Aetna Digital Architect in Downers Grove, Illinois

Req ID: 45431BR

Note: Work location can be within Aetna offices located in East or Central time zone.

Visa transfer or sponsorship is not an option


Aetna is seeking a proven technical leader for Architecture missions around Digital Transformation, hybrid solutions and API centric integration.

Fundamental Components:

  • Proven experience in the architecture beyond lead design duties with thorough understanding of application architectural componentization

  • Must demonstrate a deep knowledge of architecture principles and describe the employment of those on several projects * Clear and complete understanding of the difference and delineation between architecture and high level design is required

    • Understanding of rules engine and business process management (BPM) applications and tools is preferred

    • Proven project experience and ability to lead a group through an architectural development process and collaborate with application development teams, architects, business and other project constituents

    • Ability to discover and define technical requirements and their relationship to functional requirements and to determine the adequacy of documented requirements for architecture definition

    • Strong business and technology decision making skills are required

    • Candidate must have prior experience in a technical leadership role

    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and strong leadership skills to effectively influence decisions and positively impact progress are required

    • Experience with Agile Methodology including Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is desired

  • Healthcare or Insurance/Financial services industry knowledge is preferred, but not required


    Minimum of 2 to 5 years experience in enterprise, application and information architecture methodologies and design and/or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Architecture experience required should be heavily based in System IntegrationDemonstrated architecture experience with Service Interface Design utilizing Service or Data Bus technology with a focus on performance is required Experience with Service and API management applications (e.g. IIB, Layer7, APIc, WSRR, etc.) is required; additional experiences with Information architecture/data modeling is preferred but not required.Strong UML experience is essentialExperience with architectural abstractions and design patterns. Experience with object-oriented modeling principles (inheritance, polymorphism) and methods (use cases, sequence diagrams, etc.).


    The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


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    Technical - Modeling/Unified Modeling Language (UML)/1-3 Years/Power User


    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 here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Information Technology