Sr. Data Scientist - Telecommute

Location: Minnetonka, MN 55345

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UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Can you make numbers talk to you? Do you like hearing what they have to say?

We’re looking for a data analyst who can build predictive models, run regressions and understand the results. You’ll be a consulting detective using advanced data analysis techniques to find out things like: Where are the best customers? Why do they buy? What makes them happy?

You’ll get to work with a team of data lovers just like you, using a variety of data sources to uncover insights and solve key business problems for our partners in Distribution, Sales, Network, Product, Market Research and Marketing. Your business-savvy, real-world solutions will improve results for both our customers and our company.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with team members and business partners to determine problem definition and requirements, manage expectations, and meet timelines
  • Propose innovative ways to look at problems using machine learning & data mining
  • Use appropriate sampling, data preparation, analytic and statistical methodology to develop predictive models; combine this with business strategy skills to develop solutions that leverage datasets of any quantity, shape or size
  • Discover insights and opportunities using statistical, data mining and visualization techniques
  • Document, summarize and communicate findings, verbally and visually, in a way that is easily understood by internal business partners
  • Seek out new data sources that fill gaps and improve models
  • Help source, clean and verify integrity of data used for analysis
  • Support business needs around analytics, predictive modeling and business intelligence
  • Cross - train with team members on software skills, data sources and other work aspects
  • This position will work off of a Central Time Zone schedule

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 in Business, Technology, Finance, Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent experience
  • SQL Proficiency
  • Python proficency
  • 2+ years of experience conducting analytic projects including: validating data, interpreting results of analysis, identifying variances / trends / root cause and providing solutions
  • 3+ years of demonstrated Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, and/or statistical analysis involving: Regression, Classification, Clustering, Matrix Factorization, Predictive Analytics, Decision trees, Support Vector Machines, Neural Networks / Deep Learning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in quantitative field
  • 5+ years of experience in relational database modeling and concepts

o Experience working with analytic packages in R, Python, SAS (E-Miner), or others
o Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k - NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.

  • Experience with ETL processes to extract, transform and load data across disparate systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with visualization tools such as Tableau
  • Experience with healthcare data or industry; familiarity with UnitedHealth Group platforms a plus
  • Strong business acumen and professional communication skills (written & oral)
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills (critical thinker); self-motivated and organized

Careers with UnitedHealthcare . Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 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)

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. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

*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: telecommute, SQL, validating data, interpreting results of analysis, identifying variances / trends / root cause Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, statistical analysis, Regression, Classification, Clustering, Matrix Factorization, Predictive Analytics, Telecommuter, Work from home, Remote

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