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AI/ML Health Data Science Associate Director

Company: Guidehouse
Location: Accokeek
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Family:

Data Science Consulting
Travel Required:

Up to 25%
Clearance Required:

Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do:


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.

Guidehouse is currently looking for an Associate Director to join our cross-cutting functional team supporting federal and commercial health clients in Advanced Analytics and Intelligent Automation. We are looking for this person to be both an innovative solution lead and to be involved in shaping and continuing the growth of our business in advisory and data product services.

Candidates should be market-facing self-starters who bring with them a high level of ownership over their work, an enthusiastic attitude, and a collaborative mindset to support our efforts to sell and provide consulting solutions. Your role will be to coordinate activities across multiple projects and provide experience-based insight into client operations. Some of the activities that you can expect to be part of your day-day responsibilities: engaging leadership to discuss pressing needs, helping teams understand dependencies across programs, acting as a contributor to team meeting

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Client Delivery

  • Present during meetings, summits, and working sessions with senior client executives
  • Provide subject matter expert support across multiple client engagements; develop and review presentations, briefings, and memos, and reports
  • Identify client needs and develop solutions to address these needs
  • Prioritize and handle multiple tasks, researching and analyzing pertinent client, industry and technical matters, utilizing problem-solving skills, and communicating effectively in written and verbal formats to various audiences (including various levels of management and external clients) in a professional business environment;
  • Scope and staff projects to meet client requirements
  • Develop work plans that reflect project scope and client expectations
  • Provide oversight and development of work products from start to finish (from brainstorming and framework development to final edits and end-product)
  • Exemplify and reinforce quality standards in work products
  • Gather/create/share experiences in area of expertise with focus on best practices Business Development
    • Identify policy and/or business problems and successfully capture from sourcing through award/close.
    • Perform research on key accounts and clients to effectively qualify and scope new business opportunities
    • Discuss and develop solutions with client service teams and existing/new clients
    • Actively engage within target accounts and relevant market(s) to keep current on existing and new trends, problem areas, or other issues that develop into new requirements and growth opportunities
    • Consistently and systematically initiate sales calls and new relationships or contacts; pursue prospects to secure meetings; win referrals and explore sales opportunities
    • Develop and execute a targeted relationship and account development strategy
    • Understand client business issues and match them to firm's capabilities; identify new revenue opportunities Engagement Oversight and Management
      • Ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions and internal firm policies
      • Manage contract budgets
      • Develop trusted relationships with clients
      • Provide direction, feedback, and coaching to team members
      • Build a pipeline of new business through active relationship development/management, proposal efforts, and thought leadership efforts Career Development and Mentorship
        • Mentor employees within the practice field of activity.
        • Provide subject matter support, guidance and coaching of team membersWhat You Will Need:

          Minimum Security Clearance: US Citizenship

          Minimum Years of Experience: 10

          Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Economics, or similar quantitative discipline

          Minimum Qualifications:
          • Experience with public health code sets and value sets
          • Experience with public health surveillance systems for state reportable, national notifiable, syndromic, vital statistics, interstate sharing, electronic case notification, or other similar use cases
          • Knowledge of recent and ongoing public health initiatives in surveillance and informatics
          • Experience managing a team of 5+ direct reports, including one-on-one meetings, feedback, coaching, retention, and career progression
          • Public health or healthcare experience
          • Bachelor's degree
          • 8+ years of experience leading teams in public health informatics, data analytics and data visualizations, including selecting and applying the appropriate analytical techniques for statistical analysis , predictive modelling, simulation, and machine learning
          • 8+ years of experience with analytics development including Python or R
          • 8+ years of experience communicating data analysis visually, including bespoke analyses and BI Tools such as Power BI or Amazon QuickSight
          • 5+ years of experience managing data product development at enterprise scale, including on cloud platforms, Spark or other big data ML systems, and comfort using Jira, Slack, Teams, and other collaboration tools
          • Experience working with code repositories and continuous integration (i.e. Git, Jenkins, etc.)
          • 5+ years of database experience, including SQL and noSQL
          • 3+ years of experience supporting federal agencies or state agencies
          • Experience advising/briefing senior executives
          • Experience managing people, including one-on-one meetings, feedback, and coaching
          • Strong oral and written communication skillsWhat Would Be Nice To Have:

            Education: M.S./M.A. in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Economics, or similar quantitative discipline.

            Preferred Qualifications:
            • Experience with CDC HL7 message mapping guides and/or implementation guides
            • Experience with CDC surveillance systems, i.e., NNDSS, Syndromic, NVSS, AIMS, ECR, EIP, or other similar use cases
            • Knowledge of recent and ongoing CDC data modernization initiatives
            • Experience with a mix of CDC/OD, CSELS, and CDC C/I/O ODs, and CDC research teams, e.g., in epidemiology, surveillance systems implementation, or program evaluation
            • A deep understanding of advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) landscape
            • Proven track record generating revenues with existing (required) and new (preferred) clients (selling and managing $2 million credited sales annually)
            • Managed projects to timeline, scope and budget on multiple teams simultaneously
            • 5+ years of consulting experience in top-tier management consulting, investment banking, finance, corporate strategy, product management or related business field
            • 5+ years of business development experience, including RFP/RFQ responses, developing white papers/concept papers, and building and demonstrating prototype solutions to customers Additional tools:
              • NLP
              • Graph databases
              • Geospatial analytics or GIS
              • Development on MS Power Platform, i.e., Power Apps
              • Building solutions that are delivered on OpenShift or similar container platform
              • Spark, Scala, and Databricks
              • Technical/product management and software experience
              • Agile or SCRUM certification
              • PMP Certification

                What We Offer:

                Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

                Benefits include:
                • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
                • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
                • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
                • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
                • 401(k) Retirement Plan
                • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
                • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
                • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
                • Student Loan PayDown
                • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
                • Skills Development & Certifications
                • Employee Referral Program
                • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
                • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
                • Mobility Stipend About Guidehouse
                  Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
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Keywords: Guidehouse, Washington DC , AI/ML Health Data Science Associate Director, Executive , Accokeek, DC

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