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Lead Data Scientist



Data Science
Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024


We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist who will be responsible for designing, developing and maintaining cutting-edge Machine Learning Models that will augment many of our product offerings. Additionally, you will provide technical and subject matter leadership to the Data Science team both in terms of skill development and specific ML projects, including design, planning, code reviews and MLOps functions. In addition, this role will coordinate with product management to assess, define and deliver ML projects.


• Working across client teams and with the Data Science to develop and architect ML/AI Solutions,

• Developing and promoting ML standards across the product portfolio.

• Evaluating and selecting appropriate AI tools and machine learning models for tasks, as well as building and training working versions of those models using Python and other open-source technologies

• Working with leadership and stakeholders to identify AI opportunities and promote strategy

• Developing and conducting trainings for users across the landscape on principles used to develop models and how to interact with models to facilitate their business processes

• Building and prioritizing backlog for future machine-learning enabled features to support client business processes


Master degree in Statistics, Data Science and/or other STEM related field or Bachelor degree in a similar field with significant professional experience.

• Proven experience to translate insights into business recommendations

8+ years of professional experience

4+ years of experience programming in languages such as Perl, Python, R, PHP, and shell scripts

Exposure to LLM, LLM Embedding Vectors and general GenAI interactions

• Preferred Qualifications:

  • In depth understanding of ML/AI protocols and standards

  • 2+ years working with Automated Cloud based MLOps, preferrable GCP and/or Snowflake

• Understanding of technology risks and the ability to assess and mitigate them

• Experience with debugging and troubleshooting software or solutions design issues

• Proven ability to stay current with best practices and new technology solutions in the field

• Ability to display both breadth and depth of knowledge regarding functional and technical issues

• Experience presenting to clients or other decision makers to present and sell ideas to various audiences (technical and non-technical)


Through a smart platform and better experience, Waystar helps providers simplify healthcare payments and yield powerful results throughout the complete revenue cycle.

Waystar’s healthcare payments platform combines innovative, cloud-based technology, robust data, and unparalleled client support to streamline workflows and improve financials so providers can focus on what matters most: their patients and communities. Waystar is trusted by 1M+ providers, 1K+ hospitals and health systems, and is connected to over 5K commercial and Medicaid/Medicare payers. We are deeply committed to living out our organizational values: honesty; kindness; passion; curiosity; fanatical focus; best work, always; making it happen; and joyful, optimistic & fun.

Waystar products have won multiple Best in KLAS® or Category Leader awards since 2010 and earned multiple #1 rankings from Black Book™ surveys since 2012. The Waystar platform supports more than 500,000 providers, 1,000 health systems and hospitals, and 5,000 payers and health plans. For more information, visit waystar.com or follow @Waystar on Twitter.


  • Competitive total rewards (base salary + bonus, if applicable)
  • Customizable benefits package (3 medical plans with Health Saving Account company match)
  • Generous paid time off starting at 3 weeks + 13 paid holidays including 2 personal floating holidays
  • Paid parental leave (including maternity + paternity leave)
  • Education assistance opportunities and free LinkedIn Learning access
  • Free mental health and family planning programs, including adoption assistance and fertility support
  • 401(K) program with company match
  • Pet insurance
  • Employee resource groups

Waystar is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate, value, and support diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.