Lead Data Scientist

Denver, Louisville, Chicago, Duluth, Salt Lake City, or Overland Park

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Waystar modernizes the healthcare revenue cycle through innovative, cloud-based technology. We provide the highest-rated client experience to more than 450,000 providers, 22,000 healthcare organizations and 750 health systems and hospitals around the country. Together, our technology, data and client support streamline workflows and improve financials for our clients, so that they can focus on their patients. We are deeply committed to living out our organizational values: honesty; passion; curiosity; fanatical focus; best work, always; making it happen; and joyful, optimistic and fun.
What is the purpose of this position? 
The Waystar Lead Data Scientist role’s purpose is to be able to technically lead 1 or more other Data Scientists to specify, manage, and ultimately drive to completion a data science or predictive modeling task. The purpose of this role is to perform day-to-day Technical Management of data science work.

Looking for some details?

  • Works closely with Application Engineering, Product Management, and Operational teams in designing, experimenting-with, and implementing machine learning and analytical systems applied to design information and user behavior
  • Works closely with Application Engineering teams to gather and process data, as well as in surfacing various analytically-based features in core products
  • Works on groundbreaking new applications of machine learning and analytic technology to Healthcare, producing quantitative, justifiable results to guide feature planning
  • Translates real-world Healthcare problems to mathematical frameworks
  • Works with Product Management, Marketing, and Sales as needed to promote sales and to incorporate market and customer feedback
  • Data exploration, hypothesis creation (from business and product goals), testing algorithms, scaling to large data-sets and validating results will be common tasks for this role
  • Understands, organizes, and communicates root causes of problems and successes
  • Solves complex technical problems with little oversight
  • Coaches Data Scientists into best practices
  • Reviews the work of team members
  • Plans and initiates multi-month projects

Do you fit our team?

  • 2+ years of Data Scientist experience
  • Complete familiarity with various statistical and machine learning techniques including: classification, regression, dimension reduction, clustering, and various multivariate methods
  • Complete familiarity with empirical approaches to estimate performance of machine learning models including:  hold-out sets, cross-validation, leave-one-out testing
  • Understanding of orders of algorithms and how they scale
  • Demonstrated competency in R/Python predictive modeling
  • Demonstrated competency in RDBMS (e.g. SQL Server)
  • Ability to code in 1+ general purpose programming language (C#, Java, etc.)
  • Must be a quick-learner with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding presentation abilities and the ability to communicate with all levels of the Business
  • Comfortable working in newly-forming, ambiguous areas where learning and adaptability are key skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess strong analytical, problem-solving, and writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Detail-oriented

Preferred Skills:

  • Master of Science degree or higher in the fields of Computer Science, Statistics, or Mathematics is preferred
  • An aptitude for medical informatics is preferred
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Job tags: Engineering Healthcare Java Machine Learning Marketing Python R SQL
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