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HCA Healthcare

AVP Machine Learning Engineer

Nashville, TN, United States
Full-time • No Weekends
Executive   Job ID: 982843
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This position is incentive eligible.


Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) AVP Machine Learning Engineer? At HCA Healthcare, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


HCA Healthcare, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated AVP Machine Learning Engineer like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to providing our patients and care providers with the highest quality of healthcare services. HCA’s Care Transformation and Innovation (CT&I) team delivers a step change in that direction through clinically led integration of digital and AI technologies into care. The AVP of Machine Learning Engineering will play a critical role in helping us achieve this goal by developing innovative products that leverage data science to improve patient outcomes. He/She will be responsible for designing, building, scaling, and maintaining foundational AI models, algorithms, and machine learning platform capabilities to host the end-to-end lifecycle of data science products. As an engineering leader in HCA’s Care Transformation and Innovation team, this role drives all the technical aspects from incubation through the Minimum Lovable Product stage in a cross-functional environment. He/She will also work closely with IT and Security teams, data scientists, business stakeholders, care providers, and academic and industry partners to enable agile development of machine learning solutions that leverage large volumes of internal and external data. Up to 25% travel required.


• Oversee and mentor a team of machine learning engineers, cloud engineers and data scientists.

• Build self-service tools and reference architectures for common patterns in MLOps and DataOps.

• Evaluate, benchmark, and optimize machine learning models for accuracy and efficiency.

• Develop production-grade ML models and expert systems that seamlessly integrate into enterprise systems and operational workflows.

• Provide thought leadership on build-vs-buy decisions and model KPI trade-offs.

• Partner with IT and compliance teams to implement privacy, security, ethical, and other regulatory controls while maintaining lean MLOps practices.

• Seek continuous improvement in DORA metrics through feedback and automation.

• Conduct architecture, design, and code reviews with the team to ensure the reliability, observability,

interpretability, explainability and scalability of data science products.

• Stay current with the latest developments in healthcare AI and ML engineering.

• Work with directors and program managers to develop and maintain project plans, budgets, and timelines.

• Communicate with senior management and stakeholders to ensure alignment of goals and priorities. Develop and track engineering OKRs.

HCA Healthcare | CSG – Care Transformation & Innovation Team

• Assist in hiring, training, and developing machine learning engineers.

• Ensure the team follows best practices in cloud architecture, machine learning, and data engineering.


• Bachelor Degree Preferred

• Master Degree Preferred

• 10+ years of full-stack experience in building and scaling data/digital products.

• 3+ years of experience in managing and mentoring a team of data scientists and

machine learning engineers.

• 5+ years of experience in building and deploying AI/ML solutions in production.

• Expert in using MLOps platforms such as GCP VertexAI or AWS Sagemaker in agile

model delivery and operations.

• Experience in building and operationalizing multi-modal Computer Vision and NLP

solutions using large temporal datasets and seamless human-in-the-loop integration.

• Experience in data de-identification techniques, synthetic data generation and handing

of PHI, PII data with robust governance.

• Prior programming experience in Python, Java, or Infrastructure-as-Code.

• Experience with machine learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, or scikitlearn.

• Proficiency in statistics and data science.

• Experience with SQL, NoSQL databases, and distributed computing.

• Strong communication skills and ability to present complex technical concepts to nontechnical


• Decisive leadership with empathy and kindness.

HCA Healthcare (Corporate), based in Nashville, Tennessee, supports a variety of corporate roles from business operations to administrative positions. Like our colleagues in any HCA Healthcare hospital, our corporate campus employees enjoy unparalleled resources and opportunities to reach their potential as healthcare leaders and innovators. From market rate compensation to continuing education and career advancement opportunities, every person has a solid foundation for success. Nashville is also home to our Executive Development Program, where exceptional employees are groomed to take on CNO- and COO-level roles in our hospitals. This selective program focuses on ethics, leadership and the financial and clinical knowledge required of professionals at this level of the industry.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our AVP Machine Learning Engineer opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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