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Aetna Sr Data Scientist (Python / R and/or Machine Learning (4 positions) (56932BR) in Moon township, Pennsylvania

Req ID: 56932BR


Aetna's Medicare Business Intelligence team supports the Medicare organization by embedding deep analytical insights into key decision processes and focusing on variety of complex business problems. We use advanced analytics, machine learning and business intelligence tools to generate actionable insights by leveraging big data within a cutting edge environment. Were focused on creating new opportunities that drive change in areas such as Medicare stars, service operations, medication adherence, population health management and member experience.

Opportunity is open across the US and not location specific and we are willing to consider a telework arrangement after a period of in office.

We are looking for (4) Sr Data Scientists with strong analytical background with technical skills: Python, Machine Learning, R, Hadoop

Our opportunities in Medicare business intelligence are designed to enhance your personal and professional growth and build the skills that will lead you to success. We are currently looking for an exceptional Sr Data Scientists who would apply consulting, analytic, and leadership expertise to drive business impact across a variety of strategic problems.

Fundamental Components:

(*) Understands key drivers of business value and contributes to team efforts of translating business opportunities into analytics projects

(*) Works with senior team members to structure analyses; identifying critical problems to be solved, best suited analytical approaches, and hypotheses to test

(*) Conducts quantitative analyses on a diverse array of topics leveraging large data sets

(*) Delivers high-quality analytical outputs and pushes analyses from output to synthesized insights which carry business implications

(*) Proactively problem-solves emerging issues or roadblocks in conducting analyses, navigating organization to find creative solutions

(*) Presents insights and clear recommendations to senior team members and business partners

(*) Responsible for project commitments to quality and on-time deliverables.

(*) Under general direction, independently executes analyses or reports to meet project needs.


(*) Minimum 3+ years total business experience

(*) 2+ years' experience in strategy consulting or corporate / analytics strategy roles a plus

(*) Detailed knowledge of advanced analytic tools and languages to analyze large data sets from multiple data sources

(*) Experience programming using SAS, R, Python, Hadoop, Machine Learning

(*) Experience with data visualization tool such as Tableau a plus

(*) Healthcare and/or insurance sector experience preferred but not required

(*) Strategic problem-solving mindset - Ability to conceptualize and validate potential opportunities and proactively anticipate/address problems and roadblocks before they occur

(*) Excellent written and verbal communications skills, particularly in explaining complex analyses, insights or analytical concepts to senior executives.


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.

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Job Function: Health Care

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.