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Principal Data Scientist

  • Job Family: Data Science
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
  • Req #: JR35788


  • IL, Chicago



  • Lead the design and execution of predictive modeling projects to address specific business problems determined by consultation with business partners.

  • Lead the development and implementation of predictive modeling algorithms and techniques to solve business problems and optimize member experiences.

  • Serve as the methodology-expert on the team and provide guidelines to team for applying appropriate algorithms or solutions to approach different data challenges.

  • Coach junior team members on various data science techniques.

  • Keep abreast of the latest enhancements and innovations within the areas of data science and big data processing.

  • Provide guidance to the team on working with datasets of varying degrees of size and complexity including both structured and unstructured data.

  • At the expert level, transforming and processing massive data-streams in distributed computing environments such as Hadoop to facilitate analysis.

  • Leads batch and real-time model scoring to drive actions.

  • Leads the development of proprietary predictive modeling algorithms to build customized solutions that go beyond standard industry tools and lead to innovative solutions.

  • Determines the continuous improvement opportunities of current predictive modeling algorithms.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics, Physics, Biostatistics or related Quantitative disciplines and 7 or more years of experience in predictive analytics or equivalent or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced expertise with Python, Scikit-Learn, ANN, PySpark, Hive, Hadoop preferred.

  • Experience leading end-to-end data science project implementation.

  • Experience working with cross-functional project teams.

  • Ability to manage communications including in-person or virtual meetings is preferred.

  • Ability to influence audience through effective communication skills.

  • Able to work independently as well as in a team.

  • PhD preferred.

  • Experience in the healthcare sector preferred.

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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