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Sr. Analytic Engineer SME - Data Mining/Exploratory
Job Code:2021-50-6A-061
Location:United States - Remote
Status:Regular Full Time
The Senior Data Analytic Engineer SME –Data Mining/Exploratory combines the roles of architect, developer, and analyst combined with strong line of business knowledge to design and build big data solutions and optimize data readiness for operations. This role is specific to supporting the Commercial Audit Data Mining business with emphasis on exploratory data mining activity. Skillset required for the role must span software development, analysis, and complex system design combined with specific business focus savvy. They are expected to have regular and efficient communication with clients, external or internal to company, and to when needed provide a role as liaison between engineering and business units. The Senior Analytic Engineer is a key member in building and maintaining the company's cutting-edge analytic capabilities. This role will primarily be responsible for high-level systems analysis, contribution to identification and development of rules engine algorithms to optimize production data output, and technical presentations in support of major design reviews. Additionally, this position will interface with other groups to coordinate analytical work packages when the analytical workload demand increases, as well as to verify and validate analytical results through comparison to empirical data.

•Performs analysis as required to support product development of both systems and components.
•Able to work independently on significant project components with minimal supervision and direction in the form of objectives or work scope.
•Develop analytic and data automation packages
•Conducts analysis substantiating designs and iterates with system, project, and design engineering staff to optimize system and component designs.
•Leverages line of business knowledge to support production in discovery and proof of concept of unique or emerging areas of opportunity. 
•Recommends technical decisions on engineering approach to new or modified products. Reviews and analyzes data and recommends design changes as necessary.
•Communicates analytical results with engineering staff, management and customers through preparation of reports and presentations as necessary.
•Responsible for data engineering tool development and standardization and other engineering tool initiatives as defined by engineering management.
•Supports Development leadership with input and line of business subject matter expertise  
•Represents the Design Assurance group in component design reviews.
•Contributes to the training and development of other analysts, including specific line of business knowledge and how that translates to optimization of analytic tools and data output to support business operations. 
•Perform other incidentals and related duties as required and assigned.
*Note - All employees and contractors for Performant Financial may and/or will have access to Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data. As such, all employees and contractors will have ownership and responsibility to report any violations to the Confidentiality and Integrity of Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data at all times.  Violations to Performant’s policy related to the Confidentiality or Integrity of data may be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.

Required Skills and Knowledge:
•Possesses a strong analytical aptitude
•Strong line of business subject matter knowledge and application to the role
•Excellent attention to detail
•Excellent communication skills can translate complex technical lingo into plain English and also communicate verbally with clients and other engineers collaborating on projects.
•Takes part in continuing education to keep abreast of new research and ideas, technology & market trends.
•Is creative - initiates new and innovative ways to develop new products and make existing products work more efficiently.
•Shows ability to think logically; able to make sense of complex systems and understand and articulate to others how things work and how problems arise.
•Able to develop mathematically complex calculations of varying difficulty.
•Strong problem-solving skills to figure out where the problem stems from and quickly develop a solution.
•Team player – collaborates effectively within the department and cross functionally.
•Excellent technical knowledge;  Strong SQl or other data logic programming language, scripting language competence (JavaScript, Python, Perl) supporting data process automation, and understands a variety of computer programs and other systems that are commonly used during an engineering project. 
•Quickly learns and adapts to internal database tools (IDS) 
•Knowledgeable with statistics and other mathematical techniques.
•Self-motivated and thrives in a fast-paced business
•Ability to obtain and maintain client required clearances as well as pass company required background and/or drug screening.
•Completion of Teleworker Agreement upon hire, and adherence to the Agreement (and related policies and procedures) including, but not limited to: able to navigate computer and phone systems as a user to work remote independently using on-line resources, must have high-speed internet connectivity, appropriate workspace able to be compliant with HIPAA, safety & ergonomics, confidentiality, and dedicated work focus without distractions during work hours.

Physical Requirements:

**NOTE: Must be able to meet requirements for and perform work assignments in accordance with Company policies and expectations on a home remote basis (and must meet Performant remote-worker requirements). Basic office equipment required to perform remote work is provided by the company.
•Job is performed in an standard busy office environment with moderate noise level (or may be home-office setting subject to Company approval and Teleworker Agreement), sits at a desk during scheduled shift, uses office phone or headset provided by the Company for calls, making outbound calls and answering inbound return calls using an office phone system; views a computer monitor, types on a keyboard and uses a mouse.
•Reads and comprehends information in electronic (computer) or paper form (written/printed). 
•Sit/stand 8 or more hours per day; has the option to stand as needed while on calls; reach as needed to use office equipment.
•Consistently viewing a computer screen and types frequently, but not constantly, using a keyboard to update accounts.
•Consistently communicates on the phone as required primarily within the department and company and may include client contacts or other third-party depending on assignment with account holders, may dial manually when need or use dialer system; headset is also provided.
•Occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 10lbs.
Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and additional directly applicable experience.
•Minimum of 4 years of experience in relational database programming
•Minimum of 4 years of directly relevant data analytics/BI experience specific to line of business demonstrating subject matter expertise.
&bullectly relevant experience demonstrating application of techniques for complex manipulation and analysis of very large data sets
•Experience demonstrating familiarity with statistics and other mathematical techniques
•UNIX/Linux experience
•Experience demonstrating competence with scripting languages (JavaScript, Python, Perl)

Other Requirements:
Performant is a Government contractor and subject to compliance with client contractual and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to, Drug Free Workplace, background requirements, and clearances (as applicable).
•Must submit to and pass pre-hire background check, as well as additional checks throughout employment.
•Must be able to pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions or specific misdemeanors, nor on state/federal debarment or exclusion lists.
•Must submit to and pass drug screen pre-employment (and throughout employment).
•Performant is a government contractor. Certain client assignments for this position requires submission to and successful outcome of additional background and/or clearances throughout employment with the Company.
Visa sponsorship is not available.

Job Profile is subject to change at any time.

Performant Financial Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Performant Financial Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, political belief status, or any other consideration made unlawful by law.