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Data Analyst - Remote

United States, California, El Segundo
May 16, 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.

Positions in this function are responsible for the management and manipulation of mostly structured data, with a focus on supporting end user data entry needs, coding scripts to process incoming and outgoing data, building and maintaining databases, conducting analysis to distinguish patterns and recognize trends, and performing normalization operations and assuring data quality.

Roles in this function could partner with stakeholders to understand data requirements and develop tools and models such as data entry applications, dashboards and other data visualizations, decision aids and business case analysis to support the organization. Other roles involved include producing and managing the delivery of datasets and reports to internal and external stakeholders and clients. Team members will typically use business intelligence, data visualization, query, analytic and statistical software to build solutions, perform analysis and interpret data. Positions in this function work on predominately descriptive analytics and tend to leverage subject matter expert views in the design of their analytics and algorithms.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process incoming data to deliver to internal staff; leading extract, transform, and load processes
  • Develop and maintain data infrastructure to streamline and improve the processing systems
  • Use statistical tools to interpret data sets, paying particular attention to trends and patterns that could be valuable for improving performance of internal programs
  • Create data sets, data visualizations and reports to communicate findings to stakeholders
  • Communicate and present findings, orally and visually in a way that can be easily understood by business counterparts
  • Implements quality assurance mechanisms that ensure proper data entry then also shares feedback on misaligned data submissions
  • Serve as a data operations SME with regard to data capture and reporting for new initiatives
  • Documentation of processes related to core job functions
  • Assisting with projects on ad-hoc basis

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:

  • 2+ years of health care experience working within a data/analytics role
  • 2+ years experience working with and creating databases and dashboards using all relevant data to make informed decisions
  • 2+ years of SQL-based programming with the ability to perform effective querying
  • Proven analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAS and ability to build/maintain SAS macro programming
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite of Apps, specifically SharePoint/Teams analytic apps (Lists, Power Automate, Power Apps, Dataverse)
  • Experience building and maintaining Tableau dashboards
  • Experience in SQL Server, Snowflake, Teradata or other enterprise level data system
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex data analysis results to non-technical stakeholders
  • Solid attention to detail with a focus on quality and accuracy

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $70,200 to $137,800 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with al minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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 marginalized 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.

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.