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UnitedHealth Group

Director Data Analytics - Telecommute



Full Time

On Site


Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drives Design, implementation, and maintenance of high-quality and scalable Big Data solutions
  • Research, evaluate, and deploy new tools, frameworks, and patterns to build sustainable Big Data platform.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of existing solutions
  • Leads consolidation/deprecation strategy and execution for legacy assets
  • Lead the analytic engineering team in establishing a “Cloud First” approach to data and analytics work
  • Assist in defining product technical architecture.
  • Applies technical expertise and leadership to guide teams in design decisions
  • Establish measurement criteria and systems to track daily processes, implementation of new initiatives and projects
  • Analyze and define customer requirements.
  • Design and implement product features in collaboration with other technical teams, business, and IT stakeholders
  • Make accurate development effort estimates to assist management in project and resource planning.
  • Establish measurement criteria and systems to track daily processes, implementation of new initiatives and projects
  • Provides clear direction to achieve goals, creating an environment that fosters team commitment and employee engagement
  • Lead thorough code architecture reviews
  • Translate initiatives into actions through a thoughtful, organized and well-planned approach
  • Ensure that Company patients’ protected health information (PHI) is used/disclosed only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards

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 a technical field, or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of technology experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on Software Development experience. (Preferred)
  • 5+ years of progressive management experience
  • 5+ years of data and analytics experience
  • 4+ years of experience in Hadoop, MapReduce, HDFS, Spark, Streaming
  • 2+ in at least one major cloud platform(Azure preferred)
  • 5+ or more years of previous relational database experience
  • Thorough understanding of service-oriented architecture (SOA) concepts.
  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM methodology/best practices
  • Stakeholder management skills and the ability to define and communicate the product strategy

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidat es prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. 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.

*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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