Data Scientist

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The new Data Science group was formed to dramatically increase leverage of Emdeon’s data assets to create material new revenue opportunities, both within specific Business areas and also across multiple lines of business. With data and transactions from
more than 1,200 payers and 340,000 providers, Emdeon is uniquely positioned to impact US Healthcare.

This is an opportunity to solve some of the most challenging business problems in healthcare at a scale that few companies can match.

We’re looking for data scientists with a passion for technology to help drive a new generation of data products at Emdeon. You will enjoy working with top-notch people, one of the richest data sets in US healthcare, cutting edge technology, and the ability
to see your insights turned into real products. The perfect candidate will have a background in a quantitative or technical field, will have experience working with large data sets, and will have some experience in data-driven products. You are scrappy, focused
on results, a self-starter, and have demonstrated success in using data science to develop products of significant note.


 Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to see beyond the numbers and understand the most important questions our data can answer

 Partner with Product, Engineering and Design teams to solve problems, generate and test hypotheses and deliver prototype and production models and algorithms

 Inform, influence, support, and execute our product decisions

 Champion data science as part of the Solution Development Life Cycle

Minimum Qualifications

 Passion for learning and innovating new methodologies in the intersection of applied math / probability / statistics / computer science. Proficient at translating unstructured business problems into an abstract mathematical framework

 3+ years experience doing quantitative analysis

 BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other technical field

 Fluency in SQL or other programming languages. Some development experience in at least one scripting language (PHP, Python, Perl, etc.)

 Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance

 The ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner

 Highly collaborative and curious

 Basic understanding of statistical analysis

 Preferred experience with a statistical package such as R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc

 Experience with large data sets and distributed computing (Cassandra, Spark)

Preferred Qualifications

 PhD or MS degree in statistics, mathematics, machine learning, Econometrics or related field

 4+ years relevant experience with a proven track record of leveraging analytics and large amounts of data to drive significant business impact

 Expertise and experience in predictive analytics/statistical modeling/data mining algorithms

 Ability to make intelligent approximations of mathematical models in order to make them practical and scalable

 Proficiency in at least one statistical analysis tool such as R

 Above average capabilities with SQL

 Knowledge of common data structures and ability to write efficient code in at least one language (preferably Java, C++, Python, or Perl)

 Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to describe the logic and implications of a complex model to all types of partners (product managers, engineers, designers, senior executives)

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