Job Vacancy Director Data Science UnitedHealth Group



Job title: Director Data Science

Company: UnitedHealth Group

Job description: Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that’s improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn’t about another gadget, it’s about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There’s no room for error. Join us and start doing your life’s best work.(sm)

Optum Analytics solutions create a longitudinal view of both individual patients and patient populations. We gather, normalize, and analyze data from disparate sources that, uniquely, span the continuum of care–including EHRs, Practice Management Systems and claims. Our EHR data alone accounts for over 80M patient lives across the U.S.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • We are looking for a highly innovative and collaborative data scientist leader who is eager to tackle the challenges of designing solutions, products, platforms, and pipelines for extracting insights from vast amounts of EHR data originating from multiple sources and building upon existing solutions
  • You will work with a diverse set of data scientists, data engineers, data analysts, clinical annotators, researchers, clinicians, internal and external clients to help develop and execute on technical roadmap
  • You will be a key partner with the NLP director and other technical and non-technical leads to strategize on the development of the products and services the NLP team provides to stakeholders across UHG
  • You will be required to communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders internally and externally
  • You will work with product managers, project managers, and director to ensure that projects meet customer requirements and company and team strategic goals
  • You will manage a team of data scientists
  • You will lead efforts to build upon and actively participate in the development of our end-to-end NLP pipeline, enriching our data assets, building descriptive and predictive analytics, and enhancing the quality and efficiency of the data science process
  • You will be leading innovation activities for the team such as mentoring and encouraging team members’ participation in the patent process at Optum and help lead team patent and/or open-source initiatives
  • Specifically, as a senior member of our collaborative team you will be leading technical initiatives in collaboration with other leaders across Optum
  • The right candidate will be an innovative leader who has exceptional communication skills, expertise in natural language processing, strong leadership skills, prioritization skills, and the ability to manage a highly technical, fast-moving team and business with creativity, positivity, and a strong growth mindset

If you have the experience, curiosity, and entrepreneurial spirit to tackle these challenges, we want to talk to you.

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? Put it all together – competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:

  • Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays
  • Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account
  • Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)
  • More information can be downloaded at:

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Linguistics, or equivalent degree area
  • 10+ years’ experience in Natural Language Processing, specifically information extraction/text analytics
  • 10+ years combined experience with product development of enterprise technology, infrastructure, and natural language processing tooling development
  • 10+ years combined experience in programming and software architecture development
  • 6+ years’ experience in managing technical teams in the development of custom and general-purpose natural language processing solutions for internal and external clients
  • 6+ years’ experience leading technical projects
  • 4+ USPTO patent submissions
  • 1+ years in cloud computing
  • Be able to work with a geographically diverse team within standard business hours as either Central time zone or Eastern time zone

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience coaching and mentoring diverse, cross-functional teams
  • Experience in highly collaborative culture
  • Experience with Solr or Elasticsearch
  • Experience with Pandas, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, or spaCy
  • Experience with open-source distributed data processing frameworks, such as Spark
  • Experience in Biostatistics or related field
  • Experience with SQL or relational databases

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

For more information on our Internal Job Posting Policy, .

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

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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Location: Eden Prairie, MN

Job date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 22:25:26 GMT

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