Strategic Product Manager (Healthcare Solutions) ~59243BR at Aetna in Burlington, MA

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Description: 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! Fundamental Components:
As a Strategic Product Manager (Healthcare Solutions) in Aetna Digital you will work in a fast-paced environment and will carry the responsibility to manage key components of an advanced digital services platform. You will be expected collaborate very closely with other Product Managers and Product Owners in a fully scaled agile environment. Your priority will be to work with Aetna business stakeholders to ensure the product solutions that represent the users journey on the Health Cloud is fully represented. You may be expected to research and understand the product solution market, develop an informed opinion in each journey area and articulate the best product with the engineering, design, & architecture teams. You will be responsible for facilitating collaboration between the business needs, values and solutions.

You will work closely with senior leaders to ensure that investments are aligned to the organizations strategic goals and you will manage the feature backlog accordingly. In turn, you will be guiding multiple scrum teams with representation from architecture, user experience design, test, dev/ops, and more.

This role affords you the opportunity to expand your skills by working alongside talented and passionate teammates from diverse backgrounds. You will be expected to contribute in one or more of the following areas:

You will provide personalized recommendations to employees, members, and consumers so they can achieve their health ambitions, and improve their health and well-being, leverage the services of Aetna partners, wearable devices, content providers and the broader health care ecosystem, and deliver innovative capabilities utilizing Aetnas compelling intellectual property and strategic partnerships with renowned research institutions.

Key responsibilities:
  • Define feature priorities and align the efforts of agile product teams
  • Understand customer needs to define short term and long-term product direction, articulate user stories and features
  • Decompose high-level requirements into user stories and tasks, manage and prioritize the product backlog, participate in scrums and meta-scrums, and validate delivered solution designs.
  • Understands, assesses and critiques the architecture proposed by the Application architecture team and ensures that the scrum team delivery is aligned to the overall solution architecture
Background Experience:
  • Communicate product vision effectively to peers and other leaders
  • Guide product strategy from internal pilots to external launch
  • Perform industry research as necessary to support feature development.
  • Partner with engineering team to define, track and test user stories in an agile software development life-cycle.
  • Provide product subject matter expertise and leadership.
  • Work with program management to track schedule against the roadmap and escalate risks and issues.

Qualifications
  • Proven experience building consumer facing products at scale
  • Digital healthcare experience highly desired
  • Passion for health and wellness and Aetna Digital mission is a must
  • 8+ years of experience, particularly in product management and product development
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to deliver convincing business case recommendations to senior management
  • Demonstrated collaborative style, with ability to lead and influence diverse teams
  • Demonstrated experience driving agile product development.


Skills/Competencies
  • Start-up mentality and desire to innovate at a fast pace
  • Strong critical thinker who makes balanced, insightful decisions
  • Ability to thrive in a fully SAFe-Agile development environment
  • Certified Product Manager / Owner desired
  • Maintain strong relationships across key stakeholders and constituents
  • Engaging and concise speaking and presentation skills
Potential Telework Position: No 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 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.

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