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Director Data Science

  • Job Family: Data Science
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
  • Req #: JR17164


  • National +50 Miles away from nearest PulsePoint, National +50 Miles away from nearest PulsePoint



JR17164 Director Data Science

[Remote position can work from anywhere in the US, but will support all US markets/time zones]


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 will you 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 development of proprietary machine learning algorithms to build customized solutions that go beyond standard industry tools and lead to innovative solutions.

  • Conduct statistical evaluation of healthcare programs using propensity score matching and other techniques.

  • 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MA/MS in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics, Physics, Biostatistics, or related Quantitative disciplines.

  • Proficient in Python for data processing, machine learning, and statistical inference.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities, and Experiences:

  • 7 years experience in predictive analytics and advanced expertise with software such as Python, R, SAS, SAS Enterprise Miner or equivalent, or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

  • 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.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to influence the audience through effective communication skills.  

  • Ph.D. and experience in the healthcare sector preferred.

​Colorado candidates only

Annual Salary Range*: 155,664.00 - 233,496.00

Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level.

* The hourly or salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. The Company may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. This range may be modified in the future. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

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.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at 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 for assistance.

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