Website Optum, UnitedHealth Group

Great outcomes are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride – pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life’s best work.(sm)

Optum is the industry leader delivering health services dedicated to one goal: making the health system work better for everyone. For those who need care, provide care and pay for care, we deliver integrated, intelligent solutions designed to modernize the health system and improve the health of individuals and populations. We are investing significantly in new capabilities to design, develop and deliver better solutions for these constituents.  We are seeking people with proven experience conceptualizing, defining and delivering solutions that enable data science teams to build and scale Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence models that will power these solutions.

This position will be part of a team developing the machine learning capability management for a subset of our automation focus areas across OptumInsight to deliver improved efficiency and effectiveness.  A great candidate will partner with business (P&L) leaders to define/design industry leading solutions, and ensure alignment with business and product plans (e.g., capital/funding commitments, capabilities, functional impacts, cross functional roles).

This is a great opportunity for someone who has been a Software Product Manager, Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer for analytics products, built using modern software best practices and deployed and operated in a production environment.


Primary Responsibilities: 

– 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

– Improve and extend the analytic methods in our products

– Conduct hands-on data analysis and predictive analytics on large datasets

– 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 problems

-Coach and mentor junior data scientists
Required Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics or related technical field

– 4+ years of hands-on experience in in developing with machine learning, deep learning and/or NLP with Machine Learning (4+ years can be a combination of business/corporate experience and academic, but your academic projects need to be clearly defined)-Strong proficiency in advanced data science tools such as Python, Spark, SQL

– Experience with wrangling large datasets with big data tools such as Hadoop, Hive and Spark-Experience applying computational algorithms and statistical methods to structured and unstructured data

– Experience combining analytic methods with advanced data visualizations using, for example, Tableau, Shiny or D3

-Experience breaking down and clearly defining problems

-Experience communicating highly technical results to a diverse audience

-Experience deploying machine learning models into production

– Comfort working as part of a team, as opposed to solo projects

-Telecommute is available for the right candidate, but preference given to candidates in Eden Prairie or Boston that can work in the office
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)

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