Senior Data Scientist

As the healthcare industry continues to rapidly transform, our IT team conceives, develops and delivers impactful technology solutions to support access to quality, affordable healthcare for our members. We are driven by our collective company purpose: To do everything in our power to stand with our members in sickness and in health®. Our IT team unleashes the power of this purpose through technology. We come to work every day to make a difference, and we deliver the highest quality and best solutions to our members.

As part of our Government Products Reporting and Insights team, you will support the most vulnerable of our population: Medicare and Medicaid members. By gathering and analyzing their health, utilization and financial data you will provide meaningful insights to ultimately help in developing programs and initiatives to help them gain access to care. This is a great opportunity for those that enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. With more than 1.6 million members in individual and group markets across Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans in all five states as well as 11 Medicaid programs in four states, the Government Programs Division is an integral part of HCSC's strategy of providing members with health care options at every stage of life.

Job Purpose:
This position is responsible for providing advanced mathematical and statistical concepts and theories to analyze and collect data and construct solutions to business problems; performing complex statistical analysis on experimental or business data to validate and quantify trends or patterns identified by business analysts; constructing predictive models, algorithms and probability engines to support data analysis or product functions; verifying model and algorithm effectiveness based on real-world results; designing experiments and methodologies to generate and collect data for business use. Responsible for aiding tactical decision making by using predictive and prescriptive remodeling; and extracting actionable insights by identifying patterns in structured and unstructured data.

Required Job Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of work experience in a mathematical, statistical, computer science, engineering, physics, economics or related quantitative field; OR Actuarial credential or Master's degree and 4 years of work experience in an advanced mathematical, statistical , engineering, physics or related quantitative field; OR Ph.D. and 2 years of work experience in a mathematical, statistical, computer science, engineering, physics, economics or related quantitative field; OR 8 years of work experience in an advanced mathematical, statistical , engineering, physics or related quantitative field.
Strong learning and growth mindset
Customer-focused
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Must demonstrate proficiency in at least five of the following six areas: 1) data analysis and relational-style query languages; 2) machine learning and/or statistical modeling; 3) data visualization; 4) a high-level programming language; 5) distributed computing. 6) understanding of healthcare.
Experience in at least five of the following six areas: 1) data analysis and relational-style query languages; 2) machine learning and/or statistical modeling; 3) data visualization; 4) a high-level programming language; 5) distributed computing. 6) understanding of healthcare.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Access, Excel, Word and Power Point.
Demonstrated mastery in one of the following six areas: 1) data analysis and relational-style query languages; 2) machine learning and/or statistical modeling; 3) data visualization; 4) a high-level programming language; 5) distributed computing; 6) understanding of healthcare.
A track record of independently delivering or leading the delivery of a complex analytics or data science project.
A track record of mentoring, managing, or leading junior analytics or data science staff.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Masters or Ph.D. in a quantitative field, or bachelors degree with significant healthcare experience.
Experience working with healthcare data. Medicare experience preferred.
* Experience working with SAS and SQL

This position is based in Chicago, IL or Richardson, TX
Relocation will not be provided for this position.
Sponsorship will not be provided for this position.

HCSC is committed to diversity in the workplace and to providing equal opportunity and affirmative action to employees and applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employment / Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. Drug screening and background investigation are required, as allowed by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Expertise Analytics & Reporting Job Type Full-Time Regular Location TX - Richardson, IL - Chicago


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