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Aetna Lead Data Scientist in New York, New York

Req ID: 57449BR

Job Description


Looking for opportunities to use cutting edge technologies analyzing petabytes of data in a world class Hadoop cluster, generating insights to guide consumers in their journey to wellness and help them achieve their health ambitions, whether its running the Inca Trail Marathon or playing tackle football with their grandkids? Aetna's Member Analytics team is focused on delivering strategically-impactful programs and tools to help members across all life stages feel the joy of achieving their best health, in their own way.


This position will play a lead role within a cross-functional team, delivering predictive analytics solutions to drive customer engagement and next-best-action, and improve customer experience across critical journeys, e.g., onboarding, breast cancer, maternity. The candidate will lead a project team responsible for extracting and manipulating data from multiple, large data sources, using the data to deliver predictive models and solutions, partnering with internal stakeholders to target members across channels (mobile app, web, email, social, call center, Apple), and managing day-to-day interactions with business stakeholders.

This is a unique opportunity to work on new transformation initiatives with CVS Health as a result of the recent company merger.

Fundamental Components

  • Lead team of 2-3 Data Scientists on the development and delivery of predictive analytics solutions to drive behavior change or customer experience across channels

  • Consults with business partners to understand problems and goals, understand business value, and translate into business opportunities to be captured through predictive analytics solutions

  • Develops and/or uses advanced algorithms and statistical predictive models and determines analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate scenarios and potential future outcomes

  • Demonstrates superior communication skills, and ability to develop and participate in presentations and consultations to business stakeholders on analytics results and solutions

  • Supports deployment of insights across multiple channels, i.e., web, mobile app, email, social, call center, Apple watch

  • Motivates team members and probes into technical detail

  • Contributes Subject Matter Expertise (SME) through interactions with team members, peers and managers to exchange complex information related to areas of specialization

  • Mentors others, and champions 360-feedback across team


  • Background in healthcare (payer, pharmacy, PBM, clinical), insurance, technology, or finance

  • 7-10 or more years of progressively complex related experience

  • Advanced in-depth specialization in mathematical analysis methods, statistical analyses, and predictive modeling

  • Expertise in using R or Python to manipulate large data sets and develop statistical models

  • Expertise in data management in a Hadoop environment, including use of Hive

  • Excellent problem solving skills, critical thinking and conceptual thinking abilities

  • Superior skills to effectively communicate technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form

  • Ability to negotiate and manage interactions across the business and project stakeholders

  • Experience regularly working collaboratively with others to solve problem


Masters degree desired, PHD a plus

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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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.