Cerner: Data Scientist

Work on the cutting edge of Big Data, develop critical mathematical-model-based embedded systems that drive high-value business actions for our health industry clients.

Cerner Company: Cerner
Location: Kansas City Area, KS

A career opportunity making a difference in people's health and care

As a data scientist you will work on the cutting edge of Big Data where data management stacks have had to evolve beyond traditional data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities. You will develop critical mathematical-model-based embedded systems that drive high-value business actions for our health industry clients.

Cerner Math is a new, innovative group focusing on developing data-driven business and mathematical model-based solutions for the health industry, positioning Cerner as the world's largest health informatics properties mediating petabyte-scale health data. Cerner Math and the Innovations Development group is an established, fast growing company/group with minimal hierarchy and an entrepreneurial spirit. We seek the best and brightest talent to join the team - individuals who thrive on analytical problem solving and data-driven analysis who are smart, ambitious, and inquisitive.

As a member of the Cerner Math team, you will focus on utilizing a unique blend of top-tier Big Data platform architecture, data-driven analytics, and health-related mathematical modeling. You will build Cerner's mathematical model assets and development capabilities to extract and analyze data at national scale, driving insights and real-time expert systems for our clients that impact their most strategic business decisions.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in relevant field with experience in data mining, quantitative analysis and statistical modeling
  • Strong working knowledge of data mining algorithms including decision trees, probability networks, association rules, clustering, and neural networks.
  • Strong programming skill in multiple languages, comfortable learning new ones quickly (ideally C#, C++, R, MATLAB, etc)
  • Knowledge and experience of relational databases and SQL
  • Experience rapidly prototyping, measuring, and iterating with a brief outline
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Must be currently residing in or willing to relocate to Kansas City

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistics, Operations Research or related field
  • Experience working with Big Data (Health data preferred)
  • Familiarity with MapReduce programming (Hadoop)
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases (hBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, Couch DB, Riak) and unstructured data
  • Familiarity with Pig, Avro
  • Experience working with small teams in entrepreneurial environments
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies

To be considered for this great opportunity,
apply online here for Cerner Data Scientist.

Additional Information
Cerner's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veterans status, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category.

Company Overview
Be a part of something that matters. Something that affects every single person, every single day-people's health and the care they receive. Recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the world (#13 in 2013 by Forbes), Cerner has a revolutionary vision for health care. From the cloud to the desktop, we design, develop and deploy technology that will bring health care into the 21st century. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed by over 9,300 health care venues around the world.