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Senior Data Scientist

Humana - Boston, Massachusetts

Posted: 09/1/2018


Humana is seeking a Data Scientist who will develop cutting edge predictive models, forecasts, and analyses to turn data into actionable solutions.

Using techniques from supervised and unsupervised machine learning, statistical analysis and predictive modeling to deliver business insights to prospects and customers based on data stored in data warehouses
Working directly with customers to educate them on “moving beyond BI” and training their internal resources to execute advanced forms of analytics
Creating reusable implementations of statistical tests and models using the available technologies in the ecosystem
Working with the academic and business community to develop new techniques and to contribute to research in the area of advanced analytics on large databases
Generating new product requirements for the engineering group to enhance the analytics capabilities of the database
Assisting in customer engagement management, requirements definition, project scoping, timeline management, and results documentation to ensure professional relationship management
Participate in and drive ethnographic and user research

The Senior Data Scientist uses mathematics, statistics, modeling, business analysis, and technology to transform high volumes of complex data into advanced analytic solutions. The Senior Data Scientist work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.


The Senior Data Scientist develops, maintains, and collects structured and unstructured data sets for analysis and reporting. Creates reports, projections, models, and presentations to support business strategy and tactics. Begins to influence department’s strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.


Required Qualifications
Advanced knowledge of statistical and machine learning methods, particularly in the areas of modeling and business analytics
Strong programming skills
Experience with statistical languages and packages, such as R, SAS, and/or Matlab
Experience working with relational databases and/or distributed computing platforms, and their query interfaces, such as SQL, MapReduce and Hive.
Experience with additional programming languages, such as Python, Java, and C/C++.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with a proven ability to translate complex methodologies and analytical results to higher-level business insights and key take-aways
Ability to travel as-needed to meet with team members
Role Desirables

Preferred Qualifications
A proven passion for generating insights from data, with a strong familiarity with the higher-level trends in data growth, open-source platforms, and public data sets.
Experience working hands-on with large-scale data sets
Familiarity with visualization software and techniques (including Tableau), and business intelligence (BI) software, such as Microstrategy, Cognos, Pentaho, etc.
Degree in an analytical or technical field (e.g. applied mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, operations research)
Experience in using data science as a mechanism to drive to better outcomes in people’s lives

Additional Information

Humana is an organization with careers that change lives—including yours.  As an innovator in the fast-paced industry of healthcare, we offer our associates careers that challenge, support and inspire them to use their passion for helping others and to lead their best lives.  If you’re ready to help people achieve lifelong well-being, and be a part of an organization that is growing and poised to make an impact on the future of healthcare, Humana has the right opportunity for you.

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