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The UHC Core Operations Advanced Analytics organization provides data-driven insights and builds advanced AI / ML solutions to the various lines of business and shared services organizations within UnitedHealthcare. The COAA team partners with various entities within the enterprise to increase operational value, optimize experience and lower healthcare costs.
This Principal Data Scientist role will work within the Core Analytics and Automation Domain to develop transformative solutions that lead to more effective decision-making and more efficient execution across multiple lines of business. This role specifically focuses on supporting Claim Operations teams throughout UnitedHealthcare in their efforts to streamline processes and reduce waste due to rework and appeals.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Work with vast amounts of data from multiple sources to deliver high-impact actionable insights to senior leadership and business operations; enable data-driven decision-making across the enterprise to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of UHC Operations
Perform exploratory data analysis from structured, unstructured, and diverse datasets; apply 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
May make presentations to Sr. executives and decision-makers
Works within the Core Operations Analytics domain and provides advisory services for Benefit Operations strategy, metrics, product development, and analytics vision to senior leadership
Works within the, Transactions Analytics domain and provides advisory services for Benefit Operations strategy, metrics, product development, and analytics vision to senior leadership
Works with various functions to produce innovative and transformative data science solutions which directly contribute to achieving enterprise goals and vision
Build relationships and drive awareness and knowledge of advanced analytics while promoting the capability areas of Advanced Research & Analytics team
Provides insight a serves as a resource in data science dealing specifically with medical claim data utilized and created by Claim Operations. Provide guidance and mentorship to team members
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.
5+ years of experience working on data science initiatives in a corporate environment
5+ years of hands-on experience in data analysis, data-driven investigations, data storytelling, visualizations, and analytic insight creation for executive consumption
Experience handling terabyte size datasets, diving into data to discover hidden patterns, using data visualization tools
Experience with R and/or Python
Experience with extracting data from Enterprise Data Warehouses and Enterprise Data Lakes
Knowledge and experience analyzing Medical claim data, as well as standard processes that generate data through the health care claim adjudication process.
Advanced proficiency in SQL
Advanced proficiency in Excel
Sound business focus; must excel at connecting business requirements to analytic objectives and to measurable business benefit
Work within EST and/or CST hours
Master’s Degree or higher in a highly quantitative field
Experience with Spark
Experience with cloud based analytic services
Experience with any of the following: machine learning platforms, data mart development and engineering, advanced statistics, natural language processing, optical character recognition and process mining
Highly experienced in data visualization tools such as Tableau; PowerBI
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
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
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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.