Aetna Senior Cloud Engineer (Cloud Platforms) in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 49932BR

Aetna Consumer Health & Products mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for Aetnas 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.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Leveraging your expertise in Big Data, IoT, Native Cloud Engineering, Machine Learning or Current Architectural Patterns, you will join the product team that will deliver the platform that will disrupt the healthcare industry and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

Aetna Digital is a highly energic, highly collaborative team that operates as a startup within the Aetna Enterprise.

We want you to bring forward your talent and expertise to drive the change the is desperately needed within the healthcare industry.

Fundamental Components:

As a growing provider of cloud-hosted software solutions, we are looking for a strong full stack cloud engineer to help build out and run our production environments as well as our build, test, and deployment infrastructure. This engineer will have strong cloud platform experience (preferably with Amazon Web Services) and will be responsible for automating operations, maintaining and supporting infrastructure, coding and scripting, as well as communicating and collaborating with, and advising our development teams. The ideal candidate would have experience deploying enterprise software within AWS, including: RDS, EC2, Elastic Load Balancers, Cloud Formation, ECS, EKS, Lambda, Redshift, DynamoDB, and API Gateway.

  • Assist in maintaining high performance levels, maximum uptime and overall integrity of internal and production systems Work collaboratively with Development to deploy and operate our systems

  • Responsible for incident response as needed to correct system failures

  • Manage the coordination and overall integration of technical activities in architecture or engineering projects

  • Provide advice, training and technical support for various projects

  • Identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans

  • Look for ways to harden environment and keep ahead of emerging threats

  • Participate in and contribute to the evaluation, design, installation and maintenance of network, systems and security systems

  • Participate in and contribute to risk management, business continuity management, policy review and compliance audits

  • Look for ways to improve and streamline processes and procedures

  • Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations

  • Perform regular scripting work as needed (shell scripting, Python, JavaScript, etc.)

  • Operational database responsibilities: configuration, performance tuning, troubleshooting, backups, high availability etc.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned, maintain and support infrastructure for all environments.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, test and production environments


  • Working experience with serverless technologies in AWS, Google Cloud, MS Azure, or other widely used Cloud Platform.

  • 5+ years of experience working in Enterprise Systems Engineering role

  • 3+ years working with Cloud Technologies

  • Experience working with an Agile Development software team

  • Experience with infrastructure monitoring tools (Splunk, AWS CloudWatch, etc.)

  • Strong experience with NoSQL and SQL

  • Strong experience with Linux environments

  • Experience with Github (or) BitBucket, JIRA, Confluence

  • Working understanding of container technologies such as Docker

  • Strong experience with deployment management tools such as Puppet & Ansible

  • Experience with Elastic, Logstash, Kibana (ELK stack) is a plus

  • Strong experience with Continuous Integration Tools like Jenkins and Bamboo

  • Experience with Terraform, Vagrant and Consul is a plus

  • Experience with Kafka (with ZooKeeper) and other open-source messaging systems

  • Strong understanding of the entire AWS Product and Service suite (EC2, S3, VPC, CloudFormation, RDS, Lambda, Redshift, EMR, SQS, SNS etc.) of products and their applicable use cases, best practices and implementation, and support considerations.

  • Experience with web server technologies (Nginx, and/or Tomcat)

  • Experience with management of cryptographic based solutions

  • Experience with web security

  • HIPAA experience a plus

  • Working understanding of code and script JavaScript, Go, Ruby, Python, Bash as needed for DevOps.

  • Familiarity with Node.js

  • Ability to clearly document and communicate architectural concepts at multiple levels


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a 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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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.