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Job Category:

Information Technology



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Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Big Data Analytic Developer - Eden Prairie, MN, Rocky Hill, CT

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 11/19/2018

Our team provides Analytic Application development and support, Business Intelligence Solutions, Custom Reporting, and Consulting for Optum Payment Integrity and clients across Optum and UnitedHealthCare.  We provide data analytic development services that identify overpayments or recoveries for Data Mining, Coordination of Benefits (COB), Fraud Waste Abuse and Error (FWAE), Subrogation, and Customer Reporting Consulting teams.  We also provide Business Intelligence Solutions and Visualizations that allow our business partners to execute requests themselves through a robust Self-Service and Data Visualization Application.
Our Senior Big Data Analytic Developer position will develop new applications and analytics, enhance existing analytics, and on-going support and maintenance.  The team uses SAS as our primary tool executing on a Unix-based SAS Grid environment but are moving more towards executing on a Big Data environment using Big Data tools like Python, Scala, Spark, and Kafka as examples.  This role is to lead and contribute on new initiatives utilizing BDP and Tools, contribute in solutions migrating current SAS based analytics to the BDP, and mentor to the team.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide realistic effort estimates and project timelines for development and support projects
  • Interpret business requirements and functional specifications and create technical design and technical specifications documents
  • Develop applications and analytics following existing standard structures and macros
  • Develop for a production environment
  • Conduct data extraction and research studies that may include analyzing, reviewing, trending, and presenting information, based on provided specifications, to support adhoc data request
  • Work with business engagement leaders and technical analysts to develop new and modify existing process documentation and templates
  • Conduct analyses of data elements within existing source data mart schemas
  • Analyze healthcare claims from different data sources and identify data integrity issues
  • Perform unit, system and regression testing for quality assurance
  • Performance tuning and issue resolution
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing, ideas and information relating to BD technologies and be a key technical expert within the team
  • Lead / Mentor new and existing team members
  • Continually identify deficiencies in production processes, propose enhancements, and implement those enhancements to increase productivity or reduce manual effort

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of experience with Python, Spark, and PySpark
  • 3+ years of experience with Hadoop and HDFS
  • 3+ years of experience with Linux
  • 3+ years of experience with SQL and Hive
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Dremio Experience
  • Kafka and Scala Experience
  • SAS Experience
  • Tableau experience
  • Healthcare Data Experience
  • Data Analysis experience
  • Functional Testing experience



Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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 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: Big Data analytic developer, big data, Python, Spark, Hadoop, Linux, SQL, Hive, Dremio, SAS, Kafka, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Rocky Hill, CT, Connecticut, telecommute, telecommuter, work from home

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