Director Machine Learning Commercial Pre Pay - Telecommute

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We are looking for a Director of Commercial Pre Pay Data Science to join our team. This individual will be responsible on the technical leadership of projects and management of team members who develop and deliver large and complex predictive modeling projects for healthcare Payment Integrity processes. Senior Manager of Data Science leads the team that develops innovative and effective approaches to solve client's analytics problems and communicates results and methodologies. Senior Manager of Data Science also provides directions and guidelines to Data Scientists to discover business insights, identifies opportunities, and provides solutions and recommendations to solve business problems through the use of statistical, algorithmic, data mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced analytic skills expertise, Senior Manager of Data Science can also lead and develop people, plan, schedule, and communicate results.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform as a working manager - 70% development/30% HR team lead
  • Lead and develop a team of Data Scientists to provide:
    • Predictive models for Payment Integrity
    • Evaluation, feedback and maintenance of predictive models
    • Models documentation
    • Continued development of the model portfolio
    • Innovation and ideation
  • Lead the team in providing high quality data science solutions that maximize savings and operational efficiencies
  • Oversee the scheduling, maintenance and documentation for multiple model delivery work streams
  • Ensure accuracy, consistency and quality of deliverables regardless of client data challenges
  • Build strong relationships within the organization including analytics, product, ideation, clinical, and operations teams.
  • Translate highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences including senior leaders
  • Understand and explain drivers of healthcare waste abuse and error trends
  • Initiate and foster unique and innovative solutions and ideas
  • Bring disparate data together with knowledge of healthcare and clinical expertise partners to develop and communicate sound business recommendations to leaders throughout the organization
  • Quickly grasp the complexities, interrelationships and conceptual themes among problems and issues

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:
  • 7+ years of experience in data science, computational science or applied mathematics
  • 5+ years of Python/PySpark experience
  • 3+ years experience developing Machine Learning Models (ensemble models, deep learning, etc.) utilizing structured and unstructured data
  • Supervisory experience over analytical staff or equivalent project management experience
  • Experience in prioritizing work on multiple complex assignments with ongoing deadlines
  • Experience communicating to multiple stakeholder thru a variety of mediums
  • Telecommute is available for this role

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Facility claims data experience or healthcare claims data expertise
  • Experience working with cloud storage systems
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to interact collaboratively with internal customers across multiple departments and business segments
  • Ability to approach issues from broad strategic perspective while also focusing on the details

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*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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