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Healthcare Data Scientist

Alivia technology Boston, MA
  • Posted: 9 days ago
  • $90,000 to $115,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Dental

Job Title: Healthcare Data Scientist
Location: Boston Ma

Requisition #:

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated data scientist to join our rapidly growing team. Our mission is to bend the healthcare cost curve by using data science to identify cases of fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA). FWA accounts for up to 10% of every dollar spent in our healthcare system. That equates to almost 370 billion dollars lost annually. FWA is a growing problem - as providers find ways to evade traditional forms of rule-based fraud detection, our clients need to enhance their firepower with advanced analytics. Our data science team builds algorithms using Python, R, and SQL to identify these bad actors. This requires a unique combination of technical skill and healthcare expertise.

You will have broad opportunities to succeed and grow, both technically and non-technically. Our data science team is the keystone of our corporate structure, directly translating business problems into technical solutions, interfacing both with clients and our internal engineering team. This makes presentation skills just as important as technical skills.

As a start-up, we want you to be able to grow with us. You’ll be able to learn from a management team with a combined 60+ years of technical and medical expertise and a history of successful exits. Our founder has developed 70+ systems in his career, 2 of which are still number 1 in the world today.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Applying SQL and machine learning to develop fraud, waste and abuse models
  • Visualizing results and building dashboards for fraud investigators
  • Presenting results to investigators and management
  • Transfer of knowledge and expertise to other team professionals within the organization and externally
  • Understanding business problems
  • Defining technical requirements to address business problems

Work Environment

  • Location: 361 Newbury St. (Boston, MA.)
  • Relaxed dress code in office
  • Fun open office environment
  • 100 ft from Hynes Convention Center T stop

Key Skills & Attributes:

  • Must be comfortable in a team environment
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Intellectually-curious
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and customer relationship skills
  • Results-oriented:
    • Focuses on results and success, conveying a sense of urgency and driving issues to closure
    • Takes personal responsibility for meeting deadlines and delivering quality work
    • Strives to continually improve existing methodologies, processes, and deliverable template
  • Relates to people in an open, friendly, accepting manner
  • Comfortable dealing with people that have a range of core skill sets (developers, project managers, fraud investigators and other data scientists)


Basic Qualifications

  • BS, MS or PhD in statistics, computer science, math, electrical engineering, physics or comparable discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Significant experience in data analytics with demonstrable successes. Actual hands-on experience is more important than formal education
  • High degree of competence in SQL, R, or Python
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a legal resident or US citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with healthcare claims and/or medical records. Healthcare data is complicated, and previous experience drastically decreases on-boarding time
  • Expertise using Spark for big data processing
  • Competence with a deep-learning framework (PyTorch or TensorFlow preferably)
  • Prior experience building micro-services

Alivia technology

Why Work Here?

Transformative Technology, Awesome CEO, Great Benefits, Room for Growth.

Alivia Technology is a healthcare analytics company that is focused on building Fraud Waste and Abuse tool sets and solutions for Private and Public Healthcare Payers in the US and Canada. Up to 10% of every dollar spent is Fraud Waste or Abuse in the US Healthcare system. That amounts to up to 370 Billion dollars lost annually. Identifying new ways to bend the cost curve is going to be essential to making healthcare affordable and effective in the future. If you are interested expanding your responsibilities and career while building world class analytic systems and analyzing data for social good, come and join us.


361 Newbery St, Boston MA 02115
Boston, MA

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