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Oscar Health // health insurance
Engineering, Full Time    New York City, United States    Posted: Monday, June 27, 2022
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Hi, we're Oscar. Were hiring Data Scientists to join our team. 

Oscar is the first health insurance company built around a full stack technology platform & a relentless focus on serving our members. We started Oscar in 2012 to create the kind of health insurance company we would want for ourselvesone that behaves like a doctor in the family.

Oscar is restructuring health care to make it easy, affordable, & seamless for consumers to access high value care. Oscars data team is focused on pushing our understanding of this complex landscape. Insurance companies sit on a trove of data that is both broad & deep, spanning financial claims, clinical medical records, & rich product interaction data from our members. Connecting the dots across these datasets gives us unique insight into how the healthcare system functions & allows us to improve care coordination, better manage risk, build higher-performing provider networks, & create a standout consumer experience in our product. At Oscar, we are looking for bright & curious data minded individuals to join our team of 40+ researchers, data scientists, & analysts to leverage our efforts!

About the roles:

We are looking for several new data team members across multiple roles & teams. A specific role & manager will be determined during the hiring process based on the highest priority need.

You will report into a data science leader (Associate Director or above). This is a hybrid role. You will work part of the time in the New York City office & part of the time work-from-home/remote. #LI-Hybrid


As a Data Scientist at Oscar you will:

  • Create strong partnerships with internal teams at Oscar to build out & leverage key data science insights that directly impact our members
  • Discover, understand, & organize disparate data sources & structure them into clean data models that unlock self-service analytics for internal teams
  • Work with stakeholders to evaluate existing programs & drive improvements through data-driven methods, as well as support the development of data-driven hypotheses
  • Use statistics & machine learning to explain & predict key aspects of our business

Your specific responsibilities will be determined by the particular role.


  • You have 2+ years of relevant work experience or a Masters degree in a quantitative field; we encourage you to apply if you have more experience as well as we are hiring for multiple levels of Data Scientists within the team
  • You use data science tools like SQL & Python
  • Youre excited about being (or becoming) a decision-maker, not just an analyst
  • You know when to look outside the data to solve problems

Bonus points:

  • Knowledge of or previous work experience in health care, health economics, or health insurance

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Life at Oscar: 

At Oscar, being an Equal Opportunity Employer means more than upholding discrimination-free hiring practices. It means that we cultivate an environment where people can be their most authentic selves & find both belonging & support. We're on a mission to change health care -- an experience made whole by our unique backgrounds & perspectives.

We aim to make health care affordable & accessible for all, & apply this same vision to our perks & benefits, including: medical benefits, generous paid-time off, paid parental leave, retirement plans, company social events, stocked kitchens, wellness programs, & volunteer opportunities.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Oscar applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to applicants disability or need for accommodation. Any Oscar applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact the Oscar Benefits Team ( to make the need for an accommodation known.

To protect the health & safety of our employees, we require any employee conducting in-person work* to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or protected religious reasons, please reach out to our Benefits team at to submit an accommodations request.

*Note: In-person work includes: employees required to work from our offices, employees conducting sales work in the field & employees conducting at-home or in-person visits with members.

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