NewWave HQ

Data Scientist

Job ID 2020-1592


NewWave is an information technology company helping businesses and government agencies modernize and thrive by applying the power of technology. NewWave began making a mark in the federal healthcare space in 2004, where we continue to actively modernize systems to improve healthcare’s value for millions of Americans. Since then, our work has expanded across various sectors and industries, where we help our customers stay ahead of the new and make the world in which we live, better.


NewWave is looking for a passionate data scientist to work in a fast paced, challenging and innovative environment to build out the next generation data analytics platform to deliver positive impacts on the U.S. healthcare system and healthcare quality for the citizens.

  • Identify valuable data sources and automate collection processes
  • Undertake preprocessing of structured and unstructured data
  • Analyze large amounts of information to discover trends and patterns
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms
  • Combine models through ensemble modeling
  • Present information using data visualization techniques
  • Propose solutions and strategies to business challenges
  • Collaborate with engineering and product development teams


  • 3+ years proven experience in Data Science
  • Experience in data mining
  • Experience in working with notebooks – Jupyter, Zeppelin, Databricks notebook, etc.
  • Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. Tableau, SAS, Microstrategy, Looker) 
  • Proficiency with data mining, mathematics, and statistical analysis
  • Experience in R, SQL, Python (NumPy, Pandas) or Scala/Java (Apache Spark)
  • Experience in health care domain 
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Center of Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) CCW data
  • Preferred Experience in machine learning and deep learning libraries such as Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch or Apache Spark MLlib
  • Preferred Knowledge and experience of working with Center of Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) IDR data
  • Understanding of quality measures (e.g. HEDIS) is highly desired

  • Analytical mind and business acumen
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field; graduate degree in Data Science or other quantitative field is preferred

Residency Requirement

  • Must have lived in the United States at least 3 out of the last  5 years.


FSLA 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
  • Facts and data oriented
  • Deadline and closure oriented.
  • Strong persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills
  • 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 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 is a proud Veteran friendly employer. 


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