NewWave HQ

Sr Data Science Engineer

Job ID 2020-1537


Clinical data informatics is in the midst of a data revolution. As clinical data is increasingly stored in electronic formats, the massive data sets they produce have brought us to the threshold of a new era in medicine, one where the data sciences hold the potential to propel our understanding and treatment of human disease. iQuartic is committed to accelerating the pace at which the world continuously improves healthcare, combining the best of the clinical medicine sciences and the data sciences.


iQuartic has recently been acquired by a $300M health IT company as their first foray into both ML/NLP, and the commercial healthcare space (they specialize in providing IT dev & ops services for Federal health-related institutions, like CMS, the VA, SSA, etc.). With the new infusion of cash from our parent, we are looking to expand our small but (now) growing team.


The Senior Data Science Engineer will work closely with the software engineering team and domain experts at IQuartic, leverage OCR and machine learning techniques to develop digitization software for medical record scans.


You will bring the latest OCR and image recognition expertise from industry, implement new and improve existing software applications for: OCR, structure recognition of tables in document images, and handwritings. You will be responsible for following industry best practices: document, test your own code; coordinate with IQuartic’s operations team to benchmark performances and make improvements; assist DevOps in deploying production ready models into IQuartic’s existing microservices.


  • Advanced degree in a quantitative discipline, e.g., Mathematics, Linguistics, Computer Science
  • 3 years industry experience in applied NLP or Image Recognition
  • 3 experience in a commercial software product development environment
  • Demonstrates proficiency with:
  • Software development using Java, and/or Python
  • OCR libraries such as Tesseract, PyOCR, OpenCV, .NET OCR SDK, etc.
  • Extracting, cleaning, preprocessing data sets. Familiarity with NumPy and Pandas
  • Supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques. This includes regression, decision tree models, clustering, and deep learning. Hands-on experience with Scikit-learn, Tensorflow, Keras (Faster R-CNN), MXNet, or PyTorch
  • Extensive work experiences utilizing CNN, RNN, CTC, and LSTM
  • Data visualization and performing model diagnostics. Understand learning curves, work with tools such as Matpoltlib, Tableau, etc.
  • Familiarity with TableNet, DeepDeSRT, Graph Neural Networks, or cGAN/Genetic Algorithm
  • 3 years of experience working with production tools and frameworks such as Docker, Kubernetes, Kinesis or Kafka, Jenkins CI/CD, AWS or Azure
  • Experiences with healthcare industry practices and medical coding a plus, but not required

FLSA Status

  • Exempt

Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills - must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
  • Should be extremely facts and data oriented.
  • Should be deadline and closure oriented.
  • Strong persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills.
  • Should be self-driven.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work with cross functional teams including senior level individuals.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment with varying priorities, based on a team building culture.


NewWave/iQuartic is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. NewWave/iQuartic is a proud Veteran friendly employer.




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