Aetna Director, CHS Data Engineering (Big Data) in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 52621BR


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 Aetna's 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 Engineering, Machine Learning and Deep Learning, you will join the product team that will deliver the platform that will disrupt 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 forward your talent and expertise to drive the change the is desperately needed within the healthcare industry.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components:

The Director, CHS Data Engineering (in Hartford, CT OR Burlington, MA) will provide strategic leadership around the building of products that leverage Big Data technologies.

Build the team Seek, hire and retain a strong, collaborative agile team of engineering experts Motivates team members and probes into technical details Partner with Product Managers in the engineering of the core products and capabilities that will be leveraged by application development teams and other delivery stakeholders Deliver high volume and high transaction systems, leveraging broad knowledge of market-leading edge technologies and specialized expertise in programming skills such BPM engines, Python and Java Manage multiple cross functional skilled teams of engineers that execute on an Agile delivery cadence, delivering services and domain objects within a big data environment Designs complex, production multi-tenant products using multiple programming languages and technologies to solve complex problems Collaborates with other product engineering teams to provide technology guidance and requirements to ensure platforms exceed the needs of the organization Formulate, recommend and execute short and long-term product objectives, balancing ideal architectural approach with practical solution implementation Acts as a though leader to provide expert technical consultation to senior IT management


10 or more years of progressively complex related experience. 5+ years of experience executing within an Agile framework 5+ years of healthcare experience 3+ years of staff supervision/management experience 3+ years of experience delivering commercially available platforms Has in-depth knowledge of large scale search applications and building high volume data pipelines Expert experience implementing complex, enterprise-wide data transformation and processing solutions. Expert knowledge in Hadoop architecture, HDFS commands and experience designing & optimizing queries against data in the HDFS environment. Expertise in Java, Python, Hive, Cassandra, Pig, MySQL or NoSQL or similar. Expert experience with bash shell scripts, UNIX utilities & UNIX Commands. Expertise in BPM and business rule engines, such as Appian, Pega, or Drools Proven ability to leverage multiple tools and programming languages to analyze and manipulate large data sets from disparate data sources and build innovative solutions. Superior ability to communicate technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form. Superior collaboration and communication skills within and across teams. Strong problem solving skills and critical thinking ability.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Master's degree is a plus


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.

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Job Function: Data & Analytics