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Aetna Principal Analytics Consultant in New York, New York

Req ID: 68407BR

Job Description

This is a strategic leadership position leading large teams of data scientists, data engineers, and subject matter experts responsible for querying and analyzing key healthcare data relating to product, pricing, underwriting with a focus on cost and risk and driving down fraud waste and abuse. The individual will work with the team to analyze the data and identify new opportunities within the scope and develop new solutions. The individual will act as the product owner for multiple analytics initiatives. Acts as a key subject matter expert and thought leader to management staff.

Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:

  • Consults with internal clients to identify opportunities to implement data science solutions to business problems at an expert level.

  • Acts as an analytics product owner translating business needs into analytics projects and actions.

  • Understands and recommends modeling techniques to data scientists.

  • Ability to structure data analysis, driving analytics insights and analytical solutions to help data scientists determine the best analytical solution.

  • Understanding key drivers of business value and being able to translate into business opportunities and frame them as analytical problems. eg How to grow business Ability to translate business problems into analytical solutions by knowing appropriate models to suggest to data scientists.

  • Autonomously leads the client relationship with senior business leaders as their single point of contact.

  • Collaborates with business partners to understand their strategy, problems, and goals.

  • Works with senior leaders to identify opportunities to implement analytics solutions to business problems.

  • Presents recommendations to senior staff and internal clients.

  • Seen as the face of the organization.

  • Mentors junior team members.

  • Consults on the creation of analytics solutions that effectively weigh business and technical tradeoffs using an expert understanding of business strategy as well as relevant big data environment topics.

  • Acts as an analytics product owner translating business needs into analytics projects and actions.

  • Resolves issues and removes barriers that hinder analytics initiatives.

  • Builds contingency plans and executes corrective action on a timely basis to mitigate risks.

  • Sets priorities and executes strategy for the analytics organization.

  • Leads development of solutions with high complexity and risk with business area implications.

Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:

  • 5+ years of business experience leading analyses and initiatives with track record of business impact.

  • Minimum 10 years total business experience

  • 5+ years of people management experience

  • 5+ years experience strategy consulting or on strategy teams in large companies

  • 5+ years experience programming using R, Hadoop, or PythonStrong

  • Knowledge of advanced analytics tools and languages to analyze large data sets from multiple data sources.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in most areas of mathematical analysis methods, machine learning, statistical analyses, and predictive modeling and in-depth specialization in some areas.

  • Experience in SAS or SQL or other programming languages.

  • Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur.

  • Healthcare sector experience preferred

  • Demonstrates strong ability to communicate technical concepts and implications to business partners.

  • Bachelor degree in quantitative field, or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience.

  • Master's degree in quantitative field or MBA strongly preferred.

Benefit Eligibility

Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Job Function: Data & Analytics

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.