Savvysherpa, Inc.

We're looking for a few
good sherpas.

Do you want to work in dynamic research teams? Do you enjoy rigorous intellectual debate? Do you like the idea of working for a truly data-driven organization? Then you’ll like Savvysherpa.

We want candidates who are:

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

For more information or to apply, please email us at careers@savvysherpa.com.

 

Current Positions Available:

Actuary

Data Acquisition Architect

Data Scientist

ETL Architect

Research Engineer

Salesforce Developer

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Actuary

Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

Desired Attributes

  • Client management
  • Effective communication
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Provide both market intelligence and historical reporting
  • Structure product strategy (including Medicare, Medicare Part D, and ACA-related products)
  • Utilize strategic/financial risk analytics

Qualifications

  • 15+ years of actuarial experience
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
  • Experience:
    • as a consultant and health plan executive
    • overseeing actuarial-related functions and resources

Additional

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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Data Acquisition Architect

Location(s): Salt Lake City, UT

The Data Acquisition Architect fulfills a coordination, leadership, and hands-on role for technical strategies & solutions related to Data Acquisition, Databases, Data Modeling, and Data Integration (ETL).

Responsibilities

  • Pursue data goals and strategy through client-facing collaboration with acquiring data access and source expertise
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the data technologies available in the different cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) and how they can be utilized in project solutions
  • Provide insight into appropriate Data Architecture and ETL Architecture
  • Contribute to policy and procedure protocols regarding data management
  • Offer assistance to team members with issues needing technical expertise and/or programming knowledge
  • Give on-the-job training for new or less experienced team members

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and 6+ years related experience
  • Experience leading a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with international co-workers
  • Experience in Data Analysis, Data Modeling, and ETL Development
  • Experience working in cloud environments (AWS, GCP, Azure)

Additional

  • 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 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

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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Data Scientist (Machine Learning, Algorithms)

Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

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 (for advanced degrees) or willingness to learn methodologies for machine learning, data mining, and algorithm development
  • 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

Additional

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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ETL Architect

Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

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

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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Research Engineer (Technology Demonstration Team)

Location(s): Minneapolis, MN and Salt Lake City, UT

We are seeking top-tier Research Engineers to use our massive, rich health-care datasets to build systems that offer precise guidance. As a Research Engineer in the Technology Demonstration Team, you will support every stage of this process by building new technology platforms in the areas of sensing systems, wearable devices, signal processing, data science, machine learning, data mining, and computing infrastructure. Our Research Engineers should be:

Responsibilities

  • Interested in working on cross-disciplinary teams
  • Vigilant about technology trends and scientific developments, including attending academic and industrial conferences

Qualifications

  • Degree in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Learning, or Mathematics (advanced degrees are a plus)
  • Deep experience in one of the three general areas enumerated below and at least some experience across the other two
    1. 1. Sensing systems, signal processing, time series analysis
    2. 2. Data science, machine learning, data mining, algorithm development
    3. 3. Software engineering, databases, computing infrastructure
  • Experience or interest in working with massive datasets and analysis of synthesized, disparate datasets
  • Ability to interpret results and communicate insights to a range of audiences, from domain scientists to business professionals
  • Experience with Python, R, SQL, Hadoop, or Spark is a plus but not a requirement
  • Experience working with health care data is a plus but not a requirement

Additional

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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Salesforce Developer

Location(s): 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

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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