Aetna Technical Lead, Artificial Intelligence - 55497BR in Cranberry, Pennsylvania

Req ID: 55497BR


Aetna's Salesforce/Robotics COE is looking for an expert engineer that is well-seasoned in implementing and developing data science IT solutions.

*Note: Interested candidates must be legally eligible to work for any US employer & not require visa transfer or sponsorship now or in the future.

Fundamental Components:

The chosen candidate will partner with the Enterprise Architecture teams and Data Engineers to operationalize models and deliver insights to the business. The chosen candidate will provide expert level IT technical lead services, including the direction, evaluation, selection, configuration, implementation, and integration of new and existing technologies and tools while working closely with IT team members, data scientists, and data engineers to build AI and Data products.

For this role, you should be

A graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Data Science or equivalent training and experience. Concentrations in AI/ML preferred.

Proficient with Python, R, Java, and other important ML and analytics languages (e.g. R, Scala).

Experienced with building solutions on IBM Watson / AWS

To really excel in this role, you should be

Passionate about the application of Data Science to solve problems

Proficient in full stack development

Resourceful, able to drive towards results in a start-up style environment

Is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and collaborating with other teams

An enthusiastic self-starter and team player

An excellent analytical and problem-solver

Required Skills

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent

8+ years in designing, developing, integrating and running business, big data and/or data science applications

8+ years of software engineering processes and software development life cycles

Background in Big Data, Distributed Computing, Analytics

Must be proficient with Python and/or R.

Experience with design patterns and implementation and deployment AI and/or data science products.

Experience using Agile/Scrum methodologies

Expert level of experience building, deploying and scaling applications in AWS

Strong problem solving skills and capability to understand and set direction for complex technology integration

Understanding and focus on business outcomes

Strong teamwork skills

Proficient in Watson Annotator

Proficient with Watson Explorer and other capabilities


Desired Skills

Masters Degree in Computer Science or a related field.

Background in Data Science, Mathematics or Statistics

Knowledge of data engineering and experience with big data

Linux and shell scripting expertise

Proficiency with SQL and NoSQL databases

Proficiency with scalable data extraction tools (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB)

Proficiency with Scala, Spark, Java and/or SAS

Experienced in using AI/ML platforms, technologies, techniques (e.g. TensorFlow, Apache MXnet, Theano, Keras, CNTK, scikit-learn, H2O, Spark MLlib, etc).

Experience developing, testing and deploying APIs

Experience building applications based on Microservices Architecture

IBM Watson Certification

Familiar with techniques such as continuous delivery and continuous integration

Experienced with deploying and managing infrastructures based on Docker, Kubernetes, or OpenStack, and public Clouds such as Azure, AWS or Google Cloud Platform.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree.

Telework Specifications:

Hartford is preferred location but will consider other Aetna offices.



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.

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Job Function: Information 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.