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Senior Analyst, Data Science

Evolent Health – Chicago, IL

Its Time For A Change

Your Future Evolves Here

Evolent Health has a bold mission to change the health of the nation by changing the way health care is delivered. Our pursuit of this mission is the driving force that brings us to work each day. We believe in embracing new ideas, challenging ourselves and failing forward. We respect and celebrate individual talents and team wins. We have fun while working hard and Evolenteers often make a difference in everything from scrubs to jeans.

Are we growing? Absolutely56.7% in year-over-year revenue growth in 2016. Are we recognized? Definitely. We have been named one of Beckers 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016 and 2017, and one of the 50 Great Places to Work in 2017 by Washingtonian, and our CEO was number one on Glassdoors 2015 Highest-Rated CEOs for Small and Medium Companies. If youre looking for a place where your work can be personally and professionally rewarding, dont just join a company with a mission. Join a mission with a company behind it.

Who Youll Be Working With:

Youll join a team of data scientists, analysts, and software engineers working to push the boundaries of data science in health care. We like to experiment, iterate, and innovate with technology, from developing new algorithms specific to health cares challenges, to bringing the latest machine learning practices and applications developed in other industries into the health care world. We know that algorithms are only valuable when powered by the right data, so we focus on fully understanding the problems we need to solve, and truly understanding the data behind them before launching into solutions ensuring that the solutions we do land on are impactful and powerful.

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Research, conceptualize, and implement analytical approaches and predictive modeling to evaluate scenarios, predict utilization and clinical outcomes, and recommend actions to impact results.
  • Assist with the entire model development process, including data extraction, data cleaning and preparation, data exploration and feature selection, model training, validation and iteration, using multiple data sources.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders from clinical, operations, and actuarial teams to identify and gather requirements for advanced analytics opportunities to add value to Evolents business.
  • Leverage clinical and administrative data to support other business needs related to performance improvement, actuarial services, and other strategic initiatives.

The Experience Youll Need (Required):

  • Masters Degree with a quantitative focus (e.g. data science program, software engineering, statistics, mathematics, computer science, health services research).
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in an analytical field related to health service analytics, predictive modeling in health care, or other healthcare-related analytical experience.
  • Working knowledge of analyzing administrative medical claims, pharmacy claims, and/or EMR data and clinical data.
  • Strong technical abilities with advanced data and analytics tools and programming languages, including Python or SAS and at least one database language such as SQL or Mongodb.
  • Foundational understanding of core concepts in statistics and predictive modeling.
  • Strong communication skills, including communicating with remote team members, communicating with stakeholders from other Evolent departments to fully evaluate project requirements and context, and communicating project results, findings, and applicability.
  • Ability to work independently with little technical guidance day-to-day, in a fast-paced environment.

Finishing Touches (Preferred):

  • Foundational understanding of core concepts in applying machine learning algorithms: data cleaning, feature selection, and parameter tuning.
  • Proficiency in most areas of mathematical analysis methods, statistical analyses, and/or machine learning (such as neural networks, random forests, gradient boosting, etc), and in-depth specialization in some areas.
  • Proficiency with git or other version-control software, especially in collaboration with others.
  • Proficiency working at the command line / shell.
  • Experience in visualization tools such as Pythons bokeh, matplotlib, or seaborn; Tableau; or geo-mapping tools.
  • Experience building and/or using APIs.
  • Experience using OCR and NLP technologies.


Evolent Health is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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