The Cigna Group
Bloomfield, CT (Remote)


The API Office is a newly formed team whose goal is to establish Cigna and Evernorth as an indisputable leader in the creation and adoption of APIs and other related interaction models (events, streaming). The team will empower and support the Cigna and Evernorth technology and business teams on this journey. This team is a “center of enablement”, with a focus on collaboration with our partners in technology and outside of technology, in order to give these teams everything they need to ensure successful creation, deployment, and utilization of our API portfolio.

As a member of this team, the API Architect / Designer will help establish all aspects of the API program, from planning the API portfolio, creating “paved roads” for API engineering teams to ensure successful and consistent API design and delivery, and ensuring both external and internal adoption of those APIs are done successfully and efficiently.

Responsibilities may include

  • Provide guidance and enterprise-wide influence to enable and drive the execution of API efforts

  • Establish and manage API standards and guidelines for the enterprise

  • Drive conformance to API standards and guidelines through creation of patterns, frameworks, reusable assets, and automation

  • Research new API and integration techniques and technologies and drive their adoption in the enterprise

  • Participate, and lead where appropriate, cross functional groups related to our API efforts

  • Collaborate with Architecture peers, bringing API expertise to their efforts as needed

  • Assisting product and engineering teams throughout the enterpise in their API design efforts

  • Conducting API Design workshops to assist in API identification and strategy

  • Establishing standard practices for API operations

  • Performing API design and documentation reviews

  • Defining API product and pricing strategies with business partners

  • Providing sales support through presentations and solution architecture efforts

  • Technical writing for API marketing and documentation

  • Assisting with the strategy and evolution of both internal and external developer portals

  • Assisting in the definition and promotion of the Cigna and Evernorth technical brands

  • Mentoring of API architects and designers in the broader technology organization

  • Presenting API related topics to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desirable qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience in REST API Design

  • Demonstrable experience with the Open API Specification

  • Experience with other API interaction patterns and design approaches, such as GraphQL and BFF patterns

  • Demonstrable experience in solution architecture

  • Experience with API Security techniques and tools, particularly OAuth 2.0

  • Experience with API technologies including API gateways, API management platforms, Service Mesh, and Developer Portals

  • Experience in defining domain or enterprise level technology strategies

  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization effectively

  • Experience delivering technical presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Ability to speak in non-technical terms and explain technical concepts in crisp, clear, and plain terms

  • Familiarity with HL7 FHIR

  • Familiarity with streaming technologies, such as Kafka and Kinesis

  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services

  • Able to drive API design in support of logical solution architecture

  • Able to lead development of design patterns

  • Able to play a tech lead role for major engineering initiatives

  • Able to rationalize technical recommendation for directional decisions

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of 120,100 – 200,100 USD / yearly, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. ThatтАЩs why youтАЩll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, youтАЩll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna ([ Link removed ] – Click here to apply to API Architect / Designer – Evernorth Health Services – Remote .

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, youтАЩll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich peopleтАЩs lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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