP cloud infrastructure and services
  • Experience with the design and development of complex systems; employs a disciplined and rigorous approach
  • Adept at requirements analysis, estimation, systems and application design, and testing
  • Experience designing RESTful APIs that facilitate a superior UX or simplify systems integration.
  • Familiarity with popular Design Patterns catalogues
  • Experience with RDBMS and/or NoSQL databases. Understands the benefits and trade-offs of both. Familiar with normalization and denormalization, sharding, and other data-centric patterns
  • Experience with distributed computing architectures, including race conditions, parallelism, and concurrency control
  • Excellent collaboration, influencing, evangelization, negotiation, coaching, mentoring, and coalition-building skills. Ability to work with persons in all job functions (e.g. Product, UX, developers, QA, DevOps).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities with minimal supervision. Self-directed
  • A great team player, with demonstrable experience delivering superior software products via Agile methodologies
  • Experience on an Agile team


Desired Skills

  • A proven track record working as part of a team on large architectural projects
  • Experience with micro-services
  • Experience architecting solutions for AWS or Google clouds
  • Experience with distributed caching solutions; understands the factors that enable effective caching
  • Exposure to Big-Data and/or Machine Learning
  • Exposure to CI/CD and DevOps
  • Experience with SAFe Software Development Principles
  • Meeting facilitation


EDUCATION
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Additional Job Information

  • Dollar-for-dollar match up-to 5% 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.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Reimbursement also available for additional Certification, Training & Conferences

Education
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Percent of Travel Required
0 - 10%

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

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David L. Casey
Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer

The military has an ethos that is grounded in purpose-driven service that’s bigger than the induvial. The same holds true for us at CVS Health. You can talk to colleagues in any part of our business and they will be able to articulate our company’s purpose. Working here provides an opportunity for service members and military spouses to continue to serve -- just in a civvies.

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Susan Medina
Head of Executive Search & International Talent Acquisition

As a member of the CVS Health team I have the chance of a lifetime to work for a company with a purpose in which I truly believe. Who wouldn’t want to go to work every single day knowing that every conversation, every meeting, every email, every day will have an impact on someone, especially when that someone is likely a friend, a family member, a grandma, or even a stranger?