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Director, Data Science



Data Science
Morristown, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


  • Experience in identifying and resolving complex technical and operational problems within data science department.
  • Experience in implementation of GenAI use cases in healthcare industry.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and communicate modeling results to the top business leaders, executives, and non-technical audience in a meaningful way.
  • Must be a people person, demonstrating an ability to form strong and meaningful connections with team members, product owners, business stakeholders and cross functional teams.
  • Be a hands-on individual contributor for critical projects when required in handling modeling techniques and interpretation of results.
  • Experience in analyzing and manipulating large, complex, high-dimensional data from numerous sources and building ML/AI predictive models by understanding the data science life cycle.
  • Experience in handling unstructured data and utilizing to derive insights using ML algorithms
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical modeling techniques such as NLP, linear regression, logistic regression, cluster analysis, feature reduction, LLM, Autoencoders, transformers, outlier detection methodologies , deep learning algorithms, Gen AI algorithms etc.
  • Aptitude in performing multiple tasks and dealing with changing deadline requirements. This includes knowing when to escalate issues. Maintains a focused, flexible, organized, and proactive manner.
  • Experience in working with data science engineers in extraction of the data required for the modeling, understanding the data, handling data quality issues and model monitoring.
  • Experience in working with MLOps team to productionalize the algorithms and test the model output .
  • Required to work with offshore team members (Mornings EST) , in leading the projects, acting as a SME in driving the algorithm development as per the business use case and finalizing the models with high quality and validation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in data science/machine learning/statistics/computer science or equivalent with a background in statistics
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience including statistical modeling and data mining using large and complex datasets, mostly on healthcare data
  • 5+ years of management experience , in managing data scientists.
  • Health care experience
  • AWS/Azure cloud experience in implementing data science models
  • Gen AI experience
  • Proficient in Python

We have offices in Atlanta GA, Boston MA, Morristown NJ, Plano TX, St. Louis MO, St. Petersburg FL, and Hyderabad, India. We foster a hybrid and remote friendly culture and all of our employee's work locations are based on the needs of the position and determined by the Leadership team. In-office work and activities, if applicable, vary based on the work and team objectives in accordance with Company policies.

As a leading payments company in healthcare, we guide, price, explain, and pay for care on behalf of insurers and their members. We’re Zelis in our pursuit to align the interests of payers, providers, and consumers to deliver a better financial experience and more affordable, transparent care for all. We partner with more than 700 payers, including the top-5 national health plans, BCBS insurers, regional health plans, TPAs and self-insured employers, over 4 million providers, and 100 million members, enabling the healthcare industry to pay for care, with care. Zelis brings adaptive technology, a deeply ingrained service culture, and a comprehensive navigation through adjudication and payment platform to manage the complete payment process.

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