Senior Software Architect-~62463BR at Aetna in Burlington, MA

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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 Application 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: Required Skills:
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.

​Significant Experience with 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 Additional Job Information:
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 Percent of Travel Required: 0 - 10% EEO Statement: Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Benefit Eligibility: Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position. Candidate Privacy Information: Aetna takes our candidate'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

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