Director, Data Strategy

Director, Data Strategy

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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)

Optum Enterprise Analytics seeks a Director, Data Strategy to lead the operational management and product evolution of business-critical enterprise data assets.  You will be the strategic product leader charged with understanding the business use cases, technological platform and underlying data, enrichments and analytics embedded in our data warehouses and will manage the budget, operations, delivery and evolution of data products based on those warehouses.  You will partner with our business teams, privacy & compliance, engineering teams, analytics and other end-users of our data products.  You will have accountability for efficient and timely delivery of data products, for driving data quality and data governance improvements, and for acting as a strategic partner to business owners.  You will be a data and analytics SME more so than a technologist, and you will mentor engineering teams in the principles of data quality and data stewardship.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with our engineering and delivery leaders to understand existing platforms, tools, and processes and chart a plan for systematic improvements to drive increased data quality and engineering efficiency
  • Develop roadmaps, prioritize backlogs, lead POC’s, etc. to improve data processes, create efficiencies and deliver value
  • In conjunction with business product leaders, develop a roadmap to evolve data products and warehouses to meet expanding and evolving content requirements and new use cases
  • Ensure timely delivery by engineering partners of weekly and monthly data products to multiple stakeholders.  Own the client relationships with upstream data providers and downstream data users and drive a high level of customer service and overall level of customer satisfaction
  • Manage budget, including expenses, tracking and forecasting as well as approving staffing for department and engineering partner teams
  • Be a data SME across our enterprise data product portfolio and drive adoption of best practice management techniques across that portfolio
  • Manage, mentor, and lead engineers, data delivery teams, and analysts, who are part of our extended team
  • You must love healthcare data and data quality and be able to mentor/teach and communicate the value and rationale of different data needs, enrichments, and data use cases
  • This role requires having an analytic mindset with the focus being data as the priority over technologies

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:

  • 7+ years experience managing data or analytic products with client delivery accountability  
  • 5+ years deep healthcare data knowledge and understanding
  • 1+ years experience working in highly matrixed organizations and/or consultative/advisory role; natural collaborator
  • Must have experience across multiple healthcare data types (e.g. administrative claims, hospital billing/discharge, EMR/clinical, inventory/supplies for healthcare, etc.)
  • Experience with full end to end management of operational data pipelines from source, thru process, to delivery and use in healthcare business or clinical data setting
  • Experience leading teams (direct or cross-matrixed) responsible for developing, managing or delivering data products/processes, data and analytics warehouses
  • Experience creating order, clear roadmaps, and a path forward despite ambiguity and complexities
  • Proven experience with delivering data as products with client or commercial accountability
  • Experience interfacing with software and/or platform development teams
  • Telecommute is available for this role; must be available for international meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Big Data and public cloud experience

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary,  UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

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.

Job Keywords: Product Director, Product Strategy, Healthcare Product, Consulting, telecommute, telecommuter, remote

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