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Healthcare Payer Data Scientist Consultant

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00677523

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People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.

Business and Systems Integration professionals analyze, design and/or develop best practice business changes through technology solutions. 


Job Description 
Data Scientist professionals define an adaptive model based on greater collaboration and communication between teams; Agile is a cultural change that impacts people, processes and tools in different ways across the organization; based on iterative, time boxed and incremental approach, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams, Agile promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery and encourages a rapid and flexible response to change. 

The Data Scientist Consultant  is responsible for architecting, setting up, managing, and evangelizing the tools and processes that enable the business of software development. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the SDLC, the various points at which development could be improved by better tools, automation, or process improvement, and metrics that can be gathered to improve management of developers involved. 


A professional in this position and level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

  • An ability to articulate and clearly communicate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical and impactful manner.
  • Experience eliciting high-level business requirements and creating detailed functional specs and other documentation, such as requirement traceability matrices, work-flow diagrams and use-cases.
  • The ability to develop creative and breakthrough solutions. 
  • Strong interpersonal, team building, organizational and motivational skills. 
  • Experience working through organizational change, with a demonstrated track record of continuing responsibilities, creativity and innovation, including evidence of solution design. 
  • Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to provide clarity to complex issues, and synthesize large amounts of information. 
  • An ability to identify the root causes of issues by analyzing patterns and trends. 
  • An awareness of key methodologies, approaches and market trends in the industry. 
  • A desire to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe. 
  • Self-motivating, adaptable, able to prioritize and able to inspire and motivate others. 
  • Manages large - medium sized teams and/or work effort (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture. 
  • Ability to travel up to 100% is required.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years in Healthcare and/or Life Science industry 
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in advanced modeling environment strong understanding of statistical concepts and predictive modeling. e.g., AI neural networks, multi scalar dimensional models, logistic regression techniques, machine based learning, etc.
  • Minimum of 3 years leveraging and synthesizing large volumes and variety of data enhancing the businesses understanding of individual population segments, propensities, outcomes, and decision points
  • Minimum of 3 years designing, implementing, and evaluating advanced statistical models and approaches for application in the businesses most complex issues
  • Minimum of 3 years building econometric and statistical models for various problems inclusive of projections, classification, clustering, pattern analysis, sampling, simulations
  • Minimum of 2 years working and conceptual knowledge in data structures, algorithms, statistics, machine learning, natural language processing and programming in Java, C, or other equivalent languages
  • Minimum of 2 years in data mining and predictive modeling inclusive of linear and non linear regression, logistic regression, and time series analysis models
  • Ability to travel 100
  • Bachelor's Degree in any related field of study data science, mathematics, economics, statistics, engineering or information management
Preferred Skill Requirements:
  • Strong knowledge of data mining techniques and an ability to apply these techniques in practical real world business issues
  • SQL and scripting languages such as Python and Perl as well as familiarity with statistical analysis, data visualization, and data cleansing tools and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability for designing and implementing successful data analysis solutions within a business Payer and or Provider industry experience
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as with a team.Good communication skills, both written and oral.
Professional Skill Requirements:
  • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment 
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment 
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment  Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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