Data Scientist III

1 month ago

Role Overview

The opportunity


The Data Science team at Accolade leverages machine learning, mathematical algorithms, and statistical analysis to simplify and improve the health care experience.  We are building a new generation of products from the ground up, with machine intelligence at its core. 

A Day in the Life

What the day to day of the role looks like:

  • Apply machine learning, NLP, and mathematics to revolutionize the health care system.
  • Design and train models for Accolade software, helping clients reach the best health care easily and efficiently.
  • Study patterns in client behavior to improve Accolade business process efficiency, as well as driving optimal health outcomes.

What type of projects will you support?

  • Build personalized models using machine learning and NLP to address client needs and streamline business efficiency.
  • Collaborate in a rapidly evolving ecosystem of partners poised to radically transform the health care industry.

What key things will you accomplish?

  • Design and implement NLP and machine learning features on instant messaging data to ensure the best possible client experience.   
  • Deliver intelligent features to mobile and desktop applications, directly improving the quality of hundreds of thousands or millions of lives.
  • Propagate machine intelligence and analytics across Accolade’s new product suite.

Required Skills

  • Advanced coursework or research in one or more of: probablity, statistics, machine learning, or natural language processing (PhD preferred)
  • Strong expertise and knowledge in machine learning.  
  • Ability to write and debug Python.
  • Ability to write and debug SQL.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Natural Language Processing.
  • AWS technologies such as EC2, ECS, EMR, and Redshift.
  • Map-Reduce and HDFS technologies such as Hadoop and Spark.
  • Docker development.

Who we Are

Values we admire:


We find joy and purpose in serving others.

  • Making a difference is what we do. We do the right thing for the right reasons – and we do it well, even when it’s hard.
  • You operate from a perspective of truly caring about our employees, clients, and customers and creating value for them.

We are strong individually and together, we’re powerful.

  • We believe in each other, in honesty, and in having fun. You won’t find egos or office walls here because we aren’t defined by titles – but by actions, behaviors and results.
  • We roll up our sleeves and get stuff done.

We’re boldly and relentlessly reinventing healthcare.

  • We are a company changing the world, one person at a time.
  • Super high expectations? Bring it on? Our curiosity drives us.

You understand our desire to be the best place to work and that trust is the foundation of that.


Where it all began

Accolade is an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, health systems and consumers. Our team of compassionate, exceptional professionals is supported by breakthrough science and technologies to guide people through the healthcare system in a deeply personalized manner. By taking the time to get to know each person, understand the context of their healthcare decisions, build trust and influence decisions, we deliver industry-leading engagement levels, satisfaction scores unseen in healthcare, better health outcomes, and cost savings of more than 10 percent.


Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes magazine, the fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 500 and a Top Workplace in Philadelphia for five consecutive years. For more information, visit



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