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Principal Data Scientist, UHC IS - MN, CT, or NJ

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN
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745185 Principal Data Scientist UHC IS MN CT or NJ

Principal Data Scientist, UHC IS - MN, CT, or NJ (745185)

Position Description

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analytic thought leader with strong analytic, communication, and program management skills to lead provider analytic studies using structured, unstructured and many diverse datasets
  • Lead, develop, evaluate and present new techniques and methodologies to identify opportunities to improve the provider experience
  • Translate the results of the new methodologies into requirements for tool developers to include in end user applications
  • Create and provide sound statistical analyses and develop predictive models using structured and unstructured data, and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact our critical business processes and / or decisions
  • 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 analytic results and predictive models to business and IT delivery partners
  • Provide on - going tracking and monitoring of performance of analytic applications and recommend ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's or Ph.D. degree in computer science, (bio) statistics, applied statistics, mathematics, machine learning or similar quantitative fields of study
  • 7+ years of experience of hands - on predictive modeling skills and strong analytic programming skills using either SAS, R and/or Python
  • 7+ years of experience manipulating large datasets and using databases using SQL and/or SAS
  • Self-motivated, capable to grasp analytical concepts and clearly understand how analytical solutions can help customers reduce their healthcare claim costs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (experience presenting to executives)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of demonstrated program management skills
  • Experience with health care claims and/or provider data
  • Experience with analysis and modeling using unstructured (text) data
  • Strong communication and influencing skills

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)



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: data scientist, predictive modeling, SAS, R, Python, SQL, health care, program management, Minnetonka, MN, Hartford, CT, Basking Ridge, NJ

Job Details

  • Contest Number745185
  • Job TitlePrincipal Data Scientist, UHC IS - MN, CT, or NJ
  • Job FamilyAnalytics
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Minnetonka, MN
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsHartford, CT
    Basking Ridge, NJ

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • 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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