Aetna SR. Front-end Development Lead - React/Redux in Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 55767BR


Senior UI Development Lead, who can effectively manage our ongoing, cloud-based reporting application development team. The team is geographically distributed and is composed of both FTEs from several Aetna departments and on-shore and off-shore consultants from a variety of firms.

Fundamental Components:

  • Architecture and development of our front-end applications that support the visualization of Business Intelligence dashboards, reports and ad hoc report generation workflows

  • Provide leadership to the UI development team, including designing novel approaches to business requirements and technical challenges as we move forward

  • Design and implement UX/UI interfaces that support UI and BI component interactions

  • Unit and Functional testing of applications before deployment

  • Support for deployments and debugging production

  • Work closely with cross-functional team leads in the design and development of enhancements and new modules


  • Expert level understanding of React/Redux development tools

  • Experience designing and development analysis and reporting applications based on healthcare data

  • Thorough understanding of React.js and its core principles

  • Knowledge of modern authorization mechanisms, such as JSON Web Token (oauth2)

  • Experience with common front-end development tools such as Babel, Web pack, NPM, etc.

  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs using Node.js & Express.js

  • Experience working with Serverless and amazon cloud deployment

  • Experience with SPA client-side development (ReactJS)

  • Experience with Git/GitHub and the Git Flow process

  • Experience integrating with CI/CD deployment methodology

  • Experience in hands-on UX/UI development

  • Expert in data modelling and implementing applications using MySQL for metadata management

  • Strong unit testing habits and an exacting attention to detail

  • Strong problem-solving ability and a positive attitude

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in software development

  • Experience working with an Agile/SAFe development model


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


  • This is an office based position with the locations of New York City, NY, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA or Chicago, IL.

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

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.