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Senior Data Scientist

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UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN

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Senior Data Scientist




If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care.

Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) Optum is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join the team and guide work on numerous machine learning and data science initiatives within Optum.

This individual will support and advise teams utilizing big data across multiple health care environments to deliver value to different Optum businesses. The work is complex in nature and crosses a wide range of business problems that utilize clinical, claims, pharmacy and other data sources. Primary Responsibilities: Provide cutting edge data science thought leadership to a growing team that is developing new insights for Optum Advance predictive modeling practices through pattern recognition, data manipulation, and analysis Demonstrate excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms such as XGBoost, Random Forest, and SVM Work with resource leader to develop project reviews process, establish guidelines for code reviews, and ensure the correct models are used, and correct conclusions drawn from work Use excellent communication skills to effectively explain complex concepts to business counterparts Provide oversight for multiple projects at the same time, helping the team meet deadlines as agreed with our development and project partners Work effectively on multidisciplinary teams Create innovative solutions that solve the ever-changing needs of the health care system Document findings, including assumptions and validation work in a clear structured manner Use strong business, problem solving skills and programming knowledge to quickly cycle hypotheses through discovery Utilize data from multiple data sources to support solution features, train and drive test models Required Qualifications: Degree in quantitative field, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics or similar 5 years of Predictive Analytics experience 5 years of data analytics experience 3 years of Machine Learning/Data Science programming experience with Python (preferred), or R, SAS, Scala, Java or similar stack Good probability and statistics skills as they relate to machine learning Good scripting and programming skills Preferred Qualifications: Experience with big data technologies like Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Jupyter, H2o and others Experience with Amazon Web Services or equivalent product in the machine learning space Experience incorporating Machine Learning & Al concepts into solution development in a professional capacity Experience with data visualization tools Experience managing, mentoring or leading others Technology Careers with Optum.

Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people’s lives.

This is where it's happening.

This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved.

We’re freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed.

We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions.

This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality.

This is the place 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, machine learning, predictive analytics, R, Python, data analytics, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota 63ae8d6b-97dc-47e5-a8bc-7d1b069989fb

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About UnitedHealth Group 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. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term

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