Acumen LLC

Acumen, LLC conducts policy research in support of federal, state, and local health care and social policy programs. We leverage our vast data resources to improve information available to policymakers on topics such as drug and vaccine safety; health insurance markets; value-based purchasing; and health care fraud.

Acumen, LLC, in conjunction with its affiliated firm, The SPHERE Institute, offers policymakers a powerful policy analysis capability, providing specific and impartial advice, as well as context for policy debates.

Our work reflects our belief that policymakers, health care providers, and the public should have the best available information upon which to base their decisions.

Sep 17, 2021
Position Summary: We are seeking a Security Compliance Analyst to join Acumen's Data and Information Security (ADIS) Team. Our team strives to keep our data, systems and users safe from constantly emerging threats.  As a critical part of this team, you will work with business leads, application developers, and system and network engineers to apply security best practices and solutions to protect proprietary information, sensitive healthcare data, and the overall network environment. This position performs several core functions to support the company’s Information Security Program. As a Security Compliance Analyst your primary responsibilities will include: implementing and maintaining applicable security and privacy regulatory and legal requirements into company’s Information Security Program managing comprehensive documentation demonstrating continuous regulatory compliance effectiveness; conducts assessments and gap analyses of compliance activities to support...
Acumen LLC United States
Sep 17, 2021
The Lead Front-End Application Developer, under the direction of the AppDev Manager of Development, will lead multiple projects with an agile software development team through front-end requirements, delivering technical application solutions to internal and external clients. As the top front-end resource, this role is responsible for design methodologies, communication and training of best practices, and code review for front-end developers and data visualization experts. Responsibilities Design and develop features to meet customer requirements and business goals Build high quality and highly reliable software to meet the needs of the product owners Write clean, elegant, and reusable code that solves complex problems Participate in design & code review processes Work closely with engineers, DevOps, QA, and Project Managers Be responsible for end-to-end delivery of features and provide support after launch Mentor junior developers Lead the development of...
Acumen LLC United States
Sep 16, 2021
Position Summary: Acumen, LLC and The SPHERE Institute are seeking a collaborative and strategic professional to serve as Executive Assistant in our Burlingame, CA office.  The Executive Assistant is responsible for exercising independent judgment and considerable initiative to provide a wide range of administrative & managerial support to the COO. The Executive Assistant will be expected to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.     Responsibilities Provide executive-level support and serve as an internal point of contact to the COO with a high degree of initiative, judgement, and discretion; Develop and maintain a basic knowledge of all major initiatives of the organization; Schedule and manage a complex schedule for the COO and Managing Director, while handling frequent reprioritizations that will often require independent decision-making; Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships...
Acumen LLC United States
Aug 27, 2021
Acumen, LLC is a fast paced and rapidly growing Research Company, devoted to answering cutting edge health care policy questions. We are looking for a full-stack software developer who is familiar with Agile Software Development practices, committed to deliver high quality software products, and is able to work with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Software Developers, and QA personnel. Responsibilities: Develop, maintain, and improve internally and externally facing software products to collect, process, and distribute information in support of the operation of large-scale data center and project management activities Collaborate with Product owners and business analysts to transform evolving requirements into working applications Collaborate with peers to deliver high quality software products Work closely with the QA team to develop and implement test plans Qualifications: Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming foundations Skilled in data...
Acumen LLC United States
Aug 20, 2021
Position Summary: The Software Developer (SD) Product Manager I assists in promoting product adoption and best practices, as well as developing product concepts, designs, and enhancements that reflect user requirements and parallel overall business strategies. This position conducts research and develops a good understanding of system and user needs, new technologies, trends in the market, and competitors. The SD Product Manager I also directly manages incoming requests and assists senior Product Managers in developing requirements documents, functional specifications, and mock-ups to clearly illustrate product ideas and concepts, as well as participates in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including analysis, design, testing, integration, and implementation. Job Functions and Responsibilities: Under direct supervision, the SD Product Manager I performs some combination of the following job functions: • Manages product configuration requests from internal...
Acumen LLC United States
Aug 19, 2021
The Administrative Assistant position provides support to all departments in the company by completing a variety of administrative, clerical, reception, and project-based work.      Qualifications Required: Education and Experience: High school diploma and some college-level course work 0 – 1 year of experience in a related role Position-specific Qualifications: Courteous and professional in person and on the phone Demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm for learning Demonstrated integrity, flexibility, and collaborative approach to work Strong information-gathering and analysis skills Able to use basic office equipment such as fax machine, copier, etc. Able to maintain confidential records and information Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, etc.), email, and internet browsers Additional Qualifications: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Strong oral and written communication skills Able to prioritize...
Acumen LLC United States
Aug 12, 2021
The Lead IT DevOps Engineer , under the direction of the IT and Software Development Leads, will share process management and act as a Lead to our cross-functional DevOps team, which is being implemented to push us toward a much more agile software development process. This position will help us incorporate reliable, fault-tolerant, scalable, and cost effective application delivery to both internal and external clients. Using ITIL/ITSM and best practices, you will be working side by side with the Application Architect, using your substantial experience to help build consensus and drive new technologies to grow productivity.   Responsibilities Collaborate with the team to provide strategic technology plans that champion architectural best practices; building consensus to provide guidance to management on the design and planning of our application delivery infrastructure Actively participate in as-is and to-be solutions for enterprise systems, especially as it relates to...
Acumen LLC United States
Aug 04, 2021
Acumen, LLC has multiple positions available for Data and Policy Analyst IV in Burlingame, CA and various unanticipated locations throughout the USA. Prepare descriptive statistics for public and health care policy in draft form. With support from more senior employees, coordinate project activities and communications among diverse groups of internal and external clients and team members. Draft interpretations of study specifications, research findings, and quantitative analyses for relevant audiences. Assist with developing research files from large confidential datasets, such as health care claims, enrollment data, and payment data. Assist with preparing project reports, memos, presentations, and research manuscripts. Deliver technical assistance and present findings to clients. Assist more senior employees in coordinating tasks. Assist in facilitating employee development and implementation of plans for completing work. Assist more senior employees in advocating on behalf of...
Acumen LLC United States
Aug 04, 2021
Acumen, LLC, a research and consulting firm in the areas of health and social policy, is seeking a full-time Helpdesk Technician for our L.A. Office to support the staff of the firm.  This position will offer growth opportunity to expand technical knowledge and skills.   The applicant will be expected to: Provide customer service support via phone and ticketing system Perform password resets, software installation, printer troubleshooting, computer equipment replacement, configuration and troubleshooting of VPN accounts, and escalation of ticket(s) to the appropriate IT staff member as necessary Create new hire accounts, deploy new computers, and troubleshoot basic network connectivity Assist in the maintenance and administration of Avaya Telecom systems Maintain internal documentation Participate in an IT on-call weekly rotation Perform other responsibilities as required IT team members generally work in teams, but may take lead responsibility for major...
Acumen LLC United States
Jul 07, 2021
The Operations Coordinator I is responsible for adherence to the project workflow, ensuring inquiries receive responses, triaging questions to the appropriate team members, and maintaining the internal process. This position is a good fit for someone who is curious, demonstrates aptitude and enthusiasm for learning, can multi-task, enjoys and thrives in a fast-paced environment.   As we review your materials, we are looking for candidates who best exemplify the following qualifications. Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s degree in public policy, or related field with an interest in health care policy Good written and oral communication Strong attention to detail Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project Able to demonstrate initiative, critical thinking, and problem-solving Good organization skills, able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Able to work in a team-oriented environment Responsibilities...
Acumen LLC United States
Jun 23, 2021
The Operations Coordinator I is responsible for adherence to the project workflow, ensuring inquiries receive responses, triaging questions to the appropriate team members, and maintaining the internal process. This position is a good fit for someone who is curious, demonstrates aptitude and enthusiasm for learning, can multi-task, enjoys and thrives in a fast-paced environment.   As we review your materials, we are looking for candidates who best exemplify the following qualifications. Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s degree in public policy, or related field with an interest in health care policy Good written and oral communication Strong attention to detail Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project Able to demonstrate initiative, critical thinking, and problem-solving Good organization skills, able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Able to work in a team-oriented environment Responsibilities...
Acumen LLC United States
Jun 18, 2021
Acumen, LLC/The SPHERE Institute seek new and experienced Ph.D. candidates for our Policy Associate position.  The ideal candidate will lead as well as support our research staff in data analysis and writing tasks for current and future contracts with government agencies.  We are looking for individuals interested in monitoring and improving public health policy by conducting quantitative analyses, interacting with clients, writing reports, and directing statistical programmers. The successful candidate will have opportunities to manage projects, support proposal writing, and manage priorities and staff in a high growth, fast-paced environment.  Strong econometric modeling skills and experience with large administrative datasets is preferred. Acumen LLC/The SPHERE Institute has expertise in topics such as: value-based purchasing, real-time policy monitoring and evaluation, drug safety, drug pricing, expenditure forecasting, comparative effectiveness research, and outcomes...
Acumen LLC United States
May 28, 2021
Acumen supports the work of the Department of Justice (DOJ) in their ongoing investigations into healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA), substantiating allegations, and generating leads for new investigations. The DOJ data visualization analyst will work with the project team and the client to develop interactive visualizations and maintain a suite of existing visualizations to present analysis results in a meaningful way, highlight key findings and patterns in the data, and support attorney workflows. For example, visualizations depict financial and contractual relationships between providers, flag providers with outlier utilization and aberrant behavior compared to peers, and compare costs for various services across states and judicial districts. Responsibilities Develop interactive data visualizations to facilitate navigation of data and uncover insights. The visualizations will include elements such as interactive search, sortable tables, maps, graphs, etc....
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
Acumen, LLC is a fast paced and rapidly growing Research Company, devoted to answering cutting edge health care policy questions. We are looking for a full-stack software developer who is familiar with Agile Software Development practices, committed to deliver high quality software products, and is able to work with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Software Developers, and QA personnel. Responsibilities: Develop, maintain, and improve internally and externally facing software products to collect, process, and distribute information in support of the operation of large-scale data center and project management activities Collaborate with Product owners and business analysts to transform evolving requirements into working applications Collaborate with peers to deliver high quality software products Work closely with the QA team to develop and implement test plans Qualifications: Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming foundations Skilled in...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
 As an Operations Coordinator, you will play a critical role in scaling the group’s activities to meet the growing needs of Acumen’s research teams. Both the challenge and excitement of the role lies in the flexibility it requires. You will get exposed to new types of skills, responsibilities, topics, and collaborators on a daily basis. In return, we ask that you leverage these abilities to work on important projects whose outcomes can affect the trajectory of the company.   Responsibilities: The Operations Coordinator is responsible for balancing day-to-day requests while continuing to advance the team’s broader objectives and initiatives. Specifically, you will: Work across research teams to understand their needs and workflow Diagnose problems faced by research teams and develop recommendations using data Contribute to developing and updating resources for Acumen’s research teams Identify gaps or shortcomings in processes or products and make improvements...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
The Information Technology (IT) group is critical to the performance of Acumen’s software developers, data researchers, and enterprise clients. We engineer solutions across a range of technologies while collaborating to address the emerging needs and unique challenges faced by our varied projects and teams.  IT has an integral role to empower the developer, research, security and business operatives with the information and tools they need, which means our group’s responsibilities span everything from data center infrastructure, to software deployment, to organizing technical solutions with Acumen’s research departments.  We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. The Network Engineer position provides technical and management expertise to support multiple areas of the technical operating environment.  This position plays a critical role in scaling the group’s network...
Acumen LLC United States
Mar 30, 2021
Are you someone who enjoys working with data? Are you a self-motivated thinker who wants to make an impact in the fast-growing healthcare data industry? We are looking for an entry-level Data Engineer who highly values research, wants to work with multifaceted datasets, and craves new challenges in programming. As a Data Engineer, you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience integrating and structuring the healthcare data that shapes policy on many key topics, such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. You will also have the chance to work closely with seasoned programmers, developing the skills to work with data management tools and various programming languages. In addition, you will work alongside smart, vibrant people with a passion for the exciting future of healthcare research. The Data Engineer will: Extract, transform, and load (ETL) big data. Develop complex data processing algorithms that combine multiple data sources, while...
Acumen LLC United States