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 Scientist

Research Engineer

Operations Support Specialist

Research Operations Manager

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Actuary

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Status: Full Time

Desired Skills/Attributes

  • Client management
  • Effective communication
  • Critical thinking ability

Requirements

  • 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
  • Ability to:
    • provide both market intelligence and historical reporting
    • structure product strategy (including Medicare, Medicare Part D, and ACA-related products)
    • utilize strategic/financial risk analytics

Compensation will depend on experience.

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

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Data Scientist (Machine Learning, Algorithms)

Location: Minneapolis, MN and Salt Lake City, UT

We are seeking top-tier Data Scientists who can use our massive, rich health care datasets to build algorithms that offer precise guidance. As a Data Scientist, you will participate in every stage of this 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:

  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solvers
  • Receptive to peer review, able to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated, proactive, able to work productively without supervision
  • Interested in working on cross-disciplinary research teams
  • Vigilant about technology trends and scientific developments, including attending academic and industrial conferences

Qualifications

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline such as Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering
  • Deep knowledge of machine learning, data mining, and/or algorithms development, with an applied understanding of statistics
  • Fluency in programming
  • Experience cleaning and visualizing data
  • 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
  • Knowledge of deep learning or Bayesian methods is a plus but not a requirement
  • Experience working with health care data is a plus but not a requirement

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

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Research Engineer (Technology Demonstration Team)

Location: 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:

Desired Skills/Attributes

  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solvers and implementers
  • Receptive to peer review, able to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated, proactive, able to work productively without supervision
  • 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

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

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Operations Support Specialist

Savvysherpa is a health-care research company looking for an operations support specialist to work out of our Minneapolis office. This role will be an important part of our pilot operations team as we develop and launch new study protocols with participants via phone, mail, and in-person.

Responsibilities

  • Process Implementation – setting up, overseeing, and performing operational tasks to ensure project goals and milestones are met
  • Process Transition – Making sure processes are fully developed in order to transition them to permanent owners outside of the pilot launch team. This includes including conducting training, managing quality oversight, establishing escalation paths, and identifying performance metrics
  • Managing timelines – Coordinating with other team members to accomplish many tasks simultaneously on time and within budget

Some examples of processes that this position would develop include:

  • Recruitment and enrollment of study participants
  • Fulfillment of devices and other materials to be sent to participants
  • Communications with participants to encourage ongoing study engagement
  • Exception handling for participants who withdraw or encounter issues

Qualifications

  • Project coordination experience
  • Experience with consumer-facing workflows, such as recruitment or fulfillment
  • Experience working independently
  • Flexibility in work and travel schedule. While this is an 8-5 job, evening hours and travel are likely
  • College degree desired

This is a two-month full-time contract with the possibility of extension.

Position available in Minneapolis, MN.

Please email us at careers@savvysherpa.com to apply with “Operations Support Specialist” in the subject line.

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Research Operations Manager

Savvysherpa, Inc., a healthcare research company, uses research ideas to solve real-world problems. We are currently seeking a Research Manager / Operations Manager with experience in healthcare to manage experiments designed to gather important data and test hypotheses about business opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Function as a project manager collaborating with research directors, scientists, and our leadership team developing research programs consistent with study design and specifications
  • Manage the execution of programs created in pursuit of a research inquiry
  • Organize, build, train, and manage cross-functional teams to fulfill the above responsibilities
  • Drive for clear specifications and timing to advance research goals and deliverables
  • Develop, monitor, and act on reporting to:
    • Achieve timely and accurate program outputs
    • Achieve high level of user satisfaction (specifically study participant satisfaction)
    • Review, document, and analyze processes to identify process opportunities
  • Proactively identify operational challenges and obstacles, while managing the escalation and resolution of issues
  • Lead or support initiatives to continuously improve existing processes or to establish new ones
  • Ensure adherence to best practices for data security and compliance

Key Competencies

  • Ability to understand technology, tools, and devices used in experimental programs
  • Very strong organizational skills and a proactive, forward-thinking approach to problem solving
  • Self-directed and resourceful
  • Driven for results
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Ability to change and pivot course of direction quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication (presentation, verbal, and written) and interpersonal skills

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree and 3+ years of Research or Operations experience
  • Proven ability to grasp general knowledge across multiple disciplines Healthcare experience preferred (especially experience with clinical research projects)
  • IRB and QI experience helpful
  • Ability to travel as required

Attributes

  • Intelligence, curiosity, self-confidence, and humility

Position available in Minneapolis, MN or Salt Lake City, UT.

Please email us at careers@savvysherpa.com to apply with “Research Operations Manager” in the subject line.

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