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Anthem, Inc. Data Science Solution Lead in Chicago, Illinois


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Be part of an extraordinary team! We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

*Position ideally located in Chicago, IL but will consider other locations.

Lead the design and development of analytic models, applications and supporting tools, which enable Data Scientists to create algorithms/models in a big data ecosystem.

Primary duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the design, implementation and delivery of an insights data pipeline supporting analytic products across the organization.

  • Design and integrate data from different sources.

  • Forms analytics platform components and/or processing components required to provide a business solution.

  • Engage with business stakeholders to design and own end-to-end solutions to empower data driven decision making.

  • Leverage data, technology and quantitative methods to form products that inject analytics and insights into daily workflow of teams.

  • Defines application scope and objectives, including impact to interfaces.

  • Ensures appropriate data testing is completed and meets test plan requirements.

  • Coordinates integration actions to ensure successful implementation.

  • Mentors Data Science Sol Consultants/Sr.

  • Lead analytical projects and pilots for upgrades or enhancements.

  • Analyses data sources to assess trends and develop actionable insights and recommendations.

  • Responsible for interpreting big data/analytic projects that integrate large volumes of data, performs analysis and recommends actionable insights.

  • Work with cross-functional team members to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights across a variety of core business areas.

  • Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologie


Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related disciplines; 5-7 years experience in predictive analytics and experience with software such as Hadoop technologies; 5-7 years Teradata experience and complex SQL, or equivalent; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in one of the following areas strongly preferred:

  • Database Strategy, Data Modeling, Data Pipelines and ETL Architecture

  • Messaging architectures

  • BI development/design

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in one or more modern Object-Oriented Programming languages (Java, Scala, Python) including the ability to code in more than one programming language preferred.

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience implementing scalable data solutions in private or public cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP, Snowflake etc.) preferred.

  • Experience in the healthcare sector preferred.

  • Experience with deployment techniques within an agile development methodology preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of BTEQ and multi database preferred.

  • Able to translate between customer needs and product specifications.

  • Full SDLC exposure delivering production-ready engineering solutions, including requirements definition, architecture selection, prototype development, application design, enabling continuous integration and deployment pipelines, and preparing support and maintenance processes.

  • Experience in designing scalable full-stack applications and leading engineering teams in developing real-time and decision support solution types.

  • Proven experience in an agile and DevOps environments who can mentor engineers fostering best practice design and development skills.

  • Strong relational database SQL skills; including optimization techniques, with knowledge of NoSQL concepts.

  • An ideal candidate will have significant experience in two or more areas: Data Architecture, Real-Time Applications, Data Engineering, Data Warehousing or BI Tools.

  • Ability to operate with a variety of data engineering tools and technologies (Hadoop, MongoDB, Oracle, Spark).

  • Good understanding of the latest data science and data engineering methods to implement enterprise-level services.

  • Solid experience with unix and shell scripting.

  • Experience in defining project solution approach leveraging agile methodologies working with Product Owners and Scrum Masters.

  • Experience with source code management and application deployment techniques within an agile development methodology.

  • Knowledge of the following Machine Learning Algorithms - Classification, Regression, Clustering, Dimensionality Reduction, Model Selection, Feature Extraction.

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. The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws. 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 Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.