Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Primary Responsibilities:Analytic thought leader with strong analytic, communication, and program management skills to lead provider analytic studies using structured, unstructured and many diverse datasets Lead, develop, evaluate and present new techniques and methodologies to identify opportunities to improve the provider experience Translate the results of the new methodologies into requirements for tool developers to include in end user applications Create and provide sound statistical analyses and develop predictive models using structured and unstructured data, and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact our critical business processes and / or decisions Design sampling methodology, prepare data, including data cleaning, univariate analysis, missing value imputation, etc., identify appropriate analytic and statistical methodology, develop predictive models and document process and results Communicate analytic results and predictive models to business and IT delivery partners Provide on - going tracking and monitoring of performance of analytic applications and recommend ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information
Required Qualifications:Master's or Ph.D. degree in computer science, (bio) statistics, applied statistics, mathematics, machine learning or similar quantitative fields of study 7+ years of experience of hands - on predictive modeling skills and strong analytic programming skills using either SAS, R and/or Python 7+ years of experience manipulating large datasets and using databases using SQL and/or SAS Self-motivated, capable to grasp analytical concepts and clearly understand how analytical solutions can help customers reduce their healthcare claim costs Excellent communication and presentation skills (experience presenting to executives)Preferred Qualifications:3+ years of demonstrated program management skills Experience with health care claims and/or provider data Experience with analysis and modeling using unstructured (text) data Strong communication and influencing skillsCareers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can 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: data scientist, predictive modeling, SAS, R, Python, SQL, health care, program management, Minnetonka, MN, Hartford, CT, Basking Ridge, NJ
Internal Number: 745185
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.