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Lead Data Scientist

| Chicago

Company Description

GoHealth has an ambitious mission: to improve the health care system in America. Achieving this mission relies on hiring and developing great people, which is why our team is our top priority. We encourage employees to do their best work through innovation and risk taking. Our environment is fun yet constructive, thanks to leaders whose doors are always open. And most importantly, we’ll never stop investing in you and your career.

Job Description

GoHealth is looking for a Lead Data Scientist who will be responsible for leading GoHealth's initiatives in the areas of advanced analytics, business intelligence, algorithm development and optimization, and machine learning. The Lead Data Scientist is expected to work with the Data Science, Data Engineering, and various teams and use data sets to find opportunities for improving GoHealth's software products and business processes.


  • Live the GoHealth Culture and ensure it is represented within the team.
  • Lead quantitative analyses with product management, business stakeholders, and data engineers in identifying and solving business problems.
  • Present analytical information in front of large group of business users.
  • Find innovative ways to combine data that do not naturally mesh together.
  • Stay current with leading edge systems, methods, and best practices for data science and analytics; and successfully introduce technology and process changes across the organization.
  • Drive the collaboration around actual performance and forecasts to directly impact business decisions and actions.
  • Continually find ways to improve how the team operates and delivers results that align with GoHealth's objectives.
  • Mentor, guide, and develop Data Scientists within the team.


  • Master's or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related quantitative field.
  • At least 5 years of experience demonstrating trajectory of professional growth in software engineering, data science, or data engineering.
  • Experience in leading and delivering projects with other data scientists.
  • Experience in building and operating models in business plaforms.
  • Experience in softare engineering, and in building and deploying RESTful services.
  • Proficient in Python in manipulating data and drawing insights from data sets.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in using machine learning techniques such as regression and classification analyses, clustering, neural networks, etc.
  • Proven focus on results while leveraging both technical and analytical skills.
  • Familiar with relational databases and SQL.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and adapt to evolving business and technical environments.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, take initiative, and learn new skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex processes to individuals of varying technical abilities
  • Knowledge of build systems, and version control systems using Git, Bitbucket, SVN, or Team Foundation.

Additional Information

GoHealth offers a full benefits package, an open vacation policy, a very casual dress code and a fun, interactive working environment.

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Technology we use

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214 W. Huron Street , Chicago, IL 60654

What are GoHealth Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Happy hours, ping-pong tournaments, and more company-sponsored events. Gym Membership Subsidies
Company Sponsored Health & Wellness Initiatives. Employee Referral Bonuses. Open Vacation Policy.

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