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Principal Data Scientist - Minnesota, Minnetonka

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)

The Principal Data Scientist, will provide actionable insights and recommendations by uncovering the stories contained in data. This individual will be required to effectively articulate results to internal stakeholders including, but not limited to, member experience, marketing, and leadership. You will need to bring passion for helping people by predicting/identifying consumer needs/pain points and developing innovative solutions to meet/reduce them. Most importantly this individual will need to excel at telling this story and influencing leadership to adopt new ideas, products, and/or approaches to drive value.

Please note: This position is office based in Minnetonka, MN. There is flexibility to work from home.

Primary Responsibilities:
Manage, delegate, and deliver all analytic initiatives and requests prioritized by key business partner
Design, measure, and analyze campaign tests and provide strategic recommendations to stakeholders
Develop and implement effective/strategic solutions through exploration, analysis, and modeling of data
Develop predictive models as needed to support campaign optimization
Analyze, review, forecast, trend, and model big and complex data

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 Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Business, or similar field
5+ years of experience utilizing analytic tools (such as R, Python, SAS, SQL, etc.)
5+ years of experience performing, managing, and delivering on analytic projects/initiatives
Professional experience with statistical modeling
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all -federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree or greater in quantitative field
2+ years -of experience managing direct reports in the analytics/data science space
Professional experience with applying machine learning techniques
Healthcare industry experience
Professional experience with big data
Professional experience utilizing analytic tools in a distributed data environment

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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)

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, Minnesota, MN, Minnetonka

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