No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) As a Senior Data Scientist, you will become a key member of the applied data science team at Optum. This function will work with Optum business units to identify and deliver results on high-impact projects leveraging big data analytics and machine learning. You will work with both interns and new hires to apply data science skills to important business problems. In this position, you will be advocating the power of data science concepts and working with cross-functional teams to create actionable insight across core business lines. You will identify relevant skill and knowledge gaps needed to solve business problems and providing hands on machine learning experience solving major healthcare problems. We are looking for someone who is passionate about asking and answering questions through the use of large structured and unstructured data. It is critical to have exceptional communication skills and the ability to make complex concepts simple and easy to understand. Primary Responsibilities:Become an integral member of our data science team to discover insights and identify opportunities through the use of statistical, data mining and visualization techniques Advocate the use of deep learning and other advanced machine learning algorithms to extract novel insight from Optum unparalleled healthcare data assets Document findings, including assumptions and validation work in a clear structured manner Summarize and present findings; adjust the content and level of detail to appropriate level of the audience Advise project teams and project sponsors Use strong business, problem solving skills and programming knowledge to quickly cycle hypotheses through discovery Work closely with clients, clinicians, data stewards, and other business and technology leaders to frame problem definition and potential solutions
Required Qualifications:Advanced degree in quantitative field, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, epidemiology or similar 2+ years of experience in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, and/or forecasting/predicting analytics in a corporate or Post Graduate setting Familiarity applying machine learning preferably using distributed systems like Hadoop, Hive, Spark or similar libraries Familiarity using Deep Learning methodologies, including technologies like: TensorFlow, Theano, Caffe/Caffe2, or PyTorch Experience with R or Python, or equivalent data exploration work with other technologies such as Matlab Scilab, Julia, etc. Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in an Agile Software Development environment Experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau Experience with healthcare data External reputation in the industry Experience with MapReduce associated languages such as Pig, Sawzall, Scala Experience with big data technologies like Hadoop, Hive, Spark, H2O and othersCareers 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) 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. Job Keywords: Deep Learning, TenserFlow, Theano, Caffe, Caffe2, PyTorch, Matlab, Scilab, Julia, Tableau, Agile, Quantitative Analytics, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, H2O, Sawzall, Boston, MA, Massachusetts
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.