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At Aetna, we’re pioneering a total approach to health and wellness. As a Data Scientist on the Analytics & Behavior Change team, you’ll build leading-edge analytics, data and technology platforms to help reimagine health care. We’ll count on you to help solve problems and deliver meaningful insights to our customers by leveraging innovations in data science, machine learning and predictive modeling techniques. And we’ll support you in achieving more in your life and your work.

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What makes a successful data scientist? Here are the traits we are looking for:

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Curious
  • Logical
  • Problem-solver
  • Results-driven
  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Creative
  • Efficient
  • Innovative
  • Insightful
  • Organized
  • Persistent

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  • Life Insurance

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Employee Quotes

At Aetna Analytics, the team uses machine learning techniques and data visualization to derive insights from the data to guide our efforts to understand and care for our members more effectively and at a lower cost. Each team member is responsible for a new weekly insight. We have a great mix of new graduates and senior data scientists. I’m constantly blown away at the talent, creativity and drive on our team!

Karen S., Senior Director - Enterprise Analytics

Working at Aetna, gives you the opportunity to use the data to make a change. A change that could save lives, could prevent fraud, a change that really matters and a chance to work with like-minded people to make a difference. A great team, helpful colleagues, intelligent co-workers make the journey to learn and innovate that much more fun.

Tanvi K., Data Scientist - Clinical Analytics

Job Details

Sr Data Scientist

Primary Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford, MA-Wellesley
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POSITION SUMMARY
Aetna's Consumer Health Services Customer Insights and Analytics Team creates cutting edge analytic tools to drive better and faster decision making within the organization. We are currently looking for an exceptional Sr Data Scientist - Healthcare to play a pivotal role in the creation and deployment of information products. The position is office based in either our Harford or Wellesley office locations.

This is a unique opportunity for someone passionate about innovation in data science, machine learning, and predictive modeling techniques. The team currently uses an industry leading scalable data platform and techniques in creating solutions to challenging business problems. This role will require frequent interaction with project stakeholders and business partners at all levels of the organization. This is a fast-paced, collaborative and iterative environment requiring quick learning, agility and flexibility.

Fundamental Components:
  • Develops and/or uses algorithms and statistical predictive models and determines analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate scenarios and potential future outcomes
  • Performs analyses of structured and unstructured data to solve multiple and/or complex business problems utilizing advanced statistical techniques and mathematical analyses and broad knowledge of the organization and/or industry
  • Collaborates with business partners to understand their problems and goals, develop predictive modeling, statistical analysis, data reports and performance metrics
  • Develops and participates in presentations and consultations to existing and prospective constituents on analytics results and solutions
  • Interacts with internal and external peers and managers to exchange complex information related to areas of specialization
  • Use strong knowledge in algorithms and predictive models to investigate problems, detect patterns and recommend solutions
  • Use strong programming skills to explore, examine and interpret large volumes of data in various forms


    BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:
  • 4+ years related experience with healthcare data analytics, statistical analysis, predictive modeling, machine learning techniques, and visualization tools
  • Experience in healthcare analysis, preferably in provider analytics
  • Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare insurance industry, products, systems, business strategies and products.
    Experience in SAS or SQL programming languages
  • Experience with big data technologies such as Python, R, Hadoop, Hive, and Tableau
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and negotiate across the business and in the external health care environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form


    EDUCATION
    Bachelors degree required, Masters a plus


ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
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.


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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