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Associate Data Scientist

Highmark Health

  • Company Hignmark Health
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Data Science
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description : 

General Overview:

This job builds new analytical solutions which inform business processes and operations at the heart of our advanced analytics capability. The incumbent designs, executes and synthesizes point analytics to support specific business questions, programs or initiatives. The incumbent is a data-driven problem solver who understands and utilizes the Organization's business partner’s strategies, goals and processes to answer critical business questions by leveraging and synthesizing the large volume and variety of data available to them. Draws on tools and methods from statistics and machine learning to perform analysis, create predictive models, visualize data, and drive projects through to delivery of the intended outcome. Continuously scans and tests new data sources, tools, and analytical techniques and partners with leading institutions and experts to contribute to our portfolio of next-generation analytic projects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work directly with the business to understand their questions, business processes, programs and/or initiatives, then identify how analytical solutions could help deliver value for them (e.g., more effective and/ or efficient processes). This will include assisting fellow data scientists with, outlining new use cases, creating high level impact estimates, and identifying the necessary data elements (including proxies) to deliver the analytical solution. Assemble the data set using knowledge of where the required data exist within Organization's source data system, derived production sets or publicly available sources.  Includes documenting objects, assumptions and processes.

  • Select and apply the appropriate advanced modeling/machine learning techniques to these data sets to deliver business insight, ensuring that the final analysis is well researched, accurate, and documented. This requires technical flexibility and awareness of most advanced analytical approaches (for example regression models, tree-based learning, neural networks, clustering techniques, natural language processing) with demonstrated aptitude in applying at least one.

  • Consult with the business to contextualize and translate the results of our analysis in a form which the business can understand and take action on. This will include contributing to written reports, presentations and data visualizations, and draws clear lines between the high-level problem specifications, the analyses performed, and how the results link directly back to business objectives. It requires the incumbent to demonstrate their depth of understanding of some areas of the business, the data and the analytical methods through ongoing engagement with a range of audiences.

  • Contribute to the planning, preparing and delivering/coordinating all elements of the analysis in such a way that it is delivered on time, to a high standard and ready to implemented on a production basis (including dissemination through the Organization's user systems). This includes identifying the best route to implementation (developing the analytical solution accordingly).

  • Build relationships internally to transfer knowledge, consult with follow data scientists and analysts to guide analysis and deliver larger projects using self-directed continued learning of analytical skills and approaches.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer and Information Science, or Engineering

  • 1 - 5 years in Data Analytics

  • 1 - 3 years in Predictive Modeling

  • 1 - 3 years in Large Datasets

  • 1 - 3 years in Statistical Software

  • 1 - 3 years in Data Visualization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Analytics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer and Information Science, or Engineering

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Python, R

  • Dashboarding tools like Flask, Dash, Shiny, Tableau, etc.

  • Experience working with big data – Hadoop, Spark, etc.

  • Analysis of business problems/needs

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning/Thinking

  • Collaborative Problem Solving

  • Data Analysis

  • SQL

  • Statistical Analysis

  • Written & Oral Presentation Skills

  • SAS

Referral Bonus: Level 1

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