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Aetna Principal Data Scientist in New York, New York

Req ID: 68574BR

Job Description

The Clinical Products data science team helps supercharge CVS-Aetna s clinical programs to improve member health and lower costs. Given CVS-Aetna s size, scope, and deep set of capacities, CVS-Aetna is an unparalleled platform to make a difference in healthcare in the US and beyond. The Clinical Products team has three main goals. First, CVS-Aetna is launching a series of clinical programs that use the resources of the combined CVS-Aetna, and our team delivers the advanced analytics to support those initiatives. Second, the team develops data-driven clinical recommendations that are delivered to members, their providers, and their caregivers. Finally, we build condition-specific models that help other parts of the company (e.g. pricing) better predict member care journeys.

About the position. A Principal Data Scientist will join the Clinical Products team and will be responsible for leading and providing technical vision for one or (more likely) more projects. A Principal Data Scientist will build lead a team that develops predictive models, works with clinical experts (e.g. doctors) to translate their subject matter expertise into machine learning models, sources data, and presents to technical and non-technical stakeholders. A Principal Data Scientist will also lead and mentor team members. Finally, Principal Data Scientist will need to help set the team s coherent, actionable, and inspiring technical vision…and she will need to inspire the team to execute on that vision.

Fundamental Components included but are not limited to:

  • Lead team of 2-3 Data Scientists to develop and deliver models that inform CVS-Aetna s clinical programs.

  • Consults with business partners and clinical leaders to understand problems and goals, understand business value, and translate into business opportunities to be captured through predictive analytics solutions.

  • Develops and/or uses advanced algorithms and statistical predictive models and determines analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate scenarios and potential future outcomes

  • Demonstrates superior communication skills, and ability to develop and participate in presentations and consultations to business stakeholders on analytics results and solutions

  • Supports deployment of insights across multiple channels, i.e., web, mobile app, email, social, call center, Apple watch

  • Motivates team members and probes into technical detail

  • Contributes Subject Matter Expertise (SME) through interactions with team members, peers and managers to exchange complex information related to areas of specialization

  • Mentors others, and champions 360-feedback across team

Qualifications Requirements and Preferences:

  • 7-10 or more years of progressively complex related experience.

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

  • Solid understanding of health care industry, products, and systems.

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

  • Strong skills to effectively communicate and negotiate across the business and in the external health care environment

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

  • Strong organizational, management and leadership skills.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of health care industry, products, systems, business strategies and products

  • Clinically oriented background or professional experience is a plus.

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.