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Sr Data Scientist
Wellesley, MA

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Job Description

Job Description


The Clinical Analytics Team creates innovative analytic tools to drive better healthcare outcomes. This position supports the development and implementation of analytic capabilities that enhance the impact of Aetnas care management programs, including creation of predictive models and machine learning/deep learning algorithms to identify care opportunities, A/B testing of intervention strategies, prioritization of clinical recommendations, and optimization of information delivery. Collaborates with other data scientists within the Analytics organization and supports a wide range of business partners. Participates in all phases of initiatives from exploration of clinical opportunities, development of solutions, and partnering with IT and business teams for implementation. This position will participate in the impact assessment of implemented initiatives.

Locations: Wellesley, NYC, Hartford

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, machine learning algorithms, 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
* Coordinates complex projects with other analysts and data engineers, including developing roadmap objectives, data preparation, tracking progress, and summarizing results
* Provides mentorship and coaching to more junior analysts


* 5 or more years of progressively complex related experience
* Demonstrates proficiency in statistical analyses, machine learning and predictive modeling. In-depth expertise in multiple areas.
* Expertise in using R or Python to manipulate large data sets and develop statistical models
* Expertise in data management in a Hadoop environment, including use of Hive
* Excellent problem-solving skills, critical thinking and conceptual thinking abilities
* Strong ability to communicate technical concepts and implications to business partners
* Knowledge of health care industry


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


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.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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