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Sr. Front-End Developer - 66233BR

Primary Location: Wellesley, MA
Additional Locations: MA-Wellesley

A Front-End Developer to join our Digital Experience team. This team is a part of Aetna’s internal marketing & creative agency of 150+ folks (and growing!), and its mission is to design & deliver the optimal marketing experience for an Aetna member or provider partner, applying modern design thinking principles & methodologies to deliver a simple, pleasant and frictionless experience. We believe in thinking beyond our category when it comes defining a best-in-class digital experience, including in how we strategically explore emerging design & technology practices to determine how they might be leveraged to enhance the Aetna member experience. Ultimately, everything our team concepts we make, turning our ideas into testable things our end users can see, touch and interact with.

In service of this mission, the Front-End Developer is responsible for producing web pages, sites, HTML e-mails, digital presentations, clickable HTML / XHTML prototypes, animations and online interfaces within production deadlines and according to functional specifications.

Fundamental Components:


You understand technology and how it can be a facilitator of an end-user’s desired experience and are always on the lookout for applicable, emerging trends to share with the rest of the creative team
You excel in defining and designing animated HTML(5) banner ads, responsive HTML email, web pages, enhancements or web sites according to wire frames and/or functional specifications
You have all sorts of awesome tricks for creating and communicating the structure, logic, flow and navigation of creative concepts throughcompelling, interactive prototypes.
You excel in translating business requirements into effective, user-centric experiences
You ensure that web projects are produced accurately and on schedule, utilizing best practices, and meeting code reviews
You thrive in collaborating environments with design and development peers
You understand the importance of accessibility requirements and are diligent in ensuring that developed experiences are accessible by all audience types.

Background Experience:


You have a strong knowledge of digital media channels & digital advertising requirements
You have a demonstrable familiarity working within enterprise CMS platforms (e.g., AEM, Sitecore, etc.) and a practical understanding of large-scale systematic thinking.
You have significant experience working with multi-disciplinary teams to successfully take digital projects through their full life cycle—from concept to launch.
You understand the end user and can build simple, elegant solutions.
You think about why something needs to be built, not just what needs to be built.
You love to learn and develop new skills continuously in a tech stack deemed suitable for the project.
You are excited to work on testing a variety of product and project ideas either currently underway or conceived in the future.
You have a notable skill-set with 3+ years of experience developing web applications with a modern Javascript framework: React, Vue or Angular 2+ and fully understand MVC, components, state and routing.
You have a full understanding of core Javascript fundamentals and have experience shipping and maintaining browser-based applications.
You are proficient with HTML5 and CSS3.
You are an expert at SASS you can write mixins and SASS functions.
You understand webpack, grunt and bundling production-ready code.
You understand CI/CD.
You understand GIT on the command line.
You have a passion user interfaces and data visualizations.

Experience with CPU/WebGL libraries like three.js, WorldView, kepler.js etc.
Experience with WebAssembly.
Some backend experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
Experience with Wordpress
Experience with node.js including but not limited to creating secure, custom microservices.


You have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combined with outstanding digital portfolio, plus at least 8 years experience in a digital marketing, digital agency or applicable product environment. The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
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.



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