Job description

ABCBS has a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy for designated employees, including employees hired on or after October 1, 2021. Any qualified individual selected for a position will receive a conditional offer of employment which requires that they comply with the Mandatory Vaccination Policy for Designated Employees prior to their first date of employment. All new employees must show proof of vaccination or show proof of the first vaccination no later than the first date of employment with agreement to become fully vaccinated after employment has begun. Any qualified individual selected for a position seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should complete a request for accommodation form and submit the form to the Human Resources department as described in the Mandatory Vaccination Policy for Designated Employees prior to their first date of employment and cannot begin employment unless and until such accommodation request is approved. This can be provided to you by contacting
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Job Summary
The Data Scientist uses the enterprise’s vast data repositories to identify key signals capable of predicting and optimizing the results of the enterprise’s business plan implementations. Incumbent exercises expert knowledge of available data, key business drivers, statistics, mathematics, and open-source software toolsets to derive relevant insights informing business decision-making. The incumbent regularly engages data mining techniques (data discovery, exploration, extraction, modeling, and evaluation) alongside software engineering tasks (software integration, deployment, and maintenance) to accomplish these responsibilities.
Education & Experience:
Must meet the following:
a. Master’s degree and two (2) years of experience
b. PhD in an analytical field of study with one (1) year of experience
Field of study: math, science, statistics, economics, finance, informatics, computer science, information systems, health information, epidemiology, data analytics, data science, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, engineering, or physics
Experience: Development of data science, machine learning, and/or advanced analytics implementations or the use of programming languages in Python, Java, R, Scala, SAS, or other analytical language to create predictive and/or prescriptive models.
Specialized training in Data Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data Platforms (Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, H2O, etc.), High Level Programming in Data Engineering, Data Science, or Machine Learning (Python, Scala, Java, R, SAS for Data Science, etc).
Knowledge of open-source application stack commonly used in data science workflows (Pandas, Spark, Sci-kit Learn, TensorFlow, Keras, etc.) preferred.
Healthcare domain knowledge preferred.

Specialized Knowledge & Skills
  • Work independently
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Written communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Machine Learning
  • Managing Collaboration
  • Managing Deadlines
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Data management
  • Processing Programming Language
  • ETL Design
Preferred Skills:
  • Open Source Technologies
  • Parallel computing
  • Healthcare
  • API development
  • Data transformation
  • Machine Learning
Professional Certification or Licenses:
Any certification specializing in data engineering, big data, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or statistical analysis from accredited institutions of higher learning. Consideration given towards completion of online-based learning and certifications involving related specialized skillsets upon review.
This position may involve remote or hybrid work. Minimum internet connection speeds are required for remote or hybrid work.
Security Requirements
This position is identified as level three (3). This position must ensure the security and confidentiality of records and information to prevent substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, or unfairness to any individual on whom information is maintained. The integrity of information must be maintained as outlined in the company Administrative Manual.
Segregation of Duties
Segregation of duties will be used to ensure that errors or irregularities are prevented or detected on a timely basis by employees in the normal course of business. This position must adhere to the segregation of duties guidelines in the Administrative Manual.
Employment Type
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. Arkansas Blue Cross does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. Arkansas Blue Cross also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment.
You must apply using your Legal Name. Current Workers/Contingent Workers/Contractors: Apply with your existing worker account (Workday) from the enterprise network. (Do not apply from this site - apply internally only)
ADA Requirements
1.1 General Office Worker, Sedentary, Campus Travel - Someone who normally works in an office setting and routinely travels for work within walking distance of location of primary work assignment

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