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)
Are you a curious thought leader who thrives on developing new solutions to solve tough business challenges through analytics? As a critical member of our Optum team, you will help rewrite the future of UnitedHealth Group. At Optum, we make healthcare better through innovation and analysis. And we need your talents and business discipline to help fuel that mission. Are you ready to build solutions, analyze data and deliver bold, business-savvy ideas to impact the lives of millions?
As the Data Analyst 2, you will provide Analytical and Technical support Optum’s Payer Analytics Client Implementation team. You'll work closely with senior team members to assist with data processing and analysis as needed to support business analytic solutions that will create actionable insights and drive better decisions and performance for our payer and provider clients.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Working with Operations and Product Development staff to support applications/processes to facilitate the effective and efficient implementation/migration of new clients' healthcare data through the Optum Impact Product Suite
Processing and analyzing health care data using Optum Impact standard warehouse methodologies and software
Performing claims data mapping and validations
Reviewing and analyzing client data via quality control processes for anomalies or other issues which could compromise product functionality
Communicating data issues and discoveries with clients during the implementation process via written documentation, conference calls and occasional on-site meetings
Documenting issues, resolutions and programming steps pertaining to the implementation process and client data
Working with team members on managing the data implementation process from start to finish for clients
Supports Optum Support Desk as a functional SME for Impact/Symmetry
Other duties as assigned
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.
Bachelor’s degree (or experience in Data Analytics, Computer Science, or MIS)
3+ years of experience with health insurance, healthcare, or pharmaceutical industry data
3+ years of programming experience using SQL, SAS and/or Python
Experience with claims data mapping and validations
Experience with Agile project methodology terminology and processes
Knowledge and awareness of standard practices for quality control, audit trails, and documentation
General knowledge and exposure using SQL, dB Visualizer, AWS, Azure, other Cloud technologies
Exposure to non-relational databases and tools, such as Cassandra, Kibana, JSON, JAVA, Python, and Spark
Demonstrated awareness of when to appropriately escalate issues/risks
Ability to work independently in a rapidly changing environment
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 $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. 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.