Aetna Lead Data Engineer in Denver, Colorado

Req ID: 54348BR


Aetna's mandate is to transform health and wellness via products that enable consumer engagement and a best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for Aetna's digital strategy and all digital products; as well as the development roadmap and execution of the roadmap. A key part of this team is to build an integrated platform and underlying products to drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness.

Aetna is taking on a major initiative to redesign and rebuild many of its customer facing digital assets. This effort will include a completely new approach to developing software within Aetna, using the latest design approaches, technologies, and processes. Aetna Digital is a newly formed startup like business unit within Aetna, which will design, build and deliver a completely new and integrated digital experience for our users.

Come Join Aetna Digital!

Fundamental Components:

Aetna Digital is looking for a Lead Data Engineer to support its growing artificial intelligence team.

In this role, you will use your experience with system integration, Big Data, Streaming and Cloud technologies to enable the development of machine learning applications on our Health based Cloud platform as a supporting member of our AI team. Brainstorming with architects, product managers, data scientists and fellow engineers to build data products used improve the health outcomes of millions of people.

In this role you will be responsible for:

Fostering a new data culture within Aetna. We expect you to come in and take your role as a Lead seriously, while not a technical one, shaping Aetna's culture around how we use and think about our data may be your most important responsibility. Designing, implementing, and supporting data ingestion and consumption pipelines for enterprise-scale datasets. You should be familiar from day one with the 50,000-foot view of a modern pipeline and compute and storage architecture and able to execute the development of each component yourself if required.Partnering end-to-end with Product Managers and Data Scientists to understand customer requirements and design prototypes and bring ideas to production. Your work with the small but growing AI team will be focused on bringing high risk/reward ideas into existence utilizing a startup approach. If you are uncomfortable with a go fast and break things philosophy this role is not for you.


Impressive software development in enterprise/ web/ cloud applications. We care about quality not quantity of years.Fluency in Python/Java. Experience designing/building modern architectures Lambda/Kappa etcExperience or interest in machine learning is a plusEntrepreneurial experience indicative of an ability to identify and attack problems is a plus


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


Dollar-for-dollar match up-to 6% of your 401(k) contributions! Health care (HSA/FSA), dental, vision benefits, PTO EcoPassGym / Showers / Towel Service Aetna-sponsored refreshments, Wednesday lunches, etc.$200/yr towards wellness - gym membership, fitbit, treadmill, pet adoption, ...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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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.