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Data Scientist - 2234877

EMPLOYER: Optum Services, Inc.

JOB TITLE: Data Scientist

LOCATION: 11000 Optum Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (Telecommuting available from anywhere in the U.S.)

DUTIES: Developing and implementing a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Duties include: Creating innovative solutions driven by exploratory data analysis from diverse datasets; Using an analytical approach to design, develop, and implement data enrichments, predictive models, and advanced algorithms that lead to expanded value extraction from data; Leading efforts for applied use of machine learning to drive process optimization and transformation; Applying knowledge of data modeling, statistics, machine learning, programming, simulation, and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, pose business questions, and make valuable discoveries leading to more actionable insights; Working with analytics and statistical software and products to perform analysis and interpret data; Creating an impact at scale by: Developing and managing a comprehensive catalog of scalable data services that expand the value of analytical offerings; Designing and promoting best practices related to data enrichment, advanced modeling, and algorithm creation in support of analytically driven insight; Collaborating with business intelligence architects and domain analysts to maximize the effectiveness of business intelligence tools, dashboards, and other dynamic reporting capabilities; and Leading efforts to build sophisticated data enrichment processes that server as the single source of truth to expanded insights on base data; Ensuring complex analytics adhere to statistical best practices. Telecommuting available from anywhere in the U.S.

REQUIREMENTS: Employer will accept a Master’s degree in Business Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field and two (2) years of experience in the job offered or a related computer occupation. Position requires two (2) years of experience in the following:

  • Data science, data enrichment, and advanced modeling;
  • Creating insights or data enrichments in SQL, Python, Scala, or Java;
  • Manipulating large data sets through statistical software using R and SAS;
  • Managing complex data projects and programs;
  • Creating healthcare analytics;
  • Microsoft Azure tool stack & technologies including Azure data bricks, Azure data factory, Spark SQL, Azure Data lake or Azure ML studio;
  • Analyzing data from Medical claims, membership and lab results; and
  • EHR systems like EPIC.

RATE OF PAY: $135,952 - $183,934 / per year

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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)

UnitedHealth Group offers a full range of comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental and vision, as well as matching 401k and an employee stock purchase plan.

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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