Aetna Lead Big Data Software Engineer - 52191BR in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 52191BR


Enterprise IT and Delivery has an opportunity for a Lead Big Data Software Engineer with strong technical experience in IBM InfoSphere product line, specifically IBM BigIntegrate. In this role you will lead the development team, provide technical guidance, and thought leadership for building a new finance data lake. This position is located on-site in Hartford, CT.

*Note: Interested candidates must be legally eligible to work for any US employer & not require visa transfer or sponsorship now or in the future.

Fundamental Components:

Provide thought leadership, technical guidance and communications for IBM InfoSphere Information Server portfolio of products including DataStage, BigIntegrate, BigQuality, and associated tools on Hadoop in a Linux and AIX platform to build a new finance data lake. Lead and/or provide direction setting for a development team through detailed design and development phases of building a data lake. Responsible for solution design in accordance with strategic architecture for major systems and their subsystems utilizing a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and existing designs. Provides focus on cross-application integration & solution design across projects as necessary to ensure success. Develop highly scalable and extensible Big Data platform, which enables collection, storage, modeling, and analysis of massive data sets from numerous channels. Enable Big Data and batch/real-time analytical solutions that leverage emerging technologies. Present complex topics and technical recommendations to senior leadership. Provides comprehensive consultation to business unit, vendor and IT management and staff at the highest technical level on all phases of the project development cycle. Researches and evaluates Enterprise wide solutions and recommends the most efficient and cost effective solutions to meet business strategic direction. Develop standards, guidelines, and best practices documentation for development teams. Mentor, lead, and set direction for engineering staff. Apply industry wide understanding of technology, tools and methodologies to assist in developing solutions on projects of strategic significance. Evaluate and identify issues and constraints pertaining to technology approach; coordinate evaluation of solutions to insure adherence to Aetna technology standards (such as security, database, etc.) Ensures technology remains at current levels for enterprise tools and operational upgrades


8+ years experience in project delivery, systems analysis and application program development. Experience in delegation of tasks and leading development projects Diverse work experience in the software development field. Demonstrated experience designing technical solutions leveraging Big Data large organizations. Demonstrated experience and knowledge with Data Lake, Data Ingestion, Data Wrangling, and Data Processing and Data Mining frameworks and technologies required. Strong technical knowledge of Business Intelligence tools, including Hadoop is required. Strong communications skills (written and oral) along with presentation skills is required. 4+ years demonstrated experience with DataStage or other ETL Tools. 2+ years demonstrated experience in a Hadoop Hortonworks environment. Comprehensive understanding of DataStage Extensive understanding of BigIntegrate design and processing. Solid understanding of Hadoop infrastructure and Hortonworks best practices. Strong application knowledge in support of Data Stage and BigIntegrate development, including best practices and use of ETL frameworks. Strong understanding of IIS BigQuality toolset and deployments. Strong working knowledge with scripting languages. Strong knowledge of Linux x86 operating systems, ability to navigate O/S for troubleshooting and general evaluation of issues/system health. Solid understanding of storage, database, and WebSphere technologies. Familiarity with Linux and AIX Operating Systems. Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems. Ability to solve complex technical problems and work with other areas and Vendors to resolve in a timely manner.



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


Functional - Information Technology/Application development/7-10 Years

Functional - Information Technology/Application architecture/1-3 Years

Functional - Information Technology/Data / info management & architecture/7-10 Years


Technical - Development Languages//7-10 Years/End User

Technical - Development Tools//7-10 Years/End User

Technical - System Management//7-10 Years/Administrator


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.

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Job Function: Information Technology