Sr. Data Scientist

Company Name: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Date Posted: 16th Aug, 2016

Support Principal Data Scientists to partner with Payment Integrity Operation management to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome
Create and provide sound statistical analyses and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact on critical business processes and/or decisions
Collaborates with the data steward to gather information to be used for analytics and predictive model building purpose and to ensure the data meets the qualification and assurance requirements of the analyses
Design sampling methodology, prepare data, including data cleaning, univariate analysis, missing value imputation, etc., identify appropriate analytic and statistical methodology, develop predictive models and document process and results
Communicate analytics results and predictive models to business partners and clients
Provide on-going tracking and monitoring of performance of statistical models and recommend ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information
Recommends ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information
Telecommute (work from home) is available for candidates who live outside of a 50 mile radius of one of our four hub offices: Eden Prairie, MN, Franklin, TN, Wauwatosa, WI or Frederick, MD.


Masters or Ph.D. degree in (bio) statistics, applied statistics, applied mathematics, economics, or similar quantitative fields of study
5+ years of experience of hands-on modeling skills and strong analytic programming skills using SAS tools, including SAS/BASE, SAS/STAT, and SAS Enterprise Guide
5+ years of experience manipulating large datasets and using databases
Working knowledge and understanding of medical coding, including ICD, CPT, DRG, etc.
Self - motivated, capable to grasp analytical concepts and clearly understand how analytical solutions can help customers reduce their healthcare claim costs
Demonstrable ability to quickly understand new concepts-all the way down to the theorems- and to come out with original solutions to mathematical issues.

SAS Enterprise Miner
Experience with health care claims data and Coordination of Benefits process
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)