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Data Analyst Consultant (SQL / SAS) - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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Data Analyst Consultant (SQL / SAS) - Telecommute(Job Number:699739)

You are a thought leader who thrives on developing new solutions to solve tough challenges. As a critical member of our data analysis team, you will help rewrite the future of UnitedHealth Group. Here, your analytical and innovative skills will help us with our mission of helping people live healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. And we need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel that mission. Are you ready to analyze data and deliver bold, business-savvy ideas to impact the lives of millions? Join us! Your passion for performance can fuel your life's best work.(sm)


The Network Management Solutions (NMS) team, within the UnitedHealth Care Networks (UHN) organization, is responsible for defining and executing the network data strategy and priorities for solutions that address provider needs in the marketplace. As a part of this team, the Data Analyst will be empowered to analyze, solution, and implement internal and external data sets to determine directions that will enhance population health outcomes, improve the provider experience and strengthen the provider relationship.


As a key resource on the NMS team, the role must maintain a high degree of accuracy and technical competence; possess superior attention to detail, and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. In particular, candidates must have an interest in translating data into actionable recommendations for stakeholders.


The Entity Management program is designed to solve an enterprise issue with consistently tracking Provider entities and their aggregations across all lines of businesses.  Entity Management will evolve and build solutions to increase transparency and accuracy of Provider reporting and reduce data maintenance expenses.  This position will be part of a team who develops a data and solution strategy for the enterprise-wide Entity Management solution design, with releases to adapt the supporting business systems.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis of multiple data sources including data warehouses, data marts, ad hoc and operational data to answer business questions in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Provide in depth analysis on suspected issues, driving timely root cause identification and remediation of underlying issues
  • Perform analysis and profiling on internal and external data sources, map data sources and targets, and develop data flow diagrams and documentation
  • Support market research initiatives through analysis, sourcing and integration of data
  • Identify new data sourcing opportunities
  • Troubleshoot issues regarding incorrect, incomplete, or missing data
  • Identify and assess risks to understand the implications of decisions, and provide recommendations that are aligned with business needs / capabilities
  • Identify practical / affordable / achievable opportunities for data improvements and coordinate enhancements and corrective activities to address discrepancies  This includes improvements to existing data sources, and / or recommendations about development of new data sources and/or applications of business rules
  • Provide supporting analysis to drive ongoing business and systems process improvements
  • Support leadership and business architecture in the development of strategic improvements
  • Analyze, review, forecast, and trend complex data and information for the development of business requirements
  • Develop, foster and maintain relationships with data source owners
  • Effectively document and communicate decisions, understand customer needs and proactively elicit, capture, and communicate business requirements to meet those needs
  • Provide fact based analysis to support capability enhancement by providing measurement and projection that support prospective business benefit analysis
  • Develop and implement effective / strategic business solutions through research and analysis of data and business processes
  • Validate solutions, designs, and test plans to ensure traceability to business requirements
  • Serve as a key resource on complex and / or critical issues, and present options for problem resolution
  • Provide input and guidance for User Acceptance Testing staff, and assist with data testing as needed

Job Business Analysis
Primary Location US-MN-Minnetonka
Other Location 
Organization UHN Data & Analytics
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 2
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UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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