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Technology Research Architect/Developer - Innovation - 60559BR

Primary Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford, IL-Downers Grove, PA-Blue Bell
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Note: Position can be located in following Aetna Office: Hartford, CT, Blue Bell, PA, Downers Grove, IL.

*Visa sponsorship or transfer is not offered for this position



Outstanding career opportunity for person who is currently a software developer looking to advance into Architect role. Will have exposure to innovation technology!

As Technology Research Architect, you will be a key contributor to researching and assessing emerging technologies to enable innovation across the enterprise. As part of the dedicated technology research team within the office of the CTO, you will be responsible for exploring and gaining deep understanding of technological advances, emergent technologies and disruptive trends. You will be responsible for facilitating the ideas of using new and existing technologies in novel and unique ways to support a wide range of technologies including digitization, intelligent business processes automation, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, internet of things, immersive interfaces, and hybrid cloud.



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 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.




Fundamental Components:
- Work with internal teams, research firms, vendors and universities on technology research initiatives.


-Lead analysis of emerging technologies to identify capabilities that become the basis for the technical transformation strategy, enterprise re-use, and risk mitigation.


- Research and explore emerging technologies to enable innovation across the enterprise.


- Conduct proof-of-technologies, demos, brown bag sessions and generate inspiration for innovative thinking.


- Contribute to knowledge bank and maintain repository for deliverables, methodologies, and solution patterns.


- Collaborate with business owners and IT leaders to identify opportunities to apply emerging technologies to solve complex business problems.


- Adhere to enterprise architecture strategies, principles, standards, policies and procedures.


- Provides consultation to application owners, business partners and peer groups regarding long and short-range architecture solutions to meet business imperatives.


- Work with internal teams, research firms, vendors and universities on technology research initiatives.


-Lead analysis of emerging technologies to identify capabilities that become the basis for the technical transformation strategy, enterprise re-use, and risk mitigation.


- Research and explore emerging technologies to enable innovation across the enterprise.


- Conduct proof-of-technologies, demos, brown bag sessions and generate inspiration for innovative thinking.


- Contribute to knowledge bank and maintain repository for deliverables, methodologies, and solution patterns.


-Collaborate with business owners and IT leaders to identify opportunities to apply emerging technologies to solve complex business problems.


- Adhere to enterprise architecture strategies, principles, standards, policies and procedures.


- Provides consultation to application owners, business partners and peer groups regarding long and short-range architecture solutions to meet business imperatives.




Background Experience:

- Minimum of 3 years of experience as a senior developer or an IT architect role for a Fortune 500 Company, with demonstrated experience in developing and applying architecture blueprints and aligning projects to enterprise standards and business solutions.


- Exposure to unstructured text analytics, cognitive search, voice/natural language processing, image processing and other AI related emerging concepts and technologies.


- Exposure to machine learning and deep learning techniques.


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


- 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.


- Must demonstrate hands on coding skills to develop PoTs to validate emerging technology capabilities within assigned technology domains.

- 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.



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Additional Job Information:

-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 data 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
lifecycles (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.



Required Skills:
Technology - Developing Software Solutions, Technology - Promoting Emerging Technology, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions

Potential Telework Position:
No

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

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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