Senior Data Scientist - Telecommute (Minneapolis, MN or Remote)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN +25 more | Remote
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Optum 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)
At OptumRx we stand at the forefront of the latest efforts to make the healthcare system work better for everyone. Leading the industry in cutting edge tools and processes, we're able to add value to our clients and deliver unparalleled service and support to our patients. To help carry us even further, we're searching for an experienced Manager of Network Pricing. The ideal candidate should be highly skilled in all aspects of process driven data generation, including mining/analysis and visualization. Additionally, the ideal candidate should be well versed in transforming data in various formats into machine readable data that can be used for goal-driven reports for continued innovation and growth.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, and maintain leading-edge analytic systems, taking complicated problems and building simple frameworks for data storage and migration
  • Evaluate organizational methods and provide source-to-target mappings and information-model specification documents for data sets
  • Create best-practice reports based on data mining, analysis, and visualization
  • Evaluate internal systems for efficiency, problems, and inaccuracies, developing and maintaining protocols for handling, processing, and cleaning data
  • Work directly with management and users to gather requirements, provide status updates, and build relationships
  • Work closely with project developers and managers to understand and maintain focus on their analytical needs, including identifying critical metrics and KPIs, and deliver actionable insights to relevant decision-makers
  • Proactively analyze data to answer key questions from stakeholders or out of self-initiated curiosity with an eye for what drives business performance, investigating and communicating areas for improvement in efficiency and productivity
  • Create and maintain accurate data process maps through data interpretation and analysis integrating various reporting components from multiple data sources in both structured and unstructured formats.
  • Define and implement data acquisition and integration logic, selecting appropriate combination of methods and tools within defined technology solutions to ensure optimal scalability and performance of the solution
  • Database interaction by acquiring data from primary and secondary sources, and build scripts that will make our data evaluation process more flexible or scalable across data sets

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 experience mining data as a data analyst
  • 2+ years of current analytic skills, including mining, evaluation, analysis, and visualization
  • Technical writing experience in relevant areas, including queries, reports, and presentations
  • SQL or Excel skills with the ability to learn other analytic tools
  • 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

Preferred Qualifcations:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or Statistics
  • Prior experience with database and model design and segmentation techniques
  • Some programming experience with frameworks including python libraries and ETLs
  • Practical experience in statistical analysis through the use of statistical packages including Excel, R or other equivalents
  • Healthcare experience
  • Proven success in a collaborative, team-oriented 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 OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing 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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