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Principal Data Scientist - UHC M&R Health Adv - STARS - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

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)
We are looking for an experienced data scientist who is passionate about leveraging data to help create and improve real-world solutions to improve member care. This position will support Government Program Quality Analytics as a Principal Data Scientist. The Principal Data Scientist will collaborate with other business areas to achieve STARS quality metric improvements. This role will conduct analytics on a variety of data sources to identify optimization opportunities and recommend data driven strategies to improve disease management, health ownership and member engagement.
Positions in this function produce innovative solutions driven by exploratory data analysis from unstructured, diverse datasets typically measured in gigabytes or larger. Applies knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modeling, simulation, and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, pose business questions, and make valuable discoveries leading to prototype development and product improvement. Uses a flexible, analytical approach to design, develop, and evaluate predictive and prescriptive models and advanced algorithms that lead to optimal value extraction from the data. Works with analytics and statistical software such as SQL, R, Python, Hadoop and others to perform analysis and interpret data. This function is not intended for employees performing the following work: less complex analysis on small data sets; rules-based algorithmic or descriptive analytics; development of big data infrastructure
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
Research, design, implement and deploy scalable machine learning solutions
Develop intelligent analytic work products that produce insights for improving member care and to drive STARS performance improvements
Effectively communicate complex technical results into actionable recommendations to a range of business partners including clinicians
Work in a cross-disciplinary environment to embed analytics into strategies that address business problems through data-driven solutions
Influence senior leadership to adopt new ideas and approaches
Be a hands-on technical leader through teaching by example, building protypes and advancing new methods
Company thought leader
Functional SME
Broad business approach
Resource to senior leadership
Develops pioneering approaches to emerging industry trends

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:
Master's Degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Data Science or related field
5+ years of experience with predictive modeling, segmentation and machine learning methods
5+ years of experience using Python, SAS or R for modeling
Experience in a big data environment integrating and extracting insights from information across multiple platforms
Preferred Qualifications:
PhD
Experience with Spark, H2O, Graph
Solid -knowledge of health care industry or experience with human clinical research studies in a business environment
Data visualization skills such as PowerBI, SuperSet, Tableau
Familiarity with Medicare and Medicaid concepts; understanding of plan types such as MAPD, DSNP
Demonstrated ability to work with a great deal of autonomy in a business environment while managing multiple priorities

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care. And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well-being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers. You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time to do your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $94,500 to $171,700. 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: Principal Data Scientist, Data Scientist, Data, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

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