Data Scientist

Boston, MA
$114,240 - $140,800 / Year 
Junior, Senior level

Job Description

Ready to help us transform healthcare? Bring your true colors to blue. Ready to help us transform healthcare? Bring your true colors to blue.
The Data Scientist has a background in Data Science, or other quantitative disciplines, with strong technical skills. Extended experience in working with large and complex data sets to assist data-driven decision making is required. Also essential is the ability to design analytic frameworks with close attention to detail, to diligently validate and effectively present results. The Data Scientist in this position is required to constantly innovate, challenge assumptions, generate new hypothesis and process improvements, as well as collaborate with others towards shared goals.

Your Day to Day:
Work with large, complex data sets. Solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems, applying advanced analytical methods as needed. Works cover data exploration and requirements specification, processing, analysis, ongoing deliverables, and presentations.
Develop comprehensive knowledge of BCBSMA enterprise data structures and metrics, advocating for changes where needed for consolidating resource allocations and program enhancement.
Build prototype analysis pipelines leveraging machine learning algorithms, especially deep learning, focusing on forecasting/predictive models, optimization, and other ad hoc analysis.
Lead BCBSMA’s internal and vendor-delivered Health Program ROI methodology, process, evaluation, and communication balancing methodological appropriateness, administrative efficiency, and market needs.
Provide supports to ad-hoc data requests and analyses for various customer bases such as Health Care Services, Customer Solutions, Market Segment leads, and Sales, to help improve service delivery and enhance program design efforts based on financial measurement results.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties.

We're Looking For:
Experience with data mining and advanced predictive modeling using python, pyspark, and other open-source tools for efficient implementation. Proficiency in using packages such as pandas, statsmodels, scikit-learn, tensorflow/keras is required.
Deep understanding of operations in relational database management systems and leading cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP), capable of querying and manipulating data using SQL.
Experience with establishing robust monitoring/tracking mechanisms for pipeline operations to enhance ongoing quality.
Proven problem-solving competence, proactive strategical thinking. Self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity, experience to initiate and drive projects with minimal oversight and guidance.
Strong time management and multi-task skills to execute on a variety of projects under specific time restraints.
Ability to coach junior analysts and contribute to team growth.
Strong Healthcare sector knowledge is preferred.

What You Bring:
Master’s degree required with a focus in Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field.
Min. 3 years of Data Science functional experience (familiarity with Payer industry is preferred, but not a must)

Minimum Education Requirements:
High school degree or equivalent required unless otherwise noted above

Location Boston Time Type Full time

Salary Range: $114,240.00 - $140,800.00

The job posting range is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs and affordability.

This job is also eligible for variable pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and a suite of well-being benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation 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.

WHY Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA?
We understand that the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can prevent amazing candidates coming our way, so please don’t hesitate to apply. We’d love to hear from you. You might be just what we need for this role or possibly another one at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. We encourage you to bring us your true colors, , your perspectives, and your experiences. It’s in our differences that we will remain relentless in our pursuit to transform healthcare for ALL.

As an employer, we are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. Learn how we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path by visiting our Company Culture page. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. You can also join our Talent Community to stay “in the know” on all things Blue.

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, we believe in wellness and that work/life balance is a key part of associate wellbeing. We provide a flexible hybrid work model in which roles are designated as resident (on site 4-5 days/week), mobile (on site 1-3 days/week), or eworker (on site 0-3 days/month).
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