Data Scientist

Health IQ

Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 2513 Charleston Road Suite 102, Mountain View, CA, 94043

About Health IQ

Health IQ believes those living a healthy lifestyle are overpaying for their insurance. We are the only company that combines your current health, health literacy and active lifestyle to better predict your long-term health, getting you rates up to 41% lower.

Job Description

As part of Health IQ’s Business Insights team, the Data Scientist uses predictive analytics and innovative machine learning models to create value from data. This role is at the heart of finding and proving innovative solutions and is responsible for developing and driving strategic modeling initiatives while maintaining a close partnership with IT to ensure that our models can be deployed quickly and monitored in a flexible deployment framework.

As a Data Scientist, you will serve as a technical and thought leader on this diverse and highly skilled team. You will design and develop inventive solutions to drive innovation and the delivery of organizational value. You’ll synthesize large datasets and solve complex problems by using advanced machine learning and statistical modeling. You’ll work in a highly collaborative, team environment, guiding and mentoring junior data scientists and collaborating with multiple stakeholders. You will assist management in the communication of insights and the implementation of impactful data science solutions across the organization.

You will deliver actionable insights from your models that can be incorporated into existing Health IQ products and new programs. The ideal candidate for this role will have a passion for creating solutions, an attitude of creativity, and continual learning.

What you will be doing:

  • Contribute to the design and analysis of core Health IQ products and services
  • Communicate complex quantitative analyses in a clear, precise, and actionable manner to management and executive-level audiences while building being relationships with their partners 
  • Collaborate with business leaders to understand business opportunities and formulate analytical solutions for problem-solving; working alongside other analytic individuals and team
  • Design innovative algorithms and machine-learning approaches for handling some of the most challenging and exciting datasets in today’s insurance industry
  • Provide thought leadership on the practical application of machine learning and advanced analytical methods and cultivate a data-driven culture across the company
  • Deliver clean, reusable, and scalable code
  • Work closely with Data & Engineering to deploy models

 What we’re looking for:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Economics or in any technical field that provides a solid basis for analytics is required
  • 4+ years of experience in data science, statistics, computer science, or mathematics where you designed, developed, evaluated, and deployed predictive modeling, machine learning, and advanced analytics
  • Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Experience with state-of-the-art techniques in machine learning algorithms, including deep neural networks, NLP, dimensionality reduction, ensemble methods, graph algorithms
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in working with stakeholders
  • Strong prioritization skills while being dynamic and agile
  • Ability to advise one or more areas, programs, or functions 
Join the Health Conscious Workplace of the Future 
To make the world a healthier place, we started in our backyard. We created a health-conscious environment that allows each of our employees to reach their personal health goals. Below are a few of the employee-led programs that make working at Health IQ truly unique. 

1. Nutritionally Supportive Environment
Anyone who has tried to stay healthy knows it’s hard to stick to your particular nutritional goals throughout the day with soda, chips, and sugary treats all around you. So we provide our employees with quality food and snack options, like a limitless supply of organic nuts, fruits, and veggies instead. 

2. Optional Fitness Time
Instead of the usual ping pong table, we’ve dedicated space for our employees to enjoy yoga, spin bikes, exercise equipment, and other wellness activities. We believe a healthy body is at the core of a healthy mind, so whether it’s time for a walk, using the exercise equipment, or daily meditation, we make it easy. 

3. Casual Office Attire
Ever dream of coming to work in your casual fitness attire? Well, that's how we roll at Health IQ! Be comfortable and let your fitness fashion shine! 

4. Like-Minded Coworkers
At the end of the day, we are a business-minded insurance company and we use analytics to measure our success and drive our business. Coming to work and working hard however is much more fun when you are surrounded by like-minded people who are motivated by the same personal goals as you. Our employees are making friends that will last a lifetime. 

5. Motivate and Compete
Many of our employees are current or former athletes who are competitive and like to win. They motivate each other to do their personal best every day, and together we win as a team and as a company! 

6. Excellent benefits
We pay 100% of our employees' costs toward medical, dental and vision insurance. 

Are You Ready to Join The Movement? 
Health IQ is the internet's fastest growing online Insurance Company in the US. In the last few years, we’ve gone from 0 to $24B in coverage, 0 to 230 employees, 0 to $139MM in venture capital raised. Why is our product selling so fast? We have a data advantage. Health IQ spent 6+ years gathering the science and the proprietary data from our popular Health IQ test (taken 10.2 million times) to convince insurance carriers to give lower rates on life insurance for vegans, marathoners, triathletes, well-controlled diabetics, yogis, Crossfitters, and more. These special rates are exclusive to us saving consumers thousands of dollars each and rewarding them for living a healthy lifestyle. 
Hyper-growth means hyper opportunity for employees! While many companies hire managers externally or use a tenure system, we pride ourselves on our cultural value of meritocracy. This means that as we grow and new positions are created, we look to promote our top performers from within. Today over 80% of our managers are promoted from internal roles. 

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.