Principal Data Scientist

Join us as we work to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.

We are looking for a Principal Data Scientist who will serve as a senior member for athenahealth’s data scientists focused on machine learning, predictive analytics and related projects.  

As a Data Science Principal in athena.intelligence division, you will be a leader within our team of data scientists, developing the most relevant models, and using the best technologies for implementation.  


You are a data aficionado with a passion for machine learning and automation. You want to use the newest tech, but you want to do so in a large environment so you can see how that technology is used when scale matters.  


The Team: Our athena.intelligence team unleashes the power of athenahealth’s one-of-a-kind healthcare dataset by applying advanced analytics and machine learning to terabytes of data. As a technical contributor you will work with an exceptional team of data scientists, statisticians and engineers with the drive, instinct, and curiosity to deliver insights from data across athena’s network.  

Typical Qualifications:  

  • Advanced degree required in a relevant field such as (PhD, MS) in computer science, data science, math, statistics and other related disciplines.   

  • 7+ years of experience including 5+ years of professional experience in some or all aspects of designing, building, training, deploying and evaluating machine learning models in production software environments at scale   

  • Expertise in leveraging advanced techniques in areas such as deep learning, NLP, classification, predictive modeling, etc.   

  • Proficiency with Python and/or other programming languages, e.g., Perl, C/C++, java, etc.   

  • Proficiency with data analysis and modeling tools, e.g., python, Jupyter, R, RStudio, and libraries like tensorflow and pyTorch.   

  • Proficiency with relational databases (e.g., SQL, postgres, etc.) and query optimization   

  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix/Shell environments, AWS experience strongly preferred     


About athenahealth  

  • Our Vision: To create a thriving ecosystem that delivers delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all.  

  • Our Location: This role is based in Watertown, MA, just a few miles outside of Boston. Watertown is our Global Headquarters and our campus, the Arsenal on the Charles, is home to a number of restaurants, a local gym and large outdoor space. This office also has a cafeteria, coffee café and food trucks that rotate every day.  

  • Our Culture:  At athenahealth, our employees (or “athenistas”) are committed to making healthcare smarter. Our success is dependent on the diversity, collective spirit, and contributions of our people, clients and partners. We value teamwork and believe that the strength of our team comes from supporting each other and leveraging our specialized skills. If you are looking for company that will enable you to work outside of your comfort zone to transform the healthcare ecosystem, athenahealth is the place for you.  

  • Our Perks: Along with health & financial benefits, our athenistas are offered a variety of perks that promote employee wellbeing such as commuter support (We were named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Commuters!), tuition reimbursement, collaborative work spaces and dog-friendly offices - just to name a few.  

athenahealth is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity—that’s why we recruit and hire applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law. We’re happy to provide a reasonable accommodation, for those with a disability, to complete any part of the application process. If you are unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us at for assistance.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Engineering

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