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CVS Health Senior Data Scientist in Wellesley, Massachusetts

Job Description

Do you want to apply your skills in machine learning and optimization to solve problems on a truly massive scale, and drive significant business value while improving the experience of millions of customers nationwide? The CVS Health retail team is looking to hire a talented Senior Data Scientist to support the Supply Chain business. Our team uses cutting-edge technologies and tools to build scalable, efficient machine learning and optimization pipelines that are capable of tackling problems at the scale of our retail supply chain. As a Senior Data Scientist, your role will entail:• Developing, prototyping, and refining robust and scalable machine learning and optimization solutions to business problems in support of the CVS Health Supply Chain. • Seeing projects through from inception to production. • Working with a wide range of problem domains, including time-series forecasting, classification, regression, clustering, and network optimization to name a few. • Coordinating regularly with technical teams (Analytics, Data Engineering, IT) as well as non-technical business stakeholders and senior leadership. • Collaborating closely with business partners to identify new use cases, perform root-cause analyses, support decision-making, and gain insights from data.• Accountability, work with a sense of urgency, possess strong critical thinking and analytical skills, and have passion for developing high-performing analytics solutions• Develop and present meaningful and insights-driven materials on analytical results with recommendations and go forward planning to guide a variety of audiences including internal stakeholders and senior leadership

Required Qualifications

• 3+ years of experience programming in SQL and Python• 3+ years of experience building machine learning and/or optimization models• 3+ years of experience building and utilizing a robust experimentation framework (e.g., A/B testing) to measure performance of deployed models • 3+ years of experience working with data visualization platforms (e.g., Tableau)

COVID Requirements

CVS Health requires its Colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 10 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 45 days of your employment. In some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination before you can begin to actively work. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. In some states and roles, you may be required to have an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Preferred Qualifications

• Strong knowledge of the underlying mathematical and statistical principles that are foundational to data science• Ability to communicate technical concepts and implications effectively to non-technical business partners • High energy and a sense of urgency to deliver results, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously & meet deadlines.• Capability to anticipate and prevent project roadblocks before they occur• Familiarity with the common Python libraries used in machine learning projects (e.g., scikit-learn, pandas, numpy)• Experience with Spark/PySpark• Experience with cloud distributed-computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure Databricks, etc.), including querying/mining large datasets and deploying projects on cloud systems. • Knowledge of Git for version control.• Familiarity with working in an Agile framework.


Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Analytics, Economics, Physics, Engineering, or related discipline.Master’s degree or PhD preferred.

Business Overview

At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.