Data Scientist - Telecommute in Eastern Time Zone at Optum

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UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Data Scientist and BI Sr. Developer is responsible for the design, development, testing, implementation, deployment, and support of prescriptive and predictive analytics. This individual must have an understanding of Data Science best practices/methodologies, relational structures, dimensional data modeling, Structured Query Language (SQL), Python, and data warehouse and reporting techniques. In this role, you will be expected to monitor, coach, and mentor junior team members on ways to maintain and improve processes and development practices. This role does not have supervisory responsibilities or direct reports.
Required If you are located in Eastern Time Zone, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Extensive understanding of functional business areas supported
  • Coaches and mentors both technical and business staff on information solutions
  • Ability to communicate directly with both technical and non-technical business users in order to better understand business needs and recommend related requirements for reports, dashboards, and models
  • Produce deliverables by gathering information and understanding the business user needs and objectives
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications that will be used to develop analytics, models, and methods for both internal and external use (full lifecycle)
  • Write and maintain technical documentation to describe data analytics development, logic, coding, testing, model changes, and corrections
  • Develop training and documentation for end-users as applicable
  • Maintain a high-level of data quality awareness which includes working proactively on identifying and improving data quality
  • Take ownership and participate in Data Analytics projects as needed or assigned
  • Continue education to enhance skills in Python, Data Analytics and Science, and new tools to improve outcomes
  • Build and optimize classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Data mining
  • Process, cleanse, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner
  • Create and maintain automated anomaly detection systems
  • Lead and assist with internal, ad-hoc and external required contractual recurring reporting and other critical BI initiatives as required
  • Train team members and business users on self-service BI capabilities

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:
  • 3+ years of experience in Python
  • 3+ years hand-on experience with BI tools, such as Cognos, Tableau, or Qlik
  • 3+ years of experience in SQL coding, preferably PostgreSQL
  • Advanced SQL skills, including stored procedures, functions, indexes, and views. Hands-on experience
  • Fundamental to intermediate ability to create data visualizations using Python
  • Utilize Python to integrate, analyze, and visualize large data sets
  • Leverage Python to export results into Excel including adding Excel functions
  • Lead data science projects or teams or working independently on data science projects
  • Fundamental to Intermediate proficiency in Python for classical statistical analysis and data modeling, machine learning (e.g., decision trees), and ETL processes
  • Fundamental to Intermediate knowledge of inferential statistics (for example, linear modeling, hypothesis testing, nonparametric statistics) and machine learning techniques (for example, decision trees)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Home location is in Eastern Time Zone or willingness to work business hours in Eastern Time Zone
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related degree or equivalent combination of education, technical training or work/military experience
  • Masters degree in Computer Science or equivalent, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience
  • Experience with BI tools, such as Cognos, Tableau, Qlik, or Power BI
  • Experience working in Scrum and Agile environments
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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 at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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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