Data Scientist

data science, statistical analysis, python, r, hadoop, hive, sas, spss
Contract W2, 6 Months
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description


Job Title: Data Scientist

Duration: 6 Months

Location: New York, NY

Job description:

Our healthcare client has an immediate need for a Data Scientist for a contract role to be based in NYC office.

The ideal candidate will build data science solutions at scale, and to provide thought leadership & give presentations as a Subject Matter Expert in advanced statistical techniques and mathematical analyses.

  • Develop new capabilities to deliver business solutions applying data science algorithms
  • Determine how to leverage data science, machine learning, and other analytical techniques to improve product features and capabilities.
  • 5+ years related experience with healthcare data analytics, statistical analysis, predictive modeling, machine learning techniques, and visualization tools.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, critical thinking and conceptual thinking abilities Advanced, in-depth specialization in mathematical analysis methods, predictive modeling, statistical analyses, and big data technologies such as Python, R, Hadoop or Hive.

Required Qualifications of the Senior Data Scientist
Education: The Senior Data Scientist has to have a bachelor's degree in Statistics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or any other related quantitative field. An equivalent of the same in working experience is also acceptable for the position.
Experience: A candidate for this position must have had at least 5 years of working experience working with in data science capacity within a fast-paced and complex business setting, preferably working as a Senior Data Scientist. The candidate will also have experience working with natural language processing as well as experience working with machine learning libraries, for example, xgboost, OpenCV, sklearn, among others.
The candidate must also have had substantial experience working on strategy or full-life cycle data science as well as experience working with data mining tools such as SAS, Python, SPSS, and R. A suitable candidate for this position will also have had experience in data mining and predictive modeling inclusive of linear and non-Linear regression, logistic regression, and time series analysis models.
The candidate will also have had experience working with deep learning algorithms and large datasets as well as experience working with unstructured data and experience cleaning and manipulating data.
Communication Skills: Communication skills are an absolute necessity for the Senior Data Analyst both in written and verbal form. Communication skills are imperative for the Senior Data Analyst in his managerial position in regard to the conveyance of information and instructions down the line to junior data science personnel, which will determine their performance and the effectiveness with which they execute their duties.
The Senior Data Scientist will also be required to have exceptional communication skills in his collaborative role and in the delivery of clear, engaging, and understandable reports. The Senior Data Scientist must be capable of tailoring complex messages into simplified and business applicable material for key stakeholders and senior data science management.
MS Office Software: A suitable candidate will have exceptionally good skills in the use of Ms Word, Ms Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, all necessary for the creation of both visually and verbally engaging reports and presentations, for senior data science management and key stakeholders.
The candidate must also have demonstrated exceptionally good skills in SQL server reporting services, analysis services, domo, integration services, NoSQL, Tableau, Salesforce, or other data visualization tools.
Technological Savvy/Analytical Skills: A candidate for this position will have exceptionally good computer skills and be all-around technologically adept. He will also have a strong foundation in data structures, algorithms, statistics, and machine learning as well as be highly proficient in Java, C++, or other equivalent languages.
A suitable candidate for this position must additionally have strong SQL skills, Teradata, Greenplum, and be highly skilled in working with platforms, such as Hadoop.
Interpersonal Skills: The Senior Data Scientist must have exceptional interpersonal skills that make him better suited for the position. He must be a result-oriented individual, be a self-motivated and proactive needing minimal supervision, be a strategic and creative thinker, have an ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects, be highly organized able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines, have a keen eye for detail, have an ability to work comfortably in a group/collaborative setting, take accountability for business and team performance, have an ability to stay calm and composed in times of uncertainty and stress.
People Skills: A suitable candidate will also be a likeable, relatable, and approachable individual who is able to form strong bonds with other people. This must be couple with confidence, which will together inspire trust in his senior and stakeholders who will trust in his insights and judgments and inspire the same in junior data scientist who will readily follow in his directives.

About us:

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Dice Id : 10123488
Position Id : 19-00823
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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