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Lead Data Scientist
  • Python
  • Spark
  • PySpark
  • SQL
  • Machine Learning
  • NLP
  • Deep Learning
Change Healthcare
Seattle, WA 98101
151 days ago

Transforming the future of healthcare isn’t something we take lightly. It takes teams of the best and the brightest, working together to make an impact.

As one of the largest healthcare technology companies in the U.S., we are a catalyst to accelerate the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities.

Here at Change Healthcare, we’re using our influence to drive positive changes across the industry, and we want motivated and passionate people like you to help us continue to bring new and innovative ideas to life.

If you’re ready to embrace your passion and do what you love with a company that’s committed to supporting your future, then you belong at Change Healthcare.

Pursue purpose. Champion innovation. Earn trust. Be agile. Include all.

Empower Your Future. Make a Difference.


Change Healthcare (NASDAQ: CHNG) is a catalyst for your value-based healthcare system. We are a healthcare technology company that offers software, analytics, network solutions, and technology-enabled services to help create a stronger, more collaborative healthcare system. We help deliver measurable value not only at the point of care, but also before, after, and in between care episodes.

Change Healthcare occupies a uniquely interconnected position at the center of healthcare, serving providers, payers, and consumers. As an independent healthcare IT company, we work with multiple platforms to address diverse needs. Our provider solutions help providers increase patient access, ensure clinically appropriate care, and manage claims and payments across the revenue cycle. Our payer solutions address payment accuracy, consumer and member engagement, network management, and the transition to value-based payment. Our consumer solutions provide digital tools to help patients access their personal information and make choices based on quality, cost, and convenience.

With over 14,000 team members, our culture is guided by our core values which are woven into the fabric of every aspect of our company; Pursue Purpose, Champion Innovation, Earn Trust, Be Agile, and Include All.


The Data Scientist will be responsible for supporting Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science solutions for Change Healthcare, reporting to an AI Data Science leader under the Chief AI Officer. We’re looking for data scientists with a passion for artificial intelligence to help drive a new generation of data and machine learning enabled services and products to impact healthcare. You will enjoy working with a highly talented and diverse team of data scientists specializing in deep learning, active learning, and classical machine learning, one of the richest data sets in US healthcare, nearly limitless cloud compute resources including Spark clusters and GPUs, and the ability to see your insights turned into real products. The ideal candidate will have a background in machine learning, have experience working with large data sets, and have some experience in building and deploying data-driven innovative AI solutions. You are focused on results, a self-starter, able to put the customer first, team first, and have demonstrated success in using data science to develop and deploy AI solutions with a focus on customer impact. You also are able to rapidly prototype new ideas and methods to deliver quality code that is testable and concise.


  • Working alongside a team of AI data scientists, AI engineers, behavior scientists, PMs, and with business partners, you are able to focus on the problem at hand and identify new insights from our data with deep understanding of customers’ needs.
  • Working towards a common goal, contribute to the team to deliver new solutions, enhancements, or AI-based products that rapidly deliver impact to the company.
  • Have a focus on projects that have a direct impact while increasing our overall group expertise in new and emerging domains.

JOB Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in Data Science or AI/ML Engineering
  • Passion for learning and innovating new methodologies at the intersection of applied math / probability / statistics / computer science. Proficient in translating unstructured business problems into an abstract mathematical framework
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other hardcore technical fields
  • Fluency in Python.
  • Spark or Pyspark experience preferred.
  • Ability to write queries in SQL.
  • Expertise in NLU/NLP, Conversational AI.
  • Expertise in Deep Learning.
  • Expertise in Knowledge Graph and personalization.
  • Ability to deliver prototypes in both Jupyter or Zeppelin notebooks, as well as creating packages for cross-team utilization that can be invoked via pip install
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • The ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner
  • Experience with TensorFlow.
  • Knowledge of common data structures and ability to write efficient code in Python.
  • Experience with large data sets and distributed computing with Spark
  • Experience in AWS or GCP using tools such as EMR, S3, EC2, Deep Learning AMI’s, SageMaker. or customer build AI Platform.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. with production delivery experience
  • Expertise and experience in AI solution development
  • Extensive expertise in NLU for medical record reading
  • Experience with cloud computing techniques or tools such as S3, EC2, EMR, SageMaker, ECS, Docker, Gitlab CI, Python packaging, Kubeflow, command-line executions and shell scripting
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to describe the logic and implications of a complex model to all types of partners (product managers, engineers, designers, senior executives)
  • Experience in Healthcare Knowledge Graph and patients/providers/payors personalization.
  • Experience in payment integrity and revenue cycle management optimization.

Join our team today where we are creating a better coordinated, increasingly collaborative, and more efficient healthcare system!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

Change Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status. To read more about employment discrimination protections under federal law, read EEO is the Law at and the supplemental information at .

If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to with "Applicant requesting reasonable accommodation" as the subject. Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

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Change Healthcare maintains a drug free workplace and conducts pre-employment drug-testing, where applicable, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

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