United Health Group

Minnetonka, MN
10,000+ employees
UnitedHealth Group helps people live healthier lives and helps make the health system work better for everyone.

Actuarial Data Scientist

Actuarial Data Scientist

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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. 

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and document advanced data analytic models in support of healthcare industry actuarial product and consulting initiatives
  • Lead the discovery and development of new methods and models using a broad range of data modeling and analysis techniques
  • Build machine learning models for predictive analytics while assuring fairness and equity
  • Provide recommendations and guidance to project leads based on insights gleaned from data
  • Build modeling pipelines to automate the running of analytic models
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with our broader product teams, while supporting ad-hoc analytics where needed
  • Active role in training, coaching and mentoring staff within methodology and in other functions

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of data analytics experience, or 3 years of such experience plus an advanced (Masters, PhD) degree in a relevant field
  • Experience deploying code in a production environment using Github
  • Advanced proficiency in Python, Scala, or SQL
  • Proven solid written and verbal communication skills and experience interacting with senior management
  • Proven solid leadership skills and demonstrated ability to lead product initiatives in order to achieve team goals and outcomes 
  • Proven well versed working in Agile methodology / Kanban (End to End managing the user stories within the sprint)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters or PhD degree in Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field
  • ASA or FSA actuarial designation, or progress towards completion of ASA designation
  • Experience with the Snowflake platform and enterprise-level applications
  • Experience deploying data science models in a production setting
  • Experience working on large scale, multiple team projects
  • Automate test cases for development experience
  • Unix Scripting experience
  • Experience and/or exposure in dealing with health care claims experience (i.e. understanding of costs, expected claims, diagnosis codes, procedure codes)
  • Experience working with Data Science/Machine Learning libraries such as h2o, TensorFlow, caret, Keras, scikit-learn, etc.
  • Experience building robust data pipelines using a variety of data sources, programming languages, and toolsets
  • Hands-on experience in one or more big data ecosystem products/languages such as Spark
  • Experience in applying optimization procedures (gradient, genetic, ant colony) to a large data set
  • Acquired knowledge of healthcare pricing of groups sized 51+ 
  • Advanced proficiency in PySpark using Azure Cloud
  • Advanced proficiency in model presentations using Tableau / Power BI
  • Proven track record of delivering robust and scalable analytical applications in a cloud environment 

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $85,000 to $167,300. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. 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.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

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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