Director of Data Science

Location: Washington DC

Job Type: Full Time 

Relocation Provided: No

About EqualityMD

EqualityMD builds inclusive, safe and quality healthcare experiences, centering on the needs of the LGBTQ+ population. Our experience-driven, community-minded company works to address healthcare disparity gaps by creating solutions to systemic problems. Our work centers humanity to help everyone lead healthier lives.

Position Description

The Director of Data Science (DDS) will manage data ingestion needs, as well as aggregate and synthesize EqualityMD’s large data sets from our software solutions to enhance our proprietary industry analytics and customized reporting.

The position will report directly to the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and, when appropriate, to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

This position has career advancement opportunities.


  • Conceptualize, design and build data-fueled products to help the company improve our proprietary.
  • Work with cross-functional team members to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact analyses across a variety of core industry areas.
  • Understand the information needs of industry stakeholders and work closely with the data team to ensure EqualityMD has the necessary data to achieve the intended analysis and/or outcomes.
  • Develop expertise in LGBTQ+ community and industry data sets.
  • Assess EqualityMD’s existing data and identify potential data gaps.
  • Coordinate with the research team to identify and prioritize data sources and create needs analyses.
  • Develop ingestion and quality control protocols to ensure timely incorporation of all new data sets into EqualityMD’s data platform.
  • Provide insight into leading analytic practices and identify ways to efficiently incorporate said practices into EqualityMD operations.
  • Produce new and creative analytic solutions that will become part of EqualityMD’s core deliverables.
  • Work closely with our sales and marketing teams to help articulate the value and impact of the analytics to our stakeholder groups.
  • Research, design, implement and validate leading-edge algorithms to analyze diverse data sources and achieve targeted outcomes.
  • Inspire the adoption of creative analytics and data solutions


  • Ph.D. or master’s degree in operations research, applied statistics, data mining, machine learning, physics or a related quantitative discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience delivering world-class data science outcomes.
  • Deep understanding of statistical and predictive modeling concepts, machine-learning approaches, clustering and classification techniques, and recommendation and optimization of algorithms.
  • Ability to solve complex analytical problems using quantitative approaches with your unique blend of analytical, mathematical and technical skills.
  • Passion for using large data sets to answer complex business problems and unveil evolving industry trends.
  • Expertise analyzing large, complex multi-dimensional data sets with a variety of tools such as R, MATLAB, SAS or SPSS (preferred).
  • Experience with BI tools such as Tableau, Cognos or MicroStrategy.
  • Understanding of and experience managing relational databases NoSQL/JSON data formats.
  • Familiarity with SQL, Python, Java, JavaScript, PHP/HTML, Angular, React and C/C++ (preferred).
  • Experience with social media analytics (preferred).
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask.
  • Superior management skills.
  • Self-reliant, results-oriented, problem solver.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management and staff.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
  • Able to work equally well independently and in team-structured environments.
  • Possess a naturally affable disposition, measured degree of self-confidence and innate curiosity.


Commensurate with experience

Stock Incentive/Option Plan

Comprehensive benefits package

Application Process

  • Immediate opening 
  • Email with the subject line: Director of Data Science Position