Aetna Principal Cloud Engineer (Big Data) - 56822BR in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 56822BR

Come Join Aetna Digital!

We are looking for a Principal Level Cloud Engineer with strong Big Data Platform experience to join our quickly growing technology team. Central to our model and overall organizational success, we develop capabilities to aggregate disparate datasets and create products and solutions to drive business decisions, enable the execution of business strategies, and measure business and clinical outcomes. While this role will be dynamic in nature, specific responsibilities of the Cloud Engineer will include:

Accountability for managing our cloud infrastructure in a security-first fashion

Provide expertise and influence in the development of network and server infrastructure and support in operating our enterprise data architecture

Participate in the development of internal software products

Embody and exemplify our devops culture

Fundamental Components:

Create the foundation CI/CD pipelines, process and automation that will enable development teams to deploy and maintain high performance levels, maximum uptime and the overall integrity of production systems

Provide advice, training and technical support across scrum teams

Identify security issues and risks, and develop mitigation plans

Look for ways to harden environment and keep ahead of emerging threats

Participate in and contribute to the evaluation, design, installation and maintenance of network, systems and security systems

Participate in and contribute to risk management, business continuity management, policy review and compliance audits

Look for ways to improve and streamline processes and procedures

Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations

Perform regular scripting work as needed (shell scripting, Python, JavaScript, etc.)

Operational database responsibilities: configuration, performance tuning, troubleshooting, backups, high availability etc.

Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, test and production environments


Working experience with serverless technologies in AWS, Google Cloud, MS Azure, or other widely used Cloud Platform.

5+ years working with Cloud Technologies

5+ years of relevant experience working with Big Data products.

Experience working in a hybrid-cloud big data environment.

Experience working with an Agile Development software team

Experience with infrastructure monitoring tools (Splunk, AWS CloudWatch, etc.)

Strong experience with NoSQL and SQL

Strong experience with Linux environments

Experience with Github (or) BitBucket, JIRA, Confluence

Working understanding of container technologies such as Docker

Experience in at least 1 language / scripting framework (Bash, Python, Ruby, PowerShell, etc.) and desire to pick up another language

Experience in a multi-cloud infrastructure environment (AWS, Azure, GCP)

Experience in Cloud Networking (DNS, IPsec, Security Groups, VPN, Load Balancing)

Experience designing cloud credential management solutions (IAM Roles, Azure RBAC )

Experience with a configuration management framework (Chef, Ansible, Puppet etc.)

Proficiency in orchestrating and managing data platforms is strongly preferred (Mesos, Zookeeper, Hadoop, Spark, Presto, etc.)

Experience with Amazon EMR (or equivalent cloud offerings), Spark, Amazon Redshift (or equivalent cloud offerings) and PostgreSQL

Experience in supporting Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Science and Big Data organizations

Experience managing and operating a logging infrastructure (ELK stack preferred)

Experience implementing an Infrastructure cloud monitoring and alerting using native cloud provider offerings or third parties such as DataDog, OpsGenie, etc.

Healthcare industry experience preferred but not required


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


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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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.