Senior Data Scientist

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Virta is the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery. Our innovations in nutritional biochemistry, data science and digital tools combined with our clinical expertise are shifting the diabetes treatment paradigm from management to reversal. Our mission – to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.


As a full stack health care company of physicians, engineers, marketers and more under one roof, Virta collects comprehensive data on our patients’ experience, and leverages this data to build the next generation of health care for chronic diseases. Data Scientists at Virta drive science, analytics, and algorithmic solutions into the fabric of Virta’s products and decision making. Virta relies heavily on the Insights & Analytics team to make decisions about our business and product, as well as to demonstrate our value to our customers. You will be an evidence-based partner to our product and business teams as we scale our operation to reverse type 2 diabetes in millions of people.


Be the owner of the data roadmap’ for the teams you work with, determining the right mix of science, analytics, and algorithms needed to drive impact
Reframe vague but mission-critical business objectives into empirical problems that can be addressed with your skillset
Weave stories with data to communicate the results of your work to leaders and individual contributors alike
Optimize our products and decision-making with deep analysis of user behavior & experimentation
Participate in setting the direction of highly cross functional teams (product dev, clinical ops, marketing, customer success, clinical research)
Collaborate with other data scientists to solve problems by building extensible software, replicable analyses, and robust, well-tested data pipelines
Help Virta reach more members and save more lives by demonstrating Virta’s value to our customers

90 Day Plan

Within your first 90 days at Virta, we expect you will do the following:

Set the analytical agenda for you and your partnering teams
Immerse yourself in the rich, longitudinal data we collect on our patients
Teach and inspire other Insights & Analytics team members through knowledge sharing, pair programming, and/or giving feedback during code reviews
Partner with product teams to design, implement, and analyze product experiments; inform product roadmap by estimating KPI impact of future product initiatives


You have 3+ years experience applying data science & analytics to real business problems, working closely with product/engineering teams to analyze product experiments and understand primary drivers of outcomes
You have experience with complex products/marketplaces with multiple user types OR experience understanding health outcomes or behavior change
You enjoy communicating progress, trade-offs, and the results of your work to team members from other functions
You are passionate about optimizing business decision-making through experimentation and deep analyses of users and processes
You are strong in Python’s open source data ecosystem and SQL

About Company

Virta Health

Job Information

Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 07 Apr 2021 Expire in: 2 weeks

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