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Principal Data Scientist - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Eden Prairie, MN
Date:
06/27/2017
2017-06-272017-07-26
Job Code:
1753179
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Principal Data Scientist - Telecommute(Job Number:717038)
Description

We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

 

We are currently looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join our team.  This individual will be responsible on the development and delivery of large and complex predictive modeling projects for healthcare Payment Integrity processes.  Principal Data Scientist develops innovative and effective approaches to solve client's analytics problems and communicates results and methodologies.  Principal Data Scientist also provides directions and guidelines to Sr. Data Scientists and Data Scientists to discover business insights, identifies opportunities, and provides solutions and recommendations to solve business problems through the use of statistical, algorithmic, data mining and visualization techniques.  In addition to advanced analytic skills, Principal Data Scientist is also proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to build, maintain, and improve on multiple predictive detection engines in Advanced Analytics Labs
  • Lead discovery processes with Sr. Data Scientists and Data Scientists and partner with Payment Integrity Operation management to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome
  • Create and provide sound statistical analyses and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact on critical business processes and/or decisions
  • Collaborates with the data steward to gather information to be used for analytics and predictive model building purpose and to ensure the data meets the qualification and assurance requirements of the analyses
  • Design sampling methodology, prepare data, including data cleaning, univariate analysis, missing value imputation, etc., identify appropriate analytic and statistical methodology, develop predictive models and document process and results
  • Communicate analytics results and predictive models to business partners and clients
  • Provide on-going tracking and monitoring of performance of statistical models and recommend ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information
  • Recommends ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information

Job Biostatistics
Primary Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
Other Location 
Organization Optum Ops-Payment Integrity
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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