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Aetna Inc.

Lead Data Engineer

Aetna Inc. - Hartford, CT

Lead Software/Data Engineer - Marketing Analytics

Aetnas Data Science Engineering Team is currently looking for an exception Lead Engineer to play a pivotal role in either our Hartford, CT or New York, NY location.

Position Summary

This role will lead key analytics engineering initiatives, including end to end ownership for designing and deploying Big Data products. The ideal candidate will have 10 years of technical/programming experience and 1 to 3 years of experience with Hadoop ecosystem is a plus, experience with Cloud/AWS is desired. This position is of high visibility will need to communicate advanced technical concepts to a broad audience including very senior levels. Will also need to mentor and give direction to a team of engineers.

Fundamental Components

Develop and implement patterns to leverage on-prem and cloud computing resources to deploy/optimize machine learning algorithms/data models on digital assets

Develop and implement advanced algorithms/data models to enable near-real time delivery of machine learning driven insights to end consumers

Uses advanced programming skills in Java, Python or any of the major languages to build software solutions/services, including robust data pipelines and dynamic systems.

Writes complex ETL (Extract / Transform / Load) processes, preferably in Python, designs database systems and develops tools for real-time and offline analytic processing.

Develop frameworks, standards & reference material for architecture and associated products.

Designs data marts and data models to support Data Science and other internal customers.

Acts as a mentor to junior team members to provide technical advice

Applies Aetna systems and products to consult and advise on additional efforts across multiple domains spanning broader enterprise.

Collaborates with data science team to transform data and integrate algorithms and models into highly available, production systems.

Uses in-depth knowledge on Hadoop architecture, HDFS commands and experience designing & optimizing queries to build scalable, modular, and efficient data pipelines.

Integrates data from a variety of sources, assuring that they adhere to data quality and accessibility standards.

Experiments with available tools and advises on new tools in order to determine optimal solution given the requirements dictated by the model/use case.


7-10 or more years of progressively complex related experience in software engineering, preferably in data science engineering.

In-depth knowledge of large scale data driven, customer facing applications and building high volume data pipelines.

In-depth knowledge on Hadoop architecture, HDFS commands and experience designing & optimizing queries to build scalable, modular, and efficient data pipelines.

Advanced programming skills in Java, Python, or any of the major languages to build robust data pipelines and dynamic systems.

Experience with Cloud environment (AWS) is highly desired.

Strong leadership and mentoring skills.


Masters degree is a plus.

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.

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

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Aetna Inc.


Lead Data Engineer Aetna Inc. - Hartford, CT, United States


Location: Hartford, CT

Company Profile:
Aetna Inc. operates as a diversified health care benefits company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment provides medical, pharmacy benefit management, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured basis, and an employer-funded or administrative basis. This segment also provides Medicare and Medicaid products and services, as well as other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers' compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select markets. This segment offers its products and services to multi-site national, mid-sized, and small employers, as well as individual customers. The Group Insurance segment provides life insurance products comprising group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which offer benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. This segment provides insurance products principally to employers that sponsor its products for the benefit of their employees and their employees’ dependents. The Large Case Pensions segment manages various retirement products, including pension and annuity products for tax-qualified pension plans. The company’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.