Data Scientist – Population Health Analytics (work...

Location: Nashville, TN 37214

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Position Summary
The Data Science Advisor will support CareAllies through advanced analytics, modeling, and decision-making for key growth and clinical programs that support our organization’s needs. The individual selected for this role will join a collaborative, cross-functional team of stakeholders to solve challenging, open-ended problems and will be able to effectively communicate results and recommendations to a variety of stakeholders, including CareAllies and Medicare Advantage senior leadership. The perfect candidate will be a data and analytics expert who enjoys leading and collaborating in a matrix organization. This candidate will also have experience working with large databases and enjoys digging deep into data to surface new insights, while incorporating guidance and suggestions from matrix partner experts. The person in this role will excel at translating complex, technical analyses into actionable findings and communicating those findings to our business partners.

Consult regularly with business stakeholders to understand strategy, and effectively deploy advanced analytic solutions to help the organization achieve its goals
Provide individual and team mentorship to the Reporting & Analytics team as we grow our data science capabilities
Ensure quality and integrity of data collected and analyses performed
Be subject matter expert on Data Science activities and create analytics to forecast impact and inform business decisions
Establish best practices to ensure modeling contributions and work products are designed to be sustainable
Oversee matched case-control studies and/or other statistical analyses for determining the effectiveness of health program services and solutions
Partner with other analysts within Cigna to improve processes and the implementation strategy of technology solutions

5+ years of work experience in health insurance analytics or actuarial/finance analysis
Experience implementing innovative analytic and management solutions that drive outstanding results
Strong familiarity with medical claims data
Ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization in a consultative manner
Demonstrated expertise with Python or ‘R’ programming language
Demonstrated experience navigating relational databases and extracting data using SQL (primarily SSMS & Teradata)
Experience organizing best practices for model development, ensuring consistencies in documentation & coding style across a team to help enable portability of models among data scientists
Proficiency, understanding and experience with a handful of the leading supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods such as Multiple Regression, Logistic Regression, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, KNN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Trees, Random Forest, Gradient Boosting, Ensemble, and Match Case Control
Experience using statistical and data mining techniques, and integrating data science models into applications
Sound knowledge in dealing with large data sets for analytical approach and quantitative methods
Strong communication skills (e.g. experience translating complex analyses into easy-to-follow slides/materials)
Ability to develop comprehensive strategies to lead and implement new initiatives using competitive and industry trends
Ability to independently lead, prioritize, and manage multiple responsibilities
Experience collaborating with a virtual team preferred
Medicare Advantage experience preferred
Masters/Advanced Degree with preference in related field (mathematics, statistics, data science, business, MIS, actuarial science, finance, etc.) preferred

This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.

About Cigna
Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you’ll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people’s lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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