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Intermountain Healthcare Data Scientist Staff in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description:

Use industry leading data science and artificial intelligence (AI) practices to deliver on Intermountain Healthcare's mission to 'Help people live the healthiest lives possible'; making healthcare more affordable and higher quality; and making a difference in the patients and communities we serve. Data Scientists develop end-to-end data science applications that apply predictive, prescriptive, and cognitive analytic methods to system-wide clinical and operational strategic initiatives.

Currently we are unable to consider candidates for remote opportunities in the following states: California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Illinois and Washington

  1. Develops innovative data science tools and methods that result in products or strategic insights with significant return on investment while meeting project requirements and timelines.

  2. Prepares data from diverse data stores for analytics, including data mining and feature engineering within large datasets with complex classes and anomalies.

  3. Employs advanced statistical techniques while effectively and accurately interpreting the results of quantitative models to achieve clear outcomes.

  4. Proficiently uses statistical programming languages and tools appropriate for data science domains.

  5. Quickly learns and appropriately applies cutting edge advanced analytic methodologies and tools in creative and novel ways.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and two years of experience

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Experience without a related degree will be considered if skill set and experience are robust.

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Master's Degree. Degree must be earned in a related field such as statistics, data science, applied mathematics, computer science, information systems, or other quantitative and computational discipline. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.

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Understanding of and experience using multiple statistical and machine learning modeling techniques (e.g., generalized linear models, tree-based classification, network analysis, simulation modeling, inferential statistics, natural language processing, other structured and unstructured analytical methods).

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Experience programming using quantitative, procedural, and statistical programming languages such as R, Python, SQL, Spark, and Matlab.

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Applied use of databases and query languages.

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Experience efficiently manipulating, combining, and analyzing large or complex data sets, including unstructured data sources.

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Experience developing, analyzing, interpreting, and managing various complex data sets to drive insights with meaningful outcomes.

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Skilled in communicating technical insights through data visualization, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the field of data science, including measured outcomes from the development and deployment of algorithms, applications, or products.

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Experience integrating statistical and machine learning methodologies into workflows.

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Experience programming and reviewing code using statistical and data software tools like R, Python, SQL, Spark, Scala, etc.

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Experience successfully using Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Hive, NoSQL, in-memory data stores, etc., and Cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, etc.

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Successful project experience working with advanced data analysis in a healthcare or insurance setting.

Physical Requirements:

Interact with others requiring the employee to verbally communicate information.

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Operate computers and other IT equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.

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See and read computer monitors and documents.

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Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.


Key Bank Tower

Work City:

Salt Lake City

Work State:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$47.32 - $74.50

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Intermountain Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

All positions subject to close without notice. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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