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Data QA Engineer - Boston

UnitedHealth Group

Boston, MA
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752669 Data QA Engineer Boston

Data QA Engineer - Boston (752669)

Position Description

Innovation.  Adaptability. A passion for analytics and problem solving.  If those traits brought you here, this opportunity can take you much further.  Optum is serving the health care marketplace with the information tools and analytics solutions that will fuel change going forward.  We are well past big data.  In fact, we are using great data to uncover new solutions and novel marketplace opportunities. If you thrive on making an impact in an evolving market, we should be talking. Join the expanding family of UnitedHealth Group companies and help shape history. You’ll help us improve the lives of others while doing your life’s best work.(sm)
Optum is the foremost clinical intelligence group, providing private cloud-based business solutions to the health care industry. The environment is aggressive, fast paced and innovative. We are looking for smart, innovative individuals who will take ownership of their responsibilities, work collaboratively and always look for ways to add to the personal and professional growth of the company.
As a Data Quality Engineer, you will be working primarily with the different phases of the data factory and implementing test scripts to ensure data quality. You will be responsible for identifying the areas that needs quality checks to be implemented, design tests from an analytical perspective and integrate it with the system to ensure reliability and prevent regression.
Duties and Responsibilities
In this role, you will be working in an agile environment responsible for implementing quality checks to ensure data quality from the data factory perspective, including:
  • Work closely with the Analysts and Data factory engineers to ensure ETL code correctness
  • Understand the incoming data, identify locations of data elements of interest, and put together a test plan
  • Build regression test suite for the data warehouse
  • Identify and implement big data validation with emerging technology for the data pipeline.
  • Contribute to technical documentation of test plans and processes
  • Participate in ongoing innovation to improve processes and bring scale
  • Contribute to tools/framework development to aid in data testing effort.
  • Contribute to evolution of company level software development best practices, standards, and policies.
  • Ability to work individually and within groups
Required Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience working with data, analyzing data and understanding data
  • 3+ years of combined software QA and/or software development experience
  • Ability to query large data sets using SQL
  • Bachelor’s degree, or work equivalent, in data sciences, health information systems, computer science or related field
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Query optimization skills
  • Experience working with any object-oriented programming language like Java, Python, Scala.
  • Working knowledge of health information systems
  • Healthcare data domain knowledge
  • Spark engine knowledge/experience
  • Analytical thinking
Soft Skills:
  • Highly analytical, curious and creative
  • Strong organization skills, very detail oriented, with careful attention to work processes
  • Takes ownership of responsibilities and follows through on hand-offs to other groups
  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment and the opportunity to quickly learn new skills
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with or an interest in learning to work with complex health care databases
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to analyze user requests, define requirements, investigate and report conclusions.
About us:
Our mission is to use technology, analytics and information to save lives and improve the quality of care by developing and delivering the next generation of clinical informatics and analytic systems.  By focusing on the power of data, we hope to support clinicians in getting useful, timely, well-organized insights that improve the health of our patients and the community as a whole.
 Our culture is intellectually rigorous, focused on solving daunting analytical and technical challenges while supporting employees to maintain a healthy balance of hard work and fun.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our employees, the importance of our mission and the clients we serve.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Job Details

  • Contest Number752669
  • Job TitleData QA Engineer - Boston
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Boston, MA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • 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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