Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.

SemanticBits is looking for a Data Scientist with strong Business Intelligence, SQL, statistics, and Python knowledge who is eager to use their skills to rapidly turn data into insights. You'll have an opportunity to work on projects that support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as we develop next-generation analytics and reporting systems that directly impacts healthcare quality. This position is open to a mid-level to principal professional depending on experience.


    • Work with business users to understand data requirements
    • Build critical BI dashboards
    • Train business users to use self-service tools - e.g. BI dashboards
    • Maintain data documentation and definitions
    • Apply software engineering best practices to analytics code
    • Provide clean, transformed data ready for analysis

Required Qualifications:

    • Six years of relevant technical experience
    • Three or more years working in a data scientist or data analyst role
    • Expert skills with SQL and basic statistics
    • Intermediate expertise in Python programming
    • Strong problem solving and structuring skills
    • Ability and desire to take ownership of and initiative for analysis; from requirements clarification to deliverable
    • Strong technical communication skills; both written and verbal
    • Ability to understand and articulate the "big picture" and simplify complex ideas
    • Ability to identify and learn applicable new techniques independently as needed
    • Candidate must reside in the United States
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science strongly preferred and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years experience
    • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have:

    • Prior experience working with Medicare and/or Medicaid data
    • Strong understanding of relational database and data warehousing concepts (e.g. OLAP, dimensional modeling)
    • Experience with one or more BI tools, such as Superset, Tableau, MicroStrategy, Looker, etc.
    • Prior experience working remotely full-time
    • Federal Government contracting work experience

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

    • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
Competitive salary
Three weeks of PTO
Ten paid holiday days
Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
401k retirement plan with matching benefit
100% paid short-term and long-term disability
100% paid life insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Casual working environment
Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 or for assistance.
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