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Position: Associate Director - Data Science
Institution: UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Location: Dublin, United States
Duties: Applied data scientist with strong analytic, communication, and program management skills to lead management, development and integration of a portfolio of analytics that will form the intelligent engine of visually displayed insight to help health care professionals uncover (Coordination of benefits) COB opportunity. Work with Principal Data Scientists to lead, develop, evaluate and present new techniques and methodologies to identify COB opportunity. Collaborate with Operations and facilitate the implementation of models in the business environment. Translate the results of the new methodologies into requirements for tool developers to include in end user applications
Requirements: Master's degree or PHD in computer science, (bio) statistics, applied statistics, mathematics, machine learning or similar quantitative fields of study. Extensive experience of hands - on predictive modeling skills and strong analytic programming skills using either SAS, R and/or Python. Considerable amount of experience with health care claims data with working knowledge and understanding of medical coding, including ICD, CPT, DRG, etc. Experience in supervising or mentoring others. Substantial experience manipulating large datasets and using databases using SQL and/or SAS
   
Text: Associate Director, Data Science - Dublin, Ireland (753014) Apply Job Saved Save Job Position Description We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Primary Responsibilities: Applied data scientist with strong analytic, communication, and program management skills to lead management, development and integration of a portfolio of analytics that will form the intelligent engine of visually displayed insight to help health care professionals uncover (Coordination of benefits) COB opportunity Work with Principal Data Scientists to lead, develop, evaluate and present new techniques and methodologies to identify COB opportunity Collaborate with Operations and facilitate the implementation of models in the business environment Translate the results of the new methodologies into requirements for tool developers to include in end user applications Create and provide sound statistical analyses using structured and unstructured data, and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact our critical business processes and / or decisions Work with statisticians and data scientists to design sampling methodology, conduct root cause analysis, and troubleshoot any issues associated with statistical models in production Communicate analytic results and predictive models to business partners and clients Interpret the performance of analytics and recommend ongoing improvements to methods, algorithms, and business processes based on these models or tools Assist in the application of risk scoring of medical claims and / or members Required Qualifications: Master's degree or PHD in computer science, (bio) statistics, applied statistics, mathematics, machine learning or similar quantitative fields of study Extensive experience of hands - on predictive modeling skills and strong analytic programming skills using either SAS, R and / or Python Considerable amount of experience with health care claims data with working knowledge and understanding of medical coding, including ICD, CPT, DRG, etc. Experience in supervising or mentoring others Substantial experience manipulating large datasets and using databases using SQL and / or SAS Self - motivated, capable to grasp analytical concepts and clearly understand how analytical solutions can help customers reduce their healthcare claim costs Strong communication and influencing skills Preferred Qualifications: Considerable amount of experience managing a small analytic team Experience with payment integrity modeling such as COB detection, credit risk scoring, etc. Experience applying analytic models in a business setting, such as providing inventory for claim reviewers 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. Job Keywords: Machine Learning, Hadoop, ICD, CPT, DRG, SAS, R, SQL, Statistics, Modeling, Predictive, analytic team, applied statistician, applied data scientist, Dublin, Ireland Job Details Contest Number 753014 Job Title Associate Director, Data Science - Dublin, Ireland Job Family Analytics Business Segment Optum Operations Job Location Information Dublin Ireland Europe, Middle East, and Africa Additional Job Detail Information Employee Status Regular Schedule Full-time Job Level Shift Day Job Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time Telecommuter Position No Overtime Status Exempt
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