Manager Data Science in Remote, OR at Maximus

Date Posted: 1/3/2021

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Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Operations Analytics, the Data Science Manager works from strategy formation through presentation to provide data-driven answers to complex strategic and tactical challenges. As a key member of the Standardized Operations and Analytics group this position will have a keen interest in applying statistical analysis, data mining, and incorporation of machine learning and predictive analytics into real-world operational processes especially in forecasting, staffing optimization, and process design. This role will have a passion for interpreting the “story in the data” for a lay audience and using that information to drive process-centric improvement. The role will interact will all levels of the organization and must be willing to work directly on the “front – lines”. The position will provide leadership to other staffs and seek out innovations that have measureable ROI. In addition, the Manager will participate in other continuous process improvement activities, help in managing projects, and execute ad-hoc requests.

Essential Job Duties
•A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data.
•Ability to work on 2-3 projects simultaneously, scopes projects, realistically estimates work and gets customer agreement.
•Identify appropriate decision technology techniques to apply to relevant analytic frameworks. Examples of decision technology tools that may be used include optimization, simulation, regression, decision trees, neural networks, cluster analysis, mixed models, etc.
•Apply appropriate statistical analysis and quantitative methods to analyze data and predict future trends and variability especially in producing and maintaining reliable forecasts.
•Ability to balance accuracy of analysis with needs for rapid response.
•Perform due diligence to ensure data is obtainable for the analysis required, and the analysis can be completed in the timeline requested.
•Set up model and conduct analyses using statistical, predictive or optimization tools.
•Have a clear understanding of the uses and limitations of statistical applications.
•Document steps, data sources. Ensure models are easily understandable and maintainable.
•Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources.
•Possess a proven ability to develop partnerships with technical peers and business partners.
•Lead functional teams to manage the end-to-end process: scope projects, build pipelines and datasets, synthesize results, craft automated dashboards/bots, and communicate an informed recommendation.
•Contribute high quality work as an individual contributor, in addition to management duties
•Lead project teams during all phases of the development life cycle including requirements gathering and analysis, design, build, pilot, implementation and continuous service
•Manage budget, timeline, resources and scope through prioritization throughout the course of all assigned projects
•Lead a high-performing, high-throughput team of talented Data Scientists and business analysts, while driving professional development goals of the team
•Where relevant, clean and structure data to facilitate analysis.
•Write and make presentations to internal and external clients, often requiring clear and persuasive explanation of complex processes to a non-technical audience.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements
•BS, MS (preferred), or PhD in Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Machine Learning or a related field.
•5+ years of experience in data analysis with heavy emphasis on data-driven decision making.
•5+ years successful implementation of business process and simulation modeling including observation and subject matter expert interviewing techniques, model verification and model validation methods.
•Familiarity with relational databases and SQL.
•3+ years of experience with big data, structured and semi-structured data, pattern recognition, and Natural Language processing.
•Expert knowledge of an analysis tool such as R (preferred), Matlab, MiniTab, SAS or similar.
•Experience working with large data sets, experience working with (not architecture design of) distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
•Experience with government sponsored health care programs and operations desirable.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing.
- Responsible for a functional area and not have any subordinate employees.
- Work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
- Follow processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
- Act as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve problems.
- Develop and administer schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.
- Frequently interact with subordinate employees, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
- Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
- Receive assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
- Provide guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies.
- Recommend changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).

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MAXIMUS Introduction
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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