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Senior Business Analyst - Optum - Salt Lake City, UT

UHG - West Valley City, Utah

Posted: 09/30/2018

Here’s the thing about challenges. They provide limitless opportunities for greatness. And what we have in mind for you is definitely big. At UnitedHealth Group, we’re changing the future of health care and we have the expertise, advanced technology and global resources to make it happen. As a Senior Business Analyst, you’ll work with the brightest minds in the business and find yourself digging deep to find the solutions to help people live healthier lives. You’ll be responsible for analyzing, reviewing and forecasting data for operational and business planning to impact the health care system. What could be more satisfying than that? Join us!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct current state analysis to gather current business, functional and non-functional requirements and constraints from all applicable stakeholders
  • Identify the business impact of system-application changes, using appropriate tools as needed and identify capability gaps between current state and desired state

  • Ensure that project requirements are clearly and comprehensively documented, understood and support traceability

  • Participate in reviews of conceptual designs and provide appropriate guidance to ensure all documented requirements are met

  • Support ongoing monitoring and adjustment of project scope/timelines/dependencies

  • Develop and contribute to training programs to support implementation of the solution

  • Identify and/or establish appropriate testing metrics/targets to validate business requirements

  • Conduct and support testing activities
  • Plan and execute user testing scenarios/scripts and prepare test data

  • Communicate testing results to appropriate stakeholders  

  • Provide ongoing support to ensure proper implementation and adoption of the solution

Required Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience in business/finance analysis

  • 3+ years of experience with healthcare claims systems and claims processing

  • Working knowledge of relational databases, database structures

  • Moderate proficiency with Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Health Administration or related field

  • Access experience
  • Sequel, SASS, Crystal reports experience

  • Sharepoint experience

At Optum, we're a combination of data scientists, new technologies and consultants working to improve the health care system for millions. As a part of UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we have the resources to help our customers adapt as the landscape continues to evolve. This is the perfect opportunity to join us and do your life's best work.SM

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


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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