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Evolent Health Sr. Data Scientist in Topeka, Kansas

It’s Time For A Change…

Your Future Evolves Here

Evolent Health has a bold mission to change the health of the nation by changing the way health care is delivered. Our pursuit of this mission is the driving force that brings us to work each day. We believe in embracing new ideas, challenging ourselves and failing forward. We respect and celebrate individual talents and team wins. We have fun while working hard and Evolenteers often make a difference in everything from scrubs to jeans.

Are we growing? Absolutely – about 40% in year-over-year revenue growth in 2018. Are we recognized? Definitely. We have been named one of “Becker’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and one of the “50 Great Places to Work” in 2017 by Washingtonian. We recognize employees that live our values, give back to our communities each year, and are champions for bringing our whole selves to work each day. If you’re looking for a place where your work can be personally and professionally rewarding, don’t just join a company with a mission. Join a mission with a company behind it.

What You’ll Be Doing:

It’s Time For A Change…

Your Future Evolves Here

Evolent Health has a bold mission to change the health of the nation by changing the way health care is delivered. Our pursuit of this mission is the driving power that brings us to work each day. We believe in embracing new ideas, testing ourselves and failing forward. We respect and celebrate individual talents and team wins. We have fun while working hard and Evolenteers often make a difference in everything from scrubs to jeans.

New Century Health merged with Evolent Health in 2018 and continues to guide transformative change in specialty care management as an Evolent company. Within the Evolent ecosystem of provider-centric solutions for value-based care, our New Century Health team focuses on cost and quality improvement for oncology and cardiology specialty care. With more than 15 years of proven results, New Century Health generates insights and drives cutting edge innovation through its clinical capabilities and deep appreciation of health care informatics, physician management and health care technology systems development. Together, Evolent and New Century Health are harnessing the power of our combined organizations to improve the health of the nation. Join the New Century Health team and put your passion to work for transforming the U.S. health care landscape for patients, providers and payers.

Who You’ll Be Working With:

The Sr. Data Scientist leads Vital Decisions’ analytical and AI strategy to support the design, development and delivery of Vital Decisions’ services to the right individuals at the right time, ensuring medical care that an individual receives during an advanced illness aligns with the individual’s goals and quality of life priorities over time as one progresses toward end of life. Using data sciences skill sets and advanced quantitative analytic methods, the Sr. Data Scientist provides thought leadership and hands on technical expertise in the creation and presenting of analytics and insights that prospectively identify client opportunities, retrospectively demonstrate accurate program performance, and continuously improve program value and impact. The leader in this position will be client-facing and have primary accountability for executing and delivering clear and accurate return on investment (ROI) and related outcomes plausibility analyses. The Sr. Data Scientist serve as a subject matter expert supporting Vital Decisions’ neural network and machine learning strategy to drive product innovation

What You’ll Be Doing:

The Sr. Data Scientist will support building of AI products in Agile fashion that empower healthcare payers, providers, and members to quickly process medical data to making informed decisions and overall reduce health care costs. Sr. Data Scientist will have the opportunity to lead a team, shape team culture and operating norms because of the fast-paced nature of a high-growth organization. Specially they will lead the following functions:

  • Mortality Modeling: Design AI models to accurately predict individuals who will benefit most from Vital Decisions’ services.

  • End of Life Medical Cost Prediction: Lead, design, and manage research into end of life cost drivers, patterns of medical utilization, actionable segmentations and stratifications

  • Product and Analytics Road Map: Determine highest ROI product and enhancements to support business objectives

  • Thought Leadership: Develop white papers and studies suitable for publication as a leader in the space; share outcomes and insights at conferences and other forums

  • Return on Investment (ROI): Design and develop new methodologies to measure and evaluate customer return on investment.

  • Opportunity Assessment (OA): Support sales with accurate, clear and timely opportunity assessments for prospective clients – with and the without access to prospect claims data

The Experience You’ll Need (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field. Masters or Doctorate level preferred; and/or extensive work-related experience will be considered

  • 6+ years of Industry experience as a data scientist or Machine learning scientist with 1+ years of leading a Data science team

  • Own the Data science, machine learning and AI products from platforms to systems for model training, versioning, deploying, storage and testing models with creating real time feedback loops to fully automated services

Finishing Touches (Preferred):

  • Proven ability to create data analytics and build models using advanced techniques and tools

  • Solid programing skills to develop repeatable analytic and reporting processes

  • Proficiency working with BI and visualization tools

  • Strong process management, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making

  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent time and priority management to support multiple concurrent initiatives and priorities

  • Proven leadership or active participation in peer communities

  • Experience developing content for publications for academic journals

  • Comfort level and ease presenting analysis, results, and insights to health plan clients including C-suite with confidence and credibility; Up to 50% of this role may be client facing

  • Project a positive, solutions oriented attitude along with core company values

Technical requirements:

  • Currently, Evolent employees work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. As such, we require that all employees have the following technical capability at their home: High speed internet over 10 MBPS and, specifically for all call center employees, the ability to plug in directly to the home internet router. These at-home technical requirements are subject to change with any scheduled re-opening of our office locations

Evolent Health is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

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