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Senior Data Scientist



Data Science
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024
The Senior Data Scientist will support Tendo analytics projects focused on quality management and risk adjustment. The person in this role will access data from multiple sources (public and private) and translate it into information that is meaningful and actionable for health systems. The Senior Data Scientist develops, maintains, and enhances predictive models that improve products in several areas including, but not limited to quality, risk, and operational efficiency. In addition, the Senior Data Scientist will also have the opportunity to ask novel, data-driven questions and drive new analyses.
About Tendo
Make an impact—join our team!
We’re a fast-growing, mission-driven company building a culture that enables teams and individuals to thrive. Led by an experienced and proven team, we live by our values and are always on the hunt for motivated people with diverse experiences and backgrounds to help us improve the care journey for patients, clinicians, and caregivers by creating software that provides seamless, intuitive, and user-friendly experiences.
If you like working with innovative technologies and want to be part of a growing team that will help transform the healthcare experience, we encourage you to apply today!
Job Location
Tendo has hubs in San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Chicago, IL; Nashville, TN; and Philadelphia, PA. Candidates may be located in any one of our hub locations.


  • Analyze data from multiple databases to drive optimization and improvement of quality outcomes, resource utilization, and risk adjustment.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Use predictive modeling to increase and optimize patient outcomes, patient experiences, risk adjustment opportunities, and other business outcomes.
  • Develop analytic data sets and use statistical software to analyze data sets as requested.
  • Use third party software tools in the development of queries and visualizations.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, statistics, epidemiology, engineering, information science, computer science, OR equivalent technical experience.
  • Hands-on experience writing Python code including, but not limited to, machine learning, data science and engineering, and ETL pipelines.
  • 5+ years of experience in data analysis software, with data science experience preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience with GitHub/Git, Python, SQL, statistics, and ML modeling.
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts and data mining methods such as: Hypothesis testing (or A/B testing), distribution analysis, Bayesian estimation, Linear and Logistic Regression, GLMs, text mining, time series analysis, etc.
  • Knowledge of a variety of traditional machine learning techniques such as: feature engineering methods for large scale numerical and categorical data, dimensionality reduction, clustering, Decision Trees/Random Forests/Gradient Boosted Decision Trees, Deep Learning.
  • Knowledge of machine learning implementation strategies such as: proper and thorough evaluation of ML models in production, detecting data/covariate/concept drift, leveraging feature stores and model registries, deploying models as REST APIs, integrating models into products, etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing SQL queries on large, complex datasets for data analysis and analytics engineering.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on data analytics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.

Nice to Have

  • Experience in the healthcare setting preferred.
  • Experience with Epic EMR data preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with healthcare financials/claims preferred, but not required.
  • Base Salary Range
    This salary range is offered with the understanding that final compensation is based on a number of factors including geography and experience. Tendo also offers an equity package, annual bonuses, and benefits.
    For full time employees, Tendo also offers full health benefits (medical, dental, and vision), flexible spending and health savings accounts, company paid life insurance, company paid short-term and long-term disability, company equity, voluntary benefits, 401(k), company paid holidays, flexible time off, and an employee wellness program (“Breathe”).
Tendo is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.