Sr Data Scientist – Analytics – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
April 11, 2021
Atlanta, GA
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Are you a curious thought leader who thrives on developing new solutions to solve tough challenges? As a critical member of our Enterprise Reporting and Analytics (ERA) team, you will help rewrite the future of UnitedHealth Group. At Optum, we make healthcare better through innovation and analysis. And we need your talents and business discipline to help fuel that mission. Are you ready to build solutions, analyze data and deliver bold, business-savvy ideas to impact the lives of millions?

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will help optimize how members utilize the health system and how we understand our internal operations and external customers. You will ultimately make health plans more efficient, identify gaps in member care, and help make the health system better for everyone. You will develop and maintain Home Delivery Pharmacy analytics for internal and external clients. You will support our Optum Home Delivery and Specialty Pharmacy lines of business. With your analytics and reporting modules, you will bring disparate data to life by providing insights and finding gaps in operations, care and data to make lives better for our members. You will also bring visibility to risks and productivity across the organization and externally. Join us! Your passion for performance can fuel your life's best work. (sm)

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

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 from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of experience with Data Analysis
  • 3+ years of experience writing code using SQL or Python
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with predictive analytics and business intelligence tools
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Healthcare Experience
  • Familiarity with MS Reporting Services (SSRS), Power BI, Tableau or other Reporting Tools
  • Experience with healthcare data

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 Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary,  UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*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.



Job Keywords: healthcare, healthcare data, SQL, Python, SSRS, Tableau, Data Analytics, telecommute, remote, work from home, telecommuter

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