: Lead Machine Learning Engineer - Data Science
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist who will serve as a senior member for athenahealths data scientists focused on machine learning, predictive analytics and related projects.

As a Data Science Lead in athena.intelligence division, you will work with a team of data scientists, developing the most relevant models, and using the best technologies for implementation.

You are a data aficionado with a passion for machine learning and automation. You want to use the newest tech, but you want to do so in a large environment so you can see how that technology is used when scale matters.

The Team: Our athena.intelligence team unleashes the power of athenahealths one-of-a-kind healthcare dataset by applying advanced analytics and machine learning to terabytes of data. As a technical contributor, you will work with an exceptional team of data scientists, statisticians and engineers with the drive, instinct, and curiosity to deliver insights from data across athenas network.

Typical Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree required in a relevant field such as (PhD, MS) in computer science, data science, math, statistics and other related disciplines.

  • 6+ years of experience including 3+ years of professional experience in some or all aspects of designing, building, training, deploying and evaluating machine learning models in production software environments at scale

  • Expertise in leveraging advanced techniques in areas such as deep learning, NLP, classification, predictive modeling, etc.

  • Proficiency with Python and/or other programming languages, e.g., Perl, C/C++, java, etc.

  • Proficiency with data analysis and modeling tools, e.g., python, Jupyter, R, RStudio, and libraries like tensorflow and pyTorch.

  • Proficiency with relational databases (e.g., SQL, postgres, etc.) and query optimization

  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix/Shell environments, AWS experience strongly preferred

About athenahealth

  • Our Vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.
  • Our Location: This role is based in Watertown, MA, just a few miles outside of Boston. Watertown is our Global Headquarters and our campus, the Arsenal on the Charles, is home to a number of restaurants, a local gym and large outdoor space. This office also has a cafeteria, coffee caf and food trucks that rotate every day.
  • Our Culture: At athenahealth, our employees (or athenistas) are committed to making healthcare smarter. Our success is dependent on the diversity, collective spirit, and contributions of our people, clients and partners. We value teamwork and believe that the strength of our team comes from supporting each other and leveraging our specialized skills. If you are looking for company that will enable you to work outside of your comfort zone to transform the healthcare ecosystem, athenahealth is the place for you.
  • Our Perks: Along with health & financial benefits, our athenistas are offered a variety of perks that promote employee wellbeing such as commuter support (We were named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Commuters!), tuition reimbursement, collaborative work spaces and dog-friendly offices - just to name a few.

Employee Testimonials

Olivia Adams
Lead Member Of Technical Staff

“I enjoy working at athenahealth because I am making something that matters.  My passion isn’t writing code - it’s what writing code enables me to do, which is make something for other people.  And there’s no nobler cause than healthcare.”


Sherry Cheuk
Product Operations Manager

“athenahealth has a mission to transform healthcare, which is something I really admire.  Every company out there is trying to grow, but I think our focus on making an impact and delivering value is really powerful.  Our work is about improving people’s lives.”