Aetna Dir., Data Engineering in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 48896BR


Manages and builds a multi-functional Engineering team of data engineers, data Analysts, clinicians, and managers through leadership and mentoring, holding primary responsibility for the delivery of analytic projects that provide tactical and strategic solutions to constituent needs.

The primary deliverables are

1) Operationalize advanced analytics, including AI/ML based predictive analytics models produced by data scientists;

2) Support data to and collaborate with data scientists for producing of advanced analytics;

3) Build delivery framework to share advanced analytics to members.

Fundamental Components:

Oversees applied statistical research and custom analysis of integrated healthcare data.

Stays informed about industry trends, research findings, and evaluation methods.

Anticipates and recognizes matters that effect ability to create valid measures, reports and analyses and take appropriate action to reduce bias.

Formulates department strategy and vision.

Develops and participates in presentations and consultations to existing and prospective constituents on information services, capabilities and performance results

Drives the overall design or methodology of tactical and strategic solutions that satisfy information needs across products, segments and clients

Participates in the development of data reports and/or products that will enhance the retention of current market share and attract new business by demonstrating cost containment and quality initiatives.

Proactively builds and maintains internal and external key relationships.

Provides leadership in negotiation and influencing sound business decisions based on data, results and information derived from industry trends, research findings, and Aetna-specific reports and analyses

Directs the development and delivery of analytical solutions in support of healthcare business initiatives that drive the short and long-term objectives of Aetna.

Performs or manages the application of research and develops statistical models that answer research and business questions for internal and external clients.

Provides thought leadership and direction for analytic solutions, tools and studies

Manages projects, people, customer expectations and business priorities to achieve constituent satisfaction.

Responsible for team commitments to quality and on-time deliverables.

Motivates, understands, and probes into technical details and mentors his/her direct reports to do the same.

Manages and builds a strong team of managers and individual contributors through formal training, diverse assignments, coaching, mentoring and other development techniques.

Contributes to a motivated work environment by working effectively to achieve common goals.

Participates on work groups/ forums representing Aetna to external constituents.


Knowledge and experience with Hadoop ecosystems is required.

Knowledge and experience working with data scientists on big data based advanced analytics, including model based predictive analytics is required.

Knowledge and experience with Cloud/AWS is highly desired.

Knowledge and experience with Java based application/framework/service development

is highly desired.

5 or more years of engineering manager/director experience.

5 or more years of healthcare, health insurance, or pharmaceutical industry analytic experience.

Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and negotiate across the business and in the external health care environment.

Deep knowledge of health care industry, policy, research design, univariate and multivariate statistical analyses, predictive modeling, case-mix and risk adjustment methods and tools.

Ability to perform and manage multiple activities and changing priorities.

Understanding of relational databases, data systems and data warehouses.

Strong reporting skills using Excel, Access, Word and/or PowerPoint.

Ability to communicate statistical and technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree.


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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