Data Scientist - Santa Ana, CA

Unitedhealth Group Inc. Santa Ana , CA 92701

Posted 1 week ago

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)

We are looking for an experienced data scientist who is passionate about leveraging data to help create and improve real-world solutions to improve member care. The Principle Data Scientist will collaborate with other business areas to achieve. This role will conduct analytics on a variety of data sources to identify optimization opportunities and recommend strategies to improve new and existing analytical models

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex data analytics to identify insights that can be incorporated into strategic recommendations for improving analytical models

  • Work in a cross-disciplinary environment to embed analytics into strategies that address business problems through data-driven solutions

  • Clearly communicate findings and recommendations to a range of stakeholders

  • Work as an individual contributor while also mentoring and leading less experienced data scientist

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Health Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or related field

  • Experience in a big data environment integrating data and extracting insights from information across multiple platforms (SAS, Hadoop, SQL servers)

  • 5 years of business experience using SAS, Python, or similar software, for data management and analytics

  • Experience with predictive modeling and segmentation

  • Strong knowledge of health care industry or experience with human clinical research studies in a business environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in a quantitative field

  • Supervisory experience

  • Experience applying machine learning algorithms and neural networks

  • Experience with artificial intelligence solutions

  • Tableau reporting system experience

  • Six Sigma black belt

  • Experience with RQNS functional area

  • Familiarity with Medicare concepts; understanding of plan types such as MAPD, DSNP, Group Retiree

  • Experience using R for data management and analytics

  • Professional experience with modeling supporting marketing or behavioral science projects

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities

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)

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, Santa Ana, CA, California


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