Data Scientist (Unit Manager)

Job description

Pay Plan Title: Unit Manager
Working Title: Data Scientist
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Salary Range: $75,000 - $95,000

Office Location: 100% Remote. Office locations available in Wilmington, Greenville, Jacksonville, Whiteville, Camden, and Ahoskie, North Carolina.


Make an Impact

Trillium Health Resources is a local governmental agency (LME/MCO) in North Carolina that manages serious mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental disability services. Serving in 28 counties, we help individuals and their families strengthen well-being and build foundations for a healthy life.

Join our team as we empower others to live their best lives by providing access to quality healthcare. We offer a challenging, engaging work environment where staff take home more than a paycheck. Every day, we see the results of our dedication – in the smiles of children on our accessible playgrounds and in the pride on the face of an adult cooking a meal for the first time. Working at Trillium Health Resources is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to make a direct impact on the communities we serve.

At Trillium, we know that empowering others begins with supporting and developing our team. That’s why we offer competitive benefits and work-from-home flexibility so that our employees thrive outside of the office. We’re also committed to building a diverse, inclusive culture where all employees have the potential to grow professionally and personally.

What We’re Looking For

Trillium Health Resources is transforming public health in North Carolina by managing the health needs of many of the state’s most vulnerable populations. After successfully implementing managed care for mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental disabilities in the early 2010s, we’re currently implementing a groundbreaking new type of Medicaid health plan that focuses on people’s physical health needs, as well as factors like housing and food insecurity that can affect health.

We’re seeking a Data Scientist who wants to grow their IT career by helping us implement this new model. You’ll work directly with team members from all parts of our organization, on everything from Medicaid claims processing, to finance and accounting, to quality improvement and population health management.

The ability to think and act independently is of the utmost importance. The successful candidate will be an innovative thinker who will be rewarded with substantial latitude to pursue critical projects as they see fit.

On a typical day, you might:

  • Directly challenge your supervisor’s thinking by suggesting a better statistical methodology or a way to rewrite an R or Python script to make it run more quickly.
  • Write a SQL query to obtain data from a large, complex database.
  • Create a map of member and provider locations to help one of our clinical teams discover underserved areas.
  • Build a Linux server in order to conduct new types of spatial analysis.
  • Use machine learning tools to provide business teams with new insights about our member population.
  • Find and/or create new data sources to support data-driven decision-making across the agency.
  • Visualize a large set of survey text data for senior decision-makers.
  • Drive agency-wide savings by conducting a member cost analysis.

Employee Benefits:

Trillium knows that work/life balance is important. That’s why we offer our employees competitive benefits and flexibility that is second to none. Take a look at what we have to offer:

  • Flexible Work Schedules. Remote work was a strong part of our culture prior to COVID-19, and currently, employees may work remotely 100% of the time, with an in-office option available for those who prefer that.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) of 23 days per year, plus 10 paid holidays both in first year of employment
  • Health Insurance - no premium for employee coverage
  • NC Local Government retirement pension. This is a defined-benefit retirement plan that will pay you a monthly amount upon retirement, for the rest of your life, with as little as five years of service. For more information, go to:

  • 401k with 5% employer match & immediate vesting
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualifying Employer
  • Flexible Spending Accounts


Education: Requires 4-year science degree in statistics, actuarial science, data science/analytics, bioinformatics, mathematics, physics, engineering, business or information.

Preferred Education: Master’s degree or graduate certificate in statistics or advanced mathematics preferred.

Experience: One (1) year of related experience in data analysis, statistical pattern recognition, or machine learning.

Preferred Experience: Experience with big data frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark is a plus. Experience supporting a complex integrated software package, including training, a plus.

License/Certifications: None required. Preferred: One or more of Business Intelligence Certifications (Microsoft, SAS, SAP, Oracle, etc.), or equivalent certifications preferred.

Must have a valid driver’s license: A valid active driver’s license is required to be maintained for this position.

Must reside in NC

Deadline for application: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

To be considered for employment, all candidates are required to upload a current resume. Your resume must provide your level of education and detailed work experience, including:

  • Employer Name
    • Dates of service (month & year)
    • Average number of hours worked per week
    • Essential duties of the job as related to the position you’re applying for
  • Education
    • Degree type
    • Date degree was awarded
    • Institution
  • Licensure/certification, if applicable

After submitting your application through our career center in ADP, your resume will be reviewed to ensure that your skills and experience meet the essential criteria for the role you have applied for.

The diversity of the communities we serve is reflected in our employees. Trillium Health Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Trillium Health Resources is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test as a condition of employment.

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