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Director Data Science

  • Job Family: RDA > Data Science
  • Type: Full time
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  • Reference: JR114513


  • Georgia



Director Data Science

Location: This position will work a hybrid model (remote and office). Ideal candidates will live in Chicago IL, within 50 miles of one of our PulsePoint locations.

The Director Data Science will lead a team of Data Scientists engaged in the development and implementation of machine learning algorithms and techniques to solve business problems and optimize member experiences.

How you will make an impact:

•    Champion the design & execution of machine learning projects to address specific business problems determined by consultation with business partners. 
•    Provide guidance to the team on working with data-sets of varying degrees of size and complexity including both structured and unstructured data. 
•    Piping and processing massive data-streams in distributed computing environments such as Hadoop to facilitate analysis. 
•    Lead batch and real-time model scoring to drive actions. 
•    Oversee the development of proprietary machine learning algorithms to build customized solutions that go beyond standard industry tools and lead to innovative solutions. 
•    Develop sophisticated visualization of analysis output for business users. 
•    Publish results and address constraints/limitations with business partners. 
•    Provides high-level controllership/evaluation of all output produced to ensure established targets are met. 
•    Determines the continuous improvement opportunities of current predictive modeling algorithms. 
•    Proactively collaborates with business partners to determine identified population segments and develop actionable plans to enable the identification of patterns related to quality, use, cost and other variables. 
•    Hires, trains, coaches, counsels, and evaluates the performance of direct reports. 
•    Associates in this role are expected to have expert knowledge of software such as SAS and SAS Enterprise Miner Lead and programming languages such as Python and R.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires MA/MS in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics, Physics, Biostatistics or related Quantitative disciplines. Requires 7 years of experience or more in predictive analytics or any combination of education and experience that would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:

•    Requires 3 years of experience leading advanced modeling teams. 
•    Experience working with cross-functional project teams and managing communications including in-person or virtual meetings is required. 
•    Experience with presenting project output to a wide range of audiences is required.  
•    PhD and experience in the healthcare sector preferred.


Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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