Are you someone who enjoys working with numbers? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of data infrastructure development? Are you a self-motivated thinker who wants to make an impact in the fast-growing field of healthcare policy research?
We are looking for a Data Systems Programmer (DSP) – Research Specialist who highly values research, wants to work with multifaceted datasets, and craves new challenges in programming. As a DSP, you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience integrating and structuring the healthcare data that shapes policy on many key topics, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. You will also have the chance to work closely with seasoned programmers, developing the skills to work with software analytic tools and coding languages. In addition, you will work alongside smart, vibrant people with a passion for the exciting future of healthcare research.
The Data Systems Programmer – Research Specialist will:
Develop data structures directly in support of research and analytic activities.
Construct research summary files from claims and enrollment data in support of in-house analysts as well as congressional and federal agencies.
Design and create processing and querying programs that integrate data into the company’s in-demand data management systems.
Optimize programs for top-notch performance in complex data-manipulation procedures.
Collaborate with a dedicated DSP team and in-house researchers to maintain systems, produce documentation, and educate internal and external users about company resources.
Perform validation checks across multiple sources to verify data integrity as needed.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Benefits & Perks
Flexible work hours
Friday bagel breakfasts, monthly lunches catered from local restaurants, and free coffee, tea, and snacks
Holiday events that include food, games, and prizes
Great PTO accrual rates
Professional development assistance
Annual tuition assistance funds
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
401K retirement plans
Shuttle to/from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station
Public transportation discounts
Acumen, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.
A Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Economics, Health Economics, Public Policy, or related field with quantitative emphasis.
Strong organizational, planning, and problem solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Familiarity with one or more computer programming languages.
Master’s in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Economics, Health Economics, Public Policy, or 2+ years of work experience in a field with quantitative emphasis.
Interest in big data.
Previous experience in a Data Analyst/Data Systems position a plus, but not required.
1+ years of experience with computer programming languages a plus, but not required.
Acumen LLC is a rapidly expanding policy research firm dedicated to improving health and social service programs. Small in size with a culture that blends the intellectual challenge of academia with the flexibility and openness of a young and growing company, we are uniquely situated to work on high-impact public sector projects from the private sector. We work in close partnership with local, state and federal government agencies to provide them with advanced econometric modeling, qualitative analysis, technical assistance and software development. Our analysis informs and directly impacts decisions made by government officials on a range of public policy issues, while our corporate environment provides potential for rapid growth and advancement for those with initiative and a desire to learn.