UnitedHealth Group Principal Data Scientist - Eden Prairie, MN or Boston, MA in Boston, Massachusetts

Is it time to build on your skills and knowledge in a setting that makes the most of both? We can challenge you in ways that require you to bring it all, every day. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, has more technology, greater data resources and far broader expertise than any competitor anywhere. You will support our End User Technology Services (EUTS) teams identify and execute Machine Learning and Big Data initiatives. You’ll find yourself stretching, learning and expanding your impact.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with EUTS teams to identify, explore, and execute Machine Learning & Big Data initiatives

  • Educate Product Owners and leaders about Machine Learning and Big data to help them understand how to use this as a tool in their tool belt

  • Assist release trains implement data science solutions by serving as a translator between business, development, engineering, and data science teams

  • Analyze data using Machine Learning and Data Science expertise to help solve our biggest business problems

  • Help develop and execute our EUTS Big Data strategy

Know that this opportunity comes with big potential and big challenges. It takes an ability to communicate with several different roles to successfully identify and implement data science solutions. You’ll be using complex data to support business decisions and you’ll need to demonstrate collaborative, creative and conceptual thinking.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 7+ years of data analysis experience including Machine Learning and Big Data

  • 7+ years of IT experience in a large, enterprise environment (Fortune 200 company)

  • Proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • Advanced Machine Learning, Big Data, and analytics expertise

  • Technical (development / coding) experience

  • Experience supporting IT operations

  • Excellent communication skills

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

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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