Data QA Engineer - Boston

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UnitedHealth Group
Agile, Data Warehouse, Development, Java, Programming, Python, QA, Scripts, SQL, Testing, Test Plan, Validation
Full Time, Full-time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Innovation. Adaptability. A passion for analytics and problem solving. If those traits brought you here, this opportunity can take you much further. Optum is serving the health care marketplace with the information tools and analytics solutions that will fuel change going forward. We are well past big data. In fact, we are using great data to uncover new solutions and novel marketplace opportunities. If you thrive on making an impact in an evolving market, we should be talking. Join the expanding family of UnitedHealth Group companies and help shape history. You'll help us improve the lives of others while doing your life's best work.(sm)

Optum is the foremost clinical intelligence group, providing private cloud-based business solutions to the health care industry. The environment is aggressive, fast paced and innovative. We are looking for smart, innovative individuals who will take ownership of their responsibilities, work collaboratively and always look for ways to add to the personal and professional growth of the company.

As a Data Quality Engineer, you will be working primarily with the different phases of the data factory and implementing test scripts to ensure data quality. You will be responsible for identifying the areas that needs quality checks to be implemented, design tests from an analytical perspective and integrate it with the system to ensure reliability and prevent regression.

Duties and Responsibilities
In this role, you will be working in an agile environment responsible for implementing quality checks to ensure data quality from the data factory perspective, including:

Work closely with the Analysts and Data factory engineers to ensure ETL code correctness
Understand the incoming data, identify locations of data elements of interest, and put together a test plan
Build regression test suite for the data warehouse
Identify and implement big data validation with emerging technology for the data pipeline.
Contribute to technical documentation of test plans and processes
Participate in ongoing innovation to improve processes and bring scale
Contribute to tools/framework development to aid in data testing effort.

Contribute to evolution of company level software development best practices, standards, and policies.
Ability to work individually and within groups

Required Qualifications:

3+ years of experience working with data, analyzing data and understanding data
3+ years of combined software QA and/or software development experience

Ability to query large data sets using SQL
Bachelor's degree, or work equivalent, in data sciences, health information systems, computer science or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

Query optimization skills

Experience working with any object-oriented programming language like Java, Python, Scala.
Working knowledge of health information systems
Healthcare data domain knowledge
Spark engine knowledge/experience
Analytical thinking

Soft Skills:

Highly analytical, curious and creative

Strong organization skills, very detail oriented, with careful attention to work processes

Takes ownership of responsibilities and follows through on hand-offs to other groups

Enjoys a fast-paced environment and the opportunity to quickly learn new skills

Ability to work creatively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a team

Experience with or an interest in learning to work with complex health care databases

Good written and oral communications skills

Ability to analyze user requests, define requirements, investigate and report conclusions.

About us:

Our mission is to use technology, analytics and information to save lives and improve the quality of care by developing and delivering the next generation of clinical informatics and analytic systems. By focusing on the power of data, we hope to support clinicians in getting useful, timely, well-organized insights that improve the health of our patients and the community as a whole.
Our culture is intellectually rigorous, focused on solving daunting analytical and technical challenges while supporting employees to maintain a healthy balance of hard work and fun. We pride ourselves on the quality of our employees, the importance of our mission and the clients we serve.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Job Title: Data QA Engineer - Boston
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Business: Optum Analytics
Family: Information Technology
Telecommuter Position: No
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Overtime Status: Exempt
City: Boston
State: MA
Country: United States
Department: Provider & Payer Analytics

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P.O. Box 1459 Minneapolis, MN, 55440


Company Information

We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 14 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.(SM) Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at
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