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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM

 

Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com

 

Job Category:

Information Technology

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

55305

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Data Scientist - Advanced Talent Analytics - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 08/29/2018

Here, you'll help attract, lead, support and reward our most valuable asset: our high caliber people. Here, you're expected and empowered to be your best, to grow and to develop your skills. Be prepared to move quickly, to engage proactively, and to think strategically. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Serve as subject matter expert to Human Capital Analytics Partners on analytical design / statistical methods / machine learning approaches and suggest the best technology / tools to support the analyses
  • Provide data science thought leadership to UnitedHealth Group’s growing Human Capital Data Science team and UHG Talent Analytics Management on potential new applications of machine learning in the workforce analytics space
  • Collaborate with Talent Reporting Analysts to extract and transform the data needed to support studies to answer human capital research questions
  • Develop project outlines and design analytical approaches to answer research questions; lead the interpretation of statistical results and help draw appropriate conclusions from them. Collaborate with the Human Capital Analytics Partners to create presentation materials to communicate research insights
  • Provide technical guidance on the development of data architecture within UHG Human Capital to optimize efficiency and performance of data science applications
  • Build and maintain technical expertise
  • Develop relationships with the larger machine learning community at UnitedHealth Group so as to share methods, approaches and techniques
    Understand the internal business initiatives influencing data definitions and database architecture
  • Explore external forums to stay current on tools, techniques and applications of statistical methods. Be willing to learn and keep pace with new trends in the machine learning world
  • Work effectively on multidisciplinary teams

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience performing machine learning and statistical modeling
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language such as R, Python and/or similar stack
  • Familiarity with common statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, Scikit Learn, R, Python packages and/or other similar libraries
  • Experience with popular supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques. These include (but are not limited to) the following: linear methods, tree based models (decision trees, random forest, etc.), SVM, dimensionality reduction algorithms (such as PCA) and clustering
  • Intermediate level of experience with big data infrastructure (Hadoop, Spark etc)
  • 2+ years of experience working on large-scale research projects with ability to determine best statistical methodologies to use for such projects
  • Project management support experience and capabilities
  • Experience working independently and collaborating effectively with others
  • Customer service experience, acting as a data science subject matter expert and resource to others
  • Undergraduate degree in applicable area of expertise or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MA/MS in Computer Science, Statistics or a related quantitative field
  • Experience in workforce analytics and forecasting
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, RShiny, Javascript or other similar tools / languages
  • Knowledge of basic text mining methodologies

 

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity 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.   

    
  

Job Keywords:  Talent Analytics, HR Analytics, Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Scientist, Human Capita, Statistics, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

 

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