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Lead Data Scientist

Company: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Ready to help us transform healthcare? Bring your true colors to blue.
Position Overview:
The Data Scientist has the overall responsibility to serve as the strategic interface with assigned business units or functional area for the purpose of business analytics strategy development, solution development and service management, related to business intelligence and advanced analytics initiative. Data Scientist serves as the partner between business units and Analytics teams including Enterprise Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, IT, and Business Pillars. The Data Scientist provides highly valued strategic consulting and Data Science support and guidance through key Analytics initiatives. They proactively share knowledge of risks and opportunities to build competitive advantage and improve efficiency and effectiveness of aligned business units. They partner with business leadership and other key stakeholders to define opportunities and identify and prioritize projects based on predefined criteria such as return on customer experience, investment, productivity, efficiency, compliance and state/federal regulations.
The Data Scientist proactively serves as a "trusted analytics advisor" and is the primary Analytics Pod point of contact to business stakeholders for Data Science and Advanced Analytics related issues. The Data Scientist provides support in delivering analytics products that meet the needs of the business. The "Lead Data Scientist" focuses on strategic initiatives and planning activities for their business area. They serve a lead role in enabling the business to achieve their objectives through the effective use of analytics.
This role is eligible for the following personas: eWorker, mobile, resident.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Data Science roadmaps and to ensure successful introductions across the functional team and with customers

  • Work directly with aligned business partners to develop analytics for internal asset optimization to better align program performance to top outcomes

  • Create reusable implementations of statistical tests and models using the available technologies in the ecosystem

  • Work with the academic and business community to develop new techniques and to contribute to research in the area of advanced analytics on large databases

  • Assist in customer engagement management, requirements definition, project scoping, timeline management, and results documentation to ensure professional relationship management

  • Develop solution concepts and business cases for new analytical initiatives.

  • Perform business analysis and prepare recommendations and business plans as needed.

  • Translate the Data Science solution roadmap into an executable plan. Identify and document high-level business requirements and match capability needs with internal and external vendors/service providers.

  • Responsible for detailed data science business requirements documentation.

  • Create and analyze relevant information and develop recommendations that they present to various stakeholders.

  • Act as the key liaison across aligned functional areas, including business units, the information technology department, and outside vendors.

  • Possess a broad knowledge of most technical and business resources and use them to effectively coordinate team members and external resources.

  • Create shared vision of their respective analytical solutions and facilitate decision making.

  • Oversee the launch of analytical solutions and help to maximize the positive impact on the organization.

  • Identify, screen and evaluate new solution opportunities to address unmet (internal and external) customer needs.

  • Possess strong analytical skills, including an understanding of business economics and financial resources.

  • Utilize the appropriate technologies and ensure that customers have the solutions they need, when they need them, and in the media best suited to their requirements.

  • Collaborate with enterprise architecture and IT teams to ensure solution compatibility with company standards.

    Education and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or Information Technology

    • Experience in using mathematics, statistics, modeling, business analysis, and technology to transform high volumes of complex data into advanced analytic solutions

    • Experience in working with assignments that involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors

    • Requires knowledge of R, Python or SAS. (or other similar open source technologies)

    • At least 5 years of related experience

    • Advanced Tableau visualization skills

    • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle and proven ability to execute in an agile environment

    • Strong facilitation skills, including ability to drive business use cases, and discovery process

    • Proven ability to lead multiple initiatives, think strategically and drive projects to completion

    • Strategic thinking and planning

    • Strong organizational skills

    • Curious and innovative

    • Effective and strong written and oral communication skills

    • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment

    • Knowledge of Agile philosophy and workflow

    • Knowledge of using version control software such as Gitlab for team collaboration

    • Advanced machine learning knowledge, and model development

    • Ability to train new users on these new tools and technologies

      Minimum Education Requirements:
      High school degree or equivalent required unless otherwise noted above
      LocationBostonTime TypeFull time
      Salary Range: $157,050.00 - $191,950.00
      The job posting range is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee's pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs and affordability.
      This job is also eligible for variable pay.
      We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and a suite of well-being benefits to eligible employees.
      Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.
      WHY Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA?
      We understand that the confidence gap ( and imposter syndrome ( can prevent amazing candidates coming our way, so please don't hesitate to apply. We'd love to hear from you. You might be just what we need for this role or possibly another one at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. We encourage you to bring us your true colors, , your perspectives, and your experiences. It's in our differences that we will remain relentless in our pursuit to transform healthcare for ALL.
      As an employer, we are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. Learn how we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path by visiting our Company Culture ( page. If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. You can also join our Talent Community ( to stay "in the know" on all things Blue.
      At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, we believe in wellness and that work/life balance is a key part of associate wellbeing. We provide a flexible hybrid work model in which roles are designated as resident (on site 4-5 days/week), mobile (on site 1-3 days/week), or eworker (on site 0-3 days/month).
      Voted as the highest in member satisfaction among Massachusetts commercial health plans by JD Power , Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.
      Our Commitment to You
      We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.
      Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.

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