Lead Data Science Engineer at Optum

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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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Lead Data Science Engineer role at naviHealth will report to the VP or Director, Data Science and will build data ingestion pipelines, create features, help develop and enable production deployment of machine learning algorithms and analytic tools that will promote enhanced decision support and improved solutions for our internal/external customers. The ideal candidate while focused on AI/ML engineering tasks should be able to participate in all aspects of the product development activities especially in areas of data integrations, data ingestion and work closely with IT and Product/Business teams.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop, enhance, integrate, test and deploy machine learning solutions
  • Lead end-to-end implementation of AI/ML powered platform features and capabilities
  • Collaborate with nH Product, Business and IT teams in designing, implementing Data Science products in production and integrating with operational systems
  • Deliver professional level technical work related to big data and complex large data sets, building data ingestion pipelines (streaming and batch data), feature engineering and deploying algorithms in production
  • Mentor and coach junior Data Science Engineers and Data Scientists on various data acquisition, data preparation, ML model management and other Data Science automations tasks
  • Operate within established methodologies, procedures and guidelines; work independently in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Develop technical specifications and design documents
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets. Deliver actionable recommendations and support implementations of solutions
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested

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 in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Sciences or related discipline
  • 8+ years of experience in architecting, developing and deploying data solutions especially for analytics and machine learning projects
  • Expert in RDBMS and experience with Spark, Scala, shell scripting
  • Experience in writing solid unit tests and integration tests
  • Experience in designing and developing/coding software components in Bigdata, that includes various tools like Map Reduce, Hive, Sqoop, Kafka, Spark/Scala or Java
  • Strong project leadership and management skills
  • Experience with cloud-based deployments and ML capabilities

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree
  • Ability to collaborate and work in fast-paced agile product development teams
  • US healthcare knowledge and experience
  • Experience with Microservice architecture and Kubernetes
  • Experience with .net
  • Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • 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.
naviHealth, part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, combines the talents of our dedicated staff and leading-edge technology to deliver compassionate care to seniors nationwide. With millions of lives touched, we are innovating the way health care is delivered from hospital to home so seniors can lead more fulfilling lives. A career with us means making an impact in the lives of those we serve, including vulnerable populations who benefit from care that is more efficient, more effective and more human. Our environment empowers our team members to elevate our interactions with each other and the experiences we deliver to our patients, giving them more days at home. Join our team, it's your chance to improve the lives of millions while doing your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $87,900 to $156,900. 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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