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Senior Manager Data Science - Eden Prairie, MN or US Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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

Primary responsibilities:

  • Inform and advise the Strategy Planning function with empirical analyses that drive our operations strategy with respect to key projects. Identify new programs (supported by evidence) that need to be undertaken and transformative initiatives that help reduce our cost structure for the long-term
  • Develops analytically sound functional, market level, and/or site strategy, plans, production and/or organizational priorities. Be the single point of contact for the stakeholders, to collect, develop & prioritize requirements, to answer questions and to address concerns
  • Synthesize complex/diverse information from a host of data sources - use intuition and experience to complement the data with a strong understanding of process. Maintain flexibility, divert analyses as needed and react appropriately
  • Builds, manages and owns entire Analytics Pipeline that includes Data Sourcing, Cleansing, Engineering, Modeling and Interpretation - Proposes innovative ways to analyze and solve problems by using data mining approaches on available information
  • Analyze, review, forecast, trend, and model big and complex data to identify and resolve technical, operational and organizational problems outside own team. Builds analytical models (supervised, unsupervised) that extract the necessary signal from the data which test a variety of hypotheses and draw meaningful interpretations against the business context.
  • Communicate complex analyses to Leaders across the organization effectively without getting bogged down in the details of the analysis. Clearly draw conclusion from analysis, create and communicate these analyses in effective Executive presentations
  • Assess viability of programs/business cases using appropriate analytical techniques and pressure-test the value stories across our business partners using rigorous statistical methodologies
  • Provide strategic guidance and prioritization to help identify goals and targets for our business functions. Establish those goals with appropriate evidence, rigor and measurability in mind
  • For several key projects, guide the requirements and their prioritization. Act as an advisor to investigate, identify hot-spots, technical assessments and analytically assess the impacts to our key operating metrics
  • Support Business Planning through the entire cycle by developing a deep awareness of the business priorities and apply the specialized knowledge to implement recommendations in collaboration with the business partners
  • Provide leadership to and be accountable for the performance of managers and/or senior level professional staff either as direct reports or in matrixed settings
  • Continue to adapt to changes based on emergence of new technologies, new competitors, artificial intelligence and alternative sources of data

You'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 or equivalent in Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics related field or equivalent experience in Technology or Analytics
  • 8+ years of data analysis experience - ability to work with huge volumes of data, disparate relational databases and schemas and design applications that efficiently scale to process hundreds of millions of observations
  • 5+ years of experience as a programmer either in application languages like Java, C++, VB or Data Processing/ Statistical Computing platforms like Spark, SAS, R, Python
  • Demonstrated presentation and communication skills with ability to develop high level executive as well deep-dive technical presentations
  • 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 a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leveraging the Hadoop ecosystem (e.g. Hive, Pig, Spark) as a Data Lake for offloading traditional ETL workloads
  • Ability to leverage SAS/Hadoop to solve advanced analytics use-cases
  • Project management or Process Optimization experience
  • Experience in the PBM/healthcare services or adjacent space
  • Interpersonal and relationship skills necessary to work with an integrated team of customers, product managers, project managers, developers, analysts, and quality engineers
  • Excellent Communication (oral & written) skills along with relationship-building and customer facing skills are needed with an ability to facilitate meetings with Business and IT stakeholders

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 10 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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

  • 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: Data Analysis, data analytics, programmer, Java, C++, VB, Data processing, statistical computing, Spark, SAS, R, Python, ETL, Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Data Lake, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Eden Prairie , Senior Manager Data Science - Eden Prairie, MN or US Telecommute, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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