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Principal Data Scientist - Minnetonka, MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Principal Data Scientist - Minnetonka, MN At UnitedHealth Group, we're not just using technology to help millions receive care, we're evolving it. From the most advanced development tools and methodologies to the highest levels of cybersecurity, we're doing, sharing and learning new ways to make technology and health care work better every day. Join us and you'll be challenged to do your life's best work. SM As a Principal Data Scientist within our Part D Financial Planning and Analytics team you will join a multi-disciplinary team focused on plan optimization, with a drive towards unprecedented growth and affordability. Major projects will include improving our competitive analytic quantifications throughout negotiation processes, allowing the acceleration and expansion of strategic insight generation and decision-making capabilities. Your work will have a significant impact on the pharmacy costs for millions of members, all while doing your life's best work.(sm) Analytic thought leadership with skills in developing innovative and creative analytic solutions to complex problems Strong business acumen and critical thinking ability Excellent time/project management, problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate, identify and diagnose problems and make recommendations to senior leadership 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 Goal-directed, persistent and driven to achieve positive results. Is positive influence on others and deals well with setbacks 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 a relevant discipline (i.e. applied mathematics, physics, computer science) or relevant work experience 6+ years of Big Data experience using SQL and / or SAS demonstrating expert level proficiency 6+ years of experience working with large databases to create meaningful, usable data structures to quickly and efficiently solution high priority business needs 2+ years of experience in predictive analytics utilizing machine learning / statistical modeling techniques to solution complex and challenging projects 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 similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders Preferred Qualifications: Experience in using data to develop, communicate, and defend strategic recommendations to cross functional business partners Expertise in developing business processes related to pharmacy affordability and network operations Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 7 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) 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 Science, Data Scientist, SQL, SAS, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota Business Segment UnitedHealthcare Finance If you want to use your abilities to help us challenge the status quo and achieve on our ambitious mission, this is the right place for you. We are creating and delivering quality health care solutions that deeply impact the health care system. And this means opportunities for people like you to grow and innovate with us. At UnitedHealth Group we work with the largest collection of health related data. It's an opportunity and challenge on an enormous scale using SAS, R/Python, Hadoop, MapReduce and every emerging platform that makes sense for a team that makes the big--- At UnitedHealth Group, the technology and innovation we invent is in service of a future where health care serves everyone more fairly, productively and consistently. We put a series of questions to Pat Keran, Senior Director at Optum, to explain wha--- UnitedHealth Group is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or accommodation for any part of the application process, please call 1-800-561-0861 and press or say 1 for Applicant to be connected to Recruitment Services. Recruitment Services hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. UnitedHealth Group is a registered service mark of UnitedHealth Group, Inc. The UnitedHealth Group name with the dimensional logo, as well as the dimensional logo alone, are both service marks for the UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 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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