Aetna Data Science Analyst in New York, New York

Req ID: 45455BR


Aetnas Consumer Health Services Clinical Analytics team creates cutting edge analytic tools to drive better and faster decision making within the organization. We are currently looking for an exceptional Data Scientist to join us in developing products to improve effectiveness of our Pharmacy business. This position will use predictive and behavioral analytics, and analytically derived insights to develop and test solutions that improve consumer and provider engagement, health outcomes and lower health care costs.

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.


Understanding of health care industry, products, and systems preferred.

Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks as they occur.

Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills. Able to present information to various audiences.


3 years of relevant programming or analytic experience.

Ability to work with large data sets from multiple data sources.

Demonstrates proficiency in several areas of data modeling, machine learning algorithms, statistical analysis, data engineering and data visualization

Expertise in SQL or SAS, and Python, R and big data technologies including Hadoop and/or Pig.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


This position is a unique opportunity for someone passionate about applying innovations in data science and machine learning to improve health care services and outcomes. The team uses an industry leading scalable data platform and techniques in creating solutions to challenging business problems. You would be part of a new and expanding Pharmacy Analytics team, with plenty of opportunities to interact with project stakeholders and business partners at all levels of the organization. You will be responsible for partnering with Aetna Pharmacy business leaders to understand their operations and data, and developing insights to support their decision making. You will extract and manipulate claims and prescription data from multiple, large data sources, and use advanced statistical techniques and mathematical analyses to identify trends, evaluate scenarios and make predictions on future outcomes and value drivers. This is a fast-paced, collaborative and iterative environment requiring quick learning, agility and flexibility.

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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