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Job Category:

Information Technology

Country:

US

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Sr Principal Data Scientist - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 11/15/2018

We are seeking an experienced Manager in Data Science to drive new insights and lead research efforts. You will work closely with our expert domain scientists and business leaders to identify appropriate research questions and translate them into actionable analyses and algorithms. You will apply advanced statistical and machine learning methodologies in support of novel products for the healthcare system. This position offers the opportunity to mentor and lead junior researchers and data scientists.

 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage the implementation of research investigations and construction of data products employing statistical and/or machine learning approaches
  • Translate research questions or product requirements into actionable work
  • Collaborate within cross-disciplinary research teams including business-facing leaders and expert domain scientists
  • Provide recommendations and guidance to project leads based on insights gleaned from data
  • Communicate effectively and clearly to a range of audiences, from domain scientists to business professionals
  • Work effectively as both an individual analytic contributor while also mentoring and leading less experienced data scientists
  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • A passion for problem solving using data and analytics


Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s / PHD degree in Math, Applied Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in data science position(s)
  • Experience with inferential statistics and predictive modeling
  • Experience applying a broad range of statistical, mathematical, or computational approaches using data to solve problems
  • Proficiency in model-building language such as R or Python
  • Experience leading data science efforts and working with non-technical leaders
  • Experience mentoring and leading junior data scientists
  • Experience translating research questions or business requirements into actionable work
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and database structures
  • Experience applying machine learning algorithms to build predictive models OR statistical modeling
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Experience extracting data from structured and unstructured environments
  • Experience in NLP, neural networks, or Bayesian Analytics
  • Experience informing experimental design using historical data
 
 

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. 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 select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

 


 

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.


 

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