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Aetna Principal Data Scientist - 70445BR in Cupertino, California

Req ID: 70445BR

Job Description

It s a new day in health care.

Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you ll be at the center of it all.

We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability.

This position lies within the Attain team. Attain is an app developed by Aetna in collaboration with Apple that leverages the Apple Watch sensor data and Aetna's medical claims data in order to create personalized health recommendations for our members. Attain relies on a powerful rewards mechanism to incentivize our members to stay active and complete key healthy actions like getting a flu shot and adhering to medications.

Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:

  • Provides strategic leadership for the development, validation and delivery of algorithms, statistical models and reporting tools. Acts as the analytic team lead for highly complex projects involving multiple resources and tasks, providing individual mentoring in support of company objectives.

  • Leads development and execution of new and/or highly complex algorithms and statistical predictive models and determines analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate scenarios and potential future outcomes.

  • Establishes analytical rigor and statistical methods to analyze large amounts of data, using advanced statistical techniques and mathematical analyses. Manages highly complex analytical projects from data exploration, model building, performance evaluation and testing.

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of systems and products to consult and advise on additional efforts across organization/enterprise.

  • Motivates team members and probes into technical details, and mentors others to do the same.

  • Provides thought leadership and direction for analytic solutions, tools and studies. Anticipates and solves strategic and high risk business problems with broad impact on the business area by applying leading-edge theories and techniques to investigate problems, detect patterns and recommend solutions.

  • Provides guidance to develop enterprise-wide analytics strategy and roadmap. Interacts with internal and external peers and management to share highly complex information/solutions related to areas of expertise and/or to gain acceptance of new or enhanced technology/ business solutions.

Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.Strong organizational, management and leadership skills.Superior skills to effectively communicate and negotiate across the business and in the external health care environment.

  • Expertise in advanced analytics tools and languages to analyze large data sets from multiple data sources.Expertise in innovating and implementing novel machine learning techniques.

  • Comprehensive knowledge on health care industry, products, systems, business strategies and products.

  • Demonstrates advanced in-depth specialization in mathematical analysis methods, machine learning, statistical analyses, and predictive modeling.Superior ability to communicate technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form.

  • 10 or more years of progressively complex related experience.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Analytics, Economics, Physics, Engineering, or related discipline.Master s degree or PhD preferred.

Benefit Eligibility

Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Job Function: Data & Analytics

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.