Principal Data Analyst

Principal Data Analyst

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. 

Our team specializes in developing and supporting cutting-edge analytics solutions for the Optum Payment Integrity Platform. We leverage the latest technologies in cloud computing to deliver business intelligence solutions to our commercial clients, helping them achieve significant cost savings and improved fraud/abuse detection. In this role, you will play a key part in driving innovation by creating novel analytic solutions, enhancing existing capabilities, managing data pipelines and migrating legacy systems to cloud. If you have a passion for data and data analysis and experience in delivering data-driven insights using advanced toolsets, we encourage you to explore this exciting opportunity further. As a remote-friendly team, we offer flexible work arrangements and the chance to work with a talented team solving for challenging problems.

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

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Design, code, test, document, and maintain high-quality and scalable Big Data, Cloud solutions
  • Design and architect data solutions to suit client product needs. Develop and implement analytic solutions
  • Research, evaluate, and deploy new tools, frameworks, and patterns to build sustainable data pipelines
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement on existing solutions
  • Implement large Data warehouse solutions in Cloud
  • Analyze and define customer requirements and build products specific to client needs
  • Work on architecting solutions for analytic platforms while partnering with cross functional teams
  • Make accurate development effort estimates to assist management in project and resource planning
  • Create prototypes, proof-of-concepts. Conduct code reviews and design sessions with developers
  • Write technical documentation and participate in production support
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers
  • Keep skills up to date through ongoing self-directed training 

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: 

  • 12+ years of IT-related work experience
  • 8+ years of experience in hands-on software development
  • 3+ years of experience in Azure cloud platform
  • 3+ years of experience in development using Python, Spark
  • 3+ years of experience in using tools like Databricks, Snowflake, python, pyspark, AKS
  • 2+ years of experience in MySQL and NoSQL databases
  • 2+ years of experience in tools such as Airflow, CI/CD using Jenkins
  • Experience with containerization and performance tuning in Data Pipelines

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Python, PySpark, Snowflake & Databricks experience  
  • Solution Architecting experience
  • Proven excellent analysis, process, problem solving and critical thinking skills 
  • Ability to change and adapt quickly, mentoring and leading other engineers from a technical capacity
  • Excellent team player

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

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $104,700 to $190,400 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.  
Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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 employers 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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