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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:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Principal Data Scientist - Telecommute Central or Eastern Time Zones

UHG - Columbia, South Carolina

Posted: 10/30/2018

Due to growth, we are looking to build out our Advanced Research and Analytics team and need a Principal Data Scientist to join our team. You should be an exceptional disciplined and self-motivated Data Scientist with predictive modeling and advanced analytics experience and a passion for working with healthcare data (relevant experience with data from other industries of interest as well; financial, retail, telco, etc.), experience using various computational approaches, and a portfolio of projects you can show and talk about.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Improve and extend the analytic methods in our products.
  • Work alongside other data scientists, engineers, and project managers to design and implement models and experiments from end to end, including data ingestion and preparation, feature engineering, analysis and modeling, model deployment, performance tracking and documentation.
  • Conduct hands-on data analysis and predictive analytics on large datasets.
  • Effectively communicate complex technical results to business partners.
  • Support and drive analytic efforts around machine learning and innovation.
  • Work with a great deal of autonomy to find solutions to complex problems.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics or related technical field.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in data mining and predictive analytics with machine learning/statistical modeling techniques
  • 5+ years of experience with advanced data science tools such as R or Python
  • Confidence with wrangling large datasets with big data tools such as Hadoop, Hive and Spark
  • Experience applying computational algorithms and statistical methods to structured and unstructured data
  • Experience combining analytic methods with advanced data visualizations using, for example, Tableau, Shiny or D3
  • Expert ability to breakdown and clearly define problems
  • Strong ability to communicate highly technical results to a diverse audience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong skills in SQL
  • Experience with machine learning in H2O

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm)

 

*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.

 

 

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