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Data Scientist

Company: CareFirst
Location: Reston
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Resp Qualifications PURPOSE As a Data Scientist, you will bull Join a brand new team of machine learning researchers with an extensive track record in both academia and industry. bull Bring a combination of mathematical rigor and innovative algorithm design to create recipes that extract relevant insights from billions of rows of data to meaningfully improve health outcomes. bull Provide members with useful, powerful tools for self-evaluation and tracking of health issues and risk factors bull Create thoughtful solutions that engage and empower members to make more informed decisions about their health and healthcare bull Develop statistical models and functional means for measuring the quality of health care members receive annually bull Learn, develop, and apply new techniques in the intersection of math, probability, and optimization bull Interact with and report to an audience that includes Directors, Vice-Presidents and the C-level executives Some examples of the problems you might tackle in your new role bull How do we leverage our data that allow us to understand the unique needs of our members to support seamless care delivery that engages our members, supports our providers and improve health outcomes? bull How can we integrate genetic information, Electronic Medical Record data, and rich dynamic phenotypic information will enable sophisticated patient segmentation, revealing biologically distinct subgroups and pointing the way to precisely targeted treatments? PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES The Data Scientist Analytics role has work across the following four areas bull Exploratory Analysis bull Understanding ecosystems, user behaviors, and long-term trends bull Evaluating and defining use cases for potential product ideas bull Identifying levers to help move key metrics bull Evaluating and defining metrics bull Building models of user behaviors for analysis or to power production systems bull Data Infrastructure bull Working in Hadoop and HIVE primarily, sometimes DB2 bull Authoring pipelines via SQL and Spark or Python based ETL framework bull Building key data sets to empower operational and exploratory analysis bull Performing and automating analyses using statistical language R bull Product Operations bull Designing and evaluating experiments monitoring key product metrics, understanding root causes of changes in metrics bull Building and analyzing dashboards and reports bull Product Leadership bull Influencing business partners through presentation of data-based recommendations bull Communicating of state of business, experiment results, etc. to internal and external partners bull Spreading best practices to analytics teams bull Proposing what to build in the next roadmap This position is also subject to being "on call" for emergency situations requiring immediate resolution. Travel between all CareFirst locations may be required. Minimum Qualifications Required experience, abilities and skills bull Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics or related field or equivalent. bull 3 years research or industry experience. bull Good background in machine learning using unsupervised and supervised methods. bull Track record of leveraging large amounts of data to solve real-world problems. bull Fluency in SQL or other programming languages. Some development experience in at least one scripting language (PHP, Python, Perl, etc.) bull Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance bull The ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner Preferred bull Masterrsquos Degree in Mathematics or related discipline Preferred experience with a statistical package such as R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc. bull Preferred experience with a Healthcare company. bull Experience with large data sets and distributed computing (HiveHadoop) a plus. LI-CS1 Department Equal Employment Opportunity CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of theCompany to provide equal employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Hire Range Disclaimer Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history. Where To Apply Please visit our website to apply www.carefirst.comcareers httpwww.carefirst.com Closing Date Please apply before 3192020 Federal DiscPhysical Demand Note The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes himher ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted. Sponsorship in US Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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