Medicaid Data Analytic Coach – Senior Consultant, Lorton, Virginia

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Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit .


Guidehouse is seeking a highly motivated, passionate, and detail-oriented Medicaid Data Analytic Coach to support the analysis of State Medicaid data. The ideal candidate will have a strong client service background, acute attention to detail, experience with Medicaid data and analytic tools (e.g., Python, PySpark, R, RStudio) and AWS cloud data architecture.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with cross-functional team using data analytics, validation, computational checks, cleansing and standardization processing to identify data quality issues, find root causes, and identify solutions.
  • Utilizes analytical, statistical, and programming skills to collect, analyze, and interpret large data sets.
  • Develops custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets and determines causes of failed data quality checks.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Uses predictive modeling to increase and optimize user experiences, system capabilities, and other business outcomes.
  • Documents analyses, creating summaries and presenting written and verbal results to various stakeholders.
  • Applies subject matter expertise relative to Medicaid data (eligibility, managed care, claims, encounters, financial, etc.) to coach stakeholders on data compliance.
  • Maintains, tracks, and collaborates on multiple distinct user community issues simultaneously; keeping all conversations well documented and ensuring appropriate internal/intra team communications to remediate issues or questions.
  • Develops training materials to conduct coaching sessions.
  • Provides data coaching and technical assistance to State Medicaid representatives to resolve data issues, including working sessions to enable a deeper understanding of requirements.
  • Communicate complex data engineering issues/recommendations to all aspects of users, peers, technical and non-technical community, and internal team members.
  • Participates in continuous improvement activities to improve community satisfaction; collaborates with HCD team, Support Analysts, and Engineers.



  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Math, or other related scientific or technical discipline.
  • CMS or Health Care Industry experience.
  • Experience with Python, PySpark, R, RStudio.
  • Experience in AWS cloud data architecture and big data technologies, including EMR, Databricks, Hive, Spark, AWS Glue, Athena, and Redshift.
  • Ability to communicate technical outcomes with a high degree of detail and precision to technical audiences, while at the same time being able to communicate those outcomes to non-technical audiences in an approachable and understandable manner.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities, accuracy with work, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines.


  • Medicaid Data subject matter expertise.
  • Data platform certifications (e.g., Databricks), Coding Certifications (Python, R, etc.) and/or AWS Cloud Certifications.
  • An agile methodologies and iterative mindset; focused on consumer-oriented solutions and communications.
  • Experience applying human centered-design principles during discovery and analysis.
  • Experience with Atlassian Jira/Confluence.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

The salary for this role will be in the range of $90,000 up to $125,000 commensurate with experience.

Due to our contractual requirements, to be eligible for this role, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated at time of hire.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program