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Anthem, Inc. Data Science Solutions Lead in Chicago, Illinois


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Data Science Solutions Lead

This preferred location for this position is Chicago, IL but other locations will be considered.

The Data Science Solutions Lead will l ead the design and development of analytic models, applications and supporting tools, which enable Data Scientists to create algorithms/models in a big data ecosystem. Primary duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the design, implementation and delivery of an insights data pipeline supporting analytic products across the organization.

  • Design and integrate data from different sources. Forms analytics platform components and/or processing components required to provide a business solution.

  • Engage with business stakeholders to design and own end-to-end solutions to empower data driven decision making.

  • Leverage data, technology and quantitative methods to form products that inject analytics and insights into daily workflow of teams.

  • Defines application scope and objectives, including impact to interfaces.

  • Ensures appropriate data testing is completed and meets test plan requirements. Coordinates integration actions to ensure successful implementation.

  • Mentors Data Science Solutions Consultants/Senior Lead analytical projects and pilots for upgrades or enhancements.

  • Analyses data sources to assess trends and develop actionable insights and recommendations. Work with cross-functional team members to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights across a variety of core business areas.


  • Requires BA/BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An ideal candidate will have significant experience in at least one area: Data Architecture, Real-Time Applications, or BI Tools.

  • 5+ years’ experience in leveraging at least 4 of the following technologies – HDFS, Hive, Sqoop, Impala, Spark, distributed processing concepts, Hbase, MongoDB, J2EE/Spring, AWS, Node.js

  • Solid understanding and experience using at least one of the following programming languages — Java, Python, R, Scala.

  • 5+ years’ experience in one of the following areas:

  • Database Strategy, Data Modeling, Data Pipelines and ETL Architecture

  • API & messaging architectures

  • BI development/design

  • 4+ years Teradata (or equivalent) experience with strong knowledge of BTEQ and complex SQL or PL/SQL

  • Experience in public cloud environment and container technologies is preferred

  • Experience in Healthcare industry is preferred

  • Strong relational database SQL skills; including optimization techniques, with knowledge of NoSQL concepts

  • Solid experience with unix and shell scripting

  • Experience in defining project solution approach leveraging agile methodologies working with Product Owners and Scrum Masters.

  • Experience with source code management and application deployment techniques within an agile development methodology

  • Knowledge of the following Machine Learning Algorithms - Classification, Regression, Clustering, Dimensionality Reduction, Model Selection, Feature Extraction

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.