Associate Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

Our Customer Experience (CX) team is growing! Do you have a strong background in R programming? Would you enjoy working on a myriad of new and innovative projects that positively impact the customer experience of our members? Do you have experience creating PowerBi dashboards and managing data analysis? If so, read on and get ready to apply!

GuideWell and its family of forward-thinking companies are focused on helping people and communities achieve better health and are at the forefront in the transformation of health care.

Florida Blue, a GuideWell Company, has been providing health insurance to residents of Florida for 75 years. Driven by its mission of helping people and communities achieve better health, the company serves more than five million health care members across the state.

We are looking for exceptional people who will bring our mission to life and succeed by putting the member first.

Job Purpose

Associate data scientists should be able to understand business problems, design analytical approach, develop and evaluate predictive models. They apply knowledge of statistics, data modeling, machine learning and advanced mathematics to recognize data patterns and produce solutions. The Associate Data Scientist proactively seeks to develop their skillsets and provide value-added support within the Data Science team.

What You Will Be Doing:

Communication & Project Ownership

  • Support large projects, and manage smaller projects in their entirety
  • Partner with senior team members to assess customer needs and define business questions.
  • Interpret results and insights in a clear and concise manner.
  • Work on multiple concurrent projects and accommodate frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Effectively participate in meetings with customers and emerging ability to guide discussion and decision making.

Data Analysis

  • Identify, define and translate business needs/problems into analytical questions.
  • Understand data sources and limitations, warehousing system and the impact of the data on business decisions.
  • Identify, retrieve, and manipulate data from internal and external datasets.
  • Apply statistical and computational methodologies to provide actionable insights and identify opportunities that optimize quality, consumer experience, and healthcare costs.
  • Assist with the development of scalable, efficient, and automated processes for large scale data analyses and model development, validation, and implementation.

Reporting & Other

  • Contribute to technical reports, white papers, and publications.
  • Stay current on new processes and technology in Data Science and communicate findings to team
  • Support other team members as needed
  • Develop and maintain documentation The essential functions listed represent the major duties of this role, additional duties may be assigned.

What You Must Have:

2+ years related work experience. Experience Details: Data Scientist or similar role

Related Bachelor’s degree or additional related equivalent work experience Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer science (e.g. specialization: Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence /Visualization, databases, and Big Data), Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, or closely related field with Data Science specialization

  • Requires experience with statistical packages – 1-2 years of R/Python. Also requires experience in SQL.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to support medium/large projects, and manage smaller projects in their entirety
  • Ability to partner with senior team members to assess customer needs and define business questions. Emerging ability to influence customers to take action on analytical insights.
  • Ability to communicate results and insights, both verbally and written (including visual graphics), in a clear and concise manner to a non-technical audience.
  • Must have applied experience with advanced statistics e.g. predictive analytics models
  • Must have applied experience in Machine Learning
  • Must have experience in visual analytics
  • Excel/PowerPoint skills
  • Must have strong teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Proven ability to meet and exceed deadlines
  • Strong decision making ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

What We Would Prefer:

  • Prior experience developing dashboard with MS PowerBi
  • Master’s degree Applied Mathematics, Computer science (e.g. specialization: Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence /Visualization, databases, and Big Data), Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Services Research, or closely related field with Data Science specialization
  • Experience in Big Data - e.g. Hadoop Experience with other tools –e.g. PowerBi, R.
  • Business Intelligence tool development
  • Healthcare, medical, or pharmaceutical work experience
  • Experience with analysis around quality, consumer experience, and healthcare costs
  • Experience in consumer analytics
  • Experience in business analytics

General Physical Demands Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Jobs are sedentary if traversing activities are required only occasionally.

What We Offer:

As a Florida Blue employee, you will thrive in our Be Well, Work Well, GuideWell culture where being well as an individual, and working well as a team, are both important in serving our members and communities.

To support your wellbeing, comprehensive benefits are offered. As an employee, you will have access to:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life and global travel health insurance;
  • Income protection benefits: life insurance, Short- and long-term disability programs;
  • Leave programs to support personal circumstances;
  • Retirement Savings Plan includes employer contribution and employer match;
  • Paid time off, volunteer time off, and 11 holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits available; and
  • A comprehensive wellness program

Employee benefits are designed to align with federal and state employment laws. Benefits may vary based on the state in which work is performed. Benefits for intern, part-time and seasonal employees may differ.

To support your financial wellbeing, we offer competitive pay as well as opportunities for incentive or commission compensation. We also conduct regular annual reviews with pay for performance considerations for base pay increases.

Typical Annualized Hiring Range: $74,200 - $89,700

Annualized Salary Range: $74,200 - $120,500

Final pay will be determined with consideration of market competitiveness, internal equity, and the job-related knowledge, skills, training, and experience you bring.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Protected Veteran/Disabled Employer committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture for our employees and communities.


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