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Data Analyst / Scientist - Franklin, TN or Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

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743163 Data Analyst Scientist Franklin TN or Telecommute

Data Analyst / Scientist - Franklin, TN or Telecommute (743163)

Position Description

As a Data Analyst / Scientist, you will become a key member of the Advanced Analytics Lab at OPTUM.  This function will work with OPTUM Payment Integrity business units to identify and deliver results on high-impact projects leveraging big data analytics and machine learning. Your objective is to data science skills to important business problems.


In this position, you will be advocating the power of data science concepts and working with cross - functional teams to create actionable insight across core business lines.  You will identify relevant skill and knowledge gaps needed to solve business problems and providing hands on machine learning experience solving major healthcare problems. 


We are looking for someone who is passionate about asking and answering questions through the use of large structured and unstructured data. It is critical to have exceptional communication skills and the ability to make complex concepts simple and easy to understand.


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



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Become an integral member of our data science team to discover insights and identify opportunities through the use of statistical, data mining and visualization techniques
  • Advocate the use of deep learning and other advanced machine learning algorithms to extract novel insight from healthcare data assets
  • Document findings, including assumptions and validation work in a clear structured manner
  • Summarize and present findings; adjust the content and level of detail to appropriate level of the audience
  • Advise project teams and project sponsors
  • Use strong business, problem solving skills and programming knowledge to quickly cycle hypotheses through discovery
  • Work closely with clients, clinicians, data stewards, and other business and technology leaders to frame problem definition and potential solutions


Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in quantitative field, engineering, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, epidemiology or similar
  • 5+ years of experience in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, and / or forecasting / predicting analytics in a corporate or Post Graduate setting
  • 3+ years of experience ing machine learning preferably using distributed systems like Hadoop, Hive, Spark or similar libraries
  • 3+ years of experience with R or Python, or equivalent data exploration work with other technologies such as Matlab Scilab, Julia, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience developing solutions using advanced machine learning techniques, e.g. RNN, LSTM

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience developing solutions in a transactional environment
  • Expertise in operations research and optimization

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)


*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: Analysis, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, R, Python, Franklin, TN, Tennessee, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Telecommute, Remote, Work from home


Job Details

  • Contest Number743163
  • Job TitleData Analyst / Scientist - Franklin, TN or Telecommute
  • Job FamilyHealthcare Economics
  • Business SegmentOptum Operations

Job Location Information

  • Franklin, TN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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