Principal Data Analyst - Telecommute

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX + 25 more | 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)
As Principal Data Analyst, you will set strategy and assure quality for analytics within Clinical Affordability, Utilization Management, and Payment Integrity. You'll have the opportunity to lead a talented team of data analysts, and work with both business leaders and clinical teams co-creating innovative solutions for our national network of clients.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Drive data strategy and leverage acquired subject matter expertise to identify and inform market opportunities
  • Complete complex data analyses, and direct process improvement data deep dives, identify and execute on new opportunities for increases in efficiencies and performance
  • Lead Clinical Affordability and Utilization Management work in the data space
  • Propose and develop creative analytic solutions to measure performance
  • Present to clients and gain buy-in to adopt new products/services/programs

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 Business, Finance, Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
  • 7+ years of business intelligence and enterprise data warehouse experience (mastery of SQL is required, experience with Snowflake a plus)
  • 7+ years of experience gathering and exploring data from multiple sources using a scripting language (Python, R, SAS, etc.)
  • 7+ years of experience in reporting, analysis and/or data management
  • 4+ years of experience with visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau, DOMO, etc.)
  • Experience working with, and leading, high-performing remote teams
  • Interest in working in a consulting environment and engaging in team-based problem solving
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to demonstrate key successes on business solutions derived from analysis and deep learning
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Experience in managed care / health insurance industry
  • Exposure to laboratory, radiology, site of service
  • Familiarity with AI and machine learning

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/AffirmativSe 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 bylower 48 law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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