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UnitedHealth Group Principal Data Analyst - Remote / Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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 Labs is the research and development arm of UnitedHealth Group. We're a diverse team of curious thinkers and experts in big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and scientific and clinical research searching for new ways to help people live healthier lives. We partner with world leaders in health care delivery, research, and technology to create disruptive solutions that serve patients, caregivers, providers, and commercial and government payers.

More equitable, effective, and affordable health care - that's our goal. We aren't just trying to improve the care an individual receives. We're building a future where the health care system works better for everyone.

The Principal Data Analyst / Engineer will use their knowledge of SAS and Python or SQL to lead the transition of on-prem analytics to a cloud-based environment. Using multiple datasets from multiple sources, the Principal Data Analyst/Engineer will create enriched data assets to generate analytic outputs and graphics to identify opportunities to enhance care and improve patient outcomes. Working closely with the growth office and product leaders, this individual will create output to drive over $2B in annual sales for our Optum businesses. In addition to being a strong individual contributor, the Principal Data Analyst / Engineer will have opportunities to define and execute independent projects. As a leader on the team, the Principal Data Analyst / Engineer will also mentor junior staff in the department.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Re-write existing SAS-based code that runs against claims data into Python and/or SQL for cloud-based computing leveraging Snowflake

  • Apply data and query management principles to maximize efficiency of processing

  • Collaborate with SAS Analysts on the team to streamline processes

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to develop outputs that support data visualization needs in PowerBI

  • Collaborate with Tableau developer and business stakeholders to develop outputs that support data visualization needs in Tableau

  • Gain a solid understanding of and leverage the data enrichments provided by an existing analytics platform

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:

  • Bachelors in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field

  • 5+ years of experience developing code to analyze healthcare claims using SAS

  • 3+ years of experience developing code to analyze healthcare claims using SQL and/or Python

  • 1+ years working in a cloud-based environment, preferably Azure

  • Problem-solving skills to resolve data, calculation, join or performance issues that appear during development, testing and production

  • Experience applying a broad range of statistical, mathematical, or computational approaches using data to solve problems

  • Experience managing SAS code transitions to cloud environments

  • Good written and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field

  • SAS Base and/or SAS Advanced Certification

  • 3+ years managing cloud-based development processes (Python and/or SQL)

  • Experience working with Snowflake and/or Databricks in Azure

  • Experience with PowerBI and/or Tableau

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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)

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

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only : The salary range for Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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.

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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