Sr. Data Scientist

<p>The Data Science team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan leverages technology to build new, advanced analytics capabilities that drive development of prescriptive and predictive analytics which will be used to change the business for the better. <br /><br />If making a significant impact on the business within an entrepreneurial environment sounds like the role for you, please read on to learn more about this new opportunity at Blue Cross.</p>

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Director

Overview: <p>The Sr. Data Scientist will apply strong expertise in machine-learning, data mining and information retrieval to design, prototype and build the next-generation analytics engines and services.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: What the Sr. Data Scientist does...<br /> <ul> <li>Consults with the business and translates problems and opportunities to design machine learning and predictive modeling analytics solutions for various use cases</li> <li>Develops complex models and algorithms that drive innovation throughout the organization. This may include improving on-time performance, network planning, improved patient outcomes, etc.</li> <li>Conducts advanced statistical analysis to provide actionable insights, identify trends, and measure performance</li> <li>Collaborates with model developers to implement and deploy scalable solutions</li> <li>Provides thought leadership by researching best practices, conducting experiments, and collaborating with industry leaders</li> <li>Coach / mentor junior members of the data science team</li> </ul>
Requirements: What the strongest candidates bring to the role...<br /> <ul> <li>Master&rsquo;s in computer science, statistics, or operations research or related technical discipline.</li> <li>Minimum seven years of experience in a statistical and/or data science role</li> <li>Deep knowledge of machine learning, statistics, optimization or related field</li> <li>Experience with R, Python, Matlab is required as well as programming in C, C++, Java</li> <li>Experience working with large data sets, simulation/ optimization and distributed computing tools (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Gurobi, Arena, etc.)</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong desire to work in cross functional teams<br />Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.<br /><br /></li> </ul> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><em>All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other grounds, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual.</em></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p>