Data Scientist II (Remote)

Date: Jan 29, 2023

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US

Company: Inland Empire Health Plans

Job Requisition ID: 7984 


Position Summary/Position


Under the direction of the Data Science Systems Manager, the Data Scientist II is responsible for modeling complex institutional problems, discovering insights and identifying opportunities using 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 communicating results.  
Collaborating closely with Data Science Developers, this role will partner with our business stakeholders to identify ways to augment and enhance our data in order provide insight beyond what can be gleaned from the data we have today.

Major Functions (Duties and Responsibilities)


1. Lead and drive cross functional data science projects from beginning to end: build relationships with partner teams, frame and structure questions, collect and analyze data.
2. Apply descriptive and predictive analytics to help drive insights and business decisions.
3. Apply a diverse set of tactics such as statistics, quantitative reasoning, and machine learning to research and produce insights.
4. Work with data engineering and data solutions teams to ensure proper data tracking is set up for features and support debugging and development of new ETL processes.
5. Build deep-dive analyses and eventually machine learning models to better forecast risk across the portfolio for our contracts and claims activity.
6. Support business operations, finance, quality systems, and other internal teams by building analytics and reporting to understand overall business performance and increase organizational efficiencies
7. Manage tests for specific provider and generate data to build out case studies and messaging strategies.
8. Designs experiments, test hypotheses, and build models. 
9. Conducts data analysis and moderately complex algorithm.
10. Works with Institute stakeholders to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome.
11. Works with and alongside business analysts by suggesting other products of interest to the client.
12. Models and frames business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact on critical business processes and/or decisions.
13. Collaborates with Institute subject matter experts to select the relevant sources of information.
14. Recommends ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information.
15. Provides on-going tracking and monitoring of performance of decision systems and statistical models.
16. Communicate analysis and decisions to high-level stakeholders and executives in verbal, visual, and written formats.
17. Collaborate with business leaders, subject matter experts, and decision makers to develop success criteria and optimize new solutions, features, policies, and models.
18. Demonstrate a commitment to support IEHP’s strategic priorities to become a 5-Star Health Plan and incorporate LEAN principles into daily work.

Major Functions (Duties and Responsibilities) Cont

Supervisory Responsibilities

Leading: Self

Experience Qualifications


Four or more (4+) years of experience in analytics, data science, and business intelligence. Experience in developing algorithms, predictive analytics, or statistical models. Experience in analyzing large data sets that have complex designs that are unstructured, structured, and semi-structured. Proven ability to facilitate cross-functional projects that depend on the contributions of others in a variety of disciplines. Fluency with data warehouse design practices, analytics, and visualization technologies. Experience in the use of statistical packages.

Preferred Experience


Experience in the areas of medical or health services is preferred.

Education Qualifications


Master Degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science, or related field from an accredited institution is required.

Preferred Education


Doctorate degree from an accredited institution preferred.

Professional Certification

Professional Licenses

Drivers License Required


Knowledge Requirement


Strong understanding of Machine Learning theory with significant applied experience. Strong scientific Python skills using pandas, scikit-learn, and statsmodels, as well as strong understanding of model deployment patterns.  Manipulating large datasets and using database and general-purpose programming language (such as Hadoop MapReduce, Python, JavaScript, or other big data frameworks, Java). Familiarity with basic principles of distributed computing and/or distributed databases. Demonstrable ability to quickly understand new concepts-all the way down to the theorems- and to come out with original solutions to mathematical issues. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of one or more business/functional areas. Working knowledge of diagnosis and procedure coding, medical terminology, knowledge of managed care, claims payment processes, and insurance terminology required.

Skills Requirement


Strong analysis and critical thinking skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal/ communication skills.  

Abilities Requirement


Ability to multi-task while maintaining careful attention-to-detail.  Ability to handle multiple projects, data input, and strong problem-solving capability. Ability to build relationships and influence across the organization. Independent self-starter who is driven to success, takes great pride in accomplishments and works with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines and address competing priorities.

Commitment to Team Culture


The IEHP Team environment requires a Team Member to participate in the IEHP Team Culture. A Team Member demonstrates support of the Culture by developing professional and effective working relationships that include elements of respect and cooperation with Team Members, Members and associates outside of our organization.

Working Conditions


Word processing involving computer keyboard and screens. Willingness to be on-call occasionally to attend to technical issues outside of normal business hours.

Work Model Location

Physical Requirements

Keyboarding: Traditional - FREQUENTLY
Keyboarding: Other - FREQUENTLY
Use of computer mouse - FREQUENTLY
Hearing: One-on-One - FREQUENTLY
Communicate: Verbally engage with customer base - FREQUENTLY
Side to side motion of the wrist - FREQUENTLY
Up and down flexion of wrist - FREQUENTLY
Communicate: Information/ideas verbally - FREQUENTLY
Alternate Sit/Stand or Walk at Will - FREQUENTLY
Near Visual Acuity - FREQUENTLY
Develop and maintain positive work relationships - FREQUENTLY
Regular contacts: co-workers, supervisor - FREQUENTLY
Problem Solving - FREQUENTLY
Understand and follow direction - FREQUENTLY
Regular and reliable attendance - CONSTANTLY


Starting Salary: $126,256.00  - $160,992.00  

Pay rate will commensurate with experience


Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is the largest not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in the Inland Empire. We are also one of the largest employers in the region. With a provider network of more than 7,000 and a team of more than 2,500 employees, IEHP provides quality, accessible healthcare services to more than 1.5 million members. And our Mission, Vision, and Values help guide us in the development of innovative programs and the creation of an award winning workplace. As the healthcare landscape is transformed, we’re ready to make a difference today and in the years to come. Join our Team and make a difference with us! IEHP offers a competitive salary and a benefit package with a value estimated at 35% of the annual salary, including medical, dental, vision, team bonus, and state pension plan.


Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles