Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

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. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Seeking highly skilled and versatile individual to join our team as a Data Scientist/Software Engineer. In this role you will be responsible for developing and implementing innovative software solutions while leveraging data science techniques to derive actionable insights from complex datasets. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to address business challenges and drive value though both technology and analytics.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop maintain scalable and efficient software applications to meet business requirements
  • Utilize programming languages including but not limited to Javascript, C#, Python, SQL to write clean and efficient code
  • Apply analytics to large data sets using statistical empirical frameworks
  • Solve business problems and optimize processes with well thought out solutions
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define project requirements, objectives, and success criteria
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis and data visualization and interpretation to uncover patterns, trends and actionable insights
  • Design and implement data pipelines for data collection, processing and analysis
  • API development
  • Communicate findings, results and recommendations to technical and non-technical stakeholders though reports, meetings, emails dashboards and presentations

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:

  • Proven experience as a software engineer and data scientist with 3+ years of experience
  • 1+ years of familiarity with Cloud Platforms
  • Experience with Data Manipulation using Python Libraries or SQL
  • Programming proficiency *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $70,200 to $137,800 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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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