Senior Data Scientist

Job Locations US-RI-Providence | US-MN-Minneapolis | US-Remote
Job ID
Posted Date
1 month ago(9/28/2020 11:03 AM)
Regular Full-Time


Providence, RI

Minneapolis, MN



Who is Virgin Pulse?

Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse’s takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day – from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management to condition reversal, all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse’s solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures. 

Who are our employees? 

At Virgin Pulse we’re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people – the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture  have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world.


Who you are.


You are an experienced, scalable Senior Data Scientist who will hit the ground running to support the organization’s efforts to maintain leadership in the employee health engagement SaaS industry. You have a strong statistical and modeling skill set, as well as the technical tools to complete projects end to end. This role will be responsible for accessing and building datasets, designing and conducting analysis, and creating and delivering data visualizations and reports. The incumbent will be able to interpret findings, clearly communicate results, and make recommendations to internal and external stakeholders. We are looking for someone who is self-directed and thrives working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, in which expectations are high both for the quality and speed of work.  A successful candidate will have a hunger for continuous learning, a desire to grow and lead, and strong interpersonal relationship skills. 


In the role of a Senior Data Scientist, you will wear many hats and the following skills and abilities are crucial:

  • Design, conduct and manage new analytical research projects and experiments, starting with project planning, hypothesis development and data gathering, then to analysis and modeling, and through to communications and recommendations
  • Leverage existing studies, literature, and analyses into current research and analysis projects
  • Write Python, R and SQL programs to access, clean, and transform required data prior to analysis and reporting
  • Troubleshoot and perform data audits to ensure and improve data integrity; investigate and resolve data discrepancies
  • Develop and deliver analysis results using various visualization and presentation software/tools, such as R/Toolkit, Tableau, MS Powerpoint, MS Word, etc.
  • Consult to and collaborate with Product, Reporting, Analytics and Client Success team members to ensure appropriate data is analyzed and that results are provided in a format consistent with standard and customized client reporting services
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis using varied analytical tools and techniques, including advanced statistics
  • Support Sales, Marketing, and Client Success staff with Virgin Pulse clients and prospects by directly communicating on data and analytics processes and projects, as well as the results of analyses
  • Work with Insights departmental processes, projects and programs using Smartsheet, MS and Atlassian toolsets to keep projects and milestones on schedule, our collaborative and internal work organized as well as externally facing documentation comprehensive, updated, and accessible
  • Achieve annual Key Performance Indicator objectives, which can include report volumes and scope, internal and external client satisfaction, introducing new areas of data and analysis, and influencing company product and process decisions


What you bring to the team 

To represent the best of what we have to offer, you come to us with a multitude of positive attributes, including:  

  • A Master’s degree in statistics, computer science, economics, or related field; further Advanced degree is a plus
  • A minimum of seven years of work experience in a similar path, history of increasing responsibilities a plus;
  • Employee health management/health engagement industry preferred
  • Advanced knowledge and recent hands-on experiences in SQL databases, Redshift preferred
  • Extensive experience coding in at least one scripting language, such as R or Python
  • Knowledge of data visualization tools preferred (i.e. Tableau, R: Shiny, ggplot2)
  • Experience with producing and delivering results using varied media (i.e. multiple MS office formats, dashboards/visualization tools)
  • Experience in managing medium and large-scale analytics projects from end to end
  • Experience with clinical/medical data and work in employee health management/health engagement industry preferred
  • Comfort working in a global environment with remote teams


In addition, you possess the following additional competencies and characteristics:

  • Strong collaboration, process and project management skills
  • Strong analytical ability, with an emphasis on quantitative analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Experience working with large-scale datasets and multiple projects simultaneously
  • Aptitude to learn new technologies and troubleshoot complex problems independently
  • Creative energy, self-starter, works equally well independently and collaboratively
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in priority quickly and seamlessly
  • Strong organizing and coordination of work products, documents, and content for publication and distribution
  • Excellent communication and organization skills with the ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and process ad-hoc requests
  • Experience in providing consultative guidance and contributing to the growth and development of others


Why work here? 

We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services — so many reasons to love it here.


*We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.


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