Senior Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website GoHealth

At GoHealth, our mission is simple: To improve access to health

GoHealth is looking for a Data Scientist to join its Advanced Analytics and Operations Research team. You will use a combination of business and advanced techniques including statistics and optimization to develop models, products and technologies that create value throughout our diverse business. Some current and recent projects include the modeling of customer retention, lifetime values of Medicare Advantage policies and detection of anomalies in commission payments. You will directly report to our VP of Advanced Analytics.

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. GoHealth encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.


  • Understand GoHealth’s business processes, including the role each department plays in supporting the company’s ultimate goals
  • Lead quantitative analyses, working with product management, partners, and data engineers to solve business problems
  • Provide new insights through a combination of descriptive and diagnostic analytics
  • Test hypotheses across departments using measurable, statistically methods to evaluate best performing strategies
  • Stay current with data analytics tools and techniques and methods for data science, statistics and optimization
  • Convey complex concepts to colleagues with varying degrees of analytical understanding

Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years in Data Science or analytics, BS or BA degree in quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Economics or Engineering
  • Mastery of statistics including regression, estimation and hypothesis testing
  • Experience with a data and analytics programming language such as Python, R, or MATLAB
  • Experience with Python packages NumPy, SciPy, pandas and scikit-learn
  • Familiarity with probabilistic modeling, including Poisson processes and renewal processes
  • Familiarity with optimization techniques including linear optimization, nonlinear optimization and network optimization
  • SQL experience in writing, editing and modifying complex, efficient SQL scripts
  • Experience implementing algorithms or models into a product
  • Experience guiding decisions within a business context through a combination of descriptive and diagnostic analytics
  • Experience taking insights and turning them into models and products can create value
  • Experience extracting and standardizing inconsistent data from different data sources

Benefits & Perks:

  • Open vacation policy because work life balance is important
  • 401k program with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Generous employee referral bonuses
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Work from Home Stipend
  • GoHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, GoHealth has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely. This is inclusive of interviewing, on-boarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we’re safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities’ and the CDC.

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