Aetna Database Designer and Modeler in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 54961BR


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:

The Database Designer and Modeler possesses solid design and database administration skills. Support focuses on the design, implementation, and maintenance of physical data models and databases. Key activities include access method analysis, application consulting, performance tuning, device allocation, data organization, security, and statistical methods, including the development and monitoring of standards and procedures affecting models, database management, design and maintenance. This individual is proficient in the utilization of DBA toolsets and more than one DBMS. He/she is a role model for his/her peers and often mentors them. Exhibits very strong technical or leadership skills.



  • Participates in or provides input to the logical data modeling process in order to ensure that business requirements are translated into a valid database design.

  • Employs relational, object, and star modeling database design principles as necessary in translating a logical model to a physical design that supports the business requirements.

  • Uses logical data models to create and maintain physical database designs which meet identified business needs and provide adequate safeguards for security and integrity.

  • Working with a data modeler, leads access modeling sessions to complete physical database design requirements.

  • Leads the physical database design process.

  • Ensures databases provide required functionality to meet identified business needs.

  • Ensures databases are high quality, cost-effective, maintainable, and contain solutions that can be leveraged.

  • Participates in data architecture requirements discussions and recommends usage of appropriate database and data management technology (i.e., DBMS, MQ, Data Propagator, DRDB).

Additional desired skills:


  • Implements databases for testing and production.

  • Monitors capacity and performance for test and production databases to ensure they are highly reliable, efficient, cost effective, and provide the required functionality.

  • Seeks opportunities to improve database performance by identifying tuning measures and implementing them when appropriate.

  • Ensures that test and production databases are properly backed up and recovered when necessary. Develops and maintains database backup and recovery procedures.

  • Ensures test and production databases are properly maintained; databases are reorganized/resized when necessary and other DBA utilities run when appropriate.

  • Participates in the development of standards and practices for the database environment. Ensures that appropriate standards and practices are followed.

Key skills:

  • SQL

  • ETL

  • Data warehouse

  • Hadoop is a big plus


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Telework potential for current Aetna employee who is working from home.


Technical - Database///

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Dollar-for-dollar match up-to 6% of your 401(k) contributions!

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

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

Up-to 5K a year toward tuition reimbursement

Reimbursement also available for additional Certification, Training & Conferences

Mac Book Pro

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.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna takes our candidates'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.


Job Function: Information Technology

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.