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Data Scientist

at Aetna Inc.

Posted: 8/8/2019
Job Reference #: 67190

Job Description

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 it’s
playing tackle football with their grandkids or running the Inca Trail
Marathon?  Aetna’s Provider & Network Analytics team is focused on
delivering strategically-impactful programs and tools to effectively partner
with healthcare providers to help members across all life stages feel the joy
of achieving their best health, in their own way. 

We are looking for an impact-oriented
analytics and industry leader, to lead an analytic strategy aimed at
dramatically reducing medical spend, improving consumer experience, and
identifying new sources of revenue (both insurance-related and non-traditional)
through innovative cross-functional initiatives and programs in our New York City location.

This role participates in the development, validation and delivery of algorithms, statistical models and reporting tools. Solves moderately complex analytical problems.


Job Group
Data & Analytics

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Supervisory Responsibilities

Percent of Travel Required
0 - 10%

Posting Job Title
Data Scientist

Potential Telework Position

Additional Locations
NY-New York

Primary Location (City, State)
NY-New York

EEO Statement
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Resource Group

Initiative Group

Fundamental Components
  • Develops, validates and executes algorithms and predictive models to investigate problems, detect patterns and recommend solutions.
  • Explores, examines and interprets large volumes of data in various forms.
  • Performs analyses of structured and unstructured data to solve moderately complex business problems utilizing advanced statistical techniques and mathematical analyses.
  • Develops data structures and pipelines to organize, collect and standardize data that helps generate insights and addresses reporting needs.
  • Uses data visualization techniques to effectively communicate analytical results and support business decisions.
  • Creates and evaluates the data needs of assigned projects and assures the integrity of the data.
  • Explores existing data and recommends additional sources of data for improvements.
  •  Documents projects including business objectives, data gathering and processing, detailed set of results and analytical metrics.

Background Experience
  • Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to present information to various audiences.
  • Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks as they occur.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in several areas of data modeling, machine learning algorithms, statistical analysis, data engineering and data visualization.
  • Ability to work with large data sets from multiple data sources.
  • 3 years of relevant programming or analytic experience.
  • Masters degree preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Analytics, Economics, Physics, Engineering, or related discipline.

Benefits Program
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