Principle Data Analyst - Telecommute

Location: Minnetonka, MN 55345

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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with 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 reliable. There’s no room for error. Join us and start doing 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Stakeholders (Market Relations team, Care Delivery Organizations (CDOs)), to understand and interpret business requirements and translate into data modeling and analytical initiatives.
  • Ensure research/analyses are useful and accurate, and clearly communicate findings to stakeholders.
  • Quickly comprehend and understand complex interrelationships of data to inform analytics solutions. Appropriately interpret and communicate results.
  • Build trusted relationships with all markets and be a reliable source of valuable information.
  • Analyzing data and creating compelling reports / visualizations and presentations to assist decision-making capabilities.
  • Detecting and addressing data issues and solving data quality problems.
  • Adapting standard or developing novel applications of classification, trending, forecasting, simulation, optimization, and summarization techniques.
  • Creating storyboards using data from various sources; creating summaries, charts and tables.
  • Developing successful methodologies for analyzing and presenting data.
  • Performing research and providing adhoc results to management.
  • Working with business to understand their requirements and need, design an appropriate solution, build out processes as needed
  • Performing analytics to identify best business practices based on current and historical data.
  • Coordinating with national and market leaders to assess and track outcomes.
  • Improving existing processes to better align with changing operations and business needs.
  • Developing innovative ways to address and appropriately prioritize the varying information needs.
  • Clearly communicating processes used and results achieved, by translating complex concepts and findings without overwhelming audience.
  • Developing avenue for communicating research designs, analytic plans, and results.
  • Monitoring and communicating program performance and outcomes.

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • 7+ years of experience in an analytical role creating and maintaining reports, maintaining queries, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations
  • 7+ years of data reporting/analytics experience in a payer and/or provider setting
  • 5+ years of experience and expert at writing SQL queries, tables, and stored procedures
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in healthcare, understanding of Medicare Advantage/Risk Adjustment
  • Experience creating analytic models for specific business purposes such as forecasting, ROI, program valuation, etc.
  • Experience in handling and managing large volumes of data
  • Experience working with MS Excel including formulas, calculations, pivots
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment to deliver
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, multi-task, and solve problems under tight deadlines
  • 10% travel: to conferences / large meetings as needed
  • 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 a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. 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.

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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