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Senior Data Scientist

SWORD Health

SWORD Health

Data Science
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Sword Health is on a mission to free two billion people from pain as the world’s first and only end-to-end platform to predict, prevent and treat pain.
Delivering a 62% reduction in pain and a 60% reduction in surgery intent, at Sword, we are using technology to save millions for our 2,500+ enterprise clients across three continents. Today, we hold the majority of industry patents, win 70% of competitive evaluations, and have raised more than $300 million from top venture firms like Founders Fund, General Catalyst, and Khosla Ventures.
Recognized as a Forbes Best Startup Employer in 2023, this award highlights our focus on being a destination for the best and brightest talent. Not only have we experienced unprecedented growth since our market debut in 2020, but we’ve also created a remarkable mission and value-driven environment that is loved by our growing team. With a recent valuation of $2 billion, we are in a phase of hyper growth and expansion, and we’re looking for individuals with passion, commitment, and energy to help us scale our impact.
Joining Sword Health means committing to a set of core values, chief amongst them to “do it for the patients” every day, and to always “deliver more than expected” on behalf of our members and clients.
This is an opportunity for you to make a significant difference on a massive scale as you work alongside 800+ (and growing!) talented colleagues, spanning two continents. Your charge? To help us build a pain-free world, powered by technology, enhanced by people — accessible to all.
Our data science team is responsible for instilling and supporting a data-first culture across multiple verticals at Sword by helping other teams leverage their data in the most effective way. The team uses statistics and machine learning to derive insights of an ever-evolving product with the goal of constantly improving patient care.

What you'll be doing:

  • Expected to have a highly advanced understanding of data analysis and programming skills, including knowledge of statistics, databases, and Python/R.
  • Experience solving complex business problems with data.
  • Able to use complex tools and techniques.
  • Ability to solve complex business problems using data.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate their findings with different stakeholders, including those who are non-technical from other teams.
  • Expected to work independently and take ownership of projects.
  • Expected to have project management skills, including the ability to plan, prioritise and lead multiple large-scale projects with cross-functional teams.
  • Expected to have an expert understanding of how data can be used to solve complex business problems.
  • Can lead and mentor junior and intermediate Data Scientists, providing guidance and support to help them develop their skills.
  • Participate in the design, execution, and analysis of experiments of product rollouts
  • Instill a rigorous statistical and testing culture across Sword.

What you need to have:

  • 4+ years of experience in Data Science roles;
  • Experience using descriptive and inferential statistics in the context of a product;
  • Working knowledge of SQL as well as statistical packages (such as those in R or Python);
  • Experience using machine learning to derive insights and find patterns in the data;
  • Experience leading complex and ambiguous initiatives with full autonomy;
  • Ability to learn quickly and dive deep into new subjects;
  • Ability to interface and communicate clearly with non-technical stakeholders.

Bonus Points or We'd Love to see:

  • Experience with irregular time-series/event data;
  • Genuine curiosity that drives you to experiment and try new things.
*Please note that this position does not offer relocation assistance. Candidates must possess a valid EU visa and be based in Portugal.
US Sword Benefits:
*Eligibility for Essential benefits: Full-time employees regularly working 25+ hours per week
Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
Equity Shares
Discretionary PTO Plan
Parental leave
US Sword Perks:
Flexible working hours
Remote-first Company
Internet Stipend for remote working
Paid Company Holidays
Free Digital Therapist for you and your family
Portugal - Sword Benefits:
Health, dental and vision Insurance
Meal Allowance
Equity Shares
Portugal - Sword Perks:
Remote Work Allowance
Flexible working hours
Work from home
Unlimited Vacation
Snacks and Beverages
English Class
Unlimited access to Coursera Learning Platform
*US Applicants Only: Applicants must have a legal right to work in the United States, and immigration or work visa sponsorship will not be provided.*
SWORD Health, which includes SWORD Health, Inc. and Sword Health Professionals (consisting of Sword Health Care Providers, P.A., SWORD Health Care Providers of NJ, P.C., SWORD Health Care Physical Therapy Providers of CA, P.C.*) complies with applicable Federal and State civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Color, Citizenship, Gender, Gender expression, Gender identity, Gender information, Marital status, Medical condition, National origin, Physical or mental disability, Pregnancy, Race, Religion, Caste, Sexual orientation, and Veteran status.