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Sr. Data Analytics Developer- Remote Eligible (Health Division)

Job ID 2135

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of 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. 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. Learn more about our benefits here: https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance

At Mathematica, we take pride in our commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success.

We are seeking an intellectually curious Sr. Data Analytics Developer in any of our locations who is passionate about using big data to answer research questions that influence decision making in U.S. health care policy. The ideal candidate will work in languages such as Python and SQL, or statistical programming languages. Individuals with an interest in confronting the challenges of working with large, complex data sets, an interest in data manipulation and analysis, and a desire to become a subject matter expert in health care data are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of data pipelines and analysis systems involving large secondary data sources such as Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims data and survey data to effectively answer research questions about health care policy
  • Informing requirements and specifications for performance measures based on cost and quality of care for evaluating the effectiveness of numerous health care policies
  • Articulating findings and working with researchers to adjust specifications and code as interim results are found
  • Evaluating the potential of creative ideas for service delivery and payment models to improve the health outcomes and well-being of patients, and to reduce spending for Medicare, Medicaid, and other payers
  • Mentor junior developers to follow technical standards and best practices, and may lead small teams of 2-3 developers

Position Requirements:

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record in economics, mathematics, statistics, public health, public administration, public policy, sociology, political science, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of in-depth programming experience in a professional and/or academic environment
  • Programming expertise using Python or SQL, or a similar statistical language; experience with Databricks desired
  • Experience performing analytics using cloud computing platforms and services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure is strongly preferred
  • Ability to describe difficult technical problems and solutions to a non-technical audience
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to build consensus

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $90,000 to $130,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and coding sample via our online employment website.

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:
 Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Remote
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At Mathematica, we understand the importance of building relationships with colleagues. If you’re not located near one of our offices but would like opportunities to meet up with co-workers, we offer coworking spaces where available. Ask your Talent Acquisition partner for more information about this opportunity and whether it’s an option in your area.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo 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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