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Senior Mathematician Data Scientist - Boston, MA

UnitedHealth Group

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Senior Mathematician Data Scientist - Boston, MA(Job Number:729186)

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)


As a Senior Data Scientist, you will become a key member of the applied data science team at Optum.  This function will work with Optum business units to identify and deliver results on high-impact projects leveraging big data analytics and machine learning. You will work with both interns and new hires to apply 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.   


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 Optum unparalleled 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

Job IT Data Warehousing/Analytics
Primary Location US-Massachusetts
Other Location 
Organization Optum Labs
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 2
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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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