Senior Data Scientist (Remote)

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Location: Louisville, KY 40202

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Digital Health and Analytics within Humana is dedicated to transform members’ health experience and Humana’s services using technology and analytics. We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist who will design studies and utilize cutting-edge predictive modeling techniques, test rigorous hypotheses, and turn data and insights into actionable plans. Being part of talented team of data scientists with broad skills and applications, the Senior Data Scientist will work cross-functionally and collaboratively with teams across the enterprise through innovative R&D, machine learning, and cutting-edge platforms. The scope of our work includes forecasting, predictive modeling, designing business experiments, and ROI studies. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience on healthcare data, demonstrated innovative and creative methods for overcoming testing constraints, as well as successfully applying machine learning techniques to address business needs.

Responsibilities

The Senior Data Scientist uses mathematics, statistics, modeling, business analysis, and technology to transform high volumes of complex data into advanced analytic solutions. The Senior Data Scientist work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

The Senior Data Scientist develops, maintains, and collects structured and unstructured data sets for analysis and reporting. Creates reports, projections, models, and presentations to support business strategy and tactics. Begins to influence department’s strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

Responsibilities

This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to influence Humana’s vision to provide coordinated, integrated care via multiple innovative solutions. The Senior Data Scientist creates reports, projections, models, and presentations to support business strategy and tactics. This role influences department’s strategy, contributes to the decision making on complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work on model building use cases with minimal supervision. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. As a Senior Data Scientist, you will:

  • Develops and validates machine learning and statistical models, predictions, reports, and presentations to support business strategy and tactics.

  • Develops, maintains, and collects structured and unstructured data sets for analysis and reporting.

  • Researches and evaluates innovative analytical methodologies, approaches, and solutions.

  • Collaborates with analytic and data teams to set objectives, approaches, and work plans.

  • Interprets and communicates analytic results to analytical and non-analytical business partners.

  • Understands department, segment, and organizational strategy and operating objectives, including their linkages to related areas.

  • Makes decisions regarding own work methods, sometimes in ambiguous situations, and requires minimal direction and receives guidance where needed.

  • Compiles and presents regular and ad-hoc project status reports

  • Follows established guidelines/procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline, such as Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics or Statistics and/or related quantitative

  • 3+ years of experience in advanced data analytics

  • Demonstrated experience in working with assignments that involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors with Python, R, SAS, SQL, MATLAB, DataRobot or similar statistical and scripting tools

  • Experience developing and validating machine learning and statistical forecasting models or predictive models, including Random Forest, Gradient Boosting, Neural Networks, cluster analysis, regression analysis, time series and forecasting.

  • Experience in developing, maintaining, and collecting structured and unstructured data sets for analysis and reporting

  • Experience interpreting and communicating analytic results to analytical and non-analytical business partners

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision making on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components

  • Naturally curious and comfortable with ambiguity and demonstrate critical thinking

  • Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experience

  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, with a proven ability to translate complex methodologies and analytical results to non-technical business insights

  • Strong interpersonal and consulting skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in a quantitative discipline, such as Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics or Statistics and/or related quantitative field

  • Healthcare or managed care experience

  • Actuarial background or experience

  • Experience in behavioral economics, test & learn, experiment design

  • Experience in cost of care and trend analysis

  • Experience building visualization and reports using Tableau and Power BI

  • Experience building large-scale predictive models

  • Experience in Big Data environment specifically PySpark and/or Databricks

  • Experience in cloud computing, Azure or AWS

  • Experience in deep learning, natural language processing, and recommendation

Additional Information

This position is based on either Humana’s headquarters in Louisville-KY or Humana’s Studio-H in Boston-MA, or remote in the 48 continental states.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

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