Data Scientist

Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Full Time
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Posted 2 weeks ago

The Data Scientist responsibilities include managing the supporting Virtual Health (VH) data analytics team, supporting the Navy Virtual Health (VH) Office and building analytics models in support of the BUMED VH Office goals and projects. The Data Scientist is responsible for modeling complex Institute problems, discovering Institute insights and identifying opportunities to advance Navy VH through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced analytic skills, this role is also proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and clearly communicating results. The Data Scientist works closely with clients, data stewards, project/program managers, and other stakeholders within the Navy VH Office to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound organizational decisions.

The Data Scientist will provide strategic direction to the analytics team based on an understanding of BUMED organizational structure, Navy telehealth goals and DHA data sources (i.e., M2, MDR, TRAC2ES, etc.). The role requires a combination of business focus, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and programming knowledge to be able to quickly cycle hypothesis through the discovery phase of the project. They need to be creative thinkers and propose innovative ways to look at problems by using data mining approaches based on the data and information available. They will need to validate their findings using an experimental and iterative approach, with a clear focus on providing analysis to support data-driven decision-making for the Navy VH Office. The Data Scientist must have excellent written and communications skills to report back findings in a clear, structured manner.

Data Scientist typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leverage available data sources to perform complex analytics in support of Navy VH Office goals, projects, and initiatives
  • Deep knowledge and experience with programming statistical software such as: SaS, R, Python, Tableau, etc.
  • Support the objectives and tasks of team of data analysts, including coaching on complex analytics, modeling, and visualization
  • Manage the development and maintenance of the Navy VH Office Tableau dashboard including measurement definition and analysis and identifying opportunities to advance Navy VH
  • Lead in the design, development, testing, implementation, and report creation in support of Navy telehealth office measurement strategies
  • Identify opportunities to advance Navy VH through statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques
  • Prepare and clearly communicate analysis results to various Navy VH stakeholders such that information can be leveraged for data-driven decision-making
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of BUMED and Defense Health Agency (DHA) databases to leverage all available sources
  • Synthesize large, varied datasets to perform complex analysis and modeling
  • Ability to remotely coordinate with BUMED and DHA stakeholders to seek access and understanding of disparate data sources
  • Participate in the development of measurement methodologies in conjunction with Navy VH Office portfolio initiatives in order to define, analyze and report on project goals
  • Develop and maintain virtual health technical knowledgebase on approved platform (e.g., milSuite, SharePoint)


Travel and Worksite:

  • Must be capable to telework on Government furnished equipment to DHA/Navy standards with appropriate approvals. Must be capable to support 100% telework in special situations.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-12 years of experience in a related field
  • At least 2-5 years of Health Care Analytic work, specifically Military Health System experience including M2 and MDR
  • At least 2 years of experience with SaS
  • At least 2-5 years of experience in complex statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization of data
  • Must be US Citizen with the ability to obtain an active security clearance (and/or) has held an active security clearance in the past
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Experience leading strategic analytic efforts and supporting team of data analysts
  • Ability to creatively problem solve and propose innovative ways to analyze and report findings
  • Meets or exceeds DOD 8570 requirements for IAM-I (i.e. Security + CE)
  • A strong understanding and demonstrated use of statistical software (e.g., R, Python, Tableau, STATA)
  • Strong background in a regulatory compliance framework- HIPAA, PII
  • Experience working with local and headquarters’ leadership to identify and implement Virtual Health priorities
  • Knowledge of SharePoint for presenting metrics and dashboard reporting
  • Strong critical thinking. Can distill customer needs through applicable BUMED and DHA databases
  • Ability to work with minimum of supervision and tracking. Works well both as team member and independently
  • Operates in matrix environment on multiple complex projects simultaneously


  • Long Term Disability
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Direct Payroll Deposit
  • Leave Accrual
  • Holidays

Optional Benefits

  • Short Term Disability
  • Additional (Voluntary) Life Insurance
  • Additional (Voluntary) AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Care Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account Plan
  • Online Training
  • AFLAC Supplementary Insurances

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