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Data Scientist, Analytics

Data Scientist, Analytics

Alpharetta, GA 30005 2016-10-27 - –

McKesson Mckesson

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. McKesson Business Performance Services (BPS) is a leader in physician and hospital revenue cycle management , physician electronic health record and practice management system technology, and strategic consulting services . BPS offerings are uniquely designed to help physician groups, hospitals and health systems, accountable care organizations, labs, and emergency medical service providers improve efficiency and grow revenues while staying current with the latest regulatory requirements.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

The Date Scientist will join a newly formed Predictive Analytics team supporting the Business Performance Services organization. The team member will lead projects to capitalize on opportunities to the business in 4 key areas: customer insights, operational excellence, competitive analysis, and advanced modeling. The position will support a cross-functional team and provide in-depth data insights for complex business problems that can be approached with advanced analytics. The ideal candidate for this role has considerable expertise in data science, an entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in the growth stage of the team, and is passionate about creating business intelligence.

Location: Alpharetta, GA

Position Description

  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and leverages data to create insightful models and tools ultimately used in business decisions
  • Engages with business leaders and team members including data analysts and data engineers to understand the needs of the business, turn them into data requirements, and structure data-based solutions as required by the business
  • Performs exploratory data analysis, generates and tests working hypotheses, and uncovers interesting trends and relationships
  • Analyzes and models structured data and implements algorithms to support analyses using advanced statistical and mathematical methods including statistics, data mining, econometrics, and operations research
  • Performs advanced analytics techniques to mine unstructured data using methods such as document clustering, topic analysis, named entity recognition, and document classification (machine learning and natural language processing is a plus)
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements

8+ years experience in analytics or related field

Critical Skills

5-10 years of applicable work experience preferably in data science, software engineering, or business intelligence

Strong quantitative analysis background and experience in working with large, complex data systems to aggregate, organize, and prepare data for use in business analysis

Strong mathematical background with knowledge in at least one of the following fields: statistics, data mining, operations research, econometrics, and/or information retrieval (machine learning and natural language processing is a plus)

Deep experience in extracting, cleaning, preparing and modeling data

Working knowledge of relevant software packages for statistical analyses and visualization. Potential tools include SQL Server, R, Python, Tableau, and Power BI.

Effective communication skills (written and verbal) for interaction with both internal and external stakeholders

Demonstrated capacity to become “expert” in new topics and disciplines quickly

“Self-starter” attitude with the ability to excel in dynamic work environments

Ability to manage multiple priorities

Additional Knowledge & Skills

SQL Server or Oracle DBA certification is a plus


BA or BS degree or equivalent experience required. MS or PhD degree in a quantitative or systems discipline such as Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, or related fields is preferred

Physical Requirements

Up to 10% overnight travel required

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

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