IBM Watson Health - Sr Analytics Programmer - Truven in CHICAGO, Illinois

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Lead technical scoping and design of new healthcare analytics projects

  • Develop, modify and de-bug Base SAS code to deliver healthcare analytics projects

  • Migrate existing SAS code to new statistical and analytics languages include R, Python and SPSS and develop new programs utilizing these languages

  • Translate business and technical requirements into programs to analyze, organize and evaluate complex healthcare business and market data

  • Apply grouping, classification and risk adjustment methodologies to healthcare data sources

  • Communicate findings in a clear, concise manner including verbally, graphically and in writing to a variety of audiences

  • Conduct quality review (code and content) of colleague work product

  • Work closely with project team members and clients to complete projects that will meet clients’ needs

  • Actively participate with project teams to resolve data anomalies and methodology questions

Other Duties/Responsibilities

  • Direct and mentor more junior programmer/analyst staff to perform portions of projects

  • Manage multiple disparate projects simultaneously

  • Engage in billable consulting activity and complete assigned tasks on time

  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature

  • Participate in design and development of new offerings

  • Ability to estimate and meet realistic timelines

  • 7 years programming experience and proven technical abilities with advanced data management and analytics tools including Base SAS, SPSS, R, SQL, Python or other statistical and data management software packages

  • 7 years experience in healthcare analysis and/or consulting, using statistical analysis methods and metrics on claims and /or clinical data

  • 3 years experience applying healthcare methodologies such as DRG groupers, AHRQ methodologies, 3M classification packages and risk models such as DxCG and HCC

  • 3 years experience with RDBM’s including Oracle, SQL Server, Informix and DB2

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