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Director, Technology and Data Analytics - UHC - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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737384 Director Technology and Data Analytics UHC Telecommute

Director, Technology and Data Analytics - UHC - Telecommute (737384)

Position Description

What can YOU do in UnitedHealthcare to change the healthcare industry? The possibilities and the impact on the Advanced Research and Analytics team are limitless. No matter what your role is you will be empowered to ask more questions, develop better solutions and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always fresh. It's always exciting. And it's never been more important.


UnitedHealthcare Advanced Research and Analytics (ARA) specializes in improving the performance of the health system by providing analytics, technology, and consulting services that enable better decisions and performance. We integrate workflow solutions that deliver data in real-time, create actionable insights, and drive innovation across the healthcare industry.


The Director of Technology and Data Analytics is responsible for the successful deployment and management of business technology solutions and applications, analytical technology solutions, consulting with internal customer teams, managing technology solutions portfolios, and identifying new technology approaches to solve business problems with a strong focus on leveraging enterprise data. This role is instrumental in enabling analytics partners to investigate, research, and analyze transactional data. Successful candidates would be able to combine their technical expertise with the ability to architect, deploy, and oversee integrated analytics/business technology solutions.


A strong candidate would have experience with app development, analytical infrastructure development, and business solution consulting experience in the medical or pharmacy policy space, fraud-waste-abuse detection, marketing analytics and healthcare economics.


This position is also expected to contribute to the building and management of the analytics infrastructure for the Advanced Research & Analytics (ARA) team.


Daily responsibilities include managing internal engagements, meeting project and deliverable timelines, ensuring the accurate and timely completion of deliverables. Additional responsibilities involve working with Analytics Directors on staffing needs, strategic technology trend identification, monitoring project progress and completion, issue resolution and technical solutions related to data, data flow and advising on algorithm deployment.


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


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deployment and oversight of end-to-end analytics and data technology capabilities
  • Management of big data infrastructure including data processes; acquisition, storage, transformation, and analysis
  • Establish technology strategies, team direction, resolve problems and provide guidance to members of own team
  • Adapt departmental plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges
  • Make product, service or process decisions likely to impact multiple groups of employees and/or customers (internal or external)
  • Collaborate with analytics practitioners, business analysts and methodologists to design and oversee the development of working prototypes of technical solutions.
  • Facilitating the creation of complex statistical statements on healthcare data that measures various aspects of healthcare services, consumer episodes, and operational events
  • Prioritize and manage an analysis plan and several technical work streams in support of UHC initiatives and programs

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrated experience consulting on business and technical solutions with executive management
  • Demonstrated experience administrating a UNIX/LINUX environment
  • Proficiency in at least one programing language with demonstrated experience developing technical solutions: Java, C, .NET, SQL 
  • Demonstrated time management and project management skills
  • Ability to navigate and drive results in a matrix environment
  • Ability to document and communicate complex technical concepts
  • Competency to convert research requirements to analytical specifications
  • Ability to recognize technical and analytical problems and solution with minimal supervision
  • Effective in fast-paced team-oriented environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • 3+ years of technology, research or problem solving experience
  • 3+ years of working with data management platforms (such as Oracle, SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop, Mongo etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience with analytical platform/data management platform integration
  • Demonstrated experience with infrastructure planning, scaling, and administration, including demonstrated experience with Big Data platforms
  • Hands-On experience with Hadoop stack (MapReduce, Sqoop, Pig, Hive, Hbase, Flume)
  • Experience with Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, Aster Data, Vertica
  • Experience with statistical software integration (e.g., SAS , SPSS, or R)
  • Familiarity with visualization capabilities such as D3.JS and Tableau (and Tableau server)
  • Knowledge of NoSQL platforms (e.g., MongoDB, Couchbase, MarkLogic etc.)
  • Experience with healthcare data, specifically in Medicare and Medicaid analytics, provider and consumer analytics, and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) analytics

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 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)


*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: analytical platform, UNIX/LINUX, healthcare data, data analytics, director, SAS, SPSS, Hadoop, NoSQL, telecommute, UnitedHealth Group, UHG

Job Details

  • Contest Number737384
  • Job TitleDirector, Technology and Data Analytics - UHC - Telecommute
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentUHC Benefit Ops - Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • 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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