• Data Scientist

    Job ID 2018-1363
    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology (IT) and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.



    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation is seeking Data Scientists to join our growing team using ground breaking cloud and big data technologies. These Data Scientists will work closely with a team of engineers, designers and analysts to identify user needs, find solutions, and take our products from concept to launch. Innovation is at the core of everything we do at TISTA!


    • Translate complex functional and technical requirements, load large disparate data sets, and implement analytics algorithms to provide business insight to clients
    • Perform complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of analytics engine to evaluate business risk in real-time
    • Perform activities ranging from software design, operating architecture integration, to the selection of analytics tools (SAS, R, etc.)
    • Support the creation of technology and data products that facilitate the adoption and operation of shared-risk payment models
    • Utilize proprietary and publicly available healthcare datasets to create performance metrics


    • Experience with big data analytics (2-3 years)
    • Experience applying statistical and/or machine learning models to solving practical problems
    • 6+ years of programming language experience (i.e. Python, SQL, MatLab, R, SAS, etc)
    • Experience with Big Volume Data Science work, including utilization of billions of rows of data to conduct data analysis and data cleaning for Machine Learning.  (2+ years)
    • Experience with Distributed Process Big Data engineering (i.e. Spark, Hadoop, Databricks) (2+ years)
    • Experience in building data pipelines and moving data to AWS environment using Scala / ETL jobs
    • Strong knowledge of structured and unstructured data

    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Knowledge of SAS / Teradata combination
    • Prior work experience with or research on a healthcare payer, especially in Medicare, Medicaid, or the ACA Exchange market segments




    • Advanced degrees (PhD or Masters) in quantitative field (Statistics, Economics, Health Policy, Health/Medical Informatics, or similar preferred)


    Clearance Requirements: 

    • Must be eligible to obtain a public trust security clearance



    • Primary work location is Rockville, MD, but remote work option may be available


     Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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