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Principal Data Scientist - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

OptumHealth is currently seeking a Principal Data Scientist with a strong data science/engineering background who wants to join our team. You will be part of the marketing analytics, modeling and testing team within OptumHealth Product Marketing. This team is responsible for providing insights, analytics and personalization services to product marketers. You should be an exceptionally well disciplined and self-motivated individual with predictive modeling experience and proven experience delivering business impact on a portfolio of projects. This person will have analytical mindset and yet will be adept at translating highly technical information to a non-technical audience.You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and deliver standard consumer insights around consumer profiling, market sizing, and target market analysis to key stakeholders
  • Work alongside other data scientists, engineers, and project managers to design and implement models and experiments from end to end, including data ingestion and preparation, feature engineering, analysis and modeling, model deployment, performance tracking and documentation
  • Develop predictive models based on demographic, psychographic, econometric and statistical data that deliver insights related to member enrollment
  • Undertake rigorous and meticulous data analysis to extract and distill key population insights that will be consumed by functions such as business strategy, product marketing, and consumer marketing
  • Apply best practices to implement marketing measurement, testing and attribution strategies
  • Develop presentations around insights to be delivered to constituents at all levels: strategic, tactical, operational, and across function: marketing, operations, finance, sales, etc
  • Jointly solution, with key business areas, around the appropriate analytics tools to solve their business issues
  • Effectively communicate complex technical results to business partners
  • Support and drive analytic efforts around machine learning and innovation
  • Work with a great deal of autonomy to find solutions to complex problemsYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Information Management, Actuarial Science or a related technical field; MS or PhD strongly preferred
    • 7 years of hands-on experience in data analysis and predictive analytics with machine learning/statistical modeling techniques
    • 7 years of experience with data science languages such as Python, R, AI and SQL
    • Experience applying computational algorithms and statistical methods to structured and unstructured data
    • 7 years' experience working with large databases to create meaningful, usable data structures to extract information out of application transactional data
    • 7 years' experience leading technical and non-technical resources in the area of Information Management, Data Strategy, Business Intelligence development, data mining and predictive analytics with machine learning/statistical modeling techniques
    • 2+ years of experience evolving a data science initiative/pilot from inception through to scaled delivery including quality testing, versioning, and documentation
    • 2+ years of experience building in custom tools in cloud data platforms such as Google BigQuery, Amazon Redshift, Apache Spark, etc.
    • 2+ years of experience in software development or machine learning roles
    • 1+ year of experience with the landscape of data science methods, including data collection, data cleaning & validation, data storage & security, data processing
    • 1+ year of experience building event-based data systems and machine learning pipelines
    • Familiarity with wrangling large datasets with big data tools such as Hadoop, Hive and Spark
    • Basic knowledge of machine learning and data processing services from cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure
    • Basic knowledge in experimenting and ensuring that algorithms deliver the results expected
    • Expertise with key marketing activities and systems - including Segmentation, Campaign Analytics, Email Analytics, Web Analytics and Social Properties.
    • Experience working with business stakeholders and senior leaders in understanding data analytics and information needs, and executing on transformation of high-level, abstract data needs into meaningful data management solutions, information and analysis
    • Experience understanding and managing business data and information, and the ability to correlate business processes to data
    • Experience converting raw data into processed, actionable, insightful information
    • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's Degree
      • 5 years' experience in correlating business processes and front-end applications to back-end databases and systems
      • Experience in marketing analytics including strategic marketing models
      • A background in the healthcare industry, f inancial services and B2C Marketing would be ideal
      • Experience combining analytic methods with advanced data visualizations using (Tableau or Domo)Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to 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: Principal Data Scientist, telecommute

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