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Data Scientist - Medicare

Camp Hill, PA 17011
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The Risk Decision group is a mission-critical provider of specialized investigative services to a broad range of organizations spanning the federal, intelligence and civilian sectors. Leveraging a nationwide footprint of highly experienced investigators and subject matter experts, we provide critical information to support sensitive decisions.


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nations most important work. Were a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We continually push ourselvesto respond, to adapt, to go further. To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers. Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many waysnot only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. Perspectas talented and robust workforce14,000 strongstands ready to welcome you to the team. Lets make an impact together.

SafeGuard Services (SGS), a subsidiary of Perspecta, performs data analysis, investigation, and medical review to detect, prevent, deter, reduce, and make referrals to recover fraud, waste, and abuse.

Since 1999, SGS has prevented more than $9.5 billion in inappropriate payments, consisting of over $5.9 billion in proactively Prevented Dollars and $3.6 billion in Recovered Dollars. Our experience with fraud and abuse analytics has resulted in the referral of thousands of cases to law enforcement and resulted in successful criminal and civil prosecution and civil monetary penalties.

Job Description

The Sr. Data Scientist interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation to complex machine learning algorithms. This position works directly with project and business leaders to identify analytical requirements. This position will have periodic supervision but needs to demonstrate the ability to work independently and seek out answers to complex problems. The Senior Data Scientist will work on design and maintenance for end-to-end machine learning pipelines including data ingestion, transformation, continuous model updating, streaming analytics, and API delivered model prediction. The Senior Data Scientist will also help to architect and implement Statistical models in software applications.

Essential Functions:

  • Expert knowledge of the implementation of modern Statistical methods, including but not limited to, regression models, survival analysis, classification methods clustering, projection, natural language processing, and others using R and Python.
  • Working knowledge of SQL and database design, APIs, map reduce and the ability to self-service data
  • Familiarity with real-time data pipeline software such as Apache Kafka
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams effectively and drive projects to completion
  • Demonstrate strong interest in statistical research activities and in application of novel methods of healthcare data
  • Must also demonstrate the ability to learn, be proactive and motivated, and consistently focus on detail and execution
  • Experience managing statistical consulting projects with people outside the discipline
  • Willingness to research and learn suggested approaches to complex problems and structure data properly for implementation of these methods
  • Working knowledge of application development in R and Python including experience with at least one of Shiny, Django, Flash, or Dash


Job Qualifications

The chosen candidate for this position must be able to successfully obtain and maintain a government security clearance. This clearance requires U.S. citizenship and will include an investigation of 10+ years of history including such items as financial, education, employment, medical, residence and personal records.


Minimum of a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in Quantitative discipline such as Math, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or Biology with 8 10 years of experience, Masters Degree with 6-8 years of experience or PhD with 3-5 years of experience.


5+ years of experience in a combination of:

Constructing datasets from data warehouses or centralized database for analysis using SQL

Building dashboards containing compelling visualizations and data snippets

Incorporating Statistical models including, but not limited to, classic Statistical models such as regression, Survival analysis, and functional data analysis to build analyses that address business problems

Applying predictive and classification models and evaluating their performance

Usage of the of R packages, R shiny, R markdown, and html


Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with technical and non-technical team members

Excellent organizational skills with ability to work on multiple projects/assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines and goals

High energy with a strong determination to overcome obstacles and creative, innovative approach to solving problems

Highly analytical individual who enjoys working with healthcare databases and database tools

Experience researching healthcare data issues


  • Communication Excellent communication skills and abilities to tell the data story
  • Composure
  • Functional Expertise and Usage
  • Integrity
  • Learning Agility
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality Orientation
  • Results Orientation
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Skills
  • Time Management

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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