Aetna Principal Data Scientist in New York, New York

Req ID: 49756BR

Position Mission/Summary

Looking for opportunities to use cutting edge technologies 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 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 Product role within a cross-functional team, to stand up our Next Best Action technology capabilities. The candidate will be responsible for defining the Product roadmap for the Next Best Action Framework, which orchestrates member communications across many health objectives (ER avoidance, preventative screenings, Rx adherence, Site of care recommendations), and across channels (mobile app, Web, email, direct mail, social, outbound calls, inbound calls, care management)Fundamental Components:Define and own the Product roadmap for the Next Best Action Tech stack (also known as “NBA framework ), working with domain leaders to define each componentBe the overall Advocate for the Next Best Action Product vision and roadmap across the organization, to the most senior level of leadership; represent and evangelize the NBA Framework to all business stakeholdersManage relationships with key stakeholders across the organization. Coordinate with adjacent product teams to sync roadmaps. Special emphasis on Digital roadmap as well as Marketing roadmapFor each component on the roadmap, define use cases and evaluate “build vs. buy ; Clearly lay out tradeoffs, dependencies, investment levels and timelines for Executive decision makingWork collaboratively with data science, data engineering, and digital teams on execution and solution implementation, following Agile methodologiesResponsible for scanning the vendor landscape and identifying cutting-edge technologies to further enhance rapid test & learn capabilities across channels; lead use case evaluations and proof-of-concepts, as well as recommendations to Executive leadership· Demonstrates superior communication skills, and ability to develop and participate in presentations and consultations to business stakeholders on Product Roadmap· 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/EXPERIENCE· 7-10 or more years of experience in Product Management roles · Experience working with data science teams to deploy predictive models across variety of channels· Experience working with Digital teams, e.g., website development, Mobile Apps, Customer experience· Experience working with Marketing Technology, including Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and test &l earn technology providers, for email and web/app channels· Experience with campaign design and experiment design for rapid test & learn across channels· Familiarity with Agile ceremonies and Agile methodologies· 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· Strong organizational, management and leadership skills· Comprehensive knowledge of health care industry, products, systems, business strategies and products


Masters degree desired, PHD a plusAdditional job informationAetna 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.

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.