Aetna Director, Software Architecture in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 49978BR


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 along with the underlying platform to support it.

Aetna Digital is looking for a motivated, accomplished Director of Architecture experienced in designing, building and delivering complex software according to business needs. You will be responsible for guiding, coaching, and managing architects responsible for our customer facing platforms. This role will require EXCELLENT coalition building skills, solid technical knowledge, great communications skills, and the ability to understand the big picture.

Fundamental Components:

Lead and manage a team of exceptional software architects in the creation of Aetna's customer focused software platforms Understand the "big picture" and guide your team to defining architectural solutions that solve the business needs Understand and implement appropriate processes to support the architecture team and the needs of the organization and business Work with senior management on strategy and direction Participate in high-level architectural discussions


15+ years recent and related experience in systems architecture methodologies rich understanding of architectural and design patterns 7+ years of people management experience Track record of leading, mentoring, and attracting architects by building a collaborative architecture approach in an Agile organization Modern technologies experience such as: Node.js, Python, Ruby, Java, messaging (i.e. AWS SNS/SQS, RabbitMQ), etc. Passion for continuous learning in a way that keeps the company on the "leading edge" Superior written and verbal communication skills Demonstrates initiative and drive; self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented; creative and analytical Experience working across multiple business units and fostering product and program unity Experience in Agile development methodology Experience in AWS and other cloud environments and services Experience with SAFe Software Development Principles a plus


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


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

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