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Data Scientist II at CHRISTUS Health

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Irving, Texas

Job Description:


The Data Scientist II is responsible for discovering information hidden in vast amounts of data through design, development and implementation of optimal Prescriptive, Predictive and Descriptive analytics solutions.

Individual must have extensive knowledge of Statistical Models, Data Mining, Machine Learning and proven experience in building custom algorithms to deliver insights. Individual must have proven programming competency in advanced Data Science toolkits such as SAS.

The Data Scientist II is also responsible for supporting the business goals and objectives for the Performance Improvement and Workforce Planning Department, the Human Resources vertical and the organization as a whole.


- Design & Development- Provides technical development expertise for designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting, and supporting all types of applications consistent with the established specifications and business requirements in order to deliver business value.

- Strategy Execution -- Contributes to the execution of CHRISTUS' overall information systems strategy as it pertains to their vision of the organization in both strategic and tactical plans. Involved in team adoption, execution and integration of strategy to achieve optimal and efficient deliver.

- System Engineering -- Involved in the evaluation of proposed system acquisitions or solutions development and provides input to the decision-making process relative to compatibility, cost, resource requirements, operations, and maintenance.

- System Integration -- Integrates software components, subsystems, facilities and services into the existing technical systems environment; assesses impact on other systems, and works with cross functional teams within information management to ensure positive project impact. Installs, configures, and verifies the operation of software components.

- System Management -- Participates in development of standards, design and implementation of proactive processes to collect and report data and statistics on assigned systems.

- System Security -- Participates in the research, design, development, and implementation of application, database, and interface security using technologies such as SSL, Public-Key encryption, and Certificates or other emerging security technologies.


- Master's degree in Statistics, Analytics, Computer Science, Math or a related discipline is required.

- Proficiency with SAS (Visual Analytics, Enterprise Guide, Enterprise Miner, Base SAS, Forecasting Studio), R, Python.

- Experience with Statistical Models and Data Mining techniques.

- Experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics: regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks.

- Proficiency with Big Data querying tools, such as Pig, Hive, and Impala.

- Experience with Big Data Machine Learning toolkits, such as Mahout or SparkML.

- Knowledge of NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB

- Experience with developing processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.

- Experience with techniques for processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.

- Advanced level of SQL programing and query performance tuning techniques for Data Integration and Consumption using design for optimum performance against large data asset

- Must have the communication skills and ability to develop and present solutions to all levels of management (including executive levels).

- Must have demonstrated the ability to solve complex problems with minimal direction.

- Must be able to interact effectively and patiently with customers especially while under pressure.

- The ability to work on multiple projects/tasks simultaneously to meet project deadlines for self and others as required.

- Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with other employees.Minimum of six (4) years of experience in SAS, Statistical Modeling, R, Python.

- Minimum of Ten (6) years of experience with design, architecture and development of Enterprise scale advanced analytics.

- Certifications in SAS, Advanced Analytics are a plus.

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