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Senior Principal Data Scientist - 2223739

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Data Science
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

About the Role:

Optum is the technology and services division of UnitedHealth Group, the leading international health insurer. This role is based within the Payment Integrity Decision Intelligence (PIDI) team which is part of Optum Insight. The role reports to the Vice President of Payment Integrity Decision Intelligence in Ireland.

The primary function of our Data Science team is to build machine learning solutions and put them into production. Data Science experience with Python is essential, as is the need for solid machine learning skills.

You will work with other Data Scientists and subject matter experts to conduct and manage outcomes of various analytic studies. As part of this team, you will be empowered and challenged to analyze data, create solutions and build production-ready models.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of machine learning models, employing state-of-the-art techniques and libraries, adhering to the organization’s established processes for transitioning from development to production environments.
  • Collaborate closely with solution advisors and payment integrity business partners to ensure that project initiatives are precisely aligned with business goals, thereby delivering high-impact, value-driven solutions.
  • Engage with subject-matter experts to explore business problems and design solutions.
  • Understand and comply with legal, ethical and regulatory considerations in both data science delivery and in the wider business context.
  • Drive operational excellence across the wider PIDI data science team, ensuring compliant use of tooling and processes.
  • Provide thought leadership on internal and external technological advances in AI and advanced analytics and their applications to the PI business.

Requirements:

  • Substantial hands-on experience in data science and machine learning and a track record of developing machine learning solutions for production.
  • Proven expertise in implementing solutions for unstructured text data through the application of advanced natural language processing techniques.
  • A track record of proactively identifying and realising opportunities to deliver value through the application of data science.
  • Demonstrated expertise in stakeholder management and adept at fostering collaboration across business units and functional teams.
  • Firm understanding of the legal, ethical and regulatory considerations in both data science delivery and in the wider business context of a highly regulated industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and mentorship within the team, sharing expertise in data science to foster professional growth among peers and contribute to the collective knowledge base.
  • Advanced Degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related technical field.

Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application.

All telecommuters will be required to adhere to the UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalised groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, race, and membership of the Traveller community, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum is a drug-free workplace. © 2024 Optum Services (Ireland) Limited. All rights reserved.