Geospatial Data Scientist - Evernorth

Job description

Internal Title: Data Science Advisor (LB4)
External Title: Geospatial Data Scientist

Role Summary
As a member of the Data Science (DS) Center of Expertise (CoE), the Geospatial DS Advisor is responsible for leading geospatial-enabled advanced analytics (e.g., engineering geospatial features such as drive-time and density, leveraging advanced geospatial techniques such as kriging and location-allocation) and end-to-end model production – from business problem ideation to model monitoring. These ML models support clinical, health equity, marketing, and other business areas.

Reporting to the Head of Geospatial Data Science & MLOps, the Geospatial DS Advisor will rigorously prioritize delivery on high-value geospatial-enabled Data Science workstreams while enabling geospatial self-service for Data Scientists, Business Analysts, and analytically inclined business stakeholders.

So, you’re interested in becoming the newest member of this team? Great! Let’s check some boxes to see if you’re a good fit:

  • Perform advanced trend and spatial analytics to answer “ what happened and where?”
  • Conduct root cause statistical analyses to answer “ why did this happen here?”
  • Develop predictive models to answer “ what will happen next?” and “ where is it likely to happen next?”
  • Mine data to answer “ where are the opportunities?”
  • Deploy innovation processes and pilot campaigns to answer “ how can we get better?”
This position is with Evernorth, a new business within the Cigna Corporation.

Role Summary:
You will be expected to have the requisite content knowledge related to evaluating program outcomes, spatial and statistical modeling techniques, and health services research. You will interface with clinical, health equity, marketing, operations, and sales departments as needed. The ideal candidate for this role will be a team player that is highly motivated, flexible, and embraces change (e.g., able to pivot between analytic projects on our roadmap and with some support is able to discern and prioritize higher value work).

Act as SME in advanced geospatial techniques (e.g., kriging/small area estimation, geographically weighted regression, location-allocation) and data visualization (e.g., maps, interactive displays, dashboards) , and machine learning (e.g., random forest models, linear regression)

Deliver geospatial and AI solutions/products in consultation with our Product Owner, matrix partners, and leadership by extracting and analyzing large healthcare claims and other related data stored in AWS, Postgres, and Hadoop using python, SQL, or R

Own end-to-end geospatial and AI solution/products (e.g., business problem ideation, scope, data extraction, feature engineering, model selection/development, hyperparameter tuning, model bias testing, model deployment support, and model triggering support)

Alongside our Product Owner, foster a Geospatial Community of Practice across Data Science (e.g., python, R, PostGIS) and Business Analyst (e.g., vendor web-based and desktop software, custom built web-based software) personas via user groups, coaching, and documentation

Develop actionable value- and data-driven communication for internal and public-facing stakeholders to scale

Foster productive collaboration with dedicated engineering and infrastructure colleagues to modernize and maintain geospatial stack

PhD, Masters or Bachelors degree in a quantitative field (e.g., geography, statistics, epidemiology, public health, math, biology, computer science) preferred

Intermediate level python or R and SQL via coursework, personal projects, or work projects is a requirement

Values diversity, growth mindset, and improving health outcomes of our customers

Expert in building ML models, executing descriptive analytics, and preparing data visualization

Experience using scalable, transparent, and repeatable geospatial technology (i.e., python, R, PostGIS) for geospatial statistical analyses

Comfort communicating to highly technical team members

Experience working with a variety data sources (e.g., survey, claims, EHR, geospatial, open, vendor, etc.)

Understanding of concepts, best practices and working knowledge of delivery frameworks and collaboration tools (e.g., Agile, Kanban, Git, etc.)

Dedication to self-learning and demonstrated ability of continuous learning and technical skill development in rapidly evolving fields of GIS, Data Science, and healthcare

Strong interpersonal skills plus an outstanding ability to build relationships and navigate within a complex organization

Self-awareness, maturity, and ability to collaborate as part of the multi-disciplinary team

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of $95,800 - $159,600, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

Helping our customers achieve healthier, more secure lives is at the heart of what we do. While you take care of our customers, we’ll take care of you through a comprehensive benefits program that helps you be at your best. Starting on day one of your employment, you’ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and best in class well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and dozens of corporate discounts on essentials you use every day. For more details on our employee benefits programs, please visit the “Life at Cigna” tab on our careersite:

About Evernorth
Evernorth, Cigna Corporation’s health services segment, exists to elevate health for all. We're building on our legacy and redefining health care as we know it. Unbiased in how we think, we create without limitation. We partner without constraints, deliver value differently and act in the interest of humanity. Solving across silos, closing gaps in care, and empowering clients, customers, and people everywhere to move onward and upward. When you work with us, you’ll be empowered to solve the problems others don’t, won’t or can’t. Join us. 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.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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