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Senior Data Scientist



Data Science
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Become a part of our caring community and help us put health first

For this Senior Data Scientist role, we’re looking for someone with data science and machine learning experience who likes the challenge of breaking new ground. You'll have an opportunity to leverage advanced data science techniques to discover dormant issues, influence operational procedures/policies, and generate enterprise-wide solutions. You’ll collaborate with the team to help break down barriers and assist in bringing new data science solutions to the enterprise.

The Senior Data Scientist uses mathematics, statistics, modeling, business analysis, and technology to transform high volumes of complex data into advanced analytic solutions. The Senior Data Scientist work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

Come join our Fortune #40, Best Places to Work company and help us make a difference as we help our members achieve their best health!

The Senior Data Scientist:

  • Develops, maintains, and collects structured and unstructured data sets for analysis and reporting.

  • Creates reports, projections, models, and presentations to support business strategy and tactics.

  • Begins to influence department’s strategy.

  • Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction.

  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

Major Enterprise Projects that you’ll be working on:

  • Automated Change Quality Review

  • Workforce Management Demand Management

  • New Hire Experiences

  • Incident Routing and Classifications

  • Knowledge Management

  • AI Chatbot Modeling

Use your skills to make an impact

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of technical experience OR Master's Degree and 3 years of technical experience

    • Cloud Certification within one of the following:

      • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate

      • Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate

      • Databricks Certified: Machine Learning Professional

    • 3 years of coding experience within Python/PySpark, and SparkSQL/SQL. (Coding examples will be requested during interview process)

    • 2 years of AIOps experience – Automating (MLP, Deep Learning, or LLM Models) via cloud data engineering pipelines within Azure Synapse and Databricks.

    • 2 years of experience in big data processing, data discovery, rapid prototyping, model lifecycle management, model deployment, and solution and data monitoring.

    • 2 years of experience working with APIs, managing source control code/tooling, and managing python packages.

    • 2 years of experience with prompt engineering and hyperparameter tuning.

    • Experience with assignments that involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

    • Experience in creating reports, projections, models, and presentations to support business.

    • Capable of making decisions regarding own work methods, occasionally in ambiguous situations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • ServiceNow experience

    • AI Chatbot development

    • Power Platform experience (Power Apps, Power BI)

    • PhD

    Additional Information

    Location/Work Style: Remote US

    Why Humana?

    At Humana, we know your well-being is important to you, and it’s important to us too. That’s why we’re committed to making resources available to you that will enable you to become happier, healthier, and more productive in all areas of your life. Just to name a few:

    • Work-Life Balance

    • Generous PTO package

    • Health benefits effective day 1

    • Annual Incentive Plan

    • 401K - Excellent company match

    • Well-being program

    • Paid Volunteer Time Off

    • Student Loan Refinancing

    If you share our passion for helping people, we likely have the right place for you at Humana.

    Work at Home Guidance

    To ensure Home or Hybrid Home/Office associates’ ability to work effectively, the self-provided internet service of Home or Hybrid Home/Office associates must meet the following criteria:

    • At minimum, a download speed of 25 Mbps and an upload speed of 10 Mbps is recommended; wireless, wired cable or DSL connection is suggested

    • Satellite, cellular and microwave connection can be used only if approved by leadership

    • Associates who live and work from Home in the state of California, Illinois, Montana, or South Dakota will be provided a bi-weekly payment for their internet expense.

    • Humana will provide Home or Hybrid Home/Office associates with telephone equipment appropriate to meet the business requirements for their position/job.

    • Work from a dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information

    Scheduled Weekly Hours


    Pay Range

    The compensation range below reflects a good faith estimate of starting base pay for full time (40 hours per week) employment at the time of posting. The pay range may be higher or lower based on geographic location and individual pay will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.

    $104,800 - $144,300 per year

    This job is eligible for a bonus incentive plan. This incentive opportunity is based upon company and/or individual performance.

    Description of Benefits

    Humana, Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries (collectively, “Humana”) offers competitive benefits that support whole-person well-being. Associate benefits are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family while also knowing your life extends outside of work. Among our benefits, Humana provides medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, time off (including paid time off, company and personal holidays, volunteer time off, paid parental and caregiver leave), short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and many other opportunities.

    About us

    Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to putting health first – for our teammates, our customers and our company. Through our Humana insurance services and CenterWell healthcare services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health – delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is the policy of Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.