Aetna Senior Data Architect in Burlington, Massachusetts

Req ID: 55739BR

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AetnaDigital is looking fora Senior Data Architect who will help lead the architecture and design of ourhealth and wellness digital platform. In this role you will interface withengineering teams, product management, and business units to define and deliverrobust, scalable and agile architectures in support of the rapidly growingportfolio of digital wellness capabilities. This platform will include massivebig data capabilities and analytics, machine learning, and sophisticateddecision logic that will power Aetna s next generation digital health and wellnessofferings.

This role focuses on thearchitecture of the big data and machine learning infrastructure and servicesthat will power our next generation health and wellness platform. This includesarchitecting highly scalable distributed data lakes and data brokeragecapabilities that securely and compliantly allow data scientists to generateinsights from various types of health-related data; designing data flow andingestion capabilities that can handle a wide range of needs, from standard ETLof customer health data from internal business systems, to retail and clinicaldata loads, to high volume IoT data streams produced by health related wearabledevices; and defining machine learning workflows, provenance, and predictivemodel generation, so that ingested data can quickly be translated into healthand wellness insights.

This role will require strategic thinking andvision, excellent coalition building skills, solid technical knowledge up anddown the stack, outstanding communication skills.


In this role you will:

  • Lead the architecture for a technical domain or initiative, working with multiple scrum teams, engineering managers and architects to deliver a well-architected, principled technology platform;

  • Provide deep domain knowledge on the technical domain and a range of technologies within that technical area;

  • Drive the creation of technical roadmaps and vision for the technology platform, in alignment with product vision, while working with Product Management to ensure that larger-scale feature roadmaps are aligned with the technical vision and roadmap;

  • Build and nurture an effective architecture community of practice, and drive the definition of design principles and best practices across the technical platform; Mentor and manage technical architects;

  • Guide and develop communication strategies for persuading executive stakeholders and driving adoption of architectural patterns and technology roadmaps;

  • Support vendor management activities with key vendors such as cloud providers, and drive early adoption activities and vendor technology roadmap discussions;

  • Management the relationship between Enterprise Architecture and Aetna Digital for services related to the technical domain;

  • Facilitate technical training and learning opportunities for architects and engineers within the technical domain

. Technologies and Experience

  • 10+ years of recent and related experience working with big data and large scale data installations;

  • Deep knowledge of frameworks and methodologies for working with large data sets, such as HADOOP, Apache Spark, and NoSQL databases;

  • Deep knowledge of architectures and technologies for ingestion, transformation, indexing, and tracking large data streams from disparate sources and formats;

  • Experience delivering data solutions that meet HIPAA or similar compliance requirements, and deep insight into the enterprise security and compliance infrastructure and processes needed to meet those requirements;

  • Knowledge and experience with data brokering and provenance architectures that unify data access and management across data lakes in different regions and in different types and formats;

  • Experience with machine learning architectures and technologies, and designing systems that transform machine learning insights into production ready decision capabilities; Vendor assessment and choice; Agile methods and practices, including scaled agile frameworks;

  • Success persuading and influencing senior stakeholders on vendor choice and technical roadmaps;

  • A proven track record of driving effective, secure and scalable architectures into production through leadership and collaboration.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; graduate degree in engineering orbusiness strongly preferred.


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. Thisis our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. Weare developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability ofhealthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and ourcommunities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed tointegrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to livehealthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmativeaction employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We takeaffirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color,veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have aculture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace whereyour voice can be heard.

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