Data Analyst - Telecommute

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55421

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Some people take things as they come. Others relentlessly push themselves to go farther. Combine health care and technology, which are two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet, with UnitedHealth Group's culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get: industry-leading health care services at a company that's improving the lives of millions.

We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your analytical talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

As the Data Analyst, you will act as the Analytical expert to support Government Operations (M&R & C&S). You will drive business insights to measure program and segment performance, investigate key business problems through quantitative analytics, forecasting, and machine learning methodologies. You'll work closely with business leaders to develop innovative analytic solutions, create actionable insights and drive better decisions and performance to help Government Operations to fulfill its mission.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop analytical model to analyze and monitor program performance including Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Care Coordination Program, Dual Special Needs Plan (DSNP) Care Coordination Program, Billing & Enrollment, Claims, and Encounter Operations. Derive business insights and actionable recommendations to improve program outcomes
  • Develop machine learning and predictive models to profile segment populations. Deep dive into program gaps & opportunities by creating linkage of all related data (membership, Operational metrics, network adequacy, etc.) to identify improvement and remediation actions
  • Lead projects to completion by contributing to database creation, report and dashboard development and automation, forecast, what-if scenarios and statistical modeling
  • Formulate hypothesis, develop queries and models to evaluate hypothesis and formulate solutions to drive process improvement
  • Lead SG&A / cost efficiency efforts through quality remediation and process improvement data deep dive, identify and execute on new opportunities for increases in efficiencies and performance
  • Influences senior leadership to adopt new ideas, projects and/or approaches

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 in Business, Finance, Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience utilizing SQL and/or relational database tools
  • 3+ years of experience performing data analysis
  • 3+ years of work experience in a corporate setting
  • Proficient skills in Excel and PowerPoint experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or advance degree
  • 3+ years of operational experience
  • Experience in data process map, workflow, user acceptance testing, and database management
  • Oracle / SQL Server database experience
  • Experience in healthcare-based corporation (MCO)
  • Previous experience with advanced analytical tools (Python / R / Tiger Graph)
  • Previous experience with Healthcare Exchange / Marketplace / Medicaid / Medicare
  • Basic level of proficiency with Tableau / Talend / Crystal Reports


  • Self-starter with an engaging style, solid influencing and facilitation skills that will quickly develop relationships across the organization while building a collaborative work environment
  • Analytic thought leadership with skills in developing innovative and creative analytic solutions to complex problem
  • Strong business acumen and critical thinking ability
  • Executive presence and presentation skill - ability to “tell a compelling story” in a concise and effective manner to non-financial executives
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to anticipate, identify and diagnose problems and make recommendations
  • Candidate must be goal-directed, persistent and driven to achieve positive results. Is positive influence on others and deals well with set-backs. Identifies integration issues, removes barriers and tracks project status in order to obtain desired results
  • Detail orientation - getting into the trenches to evaluate all aspects of operations
  • Pivotal to success will be the ability to take a hands-on approach to getting the information needed and driving effective and lasting change

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 $64,800 to $116,000. 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: Data Analysis, Analyst, Finance, Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Excel, SQL, PowerPoint, MCO, healthcare, Talend, Crystal Reports, Python, R, Tiger Graph, Medicare, Medicaid, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Remote, Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN

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