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Technology Innovation Architect

Primary Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Additional Locations: IL-Downers Grove, PA-Blue Bell, TX-Dallas, TX-Irving
Variety of work locations include:
Hartford, CT, Blue Bell, PA, Downers Grove & Buffalo Grove,IL, Florham Park, NJ, Richardson, TX

As the Technology Innovation Architect, you will be a key contributor to developing strategy and driving technology enabled innovation across the enterprise based on research and exploration of emerging technologies. As part of the dedicated technology innovation team within the office of the CTO, you will be responsible for proactively fostering an innovative culture across the enterprise through continuous exploration of emergent technologies and disruptive trends, fostering partnerships with innovative teams and external entities, and providing technology thought leadership to business executives and IT leadership. You will be responsible for publication of strategic points of view defining the impact of evolving and disruptive technology themes on markets and business strategy, facilitating ideation around the use of new and existing technologies in novel and unique ways, and development of strategic design patterns for incubation and transformation teams. Evolving themes stem from a wide range of technologies including digitization, intelligent business process automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things, natural language and immersive interfaces, and hybrid cloud.

Fundamental Components:

In this role, you will influence business owners, technical leaders, solution architects and integration architects in achieving CVS Health strategic goals by enabling the use of cutting-edge technologies to solve previously unsolved business challenges.

You will also partner with other enterprise innovation teams, start-ups, vendor, and university research arms to accelerate innovation at CVS health. You will also partner with other enterprise architects, solution architects, security and infrastructure teams during the pilot implementations of emerging technologies and be primarily responsible for validating conceptual architectures, guiding teams on the design and devising strategies to integrate with other CVS Health enterprise systems. You will serve as an integral partner, guiding application teams to adopt newer technologies to create disruptive and transformational breakthroughs that create new growth opportunities, competitive business services and result in delightful customer experiences.

You will develop integrated views of company’s business capabilities and processes using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques. You will also inform enterprise decisions, roadmaps and planning for investment in improved or new capabilities, helping determine what capabilities the enterprise must develop to satisfy its customers, compete in a market, manage its vendors, and improve operations.

Additionally, you will provide consulting services, including practices, expertise, and resources to tackle business challenges and help identify and manage needed improvements using emerging technologies including identification of new or improved business capabilities.

Background Experience:
*Required Qualifications

- Minimum of 16 years of IT experience and experience in an enterprise architect role for a Fortune 100 Company, with demonstrated experience in developing and applying architecture blueprints and aligning projects to enterprise standards and business solutions.

- Experience with unstructured text analytics, cognitive search, voice/natural language processing, computer vision, AR/VR, and other AI related emerging concepts and technologies.

- Experience with machine learning and deep learning techniques.

- Experience with Hybrid cloud platforms with working knowledge and/or certification on AWS, Azure or Google cloud platform.

- Mastery of design considerations for high volume transaction systems along with integration and middleware technologies.

- Knowledge of modern web technologies and mobile computing highly desirable.

- Knowledge of blockchain frameworks such as Ethereum and Hyperledger highly desirable.

- Exposure to Big data and Hadoop ecosystem desirable.

- Exposure to Agile and/or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE) desirable.

- Strategic-level business understanding and thought leadership in defining forward looking technology strategy that aligns with corporate strategy. A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities.

- Must demonstrate technical leadership, be able to turn vision into action, drive outcomes, and promote common goals and actions.

- Healthcare experience is a significant plus

*Preferred Qualifications - T shaped IT professional with depth of knowledge in a few areas and breadth of knowledge in many areas.

-Strong problem-solving skills along with ability to lead complex enterprise teams through intelligent business process automation, converting business strategy into action-oriented objectives and measurable results.

- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communication as well as visualizations.

- Ability to act as liaison conveying information needs of the business to IT and IT maturity constraints to the business; applies equal conveyance regarding business strategy and initiatives, IT strategy and initiatives, and benefit realization.

- Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others and move toward consensus.

- Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities. Ability to think creatively and to drive innovation.

- Ability to multi-task and rapid context switch between various technology research and innovation activities.

- Ability to assess the impact of architecture changes on the business, application relationships and information flow.

- Experience researching groundbreaking, cutting edge technologies and drive innovation to address business needs and making recommendations to senior IT and business leaders based on applicability.

- Complete understanding of the software development lifecycle - must have participated on many projects through their complete life cycles (requirements, design, development, launch).

- Strong ability to facilitate collaboration among senior technical team members and senior business leaders

- Strong organizational, leadership and consensus building skills; ability to inspire and lead teams in matrix organization.

-Master's in Computer Science or Information Systems preferred. MBA is also a plus.

Additional Job Information:
Recognized as an expert / thought leader within the company.
Anticipates and solves highly complex problems with broad impact on a business area.
Progression to this level is typically restricted.

Required Skills:
Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy, Technology - Promoting Emerging Technology

Desired Skills:
Leadership - Driving Change, Technology - Creating Technology Partnerships, Technology - Developing Competitive Technology and Architecture

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
10 - 25%

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

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Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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