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Anthem, Inc. Principal Data Scientist in Mason, Ohio


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Principal Data Scientist

The preferred location is Atlanta, GA or Nashville, TN, but other locations may be considered.

The data science and advanced analytics team at CareMore/Aspire is focused on building models to identify patients whose care we can impact, to maximize our impact on these patients, and to measure that impact. As a Principal Data Scientist, you will help lead these efforts. You will research, design, build and evaluate new machine learning models and improvements to existing ones. Additionally, you will help develop and automate statistical methodology to evaluate our product portfolio and new business opportunities. You will need to source requirements and communicate results to key stakeholders and other team members, making progress both independently and in collaboration with other data science team members. You should be able to start with complex business challenges, convert them into clear data science/ML projects and then execute these projects.

Someone who joins us will:

  • Work at the cutting edge of machine learning and deep learning in health care

  • Have the opportunity for significant impact on our team, company, and mission

  • Impact the care of thousands of patients


Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Econometrics, Physics, Biostatistics or related Quantitative disciplines and 5 or more years experience in predictive analytics or equivalent.

  • Must have advanced expertise with software such as Python, R, SAS, SAS Enterprise Miner or equivalent, or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

  • Experience leading end-to-end data science project implementation.

  • Experience working with cross-functional project teams and managing communications including in-person or virtual meetings is preferred.

  • Distill complex business problems into clear data science and machine learning projects

  • Read relevant literature to better understand the current landscape of solutions

  • Build new predictive models from scratch, from exploratory data analysis to production model, using Python

  • Write fluently in at least 1 programming language (Python, or R preferred)

  • Query/modify SQL databases

  • Use cloud computing environments (e.g. AWS) and *nix shells (e.g. bash)

    We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

    REQNUMBER: PS51895-Mason-Mason