Associate Data Scientist - Remote at GuideWell (Jacksonville, FL)

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Job Summary
The Associate Data Scientists should be able to understand business problems, design analytical approach, develop and evaluate predictive models. They will apply knowledge of statistics, data modeling, machine learning and advanced mathematics to recognize data patterns and produce solutions. The Associate Data Scientist proactively seeks to develop their skillsets and provide value-added support within the Data Science team.

Essential Functions
  • Communication & Project Ownership
  • Support large projects, and manage smaller projects in their entirety
  • Partner with senior team members to assess customer needs and define business questions.
  • Interpret results and insights in a clear and concise manner.
  • Work on multiple concurrent projects and accommodate frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Effectively participate in meetings with customers and emerging ability to guide discussion and decision making.
  • Data Analysis
  • Identify, define and translate business needs/problems into analytical questions.
  • Understand data sources and limitations, warehousing system and the impact of the data on business decisions.
  • Identify, retrieve, and manipulate data from internal and external datasets.
  • Apply statistical and computational methodologies to provide actionable insights and identify opportunities that optimize quality, consumer experience, and healthcare costs.
  • Assist with the development of scalable, efficient, and automated processes for large scale data analyses and model development, validation, and implementation.
  • Contribute to technical reports, white papers, and publications.
  • Stay current on new processes and technology in Data Science and communicate findings to team
  • Support other team members as needed
  • Develop and maintain documentation

Required Skills:
  • 2+ years related work experience. Data Scientist or similar role
  • Related Bachelor's degree or additional related equivalent work experience Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer science (e.g. specialization: Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence /Visualization, databases, and Big Data), Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, or closely related field with Data Science specialization
  • Requires experience with statistical packages - 1-2 years of SAS/R/Python, SAS EG, and SAS EM. Also requires experience in SQL
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to support medium/large projects, and manage smaller projects in their entirety
  • Ability to partner with senior team members to assess customer needs and define business questions.
  • Emerging ability to influence customers to take action on analytical insights.
  • Ability to communicate results and insights, both verbally and written (including visual graphics), in a clear and concise manner to a non-technical audience.
  • Must have applied experience with advanced statistics e.g. predictive analytics models
  • Must have applied experience in Machine Learning
  • Must have experience in visual analytics
  • Excel/PowerPoint skills
  • Must have strong teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed deadlines
  • Strong decision making ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills:
  • Master's degree Applied Mathematics, Computer science (e.g. specialization: Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence /Visualization, databases, and Big Data), Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, or closely related field with Data Science specialization
  • Experience in Big Data - e.g. Hadoop
  • Experience with other tools -e.g. Tableau, R, and Netezza
  • Business Intelligence tool development • Other programming experience - Java, Perl, Python, UNIX/Linux scripting
  • Healthcare, medical, or pharmaceutical work experience
  • Experience with analysis around quality, consumer experience, and healthcare costs
  • SAS certification
  • Experience in consumer analytics
  • Experience in business analytics

General Physical Demands
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.
  • Jobs are sedentary if traversing activities are required only occasionally.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Protected Veteran/Disabled Employer committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture for our employees and communities.

Florida Blue is a federal contractor and as such will comply with federal guidelines related to the COVID-19 vaccination.
More Information on GuideWell
GuideWell operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Jacksonville, FL. GuideWell was founded in 2014. It has 200 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as 401(K), Remote Work Program. To see all 53 open jobs at GuideWell, click here.
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