Sr. Data Analyst- Advisory Board Research - Remote at Optum

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN +46 more | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: $67,800-$133,100 Annually
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Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)
Advisory Board is a research firm acquired by Optum in 2017. For over 40 years, we've helped executives and future leaders in the health care industry work smarter and faster by providing provocative insights, actionable strategies, and practical tools to support execution.
The Quantitative Insights (QI) Senior Data Analyst works collaboratively with researchers who study specific health care markets (e.g., health systems, payers, life sciences) or cross-industry challenges (e.g., the aging population, behavioral health, digital transformation). Senior Data Analysts develop a deep understanding of different health care data sets, and partner with research teams to design analyses and models to answer challenging health care questions. They lead exploration of new data assets that can help our research team answer new questions and conduct proprietary analyses. Senior Data Analysts also contribute to innovation roadmaps for a suite of online tools and drive implementation of those enhancements.
Positions in this function are responsible for the management and manipulation of mostly structured data, with a focus on building business intelligence tools, conducting analysis to distinguish patterns and recognize trends, performing normalization operations and assuring data quality. Depending on the specific role and business line, example responsibilities in this function could include creating specifications to bring data into a common structure, creating product specifications and models, developing data solutions to support analyses, performing analysis, interpreting results, developing actionable insights and presenting recommendations for use across the company. Roles in this function could partner with stakeholders to understand data requirements and develop tools and models such as segmentation, dashboards, data visualizations, decision aids and business case analysis to support the organization. Other roles involved could include producing and managing the delivery of activity and value analytics to external stakeholders and clients. Team members will typically use business intelligence, data visualization, query, analytic and statistical software to build solutions, perform analysis and interpret data. Positions in this function work on predominately descriptive and regression-based analytics and tend to leverage subject matter expert views in the design of their analytics and algorithms. This function is not intended for employees performing the following work: production of standard or self-service operational reporting, casual inference led (healthcare analytics) or data pattern recognition (data science) analysis; and/or image or unstructured data analysis using sophisticated theoretical frameworks.
  • Generally work is self-directed and not prescribed
  • Works with less structured, more complex issues
  • Serves as a resource to others

You'll have the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C. or enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Data expertise:
    • Develop data asset expertise through education and applied analyses
    • Learn how claims, electronic health records, and other data relate to pressing health care challenges
    • Develop expertise with proprietary, cutting-edge health care datasets
    • Create enriched, longitudinal, and other datasets to support research
  • Research collaboration:
    • Partner with researchers on projects related to datasets where you have expertise
    • Design and run analyses on the most challenging questions in health care
    • Work with proprietary datasets to enable insight generation
    • Build and maintain relationships with Optum and UHG colleagues as team partners on projects and analysis
  • Project management:
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Manage all stages of data and analytics projects including:
    • Working with research teams to scope and define key research questions
    • Designing analytic models for research projects
    • Managing and ensuring quality of data extraction and analysis
    • Designing and testing new analytic concepts with current and future data sets
  • Application development:
    • Contribute to future tool enhancements and development
    • Enhance tools using new datasets or analyses
    • Update tools (pipeline management, quality assurance)
    • Coordinate with engineering on tool development and data infrastructure improvement

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:
  • 2+ years of professional work experience
  • Experience and familiarity with analytical programs (Excel, SQL, SAS, Python, R, or similar)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1+ years of competent experience using Excel
  • Work experience in a role conducting data analysis
  • Experience designing and executing analyses on large data sets
  • Experience working on research studies and publications
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Demonstrated depth of health care knowledge and expertise
  • Understanding of raw health care claims data, including Medicare and commercial data sets
  • Proficiency in SQL

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $67,800 to $133,100. 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 employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.
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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An Insider's view of Optum

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Many companies have a standard 8-hour day, but we don’t. Optum is a global company, so we recognize that working hours are different for everyone depending on their situation. Optum has implemented flexible working policies that allow employees to work from home in addition to the traditional office setting with virtual tools to support everyone.

Rachel

Chief of Staff

What projects are you most excited about?

The Enterprise Modernization Paperless initiative. It is UHG’s effort to minimize paper and impact to the environment by migrating as many outbound and inbound paper communication to a digital form of communication. It was rewarding to have been staffed on this project within my first week of joining Optum. This project makes me feel like I have a

Vi

Senior Consultant, Optum Advisory Services

What does career growth look like on your team?

The company gives us many opportunities for learning as well as support in finding new innovative ways to tackle problems.

Bradley

Enterprise Architect

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My approach is to ensure that anyone within my organization knows that they can always reach out to me – a virtual “open door” policy. I hold regular 1:1 meetings with my team members, work extremely close with my colleagues and partners, and try to remain active in the discussions in our product and engineering Microsoft Teams channels. Much of th

Jordan

Sr Director, Tech Product Management

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

One of the things I like most about working for Optum is my team. I help my colleagues solve their problems, and respond with a positive attitude to those who reach out. My goal is for anyone at Optum to feel comfortable reaching out to me if they need help. Our team spirit comes from the top down, my leadership is supportive and encouraging.

Katherine

Software Engineer

What are Optum Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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