Principle Data Scientist - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group Remote
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

The position is in Data Science and Advanced Analytics Division in Optum Insight, Risk and Quality Division and will be responsible to drive modernization and transformation initiatives to further improve the Risk Adjustment program offerings by applying data science/analytics-based solutions. These projects largely drive cost savings, improve customer experience, and help in quality improvements for Risk & Quality Solutions business. This position requires excellent Business & Data science background with ability to execute projects independently with stringent timelines, applying latest and greatest analytical techniques to provide a solution which can have significant business impact.

Positions in this function produce innovative solutions driven by exploratory data analysis from unstructured, diverse datasets typically measured in gigabytes or larger. Applies knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modeling, simulation, and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, pose business questions, and make valuable discoveries leading to prototype development and product improvement. Uses a flexible, analytical approach to design, develop, and evaluate predictive and prescriptive models and advanced algorithms that lead to optimal value extraction from the data. Works with analytics and statistical software such as SQL, R, Python, Hadoop and others to perform analysis and interpret data. This function is not intended for employees performing the following work: less complex analysis on small data sets; rules-based algorithmic or descriptive analytics; development of big data infrastructure.
  • Company thought leader
  • Innovating Mind Set
  • Data Science Expert
  • Broad business approach
  • Resource to senior leadership
  • Develops pioneering approaches to emerging industry trends

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead and drive modernization & transformation initiatives across Medicare Advantage, ACA & Medicaid programs in Risk & Quality Solutions
  • Work closely with Risk Adjustment Operations and other stakeholders to define and build or support solutions
  • Work closely with other Data Scientists to roll out new models and provide feedback on the performance of models
  • Define and design KPIs of Risk and Quality Solutions, work with the team to develop and report the performance of the programs
  • Guide a team of data scientist, and subject matter experts to deliver on key analytics initiatives
  • Responsible for conceptualizing, design, develop and implement the RQS based solutions for modernization & transformation initiatives
  • Responsible for operational improvements to existing analytic processes across multiple teams in Risk & Quality Solutions
  • Lead research & analysis initiatives for Prospective & Retrospective analytics in Risk & Quality Solutions
  • Recommend value-based refinements to prospective and retrospective programs
  • Complete ownership of quality and timeliness of work products

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years of experience in US Healthcare
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in building AI/ML based model
  • Experience using SQL, Python, Spark, Pyspark, and/or Hive
  • Solid understanding of Advanced Analytical techniques (Latest and greatest NLP based model)
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts verbally and in writing
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifcations:
  • Master's Degree
  • Risk Adjustment experience
  • Libraries: Scikit-Learn, Numpy
  • Analytics: Regression, Classification, Clustering, (Decision Trees, SVM, Linear Regression, Logistic
  • Regression, KNN, KMeans)
  • Systems: UNIX, Windows
  • Soft: Integrity, excellent verbal and written communication, teamwork, creativity

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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