How We Innovate

We bring together experts from a broad range of fields, including data science, psychology, biology, and behavioral economics. This collaboration gives us novel ideas about how to solve health-care problems. We then work within a rigorous framework for generating ideas, designing experiments to test those ideas, analyzing data, and iterating rapidly as we learn. This helps us to quickly identify the best ideas and then turn them into businesses that improve people’s health.

We expect our employees to have:

Integrity, respect for each other, and passion for their work. All successful companies rely on those core values. But what traits make us unique?

Assumption Challenging. We don’t accept conventional wisdom — we’re courageous enough to have a unique perspective.

Truth Seeking. We focus our energy on discovering new truths — not fine-tuning or scaling established ideas.

Agility. We stay agile to respond to changing circumstances and new information.

Quiet Competence. We don’t seek public recognition for our work.

 

Business Intelligence Developer

Minneapolis, MN

Savvysherpa is looking for a detail oriented, data-driven individual to support the analytic and operational needs of our organization via reports and dashboards. This individual must be comfortable interacting with employees throughout the organization in defining the reporting needs of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with business users to gather reporting requirements and prioritize deliverables
  • Participate in discussions with stakeholders to finalize business rules, database concepts and mappings between data sources
  • Design, code, test, and aggregate results from SQL queries to provide information to users
  • Create business intelligence solutions and reports
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently and utilize strong organizational skills
  • Thorough understanding of the database technologies available in different cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Support and train staff on how to use dashboards and ad-hoc reporting tools
  • Provide assistance to team members with issues needing technical expertise and/or programming knowledge

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • 3+ years of experience in data analysis or data management role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with international co-workers
  • Proven experience utilizing a reporting or analysis tool
  • Experience working in cloud environments (Azure, AWS, GCP)

Preferred

  • Experience with BI software (Tableau, QuickSight, Data Studio, Power BI, SSRS, etc.)
  • Exposure to health care system data (clinical health information systems, EHR, Health Insurance systems)
  • Experience with database engines (SQL Server, Postgres, BigQuery)
  • Strong SQL skills

Business Writer

Minneapolis, MN

Great businesses struggle if they can’t communicate their strategies and value. That’s why we’re looking for a business writer to join our team. We want someone who will help us ensure that our business development content meets the highest standards in quality of thought and clarity of expression. Types of writing can include market summary/trend analyses, business proposals, sales presentations, business strategy reports, and web copy. Our writers don’t just write, either. We need flexible individuals who want to learn new skills and support our business beyond defined roles.

If you think critically about the big picture and care about the microscopic details necessary for high-quality writing, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our business development team on content that communicates our research, assets, and relationships
  • Work with our writing team and graphic designers to produce content and writing of various styles, depending on the business need
  • Participate in secondary research

Desired Attributes

  • Excellent writer with an eye for displaying simple and informative content
  • Interested in understanding business problems and building products and programs to meet business needs
  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solver
  • Receptive to peer review, able to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated and proactive, able to work productively without supervision
  • Critical thinker and quick learner
  • Attentive to detail

Qualifications

  • B.A. in business, marketing, English, or communications
  • Marketing or writing experience
  • Background knowledge of business development and healthcare is preferred

Ideal samples would include a sales/marketing powerpoint and a paper/report/blog that shows your writing ability.

Clinical Research Associate

Minneapolis, MN

The Clinical Research Associate is the vital link between the Principal Investigators and the Study Coordinators who carry out our IRB-approved and quality improvement studies. The Clinical Research Associate assures that study protocol are correct, well-documented, and followed throughout the duration of the clinical study.

Responsibilities

  • Submit/Report to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) all necessary documents related to the approval, implementation and closure of the clinical trials.
  • Submit to the FDA and Sponsor needed reports and documents related to the trial.
  • Write the informed consent document.
  • Write the research protocol.
  • Implement the study protocol and ensure study staff comply with it.
  • Ensure the protection of human subjects.
  • Perform a cost analysis of the research study.
  • Create and negotiate a budget.
  • Create a Case Report Form (CRF) for each patient.
  • Collect data from the trial and add it to the CRF.
  • Oversee the:
    • informed consent process
    • development of study recruitment materials to fulfill research protocol
    • recruitment of research subjects according to the protocol
    • documentation of adverse events

Desired Attributes

  • Thorough, conscientious, organized
  • Motivated and skilled problem solver
  • Attentive to detail
  • Great communicator
  • Flexible and adaptable to change

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Experience with clinical trials
  • Experience documenting clinical protocols for IRB studies
  • Clinical research certification (such as CCRC, CCRP, CRA) preferred

Corporate Business Development Director

Minneapolis, MN

The Corporate Business Development Director (also known as Venture Associate) is a key member of our Ventures team. They will be responsible for developing and evaluating investment themes by analyzing market trends, tracking competitive landscapes, and performing company related due diligence.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and evaluate investment themes for the firm
    • Analyze market and industry trends
    • Track competitive landscape
    • Evaluate and conduct due diligence on potential new partners and investment themes
  • Valuing and structuring investments: source, de-risk, and value
    • Build and maintain detailed financial models and pro-formas
    • Develop minimal viable product (MVP) investment pathway to minimize risk
    • Contribute to deal structuring and negotiations
    • Identify potential for intellectual property ownership
  • Client Partner retention and growth
    • Develop investment value proposition
    • Generate returns on investments
    • Regular review of where investments are being made, their progress, and future efforts
    • Maintain excellent partner relationships

Desired Attributes

  • Strong team player with excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as being comfortable communicating directly with senior management teams
  • Proven ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues, prospects, and industry contacts which help contribute to high-impact results
  • Curious, inquisitive, and eager to learn
  • Creative, strategic thinker, searching for blockbuster opportunities
  • Ability to adapt quickly as relationships, ideas, and assets change over time
  • Poise under pressure
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Career driven individual with passion for healthcare, technology, entrepreneurship, and investments
  • Ability to manage several projects with partners and internal stakeholders
  • Self-starter with the ability to start projects and analysis with minimal to no supervision
  • Ability to work within and across matrixed organizations, demonstrating prior work leading teams of cross-functional resources

Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum 10 years combined work experience in investment banking, corporate business development, venture capital, start-ups
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the US health care industry (payer, provider or supplier)
  • Fluent in a range of healthcare business models and how money moves between the payers, providers, suppliers and members
  • Proven ability to create detailed financial models (CFA Optional)

Data Analyst

Minneapolis, MN

Work in a research team to acquire, analyze, and interpret data from research studies or external partners. Use this data to understand and develop innovation opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with research teams to provide data and analysis for a wide variety of research projects and experimental pilots.
  • Acquire external data and become an expert in underlying business content and data structures. Use that expertise to ask insightful questions.
  • Design databases, write queries, and prepare datasets supporting development of data products and advanced data analysis.
  • Support execution of prospective experimentation.
  • Present findings and contribute to team discussions.

Desired Attributes

  • Able to analyze large and complex datasets
  • Effective communication on technical topics
  • Analytical, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solvers
  • Receptive to peer review; able to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated and proactive; able to work productively without supervision

Qualifications

  • College Degree (B.S. or M.S. in quantitative discipline: Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Physics, etc.)
  • SQL knowledge
  • Experience with and/or ability to learn MS SQL products (e.g. SQL Server)
  • Familiarity with star schema data models
  • Healthcare industry knowledge a plus

Data Architect

Minneapolis, MN

Savvysherpa is looking for a detail oriented Data Architect to work closely with our software and application development team to recommend database structures based on data storage and retrieval needs. The Data Architect is responsible for designing, creating, deploying and managing the department’s transactional databases.

Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in discussions with stakeholders to finalize business rules
  • Translate business requirements into well-architected data models
  • Collaborate with development to implement transactional data models that meet their needs, ensure consistent design and data integrity
  • Document data models via ERD and Data Dictionary
  • Thorough understanding of the database technologies available in different cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP) and how they can be utilized in project solutions
  • Provide insight into appropriate Data Architecture based on data types available within specific database engines
  • Provide assistance to team members with issues needing technical expertise and/or programming knowledge

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • 5+ years of experience in data analysis or data management role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with international co-workers
  • Experience in Data Modeling and Relational Database Theory
  • Experience working in cloud environments (Azure, AWS, GCP)

Preferred

  • Exposure to health care system data (clinical health information systems, EHR, Health Insurance systems)
  • Experience with relational database engines (SQL Server, Postgres)
  • Strong SQL skills

Data Architect–Cebu

Cebu City, Philippines

The Data Architect is responsible for designing, creating, deploying and managing the organization’s data architecture. This role will define how the data will be stored, consumed, integrated and managed by different entities and IT systems, as well as any applications using or processing that data.

Responsibilities

  • Design a data model based on business rules
  • Collaborate with development to implement a data model that meets their needs, ensure consistent design and data integrity
  • Collaborate with Data Acquisition Architect to build a solution for acquiring data
  • Document data models via ERD and Data Dictionary
  • Have a thorough understanding of the data technologies available in different cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) and how they can be utilized in project solutions
  • Provide insight into appropriate Data Architecture
  • Contribute to policy and procedure protocols regarding data management
  • Familiar with multiple database engines and ability to learn new ones (Transactional, Analytical, Graph, etc.)
  • Provide assistance to team members with issues needing technical expertise and/or programming knowledge

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with international co-workers
  • Experience in Data Modeling
  • Experience working in cloud environments (AWS, GCP, Azure)

Preferred

  • Exposure to health care system data (clinical health information systems, EHR, Health Insurance systems)
  • Experience with relational, columnar, and/or graph database engines (SQL Server, Postgres, Redshift, BigQuery, Neo4j)
  • Experience with a message bus (Pub/Sub, Kinesis, Azure Service Bus)
  • Experience with a programming language (Python, Java, Javascript, etc.)
  • Strong SQL skills

Data Research Analyst

Cebu City, Philippines

Collaborate with research teams to provide data and analysis for a wide variety of research projects, statistical models, and experimental pilots. Acquire client data and become an expert in underlying business content and data structures. Use that expertise to ask insightful questions. Design databases, write queries, and prepare datasets supporting development of data products and advanced data analysis. Support execution of prospective experimentation. Present findings and contribute to team discussions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write SQL queries to prepare datasets and validate output.
  • Create and maintain documentation including data dictionaries and code commentary.
  • Effectively communicate on technical topics.
  • Sensitive to the assumptions and limitations of the data and able to communicate those to Scientists and/or Analysts.
  • Data visualization and summarization
  • Collaborate with colleagues and provide feedback and recommendations on data specifications and results
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for data related topics and develop industry and domain expertise
  • Analyze complex datasets to quickly understand and test new data
  • Desire toward personal and professional growth and development
  • Participate and contribute to team meetings

Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative discipline: Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Physics, etc.
  • Has basic understanding of SQL functions and techniques
  • Familiarity with office and analysis tools is a plus, for example: MS Office, SQL Server, SSIS, Tableau, Python, R Studio, SAS, GitHub, etc.
  • Critical thinker and has strong analytical skills
  • Inquisitive nature and is intellectually curious
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Ability to work in a multi-culture (American/Filipino) working environment
  • Able to manage projects of varying duration and frequency.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Highly attentive to detail and accuracy
  • Receptive to constructive criticism and feedback.
  • Background in Healthcare claims data is a plus

Data Research Associate

Minneapolis, MN

The Data Research Associate is a vital liaison between our Senior Science group and the Data Services team that develops and manages data assets. The Data Research Associate assures that we acquire and/or develop appropriate data to support prospective research goals.

Responsibilities

  • Identify new data sources based on research focus area needs
  • Identify and document enhancements to existing data sources
  • Oversee development process and validate resulting data assets
  • Assist data services in communicating and socializing new and existing data assets
  • Collaborate with Sr. Science group to evaluate emerging technologies
  • Participate in development and execution of research initiatives

Desired Attributes

  • Thorough, conscientious, organized
  • Motivated and skilled problem solver
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Great communicator
  • Flexible and adaptable to change

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health or quantitative field
  • Experience with health care information, information systems
  • Health Care Analytics/informatics background
  • Experience with analytic and/or ETL tools (R, SQL, Python, etc.)

Data Scientist

Minneapolis, MN

We are seeking entry-level Data Scientists to join our research team. You will participate in every stage of the research process, including data mining, machine learning, model building and analysis, evidence synthesis, and confirmatory trial data analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Combine and synthesize data from multiple sources
  • Select appropriate analytical methods to explore, develop, and test hypotheses
  • Develop and apply predictive models
  • Communicate results effectively and clearly to a range of audiences
  • Stay up to date with techniques and tools

Desired Attributes

  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solver
  • Receptive to peer review, enjoy working collaboratively
  • Self-motivated and proactive, able to work productively without supervision
  • Critical thinker and quick learner
  • Attentive to detail
  • Interested in understanding challenges in healthcare delivery and building data products to meet the needs of the healthcare system

Qualifications

  • Bachelors or M.S. in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, or Engineering
  • Background in linear algebra and multivariable calculus
  • Experience with Python a plus
  • Experience cleaning and visualizing data a plus

Data Scientist (Machine Learning, Algorithms)

Minneapolis, MN and Cebu City, Philippines

We are seeking Data Scientists of all levels to join our research team. You will participate in every stage of the research process, including data mining, machine learning and signal processing, model building and analysis, evidence synthesis, and confirmatory trial data analysis. Our Data Scientists should be inquisitive, collaborative, and willing to learn new methods and techniques.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate within cross-disciplinary research teams
  • Combine and synthesize data from multiple sources
  • Select appropriate analytical methods to explore, develop, and test hypotheses
  • Develop and apply predictive models combining and leveraging multiple data sources
  • Communicate results effectively and clearly to a range of audiences, from domain scientists to business professionals
  • Stay up to date with modern statistical techniques, machine learning algorithms, and software tools

Desired Attributes

  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solvers
  • Receptive to peer review, able to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated and proactive, able to work productively without supervision
  • Critical thinkers and quick learners
  • Attentive to detail
  • Interested in understanding challenges in healthcare delivery and building data products to meet the needs of the healthcare system

Qualifications

  • Bachelors, M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or Engineering
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn advanced statistical and predictive modeling methodologies (for Cebu applicants)
  • Knowledge of (for advanced degrees) or willingness to learn methodologies for machine learning, data mining, and algorithm development (for MN applicants)
  • Excellent written and verbal scientific communication skills
  • Experience with high-level scripting languages R, Python, etc.)
  • Experience cleaning and visualizing data
  • Experience or interest in working with large datasets and analysis of synthesized, disparate datasets
  • Experience working with health care data is a plus but not a requirement
  • Experience informing experimental design using historical data is a plus but not a requirement

Database Administrator

Cebu City, Philippines

The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. The DBA will also be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as troubleshooting issues on behalf of the users.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Data Acquisition Architect, Data Architect, ETL Architect, and Development to modify database objects to meet the needs of the project
  • Ensure database roles and security implementation meet company requirements on all data sources
  • Ensure auditing and monitoring of data sources are implemented
  • Investigate and learn how security access meeting company policies can be implemented in new technology platforms
  • Provide assistance to team members with issues needing technical expertise and/or programming knowledge

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with international co-workers

Preferred

  • Exposure to health care system data (clinical health information systems, EHR, Health Insurance systems)
  • Experience working in cloud environments (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with relational, columnar, and/or graph database engines (SQL Server, Postgres, Redshift, BigQuery, Neo4j)
  • Experience with a programming language (Python, Java, Javascript, etc.)
  • Strong SQL skills

DevOps Engineer

Cebu City, Philippines

Businesses are always on the lookout on improving product delivery to their customers. Savvysherpa is no different. In the information technology world, fast delivery usually means automation on build, test and deployment processes. This is where the DevOps Engineer comes in. We need someone to build and maintain deployment pipelines and test automation workflows in an environment that continuously measures application performance.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee systems change management process
  • Administer access to cloud environments
  • Assist developers in effectively utilizing cloud resources
  • Monitor and investigate security alarms regarding cloud architecture, networks and hosts
  • Monitor data, log and backup integrity
  • Improve monitoring dashboards and alarm rules
  • Produce report documents for audit

Qualifications

  • Web console for one or more major cloud platforms: AWS, Google, Azure
  • Operating systems, especially terminal/remote access and system/access logging: Ubuntu, Windows Server
  • Server application config/logging, for example: Nginx, IIS, PostgreSQL, SQL Server
  • Configuration management tool, such as: Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Chef
  • Candidate must be a Bachelor’s Degree holder of any Computer Science or related course
  • Must have good oral and written English communication skills

Additional

  • Log aggregation reporting tools, such as: ELK stack, Splunk, SumoLogic
  • Cloud SIEM tools, such as: ThreatStack, AlienVault

ETL Architect

Cebu City, Philippines

The ETL Architect is responsible for data validation, data cleansing, data transformation as well as writing and scheduling complex ETL jobs. This role includes analyzing and understanding the data transformation rules required to extract, transform, and load the Data Warehouse as well as Operational database.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Data Acquisition Architect to build a solution for acquiring data and making it available to data analysts and data scientists
  • Design data transfers via business rules
  • Familiar with multiple database integration tools and continue to learn new ones
  • Document ETL packages and provide reference information regarding deployed and scheduled jobs
  • Provide insight into appropriate ETL Architecture
  • Provide assistance to team members with issues needing technical expertise and/or programming knowledge

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with international co-workers
  • Experience in ETL Development

Additional

  • Exposure to health care system data (clinical health information systems, EHR, Health Insurance systems)
  • Experience working in cloud environments (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with relational, columnar, and/or graph database engines (SQL Server, Postgres, Redshift, BigQuery, Neo4j)
  • Experience with a message bus (Pub/Sub, Kinesis, Azure Service Bus)
  • Experience with data integration tools (DataStage, SSIS, Pentaho, Azure Data Factory, AWS Glue, Cloud Dataprep)
  • Experience with a programming language (Python, Java, Javascript, etc.)
  • Strong SQL skills

ETL Specialist

Cebu City, Philippines

Primary Responsibilities

  • Development, maintain and execute ETL tasks.
  • Maintain documentation of the data, transformations and related systems.
  • Automate the process of validating data quality.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s/College degree.
  • Ability to work in Cebu.
  • Must have 1+ yrs. experience with SQL, software development or database administration.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with international co-workers.

Preferred

  • Degree in computer science, Information technology, mathematics, electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • Experience with ETL Tools (SSIS, Pentaho, Informatica, etc).
  • Understanding of distributed software systems.
  • Experience designing normalized or dimensional database structures.

Full Stack .NET Developer

Cebu City, Philippines

The latest incarnation of.NET was built by Microsoft specifically with the Cloud in mind. And since Savvysherpa is slowly transitioning applications to the cloud, we need to have the resources to allow us to adapt to this change and start thinking cross-platform. This role would be responsible for building web applications to support exciting new programs in the health care space.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with stakeholders on projects and facilitate business analysis process sessions
  • Build and extend applications with .NET
  • Making changes to existing applications based on feedback received from users
  • Designing database structures for the .NET applications as well as creating stored procedures

Requirements

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
  • At least 3 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • 3+ years experience with Web API and C#
  • 3+ years experience with any RDBMS (Postgres, MS Sql Server, etc.)
  • Experience with Javascript frameworks (Typescript, KnockoutJS et.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SOLID and OOP concepts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CI/CD
  • Experience using GIT with a publicly available sample project
  • Messaging server (pub/sub, Kafka, RabbitMQ etc.)
  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite
  • Must be flexible and a team player
  • Lots of patience and flexibility for changing requirements
  • Nice to have: Experience with .NET Core, hosting on the cloud (Azure, AWS)

Additional

  • Must be able to keep client matters and data strictly confidential
  • Must be fluent in English, both verbally and written
  • Technology project leadership skills
  • Strong email follow-up habits to ensure smooth running of remote teams

Game Development Artist

Cebu City, Philippines

Seeking a self-motivated and experienced environmental artist to help define, develop, and create high-quality game assets for VR. As an environmental artist, you will be expected to deliver high-quality work in accordance with the schedule and established art pipeline. You will create models and textures that are consistent with the defined visual style and proactively seek feedback to ensure accuracy and quality standards are met. You will also collaborate with other artists and other dependent departments throughout the production process.

Desired Skills

  • 3+ years of experience with at least 1 shipped title on console or PC
  • Expert knowledge of 3Ds Max or Maya, Photoshop, and normal map creation software
  • Ability to create 2D concept art is a big plus
  • Strong eye for realistic environments, lighting and texture creation
  • Experience working in VR preferred
  • Experience working in Unity preferred
  • Strong communication skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new software tools and technologies
  • Ability to work in a team setting, under deadlines and time constraints

Game Software Developer

Cebu City, Philippines

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create applications in Unity
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient and reusable code
  • Testing and debugging software
  • Deliver high quality 3D User experiences
  • Collaborate with a cross functional team internationally

Education Required

  • Bachelor of Science / Master of Science in Computer science preferred

Experience Required

  • Game software development experience
  • VR/AR/MR development
  • Experience with Unity game engine
  • Development experience with C# or C++
  • CG / Shader experience
  • VR / MR/ AR development preferred

Skills Required

  • Strong debugging skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Works in an agile team environment
  • Deliver excellent user experience
  • Excellent at collaborating
  • Work is disciplined and of high quality
  • Will to learn quickly learn new technologies and techniques
  • Team builder and Team player

Mid-Sr ServerOps / DevOps

Minneapolis, MN

Data capture in a world of rapid experimentation and product validation requires a nimble, yet stable system to provide the data necessary for hypothesis testing. That’s why we are looking for a Mid-Sr ServerOps / DevOps to join our team. We want someone who will help define and deliver cloud-hosted systems that will meet our business needs across multiple hosting services.

Responsibilities

  • Be the expert and trusted advisor on cloud hosting best practices across the entire organization
  • Host systems on Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure Cloud as required
  • Architect VPCs, networks, and associated access policies
  • Provision resources, accounts, and instances as required to meet development and operations needs
  • Ensure that hardware and operating systems meet security and privacy requirements commensurate with healthcare data environments
  • Develop system health and security monitoring strategies
  • Develop backup and disaster recovery strategies
  • Report on financial aspects of cloud hosted systems
  • Provide technical leadership for all SysOps and DevOps activities
  • Interface with database administrators, developers, and business development roles

Desired Attributes

  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solver
  • Receptive to peer review, able to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated and proactive, able to work productively without supervision
  • Critical thinkers and quick learners
  • Attentive to detail
  • Interested in understanding business problems and building data products to meet business needs

Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge in several of the following: system administration for Windows and Linux servers and tools including, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, .NET, IIS, nginx, Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Jenkins; administration of data science and compute cluster tools including R Studio, Jupyterhub, Hadoop, Spark.
  • Expertise in at least one of these areas: containers/orchestration, network/application security, cloud-based research ops (“big data”), or infrastructure-as-code.
  • 8+ years of successful system administration experience
  • 3+ years of experience in a senior systems administrator role
  • Relevant certifications a plus

Additional

  • Technology project leadership skills
  • Must be fluent in English, both verbally and written
  • Must be able to keep client matters and data strictly confidential

Research Associate - Data Science

Minneapolis, MN

Savvysherpa is seeking postdoctoral candidates for a research associate position under the direction of Dr. Grant Weller. This position offers opportunities to develop and apply statistical and machine learning methods for novel applications in healthcare in a highly interdisciplinary environment. The position will also provide training at the interface of these methods with real-world products, relying on the envisioned end product and stakeholders to inform methodological approaches. Research backgrounds of particular interest include network analysis, time series forecasting, time-to-event modeling, functional data analysis, and analysis of spatio-temporal data, though candidates from all areas of data science are encouraged to apply. This position carries a company option for extension to a permanent leadership position in Savvysherpa’s research group after one or two years.

Responsibilities

  • Identify research hypotheses through review of research literature and analysis of existing data, including insurance claims, electronic medical records, and/or device signals
  • Apply cutting-edge statistical and computational approaches to discover opportunities and build new data products for the healthcare system
  • Collaborate with research teams including business-facing leaders and expert domain scientists to ensure methodological fidelity to research goals
  • Produce clear technical reports and documented code for research efforts
  • Communicate effectively and clearly to a range of audiences, including data scientists, domain scientists, and business professionals (internal and external)
  • Provide technical mentoring and guidance to junior data scientists

Desired Attributes

  • Demonstrated strong research potential within a data science field
  • Interest in developing innovative statistical and computational solutions to challenging problems in industry
  • Strong communication skills and desire for collaborative work
  • Intellectually curious and receptive to peer review
  • Critical thinker and quick learner
  • Attentive to detail
  • Demonstrated potential for leading interdisciplinary research efforts (preferred but not required)

Qualifications

  • PhD (completed prior to anticipated start date) in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field

Research Associate - Economics

Minneapolis, MN or Salt Lake City, UT

As a Research Associate, you will participate in research and data analysis to explore healthcare innovation opportunities. Your work will begin under the direction of an economist that is a senior member of the firm’s scientific leadership group. Additionally, you may work as a member of multidisciplinary teams supporting research projects. Your involvement may be from the ideation stage all the way through operational development and execution. Advancement can be expected within approximately two years along one of several career paths.

This position offers:

  • Opportunities to expand your understanding and knowledge of the healthcare marketplace, ranging from providers such as hospitals and physicians to insurers and pharmacies
  • Opportunities to collaborate with experts in healthcare data, statistics, machine learning, psychology and economics on current and relevant research
  • Extensive experience analyzing variety of healthcare data including medical records, prescription data, provider transaction data, as well as other healthcare market data
  • Potential to apply your analytical skills and tools as well as innovative methods to a variety of economic and measurement questions in the healthcare industry
  • Opportunities to propose innovative ideas, new venture research and development of market opportunities

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with team members to perform high quality data analysis, interpret findings, and communicate results in written and verbal form
  • Review and synthesize existing literature related to research projects
  • Write analyst reports based on findings
  • Use sophisticated econometric/statistical methods in the context of the existing literature and open hypotheses
  • Act as a liaison between the company’s scientific leadership and research teams
  • Help identify and explore new investment opportunities

Desired Attributes

  • A passion for research and data
  • Intellectually curious
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented, with an appreciation for the broad view
  • Self-directed and self-motivated
  • Innovative and creative
  • An understanding of U.S. healthcare and healthcare data or a desire to rapidly learn

Qualifications

  • Must have an interest in the economics of healthcare delivery. Ideally, your curiosity should span from the behavioral economics of the individual all the way to the organizational structure and incentives faced by firms in markets that are not perfectively competitive.
  • Highly developed research and communication skills. You need to be able to locate, synthesize, and interpret large amounts of information with relatively little direction. You need to be able to communicate your conclusions clearly and elegantly both verbally, and in writing, to an audience with varied training and backgrounds.
  • Able to effectively work on several projects in parallel.
  • A Ph.D. in Economics, Applied Economics, or a D.B.A./BusD with a focus in Economics or Industrial Organization.

Salesforce Developer

Minneapolis, MN or Salt Lake City, UT

Data capture in a world of rapid experimentation and product validation requires a nimble, yet stable system to provide the data necessary for hypothesis testing. That’s why we are looking for a Salesforce Developer to join our team. We want someone who will help direct the minimal viable solution to meet our varying research pilot needs. Someone who not only understands the possibilities, but has right judgment to ensure we are not recreating the wheel for each experiment.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with stakeholders on projects and facilitate business process analysis sessions
  • Mentor and train other Savvysherpa resources
  • Salesforce App architecture: design the data model, user interface, business logic, and security for custom Salesforce applications
  • Salesforce App development: build and extend applications with Salesforce configuration and custom Apex Programming

Desired Attributes

  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solvers
  • Receptive to peer review, able to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated and proactive, able to work productively without supervision
  • Critical thinkers and quick learners
  • Attentive to detail
  • Interested in understanding business problems and building data products to meet business needs

Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge on the following: Triggers, Visual Page, Visual Force, Workflow, Building new objects, SOSL Queries, Apex, APIs, data loads, data modelling
  • SOQL Experience with Web Services development such as REST, SOAP, SOA, XML, HTML, XHTML, CSS, JQuery, JSON, and JavaScript
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of experience working with Salesforce
  • 1+ Salesforce developer certification(s) demonstrating current knowledge as a developer

Additional

  • Proficient in writing clean, solid, readable code
  • Experience with SQL, asp.net and C# development is an advantage
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities
  • Must be fluent in English, both verbally and written
  • Must be able to keep client matters and data strictly confidential

Salesforce Developer

Cebu City, Philippines

Goals and Objectives

  • To create new salesforce.com apps to meet business needs
  • To extend existing saleforce.com apps to meet evolving business needs
  • Design, develop, and deploy custom apps primarily on the Salesforce platform using Apex programming language and Visual Force for the Salesforce AppExchange.

Responsibilities

  • App architecture: design the data model, user interface, business logic, and security for custom applications
  • App development: build and extend applications with Salesforce Declarative Programming and Administration (develop, code, custom objects, Visual Force pages, Apex, reports, workflows and assignment rules)
  • App management: configure and manage apps connected to Salesforce
  • Administration: assist with administration of the Salesforce platform

Skills

  • Solid knowledge on the following: Triggers, Visual Page, Visual Force, Workflow, Building new objects, SOSL Queries, Solid understanding of web technologies, such as HTTP, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, DHTML, CSS
  • Proficient in writing clean, solid, readable code
  • Experience with asp.net and C# development is an advantage
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities
  • Must have excellent skills in English, both verbally and written
  • Must be able to keep client matters and data strictly confidential

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2+ years of experience working with Salesforce
  • 1+ Salesforce developer certifications demonstrating current knowledge as a developer

Senior Data Scientist
(Machine Learning / Statistics)

Minneapolis, MN

We are seeking experienced data scientists to drive new insights and lead research efforts to develop innovative assets for the healthcare delivery system. You will work closely with our expert domain scientists and business leaders to identify appropriate research questions and translate them into actionable analyses and algorithms. You will apply advanced statistical and machine learning methodologies in support of novel products for the healthcare system. This position offers the opportunity to mentor and lead junior researchers and data scientists.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the implementation of research investigations and construction of data products employing statistical, mathematical, and/or algorithmic approaches
  • Translate research questions or product requirements into actionable work
  • Collaborate within cross-disciplinary research teams including business-facing leaders and expert domain scientists
  • Mentor and lead junior data scientists
  • Provide recommendations and guidance to project leads based on insights gleaned from data
  • Communicate effectively and clearly to a range of audiences, from domain scientists to business professionals

Desired Attributes

  • Track record of leading data science efforts and working with non-technical leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to translate research questions or business requirements into data analyses/products
  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Receptive to peer review, able to work collaboratively
  • Critical thinker and quick learner
  • Attentive to detail
  • Interested in understanding challenges in healthcare delivery and building assets to meet the needs of the healthcare system

Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field
  • 3+ years experience in industrial data science position(s)
  • Experience applying broad range of statistical, mathematical, or computational approaches using data to solve problems
  • Proficiency in model-building language such as R or Python
  • Excellent written and verbal scientific communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry is a plus but not a requirement

System Administrator

Minneapolis, MN

The system administrator is a generalist role that will support the Savvysherpa Data Services team. This role will provide infrastructure support, troubleshoot technical problems, and provide technical analysis for ongoing system needs. The system administrator will be involved in the planning and development of database systems and cloud infrastructure services and play a key role in the delivery of the corporate cloud strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Design, install, and configure data infrastructure resources and services (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, AWS RDS, GCP Big Query, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with HIPAA and HITRUST controls
  • Develop and manage system logging and monitoring
  • Provision system resources and administer user access
  • Ensure that disaster recovery and backup systems meet business needs
  • Troubleshoot connectivity and other technical issues
  • Provide troubleshooting and support for ETL processes as required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree w/ 2-3 years related work experience
  • Experience installing and configuring MS Windows and Linux
  • Experience and knowledge of IP networks and CIDR blocks
  • Experience with relational, columnar and/or graph database engines (MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Big Query)
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Experience with ETL and data integration and associated technologies
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience in at least one programming language (Python, C/C#/C++, .NET)

Additional

  • Exposure to health care data from payers and/or providers
  • Experience reading and interpreting data models
  • Understanding of statistical analysis and computational techniques
  • Exposure to machine learning and artificial intelligence

Venture Analyst

Minneapolis, MN

The Venture Analyst is a key member of our Venture Development team. Venture Analysts are responsible for evaluating market trends, tracking competitive landscapes, and conducting high-level research in a variety of healthcare verticals. In addition, the Venture Analyst will support the team in developing financial models and conducting due diligence in order to evaluate internal investment projects.

Responsibilities

  • Analyze market and industry trends
  • Conduct high-level research and assessments using publicly available resources such as research reports, SEC filings, industry information, etc.
  • Track competitive landscape
  • Perform due diligence on potential new partners and investment themes
  • Develop financial models with appropriate underlying assumptions
  • Assist in Identifying potential for intellectual property ownership
  • Build reporting on where investments are being made, their progress, and future efforts
  • Maintain relationships with industry partners as needed
  • Attend client meetings and represent Venture Development team as needed

Desired Attributes

  • Strong team player with excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as being comfortable communicating directly with senior management teams
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Curious, inquisitive, and eager to learn
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly as relationships, ideas, and assets change over time
  • Poise under pressure
  • Career-driven individual with passion for healthcare, technology, entrepreneurship, and investments
  • Self-starter with the ability to start projects and analysis with minimal to no supervision

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 2-3 years combined work experience in investment banking, corporate business development, venture capital, start-ups
  • US healthcare industry experience strongly preferred (payer, provider, or supplier)
  • Solid understanding of healthcare business models and how money moves between the payers, providers, suppliers, and members strongly preferred
  • Proven ability to create detailed financial models (CFA Optional)

Web Developer

Cebu City, Philippines

Qualifications

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s/College Degree , Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
  • At least 1 year of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • 2+ years experience in Web Development
  • At least 1 year experience with .Net and C#
  • At least 1 Web Services experience
  • 2+ years Object Oriented Programming experience
  • At least 1 year JavaScript, XML, LINQ, Ajax, CSS, JQuery, TFS experience
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite
  • Must be flexible and a team player
  • Must be proficient in English language
  • Knowledge on MVC3/4/5, EF4/5/6, CSS3 and HTML5 is a plus