Aetna Principal Analytics Consultant in New York, New York

Req ID: 54159BR


Are you passionate about healthcare, and looking for a place where you can contribute to systemic change? 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 it s running the Inca Trail Marathon or playing tackle football with their grandkids? Aetna s Analytics & Behavior Change is focused on delivering strategically impactful programs and tools to help our members across all life stages feel the joy of achieving their best health, in their own way.

We are currently looking for an exceptional Principal Analytics Consultant in our New York City offices, who would apply consulting, analytic, and leadership expertise to drive business impact across a variety of strategic problems.

Fundamental Components:

Understands key drivers of business value and acts as an “analytics product leader, leveraging strategic mindset and input from business partners to translate business opportunities into analytics projects.

Structures problems and problem-solving approaches,identifying critical hypotheses to test and best-suited analytical approaches.

Conducts and delivers high-quality analyses on large data sets (or guides junior team members to do so).

Pushing data outputs to synthesized insights with business implications.

Presents insights and recommendations to senior staff and internal clients.

Acts as “player-coach, reviewing the work of junior team members and offering mentorship for their professional development.

Autonomously leads business relationships and sub-teams through analytics development.

Leverages influencing skills to “get things done within a large organization and among many stakeholders.


Minimum 7-10 years total business experience.

3+ years experience in strategy consulting or corporate/analytics strategy roles.

3+ years experience leading teams and business initiatives to impact.

Strong knowledge of advanced analytics tools and languages to analyze large data sets from multiple data sources.

Experience programming using R, Hadoop, Python,SQL, SAS preferred.

Healthcare and/or insurance sector experience preferred.

Product or Pricing strategy experience is a plus.

Strategic problem-solving mindset – Ability to conceptualize and validate potential opportunities, and proactively anticipate/address problems and roadblocks before they occur.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in explaining complex analyses, insights or analytical concepts to senior executives.


Master s degree desired, PHD is a plus.

MBA or Masters/PhD in quantitative field (or equivalent work experience).


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. Thisis our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. Weare 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 & affirmativeaction employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment 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 aculture 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.