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Manager, Data Science - Santa Ana, CA or Eden Prairie, MN

Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


Positions in this function produce innovative solutions driven by exploratory data analysis from unstructured, diverse datasets typically measured in gigabytes or larger. Applies knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, data modeling, simulation, and advanced mathematics to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, pose business questions, and make valuable discoveries leading to prototype development and product improvement. Uses a flexible, analytical approach to design, develop, and evaluate predictive and prescriptive models and advanced algorithms that lead to optimal value extraction from the data. Works with analytics and statistical software such as SQL, R, Python, Hadoop and others to perform analysis and interpret data. This function is not intended for employees performing the following work: less complex analysis on small data sets; rules-based algorithmic or descriptive analytics; development of big data infrastructure.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be an individual contributor in the Data Science team and work with team members across the globe to solve real-world problems in the Healthcare domain using cutting-edge capabilities and emerging technologies
  • Deliver advanced Data Science capabilities to businesses in a meaningful manner through successful proof-of-concept solutions, and later on smoothly transition the proof-of-concept into production. (e.g. build and demonstrate a prototype Reinforcement Learning application in the Healthcare space)
  • Leverage Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, big data analytics infrastructure comprising Hadoop, R, Python, HIVE, SPARK to tackle previously unsolved problems across Risk and Quality, Fraud Waste and Abuse, Provider Operations, Provider Experience, Customer Engagement and Experience, Clinical Services etc.
  • Conduct evaluations and assessments of new tools and technologies to ensure that the team stays at the frontier of Analytics. (e.g. evaluate application of Graph Technology for detecting insurance fraud)
  • Write White Papers to evangelize ideas and drive adoption with the broader enterprise
  • Publish Research Papers in international journals and file patents for intellectual property
  • Present in leading conferences to showcase expertise and solutions
    Coordinates, supervises and is accountable for the daily activities of business support, technical or production team or unit
    Impact of work is most often at the team level

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.

Posted: 2020-05-19 Expires: 2020-06-18

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.

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Manager, Data Science - Santa Ana, CA or Eden Prairie, MN

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