Artificial Intelligence Jobs - Assoc Dir Strategy & Modeling - Minnetonka, MN or US Telecommute, 1597

at UnitedHealth Group
Location New York, NY
Date Posted January 9, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


What's your next step? How will you leverage the study, training, certifications and your energy to help develop solutions to transform the health care industry? As an Associate Director, Strategy and Modeling at UnitedHealth Group, you can do just that. You'll lead complex projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. It's an opportunity to help rewrite the future of UnitedHealth Group as you participate in the development of business strategy.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage and execute entire Healthcare Economics projects from start to finish including problem definition, data retrieval, data quality, architect, model building, discovery, programming, advanced statistical analysis, presentation, education, visualization, implementation, and potentially prepare actuarial certifications
  • Design and develop provider capitation pricing models
  • Participate in and lead financial and actuarial analysis as it relates to strategic product development
  • Provide analytical, actuarial, statistical, programming, data management, visualization, and quality control expertise for a wide variety of projects
  • Leverage the full capabilities of statistics and Artificial Intelligence to provide insight, to identify value-creating opportunities, to create data-driven clinical, provider network, and product decision making tools, to define risk cohort groups and care interventions, to better understand patterns and risk, and to perform financial due-diligence
  • Manage work that is hands-on, project-oriented, self-directed, less structured, and complex
  • Work independently and collaboratively with internal customers to deliver technical solutions that add business value and yield actionable recommendations
  • Independently design and code SAS programs to extract, aggregate, and statistically analyze data from various sources
  • Manipulate high-volume and high-dimensionality data from varying sources to identify patterns, anomalies, relationships, and trends
  • Drive communications with all key stakeholders
  • Improve and extend the analytic methods and capabilities of our current solutions, algorithms, and business processes
The challenges here are significant. You'll be part of an intensely driven and focused team that is accountable for constantly improving business results. You'll be a trusted subject matter expert who's called on to incorporate programming and actuarial expertise into novel, cutting edge business solutions. This is an opportunity to craft and execute strategic initiatives at one of the largest organizations in the world.
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 actuarial science, AI, statistics, biostatistics, economics, computer science, mathematics, physics, or similar quantitative discipline
  • Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA)
  • Current Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA)
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible actuarial experience including, but not limited to, pricing insurance risk; certifying and filing rates with insurance regulators; building, running, and interpreting models; and/or supporting risk-based provider contracting
  • 5+ years of hands-on computational problem-solving experience in a healthcare environment including extracting data from large relational databases; understanding medical codes; and working with structured and unstructured, claims, enrollment, and provider data
  • 5+ years of SAS programming experience with demonstrated expertise in data manipulation, data visualization, statistical analysis, and financial model building
  • Experience thinking and working strategically, and understanding how medical and pharmacy benefits impact insurance risk and population health
  • Experience with data warehouse design, data governance, validation, and analytic database structures
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
  • Master's or PhD in AI, statistics, biostatistics, economics, physics, or similar quantitative field of study
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience developing solutions using Artificial Intelligence and visualization techniques (clustering, CARTs, random forests, LDAs, simulation, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, text mining, NLP, etc)
  • Hands-on experience working with electronic medical records, care pathways, clinical data, and patient-reported data
  • Experience with cloud processing (AWS, Google Clout, azure), computer vision (OpenCV), and 3D vision (PCL, etc)
  • Fluency in other programming languages (Python, R, Scala, Java, etc) and experience with multiple storage and integration technologies (RDBMS, DW, HDFS, NoSQL, Hive, etc)
  • Expert ability to breakdown and clearly define problems, and then produce innovative and value-creating solutions that improve decision-making
  • Superior client-facing skills: communication, negotiation, interpersonal, and the ability to synthesize complex numerical insights in a straight-forward and enlightening way
  • Demonstrated ability to work in ambiguous situations and have influence across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to work at both a conceptual and detail level with strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to adapt to new circumstances, information and challenges in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to independently manage multiple projects with critical deadlines
  • Self-starting, flexible, adaptable, curious, passionate, innovative, confident, strategic, team-oriented, positive
  • Laser focused and significant attention to detail
  • Hungry for impact and growth
  • Motivated to constantly learn
Raising our game with respect to Strategy and Modeling will help UnitedHealth Group maintain our industry leadership position for years to come. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing your life's best work. (sm)
Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)

*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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