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Information Technology



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Position Type:

Full Time

Sr. Data Quality Analyst - Life Sciences - Boston, MA

UHG - Boston, Massachusetts

Posted: 12/10/2018

At Optum, we create hundreds of custom applications and manage thousands of hardware components. Together, we deliver smarter, faster and simpler solutions for a modern, innovative health system. If you strive to help people live healthier lives by building your career with a leader in health care, this is the career for you! Come share your expertise and your passion and do your life's best work.(sm)
As part of the Life Sciences Data and Tools Quality team, you will perform a wide variety of tests to ensure data quality in a flexible data development environment.  Test will include validating code against specifications supplied by our data development team and running statistics on the data to identify gaps and/or errors to investigate.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Create and maintain an automated test framework that is customized for Life Sciences’ data quality integrity and trend analysis
  • Identify, recommend and implement new tests and statistics for automation on an on-going basis
  • Create, execute and maintain manual tests to validate data warehouse requirements
  • Use database statistics to identify discrepancies and unexpected trends in the data
  • Research idiosyncrasies/anomalies found during testing/analysis to identify the root cause
  • Work closely with the Data Development team to understand data requirements
  • Develop effective test plans and analysis of health data statistics
  • Perform thorough testing of ETL code to ensure the quality of data and code
  • Perform exploratory tests and queries on the data to identify issues that are not covered by automation
  • Generate and maintain Quality Metric reports
  • Maintain and schedule test databases within Life Sciences
  • Log and track issues in JIRA
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively across teams though out the QA lifecycle
  • Contribute to data quality processes and initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to solve technical problems
  • Strong analytical skills

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in quality assurance
  • 3+ years of experience testing on data warehouse platforms
  • 3+ years of experience with writing SQL and testing PL/SQL
  • 6 months Python, Unix and/or other scripting language coding skills
  • Must be able and willing to work in Boston office
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with JIRA or similar task/project tracking tools
  • Experience working with healthcare data
  • Experience in testing on the Hadoop platform
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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.



Job Keywords: Hadoop, python, data quality, data analyst, datawarehouse, oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, Boston, MA

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