Data Engineer - Telecommute

Location: Boston, MA 02212

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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)

We’re looking for data detectives. People who thrive on taming the unknown, the unclear, the hidden data points that make the difference between data and knowledge. Our Clinical Informatics team is tasked with mastering the data which our clients provide and using that mastery to determine how best to give it a home in our standardized data architecture. We deal with a broad range of sources including EHRs, adjudicated claims, and home-grown custom client databases. If you find problem solving a joy and want to the opportunity to touch the data at multiple phases (evaluation, loading, coding, building into the central database) then we should talk. This could be exactly what you’re looking for.

As a Data Engineer , you will be working with Electronic Medical Records, Billing, and other data types that we receive from our health care provider clients. Where these data are part of our cadre of known data sources, you will be responsible for evaluation of those sources against the existing standard. Where they are not, you will have the added pleasure of creating the new standard which will be applied. In all cases, you will be responsible for understanding the incoming data, identifying locations of data elements of interest, putting together specifications, and implementing the corresponding ETL to transform the incoming data into our standardized data warehouse. This critical point in ETL drives the data shape and logical design required to meet data reporting needs.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct gap analyses of client data specifications and communicate findings to the client.
  • Conduct analysis of the data in its native format to determine quality issues and whether the submitted data will meet the standards necessary to support the downstream consumers of the data. Complex cases involve reconciliation of data in multiple locations, clever ways of imputing information from sub-par data, de-duplication strategies, and understanding and specifying how to handle claim adjustments.
  • Document your findings as specifications and implement the corresponding ETL.
  • Manage ETL validation through both internal and client testing. Implement adjustments to code as necessary.
  • Map client local terminologies to Optum standard concept.
  • Perform implementation validation and support client UAT issue resolution.
  • Work collaboratively with other internal team members during implementation.
  • Work with existing clients to understand and trouble shoot their data needs. Create and implement necessary solutions to these issues as they arise.
  • Actively participate in the maintenance and improvement of the overall data process.
  • Contribute your knowledge to ongoing team documentation for the benefit of future us.

Our mission is to use technology, analytics and information to save lives and improve the quality of care by developing and delivering the next generation of clinical informatics and analytic systems. By focusing on the power of data, we hope to support clinicians in getting useful, timely, well-organized insights that improve the health of our patients and the community as a whole.

Our culture is intellectually rigorous, focused on solving daunting analytical and technical challenges while supporting employees to maintain a healthy balance of hard work and fun. We pride ourselves on the quality of our employees, the importance of our mission and the clients we serve.

Our compensation plans are highly competitive including salary, stock options and comprehensive benefits.

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 (or higher) in Engineering, Computer Science, Business, or other related field in technology.
  • 3+ years of experience working with healthcare data (EMR Clinical data, Claims from variety of payers etc.).
  • 3+ years of experience working with, analyzing, and understanding data using SQL.
  • 3+ years of experience managing clients or working with them on tasks like requirements gathering, impact analysis etc.
  • 2+ years of experience coding in Scala/Spark or another data analysis language.
  • 2+ years of experience implementing and supporting client solutions on AWS Cloud platform.
  • While the individual in this role may be located anywhere in the U.S., they will need to work within the general core hours for the client on Eastern Standard Time (EST) (generally 9-5 with some flexibility)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understands the concept of creating a data repository from diverse sources of data.
  • Ability to query large data sets using SQL and query optimization skills, including PL-SQL or T-SQL.
  • Understanding of clinical processes and vocabulary and basic procedures for working with claims such as de-duplication, reversals, eligibility, etc. and the lifecycle of a claim.
  • Ability to analyze user requests, define requirements, investigate, and report conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts, verbally and in writing to others, including clients.

Soft skills:

  • Highly analytical, curious and creative.
  • Solid written and verbal communications skills.
  • Solid organization skills, detail oriented, with careful attention to work processes.
  • Takes ownership of responsibilities and follows through hand-offs to other groups.
  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment and the opportunity to quickly learn new skills.
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a team.
  • High-performing, motivated, and goal-driven with track record of meeting and/or exceeding goals.

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)

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. 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.

*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 Engineer, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote

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