Data Scientist (SAS Programming) - Team Lead (SME 5) - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States


Data Scientist (SAS Programming) - Team Lead (SME 5)


KBR is a global government services organization delivering full life cycle professional and technical services from over 60 U.S. and 40 international locations. Our core capabilities include logistics, engineering, science, IT, cyber and security services. We offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know, We Deliver!

Willing to consider out-of-state applicants however, a formal relocation package is not available with this position.

This position will manage a team of contract analysts and other support personnel involved with the identification and prosecution of Healthcare Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) supporting the TRICARE Program Integrity Division. The Senior SME Healthcare leads and coordinates particularly complex technical components of large projects or series of smaller projects with responsibility for the application of advanced methods and techniques in data analysis, sampling, and statistical analysis. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Improve the efficiency of data extraction by overseeing the introduction of advanced programming methods. Lead the team in assisting the Program Integrity Office in their pursuit of FWA through data mining, data analysis, data reporting, healthcare process and coding analysis, providing data system and data methodology expertise.
  • Provide expertise in auditing methodologies and procedures for Program Integrity.
  • Work to proactively identify emerging sources of FWA and locate the exposure to those sources within the TRICARE program. Perform data mining, analysis, and reporting of TRICARE claims data in response to ad hoc and recurring requests from Defense Health Agency Program Integrity Division.
  • Provide consultation in statistical sampling; payment calculation; use of DHA data; use of diagnosis codes, procedures codes, Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) codes, and revenue codes; and study designs.
  • Perform functional Analysis of Patient Encounter Processing and Reporting (PEPR) System issues.
  • Support functional PEPR users and the PEPR system development Contractors in evaluating and mitigating requirements issues associated with the PEPR applications used to analyze TRICARE purchased care claims data.
  • Support the DHA PI staff and anti-fraud partners (i.e., Defense Contract Audit Agency, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Department of Justice, Military Criminal Investigative Offices, etc.) to determine the best course of action in responding to requests for information to support anti-fraud and abuse activities/efforts.
  • Provide a point of contact to receive reports of allegations of health care fraud/abuse.
  • Supervise a team of data analysts and an Executive Assistant/Analyst responsible for the electronic multi-faceted database tracking system for health care fraud cases, qui tams and lead requests.


  • Masters of Science in Statistics, Applied Statistics, Mathematics or Data Analytics plus 5 years’ experience or a PhD and two years of experience.
  • Possess certification or 5+ years of extensive experience in SAS Programming
  • DoD Public Trust clearance
  • Travel Requirement <10%


  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possession of excellent customer service and organizational skills
  • Proven leadership to provide vision, solutions, professional development in the assembly and management/supervision as a Team Leader

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Basic Compensation:

Pay range: $118,700 - $148,400

The offered rate will be based on the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities and/or experience and in consideration of internal parity.

Additional Compensation:

KBR may offer bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation to certain job titles or levels, per internal policy or contractual designation. Additional compensation may be in the form of sign on bonus, relocation benefits, short term incentives, long term incentives, or discretionary payments for exceptional performance.


KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.

In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values:

  • We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
  • We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
  • We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.
  • We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.
  • We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.

We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.

Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

At KBR, We Deliver.

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