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Aetna Manager, Accessibility (A11y) - 63179BR in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 63179BR

Job Description

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 included but are not limited to:

We're looking for an experienced Manager of Accessibility within the Design org (located in our Burlington, MA office) with a mastery of craft and a track record of delivering positive outcomes to consumers. You will be responsible for growing out a team of experts to help ensure that the experiences delivered by our design group are done with accessibility in mind. As a member of Aetna Digital Design, you'll join a team of multidisciplinary team of world class designers who are hard at work developing powerfully simple answers to complex design problems and who are helping re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe for generations to come.

  • Be the advocate for accessible design and bring awareness & empathy to the greater org around the importance of accessible design.

  • Recruit, hire and on-board a team of accessible experts in user experience responsible for elevating the a11y skills of the Design team.

  • Work with the a11y team to build out processes and practices within Design, and delivery mechanisms to Product & Engineering.

  • Work closely with Product and Engineering to help shape current feature development and influence future roadmap direction, bring the perspective of a11y.

  • Leading teams through rapidly evolving, complex demands utilizing industry best a11y practices and patterns.

  • Work with our Design System team to ensure our scalable design system is accessible.

  • Inspire, mentors, provide day-to-day and career guidance to a team of accessible designers.

  • Work across departments to understand product potential & limitations and apply the lens of a11y.

Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:

10+ years bringing digital products to life;

5+ years of managing teams and working in a Product, Engineering & Design environment.

Subject-matter expert on iOS, Android/Material Design, and/or web design guidelines and best practices.

Subject-matter expert on a11y design guidelines, patterns and best practices.

An insatiably curious spirit looking to both lead and learn.

Demonstrable UX research, concepting and design skills with a strong portfolio.

Proficient in Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, Photoshop and a willingness to try new tools.

Strong understanding of user-centered design philosophies and an awareness of how to carefully bend it.

Ability to present, defend, and evangelize design ideas with various stakeholders and teams.

Experience working in an agile/scrum environment

Attention to detail is a must!

And so is passion, energy, creativity and drive!


Experience with git or other version control methods.

Extra credit for SAFe experience.


Bachelors Degree

Additional Job Information:

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

Benefit Eligibility

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Job Function: CH & S 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.