Aetna Sr Data Scientist - 40635BR in New York, New York

Req ID: 40635BR


The position will work with a cross-functional team, delivering analytical projects related to customer behavior insights/engagement, segmentation, targeting, customer life time value, partnering with internal and external clients to solve important health care challenges. The role will be responsible for extraction and manipulation of data from multiple, large data sources and using the data to deliver solutions and insights through business intelligence tools.


Performs applied statistical research and custom analysis of integrated healthcare data, interprets results, and makes recommendations based on analytic findings to business areas.

Makes recommendations about data collection methods, metrics definition and evaluation methods.

Defines and delivers analytical solutions in support of healthcare business initiatives that drive short and long term objectives.

Collaborates with internal and external partners and organizations in the design and execution of analytic studies to answer business and research questions.

Designs and conducts analyses and outcome studies using healthcare claims, pharmacy, lab, consumer data, employing appropriate research designs and statistical methods.

Develops, validates and executes algorithms, statistical models and business intelligence tools that answer applied research and business questions.

Develops and participates in presentations and consultations to internal and external clients.


Five or more years of health research, customer engagement/analytic experience.

Well-versed in statistical model building and concepts.

Expert level SQL skills.

Experience using R or Python to manipulate large datasets and develop statistical models.

Knowledge of data management in a Hadoop environment, including use of Hive.

Ability to utilize Business Intelligence tools (Tableau) to develop insights.

Demonstrated project management and/or team lead experience.

Demonstrated extensive and diverse knowledge of customer engagement metrics, health care data, systems and standards; demonstrated subject matter expert in multiple subject areas.

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

Strong collaboration and communication skills within and across teams.

Strong problem solving skills and critical thinking ability.

Expert knowledge of segmentation, targeting, predictive modeling, multivariate analyses/optimization, and behavioral economics.


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


Location: NYC

Looking for opportunities to use cutting edge technologies analyzing petabytes of data in a world class Hadoop cluster finding useful insights and innovative ways to guide consumers in their journey to wellness and helping them achieve their health ambitions whether its playing tackle football with their grandkids or running the Inca Trail Marathon? Aetna's Consumer Engagement team is focused on delivering strategically-impactful products to our members across all life stages to feel the joy of achieving their best health, in their own way. Join us and take part in our pursuit of empowering our consumers to take control their healthcare outcomes and be their trusted partner in their personal journey to wellness!

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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