Senior Data Scientist

Posted 5.2.24
New York, NY

Why Charlie Health?

Young people across the nation are grappling with a mental health crisis characterized by escalating rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, and suicide. Individuals who seek support are met by geographical and financial barriers, driving increased urgency for a new approach to behavioral health treatment.

At Charlie Health, our mission is to connect the world to life-saving mental health treatment. Our treatment programs combine curated peer groups, individual therapy, and family therapy into personalized, evidence-based treatment plans to provide long-term healing from home. By prioritizing connections among young people with shared mental health experiences and goals, Charlie Health fosters sustainable healing and achieves industry-leading clinical outcomes, with over 90% of our clients seeing improvement in their most severe mental health symptoms.

Every member of the Charlie Health team is fueled by an unwavering passion for our mission. If you share this commitment, we invite you to join us in making a tangible impact on the mental health landscape.

About the Role

As the first Senior Data Scientist at Charlie Health, you’ll help shape our data-driven future. You’ll leverage your expertise in machine learning and statistical analysis to build and deploy impactful models that optimize our programs and patient experiences. You’ll leverage your skills and expertise to address problems ranging from predicting a client’s likelihood of successful completion of Charlie Health’s program, recommending personalized therapist matches to fit a client’s needs and preferences, or predicting and preventing appointment no-shows. Your work will directly impact the lives of teens and young adults seeking mental health support with Charlie Health.

Our team is comprised of passionate, forward-thinking professionals eager to take on the challenge of the mental health crisis and play a formative role in providing life-saving solutions. We are looking for a candidate who is inspired by our mission and excited by the opportunity to increase access to mental healthcare and impact millions of lives in a profound way.


  • Develop and deploy high-quality, impactful machine learning models with rapid time to value
  • Design, validate, and implement predictive models for tasks like session attendance likelihood, discharge readiness, and readmission risk
  • Optimize complex processes through model-driven insights (e.g., therapist assignment, group session matching)
  • Collaborate closely with product, engineering, and care strategy teams to translate data into actionable solutions
  • Act as the product owner for data science initiatives, proactively identifying opportunities and building out a roadmap 
  • Monitor model performance, evaluate results, and iterate to continuously improve model effectiveness
  • Mentor and educate other team members, fostering a collaborative data science culture


  • 3-5+ years experience in a data science role at a fast-growing organization 
  • Experience building data science models from scratch and collaborating with Product and Engineering teams to translate models into productized solutions that drive quantifiable business value
  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field required
  • Proven track record in developing and launching successful ML based business solutions
  • Solid understanding of statistical methods and principles
  • Proficiency in Python and relevant data science libraries (e.g., scikit-learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to bridge the gap between technical and business needs
  • Stakeholder management skills to effectively identify, calculate, and communicate the value of data science initiatives
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and a passion for making a positive impact
  • Please note that this position is located in New York, NY and is expected to adhere to a 4-day in-office hybrid work schedule. Candidates must be located within 75 minutes’ commuting distance of the NYC office. #LI-Hybrid

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a high growth, scaling environment
  • Healthcare or software industry experience

Charlie Health does not provide visa sponsorship.


Charlie Health is pleased to offer comprehensive benefits to all full-time, exempt employees. Read more about our benefits here.

Additional Information

The total target cash compensation for this role will be between $144,000 and $198,000 per year at the commencement of employment. However, pay will be determined on an individualized basis and will be impacted by location and number of years of experience. Further, cash compensation is only part of the total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may include stock options and other Charlie Health-sponsored benefits.

Our Values

  • Connection
    • Care deeply
      • We care personally about every single person in the Charlie Health ecosystem: our clients, providers, and team members alike.
    • Inspire hope
      • We inspire hope with every interaction, reminding our clients that we truly and unconditionally believe in them.
  • Congruence
    • Stay curious
      • We ask “why” five times before we’re satisfied with the answer. We don’t stick to the status quo; we challenge our assumptions and remain humble.
    • Heed the evidence
      • Above all, we’re results-oriented. When we find data that calls our original plan into question, we modify or pivot.
  • Commitment
    • Act with urgency
      • We work as swiftly as possible. The mental health crisis is relentless, and so are we.
    • Don’t give up
      • Our clients don’t give up and neither do we. Persistence is our superpower.


Please do not call our public clinical admissions line in regard to this or any other job posting.

Please be cautious of potential recruitment fraud. If you are interested in exploring opportunities at Charlie Health, please go directly to our Careers Page: Charlie Health will never ask you to pay a fee or download software as part of the interview process with our company. In addition, Charlie Health will not ask for your personal banking information until you have signed an offer of employment and completed onboarding paperwork that is provided by our People Operations team. All communications with Charlie Health Talent and People Operations professionals will only be sent from email addresses. Legitimate emails will never originate from,, or other commercial email services.

Recruiting agencies, please do not submit unsolicited referrals for this or any open role. We have a roster of agencies with whom we partner, and we will not pay any fee associated with unsolicited referrals.

At Charlie Health, we value being an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to cultivate an environment where individuals can be their authentic selves. Being an Equal Opportunity Employer means every member of our team feels as though they are supported and belong. We value diverse perspectives to help us provide essential mental health and substance use disorder treatments to all young people.

Charlie Health applicants are assessed solely on their qualifications for the role, without regard to disability or need for accommodation.

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