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IBM Healthcare Data Scientist - Watson Health Federal Government in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


As a Data Scientist at IBM, you will help transform our clients' data into tangible business value by analyzing information, communicating outcomes and collaborating on product development. Work with Best in Class open source and visual tools, along with the most flexible and scalable deployment options. Whether it's investigating patient trends or weather patterns, you will work to solve real world problems for the industries transforming how we live.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM Watson Health Federal Research and Consulting team is looking for a Healthcare Data Scientist to work closely with our federal health customers like CMS, NIH, and CDC to understand their challenges, work with their data, and deploy advanced and cutting-edge data science tools and methodologies to help obtain greater insights to help improve outcomes and care for some of the Nation's most vulnerable populations.

Preferred location for this role is DC, VA or MD

In this position you will lead and/or support various engagements including client project planning, client project execution, and proposal development. You will support work streams of larger projects, lead analytic tasks, and report directly to the Project Director and Project Manager of one or multiple federal projects. You will interface regularly with your Federal agency health client (s), help client staff leverage technology and analytics and work with diverse teams of health researchers, analysts, programmers, technologists, and data experts in order to develop algorithms, write scripts, apply machine learning, and help scale machine learning applications. You will also work with team to determine the right combination of technologies, tools and frameworks to turn data into objective answers to help our federal government clients make informed decisions.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience with data science and analytics for healthcare clients- federal government preferred (examples: FDA, CMS, CDC, NIH )

  • Experience managing and overseeing teams designing, programming and implanting various AI/ML technical solutions

  • Experience with scripting languages including Python and R

  • Experience with SPARK

  • Experience with creating data infrastructure models and implementing them in client systems

  • Experience with managing disparate data sources, including preprocessing, cleansing, and verifying data integrity

  • Experience working with various types of healthcare data including claims, electronic medical records, encounters, patient safety data, survey data, enrollment and/or provider data

  • Experience with performing data exploration and analysis to support analytics objectives

  • Ability to work independently to achieve successful results with minimal guidance

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • BA or BS degree

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with data visualization tools or technologies, such as Tableau, Qlik or RShiny

  • Experience with: Zeppelin, Hadoop,, Hive, Teradata, Mongo DB, Tensor Flow, Deep Learning

  • Master's degree in math, statistics, operations research, industrial engineering, computer science, computational statistics or related field

  • Experience with new business and proposal efforts (writing technical responses to advanced analytics, AI, and ML-related areas)

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks and exhibit flexibility and initiative when dealing with ambiguous and fast-paced situations

  • Basic understanding of agile development principles and project management concepts

About Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries. IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

US Citizenship Required.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.