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UnitedHealth Group Director of Actuarial Product Development - Telecommute in Bellevue, Washington

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 is seeking a Director of Actuarial Product Development to help lead build-out of our payer data analytic offerings under our StepWise product suite. You will oversee the creation of a series of health care data analytics and intelligence processing engines to deliver repeatable analytics that we offer to our customers. You will predict healthcare costs, risk, and utilization using machine learning tools and build complex data processing algorithms to support various financial and actuarial analytics. You will have access to modern analytics infrastructure and technologies and the support of established data engineering and production development teams to see your models realized on a regular basis.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive the evolution of new healthcare data analytics and machine learning intelligence offerings at Optum

  • Collaborate with Optum’s Actuaries to design and build solutions to support financial and actuarial analytics for healthcare companies

  • Mentor and train junior staff with your proven and applied Data Science expertise

  • Work closely with key stakeholders and other business and technology leaders to frame the vision and requirements that will drive measurable advancement of enterprise Healthcare Data Analytics objectives

  • Communicate findings and insights to a variety of audiences, from machine-learning experts to business partners

  • Direct the work of others

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field, computer science, statistics, actuarial sciences, applied mathematics or similar

  • 5+ Years performing complex data analytics using SQL, SAS, Python, R or similar technologies

  • 3+ Years leading an analytic team and driving analytic deliverables

  • Extensive applied experience working with complex data structures, performing deep analytics etc.

  • Experience building actuarial or financial projection models

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with healthcare claims data

  • Associate/Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, or experience working as an actuary / working with actuaries

  • Knowledge of health care actuarial concepts - pricing, underwriting, stop loss reinsurance, reserves etc.

  • Experience with predictive analytics, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence

  • Experience with various big data environments and technologies: Spark, Hadoop, Hive, Azure Analytics/ML, IBM Watson, SAS, Amazon ML, and others

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in quantitative field, computer science, statistics, actuarial sciences, applied mathematics or similar

  • Strong knowledge of data mart / data warehouse design to support optimal real-time analytics

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 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 candidat es 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)

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.

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

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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