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Senior SAS Developer - Hartford, CT

UnitedHealth Group
Hartford, CT
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Transform health care and change the way consumers engage with technology.

Sounds like a big challenge, right? Here, at Optum, you have the opportunity to achieve great things while you showcase your passion and technical expertise as an Applications Developer. You'll be inspired by working alongside some of the most brilliant minds in technology who bring compassion, energy and focus to their work every day on a mission to change health care as we know it. Join us! Come share who you are and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Our team provides data analytics that identify overpayments or recoveries for Data Mining, Coordination of Benefits, and Fraud Waste and Abuse. These recovery algorithms are executed for Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial clients and are developed in SAS within a UNIX environment primarily utilizing an Oracle data mart built primarily for these efforts.

The purpose of the SAS Application and Operations Developer is to support the departments under Optum Data Management (ODM) including Data Mining, Coordination of Benefits, Fraud Waste and Abuse Analytic Recovery Identification Teams. This position plays a major role in the development and implementation of core business systems and processes.  This role supports diverse work efforts including SAS Development, SAS Operations, SAS BI Self-Service Development, and SAS Data Visualizations using SAS Visual Analytics.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Development of new and maintenance of existing SAS Analytics Algorithms to identify recovery opportunities in Audit Recovery, Coordination of Benefits, and Fraud Waste Abuse and Error
  • Development of new and maintenance of existing SAS Self-Service processes that allow users to fulfill requests in an automated fashion using SAS Business Intelligence tools
  • Development of new and maintenance of existing SAS Data Visualization to convey information in a visual interactive fashion using SAS Visual Analytics
  • Support of Production Operations across all the areas above
  • Provide realistic effort estimates and project timelines for development and maintenance projects
  • Interpret business requirements and functional specifications and create technical design and technical specifications documents
  • Develop and test SAS processes based on the business requirements
  • Conduct data extraction and research studies that may include analyzing, reviewing, trending, and presenting information, based on provided specifications, to support ad hoc data request
  • Conduct analyses of data elements within existing source data mart schemas
  • Analyze healthcare claims from different data sources and identify data integrity issues
  • Monitor and trouble shoot SAS Analytics and job failures following existing standard structures and provide a resolution plan for the job recovery process
  • Work with business engagement leaders and technical analysts to develop new and modify existing process documentation and templates
  • Performance tuning of central SAS resources and programs to reduce process times and improve efficiency
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing, ideas and information relating to SAS technologies and be a key technical expert within the team
  • Continually identify deficiencies in production processes, propose enhancements, and then implement those enhancements to increase productivity or reduce effort
  • Performs all other operation related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of SAS experience
  • 1+ years of UNIX experience
  • 1+ years of Healthcare Data Experience
  • Available locations: Twin Cities, MN; Raleigh, NC; Hartford, CT

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Relational Database experience - Oracle
  • Experience in any programming language
  • SAS experience in SAS BI Tools, SAS HPA, and SAS VA
  • Data Analysis experience
  • Functional Testing experience
  • Experience utilizing SAS Grid Environment
  • Experience with at least one version control software

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)

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.

Job Keywords: application development, application developer, Information Technology, IT, Optum, Minnetonka, MN, Raleigh, NC


  • JobId: 715750-2
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Experience Level: Not Specified
  • Posted / Updated: 9/14/2017