Director, Data Science

Full time

Employment Information


Apply knowledge of health care and database management to analyze clinical data, and to identify and report trends. Duties to include: Build, lead and develop a team of data scientists and machine learning engineers; apply knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modeling, simulation and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, hypothesize business questions and make valuable discoveries leading to search, recommendations, health conditions and conversational AI capabilities; collaborate with senior leadership to ensure activities are appropriately integrated into the strategic direction, as well as the mission and values of the company. Telecommuting available from anywhere in the U.S.


Employer will accept a Master’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field and three (3) years of experience in the job offered or a related computer occupation. Position requires three (3) years of experience in the following: Building Machine Learning and deep learning algorithms for large scale data applications; deploying machine learning solutions at scale; building and designing software services for analytics and machine learning applications; and statistical analysis and data mining.

Rate of pay:

$171,966 – $236,250 / per year

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) UnitedHealth Group offers a full range of comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental and vision, as well as matching 401k and an employee stock purchase plan.

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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