Senior Director - Data Science, Advanced Analytics Lab - Dublin, Ireland
February 11, 2018
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) We are looking for a Data Science leader to join our Dublin Hub to help drive value and efficiencies from one of the world's richest health-care datasets. You will lead a large, international team of Data Scientists and deployment programmers on the development and delivery of large and complex analytical projects for healthcare Payment Integrity claim / case / membership detection. You and your team 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. Primary Responsibilities: Lead a large Data Scientist team to develop machine learning based solutions, discover business insights, and provide solutions and recommendations to solve business problems through the use of machine learning, statistical and visualization techniques Leading the predictive model development and production deployment team Develops innovative and effective approaches to solve complex analytical problems in healthcare Be a thought - leader and expounder of data science methods and applications Specifying the integration and preparation of large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results Work with clients, our internal consulting team and business stakeholders to assess business opportunities to provide the predictive analytics support to Payment Integrity Operation functions Defines the validity of business problems and needs and turn these opportunities into predictive analytics projects to solve these problems and needs Provide the strategic vision for the area and contributes to the overall Advanced Analytic Lab strategy Develop the processes and policies for the Data Science team including, but not restricted to, model quality review, development process, tool selection and usage, data management and control Develops and/or provides input on the development of business metrics for the overall project to show improvements (contribution to the improvement should be monitored initially and over multiple iterations) on savings, false positive rates, and model predictive power and stability Communicate analytics results and predictive models to business partners and clients. Provide ongoing tracking and monitoring of performance of statistical models and recommends ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information. Improves organizational performance through the application of original thinking to existing and emerging methods, processes, products and services Employs sound judgment in determining how innovations will be deployed to produce return on investment. Helps the organization understand the principles behind the process to drive organizational buy - in
Required Qualifications: PhD in a quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics etc.) Extensive experience in quantitative analysis / data science in a business or academic context Proven experience leading teams of Data Scientists and production model deployment at a Senior Level Experience working with fraud detection and risk models Experience of large - scale distributed computing environments (Hadoop and related tools) Significant experience with Python, R, Scala or other open - source analytics languagesPreferred Qualifications: Experience of healthcare and its associated data Experience with deep learning, graph analytics, unsupervised learning methods and natural language processing Significant communication and stakeholder management experienceCareers 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: Advanced Analytics Lab, AAL, Data Science, Director, Management, Senior Leadership, Healthcare Management, Quantitative Analysis, Dublin, Ireland
Internal Number: 739494
About UnitedHealth Group
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.