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Director of Data Strategies & Insights

San Francisco, CA

Director of Data Strategies & Insights

Rally Health is dedicated to helping people take control of their own health through digital products that promote their wellness and connect them with the right healthcare at the right time.  We work closely with health insurance companies and healthcare providers to cull through the mass of healthcare information and services to present users with cogent information about their health and options for maintaining/improving good health.  To do this we work with a broad spectrum of data including health assessment surveys, medical and pharmaceutical claims, risk classifications, and digital activity.

Rally is looking for an experienced data science leader to be our Director of Data Strategies & Insights, reporting to the VP or Data & Analytics.  In this role you would:

  • Lead and manage a team of data scientists and data analysts (5 and growing), optimizing the value they deliver to the company
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to leverage diverse healthcare data from our products and our partners using advanced data strategies to improve/extend Rally products, grow our business, and help our members manage their health.  Work closely with product teams to integrate planning and development as part of Product roadmap to ensure efficiency.
  • Provide methodological expertise in data science including: Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Statistical Modeling, Design of Experiments, and general statistics and quantitative methods for business inference.
  • Ensure adherence to industry best practices for data science and relevant engineering best practice for management of data science code base.
  • Develop team members profession skills and career paths, matching prioritized work for the team to interests and personal growth paths.

 Required Experience and Skills

  • 8+ years working as a data scientist or equivalent (since the term is barely that old)
  • 3+ years in team leadership or management roles
  • Strong history of achievements working closely with Product teams to leverage data to grow the business through improved product offerings.
  • Deep experience with Big Data environments – HDFS, Mongo, etc.
  • High proficiency in data science tech skills including SQL/Hive, Python (or R), and Spark
  • Ability to direct research with excellent foundation in experimental methodology and research analysis
  • PhD in CS or science/technical discipline strongly preferred, MS with substantial industry experience acceptable

 Additional Experience and Skills Desired

  • Experience working with health and medical data, especially medical claims
  • Experience building data science teams

Rally Health is committed to ensuring that its workforce reflects America’s diverse population.  Rally Health knows that such diversity will enrich us with the talent, energy, perspective and inspiration it needs to achieve its mission.  Rally Health believes in a policy of equal employment and opportunity for all people based on merit and commitment to the principles of diversity.  It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job titles, and administer all programs, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, union affiliation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Applicants who require an accommodation related to the application and/or review process should notify Patrick Lauer - Talent Acquisition ( 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.