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Director, Solutions Leadership (Remote eligible)

Job ID 2042-2

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of technology, data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using technology and advanced analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here:

The Director will lead the Solutions Leadership practice area within Health Solutions Insights (HSI). The Director provides leadership to the practice area by contributing to the practice area strategy and implementing that strategy by providing operational direction for service delivery execution and growth. The Director leads through practice managers and is accountable for performance and results of the practice area.

STAFFING AGENCIES AND THIRD-PARTY RECRUITERS: Mathematica is not accepting candidates for this role or any technical role from staffing agencies or third-party recruiters. Please do not contact technical or senior staff at Mathematica or share unsolicited resumes. All agency inquiries go through the talent acquisition team and will be routed accordingly.


  • Define solutions leadership role(s) in ways that balance client, business, and staff priorities. This includes specifying the qualifications, responsibilities, and professional development pathways for the role(s).
  • Educate stakeholders both internal and external to HSI on solutions leadership role(s) and best practices
  • Establish and/or organizing solutions leadership training program that implements the professional development pathways for the role
  • Foster community and collaboration within the solutions leadership practice through regular forums for knowledge sharing
  • Grow the solutions leadership practice as needed to keep pace with client and business needs
  • Support Client Partners and Health Unit senior management in providing oversight and advice to Health Unit projects with significant HSI components, including attending technical reviews.
  • With administrative support from Resource Managers, ensure Solutions Leadership team members are appropriately staffed.
  • With administrative support from Resource Managers, assess and manage performance of solutions leadership team members.
  • Contribute to strategic planning for the practice area, HSI, and client areas
  • Evaluate internal functions and processes and suggest improvements.
  • Supervise and mentor practice managers
  • Work collaboratively across technology and advisory services teams
  • Actively support the advancement of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and apply diversity, equity and inclusion lens across job responsibilities

Position Requirements:

  • 10 years of progressive experience implementing data collection, storage, analysis, and visualization solutions, with at least 5 years in a leadership capacity
  • Graduate degree in computer science, business, or other related field or equivalent working experience
  • Deep understanding of healthcare data across healthcare data ecosystem (Federal = Medicare and Medicaid, state and local, providers, payors, life sciences, consumer retail healthcare)
  • Knowledge of statistical programming languages and data visualization tools used within the Data Science and Analytics practice, such as R, Python, SQL, matplotlib, ggplot, d3.js., and Tableau
  • Knowledge of technologies used within the Core Services practice, such as AWS, Azure, or GCP for Cloud platforms, Snowflake and cloud-native tools for data platforms, and Tableau and QuickSight for BI platforms, to name a few
  • Knowledge of project management fundamentals, including the ability to develop and implement accurate work plans, schedules, staffing plans, and budgets, under both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability translate findings to both technical and non-technical, as well and internal and external (client) audiences
  • Understanding of change management and matrix organizational management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Experience building and leading teams

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $150,000 - $200,000. This position is eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance. To apply, please submit a cover letter (optional), resume, location preference, and salary expectations.

STAFFING AGENCIES AND THIRD-PARTY RECRUITERS: Mathematica is not accepting candidates for this role or any technical role from staffing agencies or third-party recruiters. Please do not contact technical or senior staff at Mathematica or share unsolicited resumes. All agency inquiries go through the talent acquisition team and will be routed accordingly.

Available Locations: Remote; Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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