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Manager of Accessibility


Burlington, Massachusetts,US

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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 Aetnas 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, Application Development, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, you will join a product team that is building disruptive cloud platform that will transform the healthcare industry and improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Aetna Digital is a highly energetic, highly collaborative team that operates as a startup within the Aetna Enterprise. We want you to bring your talent and expertise to drive the change the is desperately needed within the healthcare industry.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components:
Aetna is taking on a major initiative to redesign and rebuild many of its customer facing digital assets. This effort will include a completely new approach to building software within Aetna, using the latest design approaches, technologies, and processes. Aetna Digital, a newly formed startup like business unit within Aetna, will design, build and deliver completely new and integrated digital experiences for our users.

Aetnas new digital product team, Aetna Digital, is pioneering a new way for users to manage their healthcare. This isn't your parents' health insurance. Were a nimble, startup-like team of hungry, quirky, and digitally-savvy product experts using the latest technology like biometrics, wearables, and more to usher in new and thoughtful experiences to the 46.7 million people who rely on us to help them make decisions about their health.

But we need help! We're looking for an experienced Manager of Accessibility within the Design org (located in our Burlington, MA Office) with a mastery of craft and a track record of delivering positive outcomes to consumers. You will be responsible for growing out a team of experts to help ensure that the experiences delivered by our design group are done with accessibility in mind. As a member of Aetna Digital Design you'll join a team of multidisciplinary team of world class designers who are hard at work developing powerfully simple answers to complex design problems and who are helping re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe for generations to come.


Be the advocate for accessible design and bring awareness & empathy to the greater org around the importance of accessible design.
Recruit, hire and onboard a team of accessible experts in user experience responsible for elevating the a11y skills of the design team.
Work with Product, Engineering and Design leadership to define the new space and value to be built for our customers.
Work with the a11y team to build out processes and practices, and delivery mechanisms w/ Product & Engineering.
Work closely with Product and Engineering to help shape current feature development and influence future roadmap direction.
Leading teams through rapidly evolving, complex demands utilizing industry best a11y practices and patterns.
Work with our Creative Director and other design leads to ensure our scalable design system is accessible.
Inspire, mentors, provide day-to-day and career guidance to a team of accessible designers.
Work across departments to understand product potential & limitations and apply the lens of a11y.


10+ years bringing digital products to life;
5+ years of managing teams and working in a Product, Engineering & Design environment.
Subject-matter expert on iOS, Android/Material Design, and/or web design guidelines and best practices.
Subject-matter expert on a11y design guidelines, patterns and best practices.
An insatiably curious spirit looking to both lead and learn.
Demonstrable UX research, concepting and design skills with a strong portfolio.
Proficient in Sketch, Invision, Zeplin, Photoshop and a willingness to try new tools.
Strong understanding of user-centered design philosophies and an awareness of how to carefully bend it.
Ability to present, defend, and evangelize design ideas with various stakeholders and teams.
Experience working in an agile/scrum environment
Attention to detail is a must!
And so is passion, energy, creativity and drive!

Experience with git or other version control methods.
Extra credit for SAFe experience.

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a 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.

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

Aetna takes our candidates'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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