Aetna Strategic Design Lead - 52193BR in Downers Grove, Illinois

Req ID: 52193BR


The office of the CTO is looking for a design thinking leader to join the team. This role will be responsible for transforming the approach and enhancing the engagement of all architects in the OCTO. Aetna s Operation and Technology organization is engaging on a new journey in how we collaborate and engage in developing member products and experiences. The candidate will have to understand how to engage with all disciplines of office of the CTO and quickly be engaged in collaborating with peers in multiple organizations on how to incorporate design thinking as part the standard practice within Aetna. The individual will be supported by the executive leadership as they pursue some of the most challenging opportunities for change and inspiration. The role requires a candidate to be a teacher, a leader, and an inspiration for change.

Role Details:

A credentialed design thinking leader to influence a broad team, in time build a squad of design thinking peers who can cooperatively engage and lead architects, program leaders, developers and many more. Design thinking will evolve as an intrinsic voice of change and become an imbedded part of our DevSecOps culture of experience delivery.

Skills Desired:

Product – Experience design through technology Design Thinking ‘education practical leadership Facilitation & Teaching skills Agile / DevOps operating models Structured / analytical thinking Strong visual communication skills

Experience Desired:

12+ years experience in design, digital process development, product design and / or marketingDesign consultancy experience highly desirableWell versed in human-centered design process from qualitative research to end stage. Ability to engage both technology and Business individuals Capability to work within environment with constantly changing priorities Experience working within dependent team ecosystems Leadership through influence in enterprise organizations Structured visual engagement techniques with multiple types of organizations EDUCATION

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



This role provides access to all levels of technology and business technology dimensions of Aetna. it provides a tremendous opportunity for those with diverse interests as well as diverse skills to hone their knowledge of the healthcare industry. The role will connect you with a variety of stakeholders, understanding their priorities and offer the chance for you to refine your abilities as an architect and technology influencer.

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.