Principal Data Scientist

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Position Description

Do you want to do something meaningful with big data? At Optum, we’re dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. We deliver simple, effective and comprehensive solutions to organizations and consumers across the whole health system.

This position will play a vital role in improving experiences and lowering costs for our patients, providers, and clients by distilling actionable insights from disparate data sources through rigorous data analysis.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Translate business objectives and priorities into analysis strategies
  • Apply knowledge of statistics, machine learning, programming, and data modeling to recognize patterns, identify opportunities, test business hypotheses, and make valuable discoveries leading to Customer Experience (CX) improvements, operational savings or growth opportunities
  • Develop presentations around insights that can be understood by a variety of audiences - strategic, tactical, operational; and across functions - marketing, operations, finance, digital services, etc.
  • Partner with key business areas to translate insights into solutions that can be validated and implemented

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.

This job has closed but is shown for context on data science roles and the team at United Health Group.

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