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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Sr. Data Analyst - Twin Cities, MN or Telecommute

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 11/12/2018

UnitedHealthcare is looking for a Senior Data Analyst to become a key member of a small but growing cross functional team that includes actuaries, programmers, economists, and data scientists. This role will work to expand on a successful pilot program that uses algorithms to aid in the optimization of healthcare spending. You will have the opportunity to join a small and dynamic team that has been adding substantial value to both the organization and to the broader healthcare system.


In this role as Senior Data Analyst, you will be responsible for the management and manipulation of mostly structured data, with a focus on building business intelligence tools, conducting analysis, performing normalization operations, assuring data quality and the analytical integrity of the Business Performance Management team.  Responsibilities in this function could include creating specifications to bring data into a common structure, creating product specifications and models, developing data solutions to support analyses, performing analysis, interpreting results, developing actionable insights and presenting recommendations for use across the company.  Team members will typically use business intelligence, data visualization, query, analytic and statistical software to build solutions, perform analysis and interpret data.  Positions in this function work on predominately descriptive and regression-based analytics and leverage subject matter expert views in the design of their analytics and solutions.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help with organization, running and management of day-to-day logistics associated with data mining/predictive modeling project

  • Assist in the development of algorithms/predictive models that help solve relevant business problems

  • Solves complex problems and/or conducts complex analyses.

  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks.

  • Translates concepts into practice.

  • Provides explanations and information to others on difficult issues.

  • Acts as a resource for others with less technical knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Use pertinent data and facts to identify and solve a range of problems within area of expertise

  • Work with multiple business units to create solutions as a cross-functional team

  • Prioritize and organize own work to meet deadlines

  • Assist on monthly findings and status calls with internal stakeholders

  • Provide explanations and information to others on topics within area of expertise

  • Present analyses, findings, and recommendations to a broader audience including senior leaders


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or actuarial science

  • 2+ years of experience as a Data Analyst

  • Advanced level proficiency in SQL and SAS

  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with business intelligence tools such as Tableau 

  • Experience with healthcare data

  • Expertise in VBA

  • Experience in working with Unix-based systems

  • Demonstrated time management and project management skills

  • Ability to navigate and drive results in a matrix environment

  • Ability to document and communicate complex technical concepts

  • Competency to convert research requirements to analytical specifications

  • Ability to recognize technical and analytical problems and solution with minimal supervision

  • Effective in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

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*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: Predictive models, SAS, SQL, Excel, VBA, Tableau, regression-based analytics, Unix, data analysis, Twin Cities, MN, Minnesota, telecommute, telecommuter, remote, work from home



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