Data Scientist

Role Overview

The opportunity


The Data Science team at Accolade leverages machine learning, mathematical algorithms, and statistical analysis to simplify and improve the health care experience. We are building a new generation of products from the ground up, with machine intelligence at its core. 

A Day in the Life...

A day in the life…

  • What the day to day of the role looks like:
    • Design and train models for Accolade software, helping clients reach the best health care easily and efficiently.
    • Study patterns in client behavior to improve Accolade business processes and efficiencies, as well as driving optimal health outcomes.
    • Apply mathematics and machine learning to revolutionizing the health care system.
  • What type of projects will you support?
    • Collaborate in a rapidly evolving ecosystem of partners poised to radically transform the industry.
    • Invent new algorithms and technologies to address client needs and streamline business efficiency.
  • What key things will you accomplish?
    • Deliver intelligent features to mobile and desktop applications, directly improving the quality of hundreds of thousands or millions of lives.
    • Propagate machine intelligence and analytics across Accolade’s new product suite.


  • What will you need to accomplish to be successful in this role?
    • Expertise with large-scale machine learning techniques and languages, such as R and/or Python
    • Ability to write and debug SQL queries.
    • Relevant industry / academia experience in software development and full product life-cycles
    • Advanced coursework in some of: probability, statistics, machine learning, or mathematical modeling.


Values we admire:

    • We find joy and purpose in serving others.
      • Making a difference is what we do. We do the right thing for the right reasons – and we do it well, even when it’s hard.
      • You operate from a perspective of truly caring about our employees, clients, and customers and creating value for them.
  • We are strong individually and together, we’re powerful.
    • We believe in each other, in honesty, and in having fun. You won’t find egos or office walls here because we aren’t defined by titles – but by actions, behaviors and results.


    • We roll up our sleeves and get stuff done.
  • We’re boldly and relentlessly reinventing healthcare.
  • We are a company changing the world, one person at a time.
  • Super high expectations? Bring it on? Our curiosity drives us.
  • You understand our desire to be the best place to work and that trust is the foundation of that.

Who we Are

Where it all began

Accolade is an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, health systems and consumers. Our team of compassionate, exceptional professionals is supported by breakthrough science and technologies to guide people through the healthcare system in a deeply personalized manner. By taking the time to get to know each person, understand the context of their healthcare decisions, build trust and influence decisions, we deliver industry-leading engagement levels, satisfaction scores unseen in healthcare, better health outcomes, and cost savings of more than 10 percent.


Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes magazine, the fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 500 and a Top Workplace in Philadelphia for five consecutive years. For more information, visit




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