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Sr Ontology Semantics Engineer, Optum Labs - Minnetonka, MN - 913052

Minnetonka, MN 55345
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    913052

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)

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OptumLab's efforts are driven by math, data, and clinical science, but also focus on the human connections required to understand and treat the chronic diseases that afflict nearly half of the worlds population. To do so, our team tracks the latest in science, technology, and clinical care -including what we can learn from our own data. We then apply these things via research studies, clinical trials, and pilot programs that identify new ways to prevent, detect, and intercept disease for our members.

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The OptumLabs Ontology was created as a knowledge representation of health concepts understandable to computers and available for a variety of downstream research efforts. The potential of the ontology is not simply mapping; it is in relating concepts to one another based on their meaning, which requires skilled engineers in a variety of healthcare domains.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Develop semantically appropriate concepts related to labs within observation-related aspects of the OptumLabs Ontology
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  • Maintain ontology source vocabularies for new or edited codes.
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  • Write axioms using OWL syntax for all ontology concepts requiring such or directly map to proprietary OptumLabs health concepts.
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  • Inform ontology automation initiatives.
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  • Create reports of exported data from the ontologies.
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  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert
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  • Provides work direction and mentors junior team members
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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
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  • Clinical experience and/or clinical education, preferably related to lab data / coding
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  • Solid logical and conceptual reasoning experience
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  • Proficiency in data analysis
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  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
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  • Management experience
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  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due to space limitations
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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Solid attention to detail
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  • Experience in ontology development or content classification
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  • Knowledge of RDF/OWL ontology language
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  • Proficiency in semantic modeling and ontology engineering
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  • Informatics background
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  • NLP/AI/ML experience
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Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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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.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Sr Ontology Semantics Engineer, Optum Labs, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Posted: 2021-05-07 Expires: 2021-07-07

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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