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Aetna Senior Software Development Engineer - Test in Denver, Colorado

Req ID: 72954BR

Job Description

What We Do

Aetna Digital seeks to change the way individuals manage their healthcare by focusing on the features that matter to our customers, building software in a modern, lean way, and deploying continuously into the cloud. As the team building out search APIs, we help our members effectively find the care they need.

Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:

What you ll do:

Our server teams are focused on building out a search API that is used by multiple applications serving millions of our users. As the number of members using our services increase, our teams will be working to refactor existing services to bring greater stability and scalability, build new services and incorporate new features necessary to improve the user experience. To accomplish this, we need a robust testing suite to ensure the quality of our code.

In any given day, you will:

  • Find efficiencies in our QA processes and methods

  • Advocate for an effective mix of tests (unit, integration, contract, etc…)

  • Automate API (Web Services, RESTful) testing using existing tools/ new tools.

  • Coach other team members to develop automation code with standard coding practices and reusable libraries

  • Create and maintain standard coding documentation.

Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:



  • Experience supporting services in production capable of serving millions of users

  • Experience writing automated tests for micro-services

  • Experience translating large features into software designs

  • An open mind about different solutions and a willingness to discuss alternatives

  • 5+ years software testing experience

  • 3+ years API testing experience

  • Experience maintaining and enhancing mature frameworks

  • Discipline to follow team patterns & working agreements

  • Strong collaboration skills


  • Experience with our current stack (Ruby and Node)

  • Deploying and testing applications in AWS

  • Experience with container technologies (Docker or similar)

  • Exposure to branching strategies such as git-flow and GitHub Flow

Benefit Eligibility

Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Job Function: CH & S Technology

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.