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Machine Learning Engineer

Overview

About Our Team: The Data Science Team provides advanced analytical support across VNSNY’s family of corporations. We leverage big data to develop insights and to support strategic decisions for the agency. Meaningful, appropriate use of data is central to the success of our organization.


Responsibilities

About the Role:

The Machine Learning Engineer will join a core group of Data Scientists who play an important role in generating strategic insights across the VNSNY organization, and will be responsible for:

  • Developing, testing, and deploying machine learning algorithms to support and improve business processes

  • Creating and maintaining a framework for deploying machine learning algorithms

  • Building applications to implement, track, and monitor predictive models; ensuring that the accuracy of deployed algorithms is monitored on an ongoing basis

  • Engineering computational solutions and algorithms to meet the predictive needs of business and clinical units across VNSNY

  • Conducting end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering from internal and external sources, specifying requirements, processing, compiling and validating data, ensuring deliverables are met, and preparing presentations


Qualifications

Requirements:

  • MS in computer science or other related field

  • 2+ years of professional experience building machine learning algorithms and deploying predictive models

  • Experience with statistical/mathematical software (e.g. R, SAS, Matlab) and data querying languages (e.g. SQL, PLSQL) with demonstrated ability to learn and wield multiple analytical tools

  • Solid understanding of relational databases

  • Software engineering experience (e.g. Java, C++, Python) and knowledge of best practices across the development lifecycle (e.g. coding standards, testing)

  • Experience with version control, shell scripting, and the Unix filesystem

  • Experience with cloud computing (e.g. AWS) and columnar databases (e.g. Redshift) in a cloud environment

  • Solid understanding of data structures, algorithms, software architecture, functional coding

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills, with experience communicating results of complex data analyses to non-technical stakeholders

  • Experience managing multiple projects independently, sometimes on tight deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across different teams

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with medical claims, electronic medical records, and health assessment data (e.g. OASIS, UAS-NY)

  • Experience building and deploying machine learning algorithms in a healthcare setting

  • Experience with business intelligence applications (e.g. R Shiny, Microstrategy, Tableau)

Application Instructions:

Please upload a cover letter and resume/CV combined in a single document.


ABOUT US

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Countries. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 44,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.