Senior Data Scientist/Remote Based Role/100% Telecommute

Clearance Level
Data Science
Remote, Based in the USA

REQ#: RQ121626

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. Our work depends on a Data Scientist joining our team to support Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) large data analytic activities. As a Data Scientist supporting GDIT’s CMS contracts, you will be trusted to collaborate with Subject Matter Experts and other Data Scientists to create and execute unique analytic and research methodologies within a large cloud-based analytic environment.


In this role, a typical day will include:

  • This position is within a multi-disciplinary team of Data Scientists, Statisticians, Data Analysts and Subject Matter Experts. Our team is largely remote and distributed throughout the country.

  • The Data Scientist will create production code in SAS, R or python in a cloud environment to support the implementation and/or evaluation of CMS innovation models using Medicare claims and enrollment data.

  • This position will be responsible for creating, reviewing, and maintaining analytic documentation, providing data interpretation and generating reports in support of proposed research questions.

  • The Data Scientist will provide quality review on analyses and analytic programs to ensure consistency with specifications and collaborate with other team members to identify potential problems with data and/or processes and to take appropriate action to guide the resolution process.

  • This position is responsible for preparing timelines for analytic project management and performs and interprets basic and complex analyses.

  • The Data scientist may assist in developing statistical models and provide predictive analytic statistical support effectively communicating statistical and data-related concepts to non-statisticians (managers, researchers in other fields, etc.).

  • This position may participate in advanced analytic projects such as machine learning and artificial intelligence as required by the customer to support current contracts or new business opportunities.

  • Contributes to the completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.

  • Develops data-driven solutions to complex business challenges.

  • Utilizes advanced tools and computational skills to interpret, connect, predict and make discoveries in complex data and deliver recommendations for business and analytic decisions.

  • Uses predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, efficiencies, process improvements, and other business outcomes.

  • Works with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

  • May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.

  • May serve as a team or task leader. (Not a people manager)


  • Master’s Degree in Statistics or related field.

  • 8+ years of experience in statistical and computer-science related field(s).

  • 5+ years of experience using SAS, R or Python, performing large data analyses and statistical modeling for healthcare research or analytics.

  • 5+ years client relation activities, ingesting and synthesizing customer specifications and effectively communicating complex healthcare analytic outcomes to client satisfaction.


  • Experience analyzing Medicare claims and enrollment data.

  • Experience working in cloud-based analytic environments.

  • Experience using Tableau or other data visualization software, with demonstrable experience communicating and visualizing complex healthcare analytic outcomes

  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities, accuracy with work, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to communicate technical outcomes with a high degree of detail and precision to technical audiences, while at the same time being able to communicate those outcomes to non-technical audiences in an approachable and understandable manner.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with minimal supervision.

The likely salary range for this position is $96,000 - $144,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.