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Oscar Health // health insurance
Engineering, Full Time    New York City, United States    Posted: Monday, June 06, 2022
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Hi, we're Oscar. Were hiring a Senior Data Scientist, Operations Research to join our Data 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 role:

You will identify key gaps & opportunities in the data needed to support our claims lifecycle operations & collaborate on solutions to make our claims processes more efficient & member-friendly.

You will report into a Director of Data Science. 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


  • Become a Subject Matter Expert in the representation of claims information in Oscars data, its lifecycle, operational processes, & outcomes
  • Design, implement & manage a suite of assets (i.e. datasets, ML/algorithmic models) to simplify & clarify the underlying claims data for business analysts to support driving down administrative costs & optimizing the claims lifecycle
  • Collaborate with other data scientists on the design & implementation of novel data assets for domains that are claims-adjacent (e.g. accumulators & benefits) and/or lifecycle-related (e.g. Risk Adjustment charts)
  • Own the Operations Research roadmap & ensure that it aligns with key stakeholders objectives


  • 6+ years of relevant work experience OR a Masters degree in a quantitative field with 4+ years of experience OR a PhD in a quantitative field with prior industry experience
  • Strong SQL & Python experience
  • Able to navigate between high level strategic thinking & granular methods of problem solving
  • Are an outside-the-box problem solver

Bonus points:

  • Knowledge of or previous work experience in health care, health economics, or health insurance
  • Previous work experience in operations research and/or inventory management
  • Experience deploying heuristic solutions to combinatorial optimization problems, for example Constraint Programming, Linear & Mixed-Integer Programming, Vehicle Routing, and/or Graph Algorithms

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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.

Pay Transparency Policy:

Oscar ensures that you won't be discharged or discriminated against based on whether you've inquired about, discussed, or disclosed your pay. Read the full policy here.

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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