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As we work to improve health outcomes around the world, technology will play a key role. That’s why we’ve made major investments in cutting-edge technology – and in people like you. Here, you’ll work in a fast-paced industry with lots of room for growth and innovation. This is a technology operation few can match in scope and none can match in impact. If you’re ready to develop and deliver solutions that can help millions of people, join Centene.

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Information Technology Opportunities at Centene

Centene hires the best and brightest for our IT teams across the country. We have the enthusiasm and ambition of a start-up, with all the resources of a large company.

IT Manager

You’ll provide leadership, direction and strategic plans for project implementations while developing and managing large scale IT infrastructure operations.

Application Software Engineer

While creating and managing websites, applications and systems, you’ll install programs and design, build, and maintain custom-built technology solutions.

IT Architect

You’ll develop and implement processes for information management, while maintaining digital networks, providing technical assistance in resolving network issues, and modifying networks.

Data Analyst

Using a variety of skills like SQL, Excel, Microstrategy, and SAS/R, you'll analyze, interpret, and apply data from multiple sources that contribute to business development.

Business Analyst

Working in a highly collaborative environment, you’ll act as a liaison between stakeholders and the IT organization to support Centene’s systems and lead our healthcare transformation.

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Job ID 1169530

Category Data Analytics
Schedule Full-time

Driven by the pursuit of the next frontier of healthcare, Centene’s Digital Product Engineering team is changing the way people feel about, think about and interact with health care through ultra-connected, convenient and personal experiences.  A growing organization within a strong growth company, the Digital Product Engineering team leverages and integrates emerging technologies (AI, NLP/U, AR, IoT) into new and existing channels (web, mobile, SMS, bot, voice) to deliver new experiences poised to change the face of consumer health. 

With a presence in Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington VA and the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis MO, this tight-knit, interdisciplinary team uses a variety of ideation methods—from design thinking to hackathons—to rapidly prototype and develop new capabilities to address the biggest opportunities and core challenges of healthcare consumption.

Position Purpose: Responsible for advanced and predictive data analytics using big data and data science technology for healthcare innovation and outcomes. Perform analysis using data science techniques on structured and unstructured data sets, and develop algorithms for targeted business needs.

Design and develop data models to predict member outcomes or future impact of key member decisions.
Design and construct analysis tools that extract, and analyze data and store analytical results in an appropriate format for business needs.
Conduct exploratory data analysis from complex data sources and build key data sets to support Centene’s mission.
Evaluate and design experiments to monitor key metrics and identify improvement opportunities.
Develop mathematical and statistical models to distinguish relevant content or events and recognize patterns.
Participate in presentations and communicate results of analysis and findings.
Participate in the design of automated, operational analytics processes to achieve scale and durability of analysis processes.
Validate and measure the outcomes of health management programs using SAS, R and other tools, to include provider data, claims data, membership data
Manage multiple projects as assigned.
Assist with training Data Analysts.


Knowledge/Experience: Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Informatics, Econometrics, Engineering, Experimental Science with 3+ years of experience or Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of quantitative analysis experience in data science capabilities including data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, statistical modeling, large scale data acquisition, transformation, and structured and unstructured data analysis. Experience with database technologies, including Oracle, SAP, DB2, Teradata, MS SQL Server, SAP HANA, MySQL.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong demonstrated experience with natural language to support chat bot technology

Language: Python, (R also is a plus)
Machine Learning: Sklearn, Tensorflow or Pytorch
Data Visualization: Plotly, Bokeh, Matplotlib or Similar
Data Engineering: intermediate SQL/NoSQL, SQLalchemy, Pandas or Dask or Arrow or similar

Graph db experience, and ideally some experience with multiple modalities (text, tabular, image, audio)

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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“If challenge, innovation, working with new technologies, and career growth are what you’re looking for, this is the right place for you.”

- Nasr Khan, Manager, Information Technology Infrastructure

“I feel satisfied knowing that our data checks create a smoother process for our members. I also appreciate the various charity programs offered through our company to help the community such as the March of Dimes fundraiser.”

- Richard DeMore, Data Analyst II, Enrollment

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