Aetna Associate Web Engineer in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 49441BR


Install, implement and support large scale and midrange web technologies that enable Aetnas enterprise web environments to meet service level agreements while positioning to be responsive and proactive to changing business requirements.

Fundamental Components:

Software Installs and Infrastructure support

Performs web infrastructure software installs and upgrades. Includes customizing, maintaining and/or developing code to support operations and adheres to Aetnas Change Management and Code Asset Management policies

Builds web infrastructure environments for development, integration, QA, Stress and production web application server environments, including WebSphere and Microsoft IIS to support application deployment, as well as other web platforms.

Assists and conducts configuration & testing/certification of web infrastructure products, customer support and upgrades. Creates necessary web documentation for install and testing processes

Provide input for Standards for internet and intranet web infrastructure solutions and methodologies

Monitor overall capacity / performance of application and web server environment and perform necessary diagnostic and tuning for j2ee compliant application servers as well as Microsoft IIS servers. Tune web infrastructure components (jvm attributes) for optimal performance for both system and application goals

Monitors product usage to insure efficiency, reliability and adherence to license agreements

Input, planning and support for disaster recovery for the web infrastructure tier

Participates in development of operational tool sets and definition of methodologies

Contributes to establishing usage guidelines and standards for technology exploitation and cost effectiveness

Provide Netegrity Siteminder software product support for webserver plugins and siteminder administration for SSL and NonSSl internet and intranet applications

Application and Customer Support

Support stress testing and monitoring of applications deployed in the web infrastructure. Consult as necessary to assist in identifying performance and behavior issues with web applications and their impact to the application server behavior

Work closely with IT application developer and architects on application system design and user interface needs and objectives. Participates in all phases of development and implementation. Provides support on product specific technical questions and reviews of business requirements

Participate in small to large complex project initiatives with peer AIS and business partners within Web technology space and provide guidance and recommendations on solutions


1-3 years web and systems engineering experience in large scale and distributed enterprise environments.

Experience with interacting and working closely with vendors on software packages.

Strong analytical and debugging skills with proven experience in diagnostic and troubleshooting experience in software and enterprise environments.

Foundational understanding of J2EE and .Net concepts and architecture.

Foundational level knowledge of Web Internet Security and base level knowledge of business areas.


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


Functional - Information Technology/Application development/1-3 Years

Functional - Information Technology/Infrastructure management/1-3 Years

Functional - Information Technology/Project management/1-3 Years

Functional - Information Technology/Application maintenance & support/1-3 Years


Technical - Development Languages/Java/1-3 Years/System Support

Technical - Development Languages/Java/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Operating Systems/Linux/1-3 Years/Power User

Technical - Operating Systems/Win .NET Server/1-3 Years/Power User


Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

General Business/Ensuring Project Discipline/FOUNDATION

General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION


Technology/Creating Technology Partnerships/FOUNDATION

Technology/Developing Competitive Technology and Architecture/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Option for telework will be evaluated after 6 months of employment.


Aetna is a great place to grow your career and technical skills. The Web Engineering role will see many different types of projects ranging from core infrastructure work on premise and future strategy projects.

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.

Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

Job Function: Information Technology