1+ months

Principal Analytics Consultant

Hartford, Connecticut
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Primary Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford, NY-New York 

Aetna Analytics & Behavior Change (ABC) mandate is to transform health and wellness through data analytics & machine learning products that enable consumer engagement and a best-in-class experience. This team is responsible for building data products, involving real time ingestion frameworks, data pipelines to process large volumes of poly structure data, and model deployment; as well as the envisioning strategic data roadmap and execution of the roadmap. A key part of this team is to build an integrated data platform and supporting products to drive engagement and revolutionize health and wellness.

Aetna ABC is looking for an Analytics Consultant to join our team in Hartford, CT or New York City, NY. 

Fundamental Components:

  • 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.


    Minimum 10 years total business experience
    5+ years experience strategy consulting or on strategy teams in large companies
    5+ years experience programming using R, Hadoop, or Python
    5+ years of business experience leading analyses and initiatives with track record of business impact.
    5+ years of people management experience
    Healthcare sector experience preferred
    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.
    Strong knowledge of advanced analytics tools and languages to analyze large data sets from multiple data sources.
    Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur.
    Demonstrates strong ability to communicate technical concepts and implications to business partners.

    Masters degree desired, PhD a plus.

    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. 

    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.


Posted: 2019-02-05 Expires: 2019-04-07

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