Senior Data Analyst

Senior Data Analyst

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No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) 

Optum Enterprise Analytics seeks a Senior Data Analyst (not application tester) to lead the development and operation of a scalable data quality program for business-critical enterprise data assets.  Reporting to the Director, Data Strategy, you will own end-to-end data quality for the delivery and evolution of data products produced from our data warehouses.  We are seeking a candidate with strong data management background who understands data, data ingestion, proper use/consumption, data quality, and stewardship.

In this role you will perform data quality processes, measurements and analyses to assess patterns, identify root cause, define data quality rules, champion automated measurement and partner with stakeholders to identify data improvement opportunities which enable data products to be delivered in an efficient, timely and high-quality fashion. 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 the efficient and timely delivery of data products, and for driving data quality and data governance improvements through processes, tools and automation.  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 the Director, Data Strategy and our engineering and delivery leaders to understand existing platforms, tools, and processes and execute a plan for systematic improvements to drive increased data quality and engineering efficiency 
  • Under the direction of the Director, Data strategy, develop roadmaps, prioritize backlogs, lead proof of concept, etc. to improve data processes, create efficiencies and deliver value
  • Work hands-on with engineering partners to review framework and weekly and monthly data products and ensure they are delivered in a high-quality and timely manner  
    • Analyze data quality results
    • Measure and audit large volumes of data for quality issues and improvements
    • Perform root cause analysis of data anomalies
    • Triage data quality issues and creating remediation plans
  • Be involved with upstream data providers and downstream data users to understand quality requirements, identify and cure data quality gaps and drive a high level of customer service and overall level of customer satisfaction
  • Be a data SME across our enterprise data product portfolio and drive adoption of best practice data quality, data governance and data management techniques across that portfolio
  • Evaluate and quantify business impact of data quality issues, making recommendations for data improvements including required process and system changes, communicate value realized through data improvement efforts
  • Mentor and influence 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

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:

  • 5 + years experience managing the data quality (not application testing) of data assets, warehouses or data/analytic products with client delivery accountability.   Must have clear understanding of and experience with downstream application of data and analytics in a healthcare business or clinical setting 
  • 3+ years deep healthcare data knowledge and understanding 
  • 2+ years hands-on experience conducting data quality analysis and root cause investigations for reoccurring data product deliveries 
  • 1+ year experience writing SQL or similar to conduct data quality analysis
  • 1+ year experience with analytical and reporting tools (SQL, SAS/Python/R, Tableau, etc.) 
  • 1+ years experience working in highly matrixed organizations and/or consultative/advisory role; natural collaborator 
  • Experience developing and operating data quality tools, processes and practices, and acting in a consultative capacity to drive effective use/adoption of those capabilities
  • Must have experience across multiple assets (e.g. administrative claims, hospital billing/discharge, EMR, inventory/supplies for healthcare, etc.)
  • Experience creating order thru implementing the defined roadmaps, and creating a path forward despite ambiguity and complexities
  • Experience interfacing with software and/or platform development teams
  • Telecommute is available for this role, but must be available for international meetings
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

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 $79,700 to $142,600. 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: data analyst, data quality, data strategy, healthcare, healthcare data, telecommute, remote, telecommuter, work from home

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