Aetna Sr. DevOps Engineer- Big Data Team- 52350BR. in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 52350BR


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 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.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components:

Aetna Digital is looking for Senior DevOps Engineers (For the Data Platform Engineering Team) who have balanced between software engineering and operations roles such as development, configuration management and code deployment. The Data Engineering team is building a highly scalable multi-cloud platform to meet next generation requirements for analytics, business intelligence, and products focused on helping people live healthier lives.

In this role, you will use your experience with as a Senior DevOps Engineer to build our next generation health platform as a member of one of our scrum teams in Burlington, MA, Hartford, CT or Denver, CO. You will work on cutting-edge applications and products. Brainstorming with architects, product managers, data scientists and fellow engineers to build data products used improve the health outcomes of millions of people.

Be part of and collaborate with software engineering teams to deploy and operate our services, help automate and streamline our operations and processes, build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations in a multi-cloud environment.

Evangelize and lead the team in the DevOps practice, ensuring delivery of a highly available and scalable system

Help troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments

Develop and document automation tools for building, deploying, and monitoring

Design and develop instrumentation to provide transparency to system state, history, and trends

  • We develop real products. You need to be an expert in containerized automation

  • We prioritize professional industry experience; advanced degrees alone do not replace real world experience

  • We have massive scale. You need to have experience in distributed, scalable systems. You've worked with modern data storage, messaging, and processing tools

  • Were a growing, diverse team and we work together on delivering a multi-cloud next generation health platform. We love to collaborate and help each other, and we want someone to share that ideology

  • We are and need other self-starters who can see the big picture and prioritize their work to make the largest impact on the business and customers vision and requirements .

  • You have excellent communication, leadership and collaboration skills


5+ years building/maintaining CI/CD pipelines, such as Jenkins

3+ years in the public cloud, such as AWS, Azure & GCP (Ideal is AWS)

Experience with Git, Chef, Puppet, or Ansible in mission critical production environments

Must have 2+ years of experience with maintaining and building Microservices Architecture in production using containers

Strong knowledge of programming languages/tools including: Java, Object-Oriented Languages, Python, Spark, SQL, R, Hive, JavaScript and Shell Scripts

Must have experience with Unix/Linux systems with scripting experience

Must have experience building data pipelines and automating Big Data platform applications/services

Preferably experience with Hadoop and data in various forms (data warehouses/relational SQL, NoSQL, unstructured data environments/PIG, HIVE, Impala)


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.