Aetna Senior Enterprise Architect Advisor - 54406BR in Downers Grove, Illinois

Req ID: 54406BR


Aetna continues to be a leader in building a stronger, more effective health care system. The Enterprise Software Architecture team plays a significant role in this transformation by creating conceptual architectures to meet the desired business capabilities. Enterprise architects will work with business, information and technology architects to recommend technology investments needed to enable leading edge capabilities and develop comprehensive roadmaps that outline how those capabilities get realized in response to our diversification efforts.


  • Analyzing and documenting current state and future state of IT systems.

  • Constructing roadmaps to detail out the steps necessary to transition to the future state architecture.

  • Translating business processes into standardized and integrated system components

  • Translating business activities into reusable service components for implementation by the development teams.

  • Working in collaboration with business stakeholders, program management, and development to maximize short and long term value of IT investments.

  • Demonstrating understanding of industry and technology trends and assisting senior management in developing strategic vision.

  • Effectively communicating the strategic architecture throughout all levels of the organization.


  • 15+ years experience in enterprise, application, and information architecture design with significant experience managing the application delivery process.

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

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of enterprise integration across hybrid processing environments.

  • Position requires expert knowledge across multiple platforms, processes, and architectures.

  • Minimum of 7 years of people and project management experience required.

  • Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the following disciplines: enterprise architecture best practices, business architecture, information architecture, application architecture, and integration architecture.

  • Experience with the development of enterprise architectures in large corporate environments and strong verbal and written communications skills are a must.

  • Experience managing matrixed staff with ability to leverage non-directs to complete tasks.

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate complex and often contentious issues, reach consensus, and work through people to achieve key goals.

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills including formal presentations for all levels of management combined with strong collaboration/influencing.

  • Experience with architecture modeling tools

  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of modern technologies and technological trends and how they relate to fulfilling business needs.

-The person in this role must have the ability to provide appropriate (technology and architecture) strategy/direction setting for business.

-The ideal candidate understands business and how business operates and understands how to leverage technology to help the company realize its goals.

  • Individuals applying for this position should be self-starters and natural leaders.

  • Healthcare, Insurance/Financial Services, or e-Commerce industry knowledge desired.


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



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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Job Function: Information Technology

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.