Aetna Product Manager-54174BR in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 54174BR


Aetna's mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for Aetna's 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. We want you to be apart of the team that will build this next generation platform.

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 energetic, 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.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components:

As a Product Manager in Aetna Digital you will work in a fast-paced environment and will carry the responsibility to manage key components of an advanced digital services platform. You will be expected collaborate very closely with other Product Managers and Product Owners in a fully scaled agile environment.

  • You will work closely with senior leaders to ensure that investments are aligned to the organizations strategic goals and you will manage the feature backlog accordingly. In turn, you will be guiding multiple scrum teams with representation from architecture, user experience design, test, dev/ops, and more.

  • You will provide personalized recommendations to employees, members, and consumers so they can achieve their health ambitions, and improve their health and well-being, leverage the services of Aetna partners, wearable devices, content providers and the broader health care ecosystem, and deliver innovative capabilities utilizing Aetna's compelling intellectual property and strategic partnerships with renowned research institutions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Define feature priorities and align the efforts of agile product teams

  • Understand customer needs to define short term and long-term product direction, articulate user stories and features

  • Decompose high-level requirements into user stories and tasks, manage and prioritize the product backlog, participate in scrums and meta-scrums, and validate delivered solution designs.

  • Understands, assesses and critiques the architecture proposed by the Application architecture team and ensures that the scrum team delivery is aligned to the overall solution architecture

  • Communicate product vision effectively to peers and other leaders

  • Guide product strategy from internal pilots to external launch

  • Perform industry research as necessary to support feature development.

  • Partner with engineering team to define, track and test user stories in an agile software development life-cycle.

  • Provide product subject matter expertise and leadership.

  • Work with program management to track schedule against the roadmap and escalate risks and issues.


  • Ensure internal product stakeholders needs and expectations are met

  • Promote transparency by helping communicate through SAFe/SCRUM practices

  • Collaborate with external vendors on requirements definition and feature development

  • Track the competitive landscape to ensure Aetna remains competitive in the marketplace.

  • Evaluate and select key Cloud platform technologies

  • Collaborate closely with architecture and UX teams


  • Proven experience building consumer facing products at scale

  • Digital healthcare experience highly desired

  • Passion for health and wellness and Aetna Digital mission is a must

  • 8+ years of experience, particularly in product management and product development

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to deliver convincing business case recommendations to senior management

  • Demonstrated collaborative style, with ability to lead and influence diverse teams

  • Demonstrated experience driving agile product development.


  • Start-up mentality and desire to innovate at a fast pace

  • Strong critical thinker who makes balanced, insightful decisions

  • Ability to thrive in a fully SAFe-Agile development environment

  • Certified Product Manager / Owner desired

  • Maintain strong relationships across key stakeholders and constituents

  • Engaging and concise speaking and presentation skills


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: Product & Marketing

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.