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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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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

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Commercial Marketing Senior Data Scientist

Primary Location: New York, New York
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford, MA-Wellesley, NY-New York
Leads commercial group insurance analytics for product marketing using data & in-depth analysis to accelerate product growth

Fundamental Components:
  • Leverage advanced analytics & data science to improve commercial marketing results and identify business growth opportunities
  • Collaborate with business partners to understand business pain points and goals
  • Engage with commercial & marketing stakeholders on a regular basis to identify opportunities to implement advanced analytics & data science solutions
  • Translate business problems into analytical solutions by selecting appropriate analytical approaches based on business objectives, data limitations, confidence requirements
  • Build & maintain deep understanding of the commercial group insurance business environment and the key drivers of growth
  • Work with business partners to develop learning plans and design specific testing methods to answer those questions
  • Build and maintain KPI framework to track product performance across all Commercial product lines: Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary
  • Present compelling data-driven recommendations to senior staff and internal clients.
  • Performs analyses of structured and unstructured data to solve multiple and/or complex business problems utilizing advanced statistical techniques and mathematical analyses
  • Use strong knowledge in algorithms and machine learning 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:
  • Minimum 5 years relevant business experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading analytics initiatives with track record of business impact
  • 3+ years of experience programming using HIVE (SQL equivalent), R / Python / SAS
  • Demonstrates proficiency in mathematical analysis, machine learning, and predictive modeling with in-depth specialization in some areas
  • In-depth knowledge of targeting, segmentation, and campaign analysis methodology
  • Extremely proficient in using advanced analytics tools and languages to analyze large data sets from multiple data sources
  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur
  • Demonstrates strong ability to communicate technical concepts and implications to business partners
  • Healthcare sector experience preferred
  • Digital advertising / marketing data analysis experience preferred

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

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