Aetna Senior Systems Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

Req ID: 50756BR


bswift, a leader in cloud-based technology and services for employee benefits and health exchanges, is currently seeking a Systems Engineer. Become an active member of a Systems Engineering team that loves to automate, secure, and learn about any technology it can get its hands on! We are a team of generalists with strong backgrounds and varying expertise across all parts of the stack. In this role you will help design, plan, implement and manage the core infrastructure technology that runs our raving application and software. You will be tasked with engineering and implementing our Infrastructure as Code practices and automating our server builds while working with other members of the Systems Engineering team on operational tasks.

We are always looking for talented individuals to push us forward. We value the input of all our teammates, and it is important that you can contribute right away both with ideas and hands on engineering all while having a good attitude. You will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact that improves the quality of our infrastructure and the performance of our application and speed to market!

Fundamental Components:

  • Architect, Design and Implement new solutions to provide highly available and scalable environments to support the demands of todays business growth

  • Help lead the effort to build out continuous integration and automated deployment pipelines within our infrastructure team

  • Drive technical design and execution activities for moving existing on-premise infrastructure, server workloads, data and applications to the cloud (AWS)

  • Analyze and improve a process with a bias toward automation

  • Assist in the roll-out and deployment of new product features and installations to facilitate our rapid iteration and constant growth

  • Engage with other team members to work issues and troubleshoot application issues or performance

  • Develop tools and framework to improve operational efficiency and anomaly detection

  • Function well in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment, while having fun with your co-workers

  • Participate in a 24/7 on call rotation with other team members for urgent incident response


  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, MIS, or a related field is strongly preferred. Equivalent work experience and/or certificate program participation will be considered on an individual basis

  • 3+ years of experience managing both hardware and software in Windows/Linux environments

  • Experience working with hybrid cloud management products and solutions (AWS, VMware)

  • Familiarity with configuration management systems such as Puppet or Chef

  • Understanding of networking and storage concepts

  • Proficiency in scripting languages PowerShell, Perl

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (including listening, speaking and writing) and ability to work well in a diverse, team-focused environment with other engineers, Product Managers, etc.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with VMware, Terraform, NGINX/Apache, Linux and Windows

  • Experience with public cloud services, such as AWS or Azure

  • Understanding of F5 Load Balancer and Storage Solutions such as Pure or NetApp

  • Comfortable working with SCM and build tools such as Git, Jenkins, TFS

  • Familiarity and understanding with monitoring systems, alerting, and trend analysis


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


    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.

    Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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