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Product Solutions Architect - 66384BR

Primary Location: Chicago, IL
Additional Locations: IL-Chicago
Bswift is a Chicago-based technology organization that is an industry leader in providing benefits administration software for employers and exchanges nationwide. We pride ourselves on the core values of Higher Standards, Greater Accountability and More Fun!

As a Product Solutions Architect, you will be responsible to manage significant product initiatives. We are looking for someone with strong project management skills, and strong technical knowledge of products and systems, as well demonstrated ability to select, develop and allocate work for a team of staff members.

Fundamental Components:
  • Cultivates relationships with internal and external constituencies such as prospective, new and existing plan sponsors, members, providers, legislators and regulators, brokers, consultants, industry groups and leaders, and internal resources.
  • Leverages in-depth knowledge and understanding of products across functions and market segments in directing the development and implementation of new product initiatives, including product enhancements
  • Directs, evaluates and provides requirements/specifications for use of appropriate business processes and systems to support product initiatives
  • Seek and maintain comprehensive understanding of internal and external environmental influences and competitive pressures to develop and enhance product portfolio
  • Consult / drive effective product offerings to customers to meet organizational goals
  • Understand and track key financial performance indicators to insure effective product portfolio performance.
  • Establish and manage large (or significant) cross-functional development and implementation work groups.
  • Anticipate resource needs, set priorities, establish accountabilities, define roles/responsibilities and manage relationships to secure necessary resources not under direct control.
  • Directs the development of training materials for internal audiences related to new product roll-out.
  • May support sales teams as subject matter expert.
  • Interprets legislative, competitive and industry issues to recommend new products or product enhancements.
  • Selects and builds strong teams through formal training, diverse assignments, coaching, mentoring and other development techniques.
  • Accountable to hire, develop and terminate staff.
  • Assesses developmental needs and collaborates with others to identify and implement action plans that support the development of high performing teams
  • Conducts performance and compensation reviews and implements staff development programs to encourage high performance
  • Articulates performance expectations and team objectives while collecting and interpreting balanced measures to evaluate team performance

Background Experience:
  • 6+ years of related industry experience.
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • Must have strong leadership ability to lead a team
  • Scrum and Agile experience highly preferred.

Additional Job Information:
Experience leading cross functional project management initiatives. Advanced communication/presentation skills.

Desired Skills:
Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy, Technology - Leveraging Technology

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.


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