Data Scientist

Job ID: J161574
Company: Highmark Health
Location: Pittsburgh,PA,US
Full/Part Time: Full time
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Posted Date: May 15, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION

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 identifying how analytical solutions could help deliver value for them (e.g., more effective and/ or efficient processes). This would include being accountable for, outlining new use cases, creating high level impact estimates, and identifying the necessary data elements (including proxies) to deliver the analytical solution to complex business problems. Assemble data sets using knowledge of where the required data exists within the Organization’s source data system, derived production sets or publicly available sources. Includes securing appropriate access and documenting objectives, 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, in-depth knowledge and delivery of advanced analytical approaches, for example regression models, tree-based learning, neural networks, clustering techniques, natural language processing.
  • 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 be include written reports, presentation 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 many areas of the business, the data and the analytical methods through ongoing engagement with a range of audiences.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver/coordinate all elements of the analysis in such a way that it is delivered on time, to a high standard and ready to implement 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).
  • Research self- directed new analytical skills and approaches, building relationships internally and externally to transfer knowledge and maintain their position as subject matter experts, consult with follow data scientists and analysts to guide analysis and deliver larger projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Analytics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer and Information Science or Engineering (Substitutions – Bachelor’s Degree in Analytics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer and Information Science or Engineering with 3 years of relevant experience)
  • 1 – 3 years in Data Analytics
  • 1 – 3 years using Large Data-sets
  • 1 – 3 years utilizing Statistical Software
  • 1 – 3 years in Data Visualization
  • 1 – 3 years in Predictive Modeling
  • Academic research and/or work experience accepted

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Analytics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer and Information Science, or Engineering
  • 1 – 3 years in the Healthcare Industry
  • 1 – 3 years in Research and Development
  • 1 – 3 years in a Business Analyst role
  • 1 – 3 years in Consulting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Analysis of business problems/needs
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning/Thinking
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Data Analysis
  • SAS
  • SQL
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Written & Oral Presentation Skills
  • At least one of the following automation tools and techniques: Auto IT, Selenium, and/or Python/Java automation libraries
  • Knowledge of Python, Java, R, and/or Scala
  • Proficiency with big data tools such as Hadoop, SparkMap Reduce, Pig, Solr
  • Basic proto-typing/front end skills such as RShiny, Flask, Django
  • Data analytics, including the development of data-driven predictive models
  • Proficient operating in a Linux environment and with basic shell scripting
  • Proficient command of SQL
  • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts of power analysis, hypothesis testing, inference

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BENEFITS

Total Rewards Program

In addition to competitive pay rates and flexible career growth, we show our employee appreciation through a comprehensive Total Rewards package, including:

  • Medical and prescription drug, dental and vision coverages for your and your eligible dependents
  • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and disability insurance
  • Employer-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off, including paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Employee discounts
Wellness Resources and Programs
Employees have access to the following wellness programs and resources:
  • Work-life resources, such as employee assistance programs and financial counseling services
  • 24/7 telephone access to health and wellness coaching to achieve personal goals
  • Onsite pharmacy services at major campuses
  • Fitness center access for all employees inclusive of showers, lockers, and group exercise classes at major Highmark campuses, Allegheny General Hospital & West Penn Hospital
  • Access to chronic condition management programs when enrolled in the employer-sponsored medical plan
  • 100% coverage for preventive exams, including flu shots
  • Incentive program that rewards employees
  • Secure bicycle parking at major campuses
  • Healthy food options at onsite cafeterias
  • Employee networks to gather in the name of health
  • Onsite seated massage and stress management classes including yoga, mindfulness and meditation

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