You believe data can help reshape the future, and you find yourself loving the thrill of diving into challenging analysis. At UnitedHealth Group, you'll find an organization that will recognize those talents and have lots of growth potential. Here, you will be empowered, supported and encouraged to use your analytics expertise to help change the future of health care. Does the challenge intrigue you? This role is based in Optum's Advanced Analytics Lab (AAL) within the Payment Integrity division. Optum is the technology and services division of UnitedHealth Group, the leading international health insurer. The primary function of the Optum AAL is to prototype new Analytics systems and work with SMEs to create new insights from healthcare claims, provider and member data. We are now looking for an additional Senior Data Scientist to enhance our capacity to develop the analytics in support of our business insights. Experience/Certification with SAS, R, Python or other analytic tools is essential, as is the need for strong SQL skills. Experience with Tableau or other data visualization tools is highly desirable. Experience in an Agile work environment is essential. Healthcare experience is desirable however the selected candidate will benefit from a full onboarding process. As a key member of the Provider Analytics team, you will be part of UnitedHealth Group's mission of helping people live healthier lives. As a Senior Data Scientist, you will work with our Lead Data Scientist and grow and develop as you conduct and manage outcomes of various analytic studies. As part of this elite team, you will be empowered and challenged to analyze, review, and forecast data for operational and business planning with a particular emphasis on detection of fraud, waste and abuse. Join us! There's never been a better time to do your life's best work.(sm) Primary Responsibilities:Analyze, review, forecast, and interpret complex data through the development of case-studies, enabling the data to tell a story Identify drivers of patterns/behaviors uncovered in data Contribute to the design and realization of analytical based tools/assets to identify and monitor non-standard claim patterns Engage with Clinical subject-matter experts to explore business problems and design solutions Present analysis and interpretation for operational and business review and planning Support short and long term operational/strategic business activities through analysis Develop recommended business solutions through research and analysis of data and business process and implement when appropriate
Required Qualifications:Master's / Phd degree in Analytics, Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, other with a significant quantitative aspect Experience in business / finance analysis Hands-on data analysis experience Experience gathering requirements from the client/business and documenting Experience with process improvement, workflow, benchmarking and / or evaluation of business processes Demonstrated proficiency with SAS, R, Python, free format SQL coding, certification preferred Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs required (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Ability to communicate effectively to clients and the business in writing and verbally Experience in building strong business relationships as a trusted partner A passion for problem solving using data and analytics Proven ability to deal with multiple priorities and research conflicting and / or inaccurate data Working knowledge of relational databases, database structures Preferred Qualifications: PhD in a quantitative discipline Experience with Hadoop, Netezza, or other big data systems Experience with predictive modeling and/or machine learning Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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. Job keywords: Data Scientist, Senior Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Consultant, Dublin, Ireland
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About UnitedHealth Group
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.