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Sr Data Scientist - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Health Equity analytics leader and other team members to execute on prioritized health equity analytic roadmap
  • Apply knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modeling, simulation, and advanced mathematics to integrated datasets of socio-demographic, consumer, geographic, operational, and clinical pharmacy care data features to recognize patterns of health inequity and identify opportunities to impact
  • Design, build, scale and automate analytic processes and machine learning models to monitor for health inequities across pharmacy care services and evaluate the effectiveness of changes to operational and pharmacy care delivery on reducing inequity
  • Assist in the evaluation of machine learning models to ensure no unintended bias in their predictions
  • Work with Optum Rx product teams to design and evaluate new health equity solutions in the market
  • Produce, interpret, and visualize data analysis results
  • Influence strategy to collect and analyze data related to health equity across Optum
  • Consult with internal and external clients to communicate and present analytic insights and opportunities

    Youll 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:
    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
    • 3+ years of experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SQL, SAS, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets, work experience outside of graduate coursework
    • 3+ years of experience using a variety of data analysis methods/data mining, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing predictive models, using / creating algorithms and creating / running simulations
    • 3+ years of knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications
    • 3+ years of experience with a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages / drawbacks
    • 3+ years extensive understanding of data science and ability to deliver models, communicate results and juggle multiple priorities
    • 3+ years of experience working independently and creatively solving problems where statistical modeling techniques can be applied
    • 3+ years of experience with proven ability to drive business results with their data-based insight
    • Advanced proficiency with data visualization tools such as Tableau or PowerBI

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Masters degree in Math, Statistics, or Data Science
      • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment and ability to pivot priorities as needs shift

        Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

        California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $85,000 to $167,300. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, youll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

        All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy

        At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

        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.

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