Data Scientist - Sales & Customer Analytics, New York, NY

Created 10/27/2021
Reference 1125720
Job type Full Time
State NY
City New York
The Data Scientist helps Healthfirst discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data so that informed decisions can be made to achieve strategic growth objectives. The incumbent of this position is responsible for applying data mining techniques, performing statistical analyses, and building high quality prediction systems integrated with our products. The individual will also: analyze very large data sets; evaluate scenarios and make predictions on future outcomes; provide strategic thought for the development, validation and delivery of algorithms utilizing statistical models and reporting tools; and act as the analytics subject matter expert for highly complex projects involving multiple resources and tasks.

  • Experience generating insights to help sales & marketing teams make more effective decisions about prospects and customers, product lines, market opportunities, and sales team performance - examples include market opportunity analysis, funnel optimization, channel optimization, customer retention modeling, customer engagement and journey analytics, and CLV.
  • Anticipate and solve strategic and high-risk business problems with broad impact on the business area by investigating problems, detecting patterns and recommending solutions.
  • Lead development and execution of highly complex algorithms and statistical predictive models from large sets of data.
  • Have analytics heuristics and business acumen to determine analytical approaches and modeling techniques to evaluate scenarios and potential future outcomes without exhaustively running down leads.
  • Proactively manages project scope with stakeholder and actively explores options which offer speed to market for solutions.
  • Demonstrated success mapping project goals to data solutions and delivery of business value.
  • Able to communicate new knowledge and insights gained from analysis of big data to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Transfer knowledge and concepts to the team that is implementing the actual system.
  • Partner with IT and business teams to solve problems, develop new algorithms and models, and identify trends and opportunities. Inform, influence, support, and execute business and product decisions.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Proficiency of scripting and programming skills
  • Experience using MS Office suite, including Microsoft Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Expertise in utilizing data analysis and query tools such as SQL, Python, and/or R.
  • Experience with applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Ability to successfully run queries from a data warehouse

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience developing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Experience dealing with scalability challenges
  • Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to make critical, independent decisions within area of responsibility
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritize work and complete assignments within their allotted deadline
  • Experience working with and communicating technical information to multiple levels of technical and non-technical staff in written and verbal form
  • Experience prioritizing a heavy workload in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of modern machine learning algorithms (clustering, classification and regression), statistical methods and optimization
  • Knowledge of health care industry, products, systems, business strategies and products
  • Five (5) or more years of progressively complex related experience in analysis

Please note: Since we care so greatly about our employees' and members' wellbeing, Healthfirst is moving to a fully vaccinated in-office environment. You must be vaccinated to work in our offices, even if you are partially remote. If you are selected to interview for this role, we will explain our vaccination policy and ensure you are comfortable moving forward with further interviews based on your work location.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disability Act or a similar law and want a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to or calling 212-519-1798 . In your email please include a description of the accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a position within Healthfirst Management Services will be reviewed at the e-mail address and phone number supplied. Thank you for considering a career with Healthfirst Management Services.

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