Lead Data Analyst (SAS) - Telecommute

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UnitedHealth Group
.Net, Agile, Algorithms, Analysis, Analyst, Analytical Skills, Architecture, Business Requirements, Data Analysis, Data Warehouse, Development, Excel, Genetic, Hardware, Management, Metrics, Microsoft Excel, MySQL, mysql, Object Oriented Programming, Oracle, Programming, Python, SAS, Scrum, SQL, SQL Server, Testing, Unix, VB
Full Time, Full-time
Telecommuting available Travel not required

Job Description

At Optum, we create hundreds of custom applications and manage thousands of hardware components.
Together, we deliver smarter, faster and simpler solutions for a modern, innovative health system. We are also the career home to Senior IT Data Analysts who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. If you strive to help people live healthier lives by building your career with a leader in health care, this is the career for you! Come share your expertise and your passion and do your life's best work.(sm)
As part of this group, you will predominantly be involved in architecting and designing data warehouse solutions. You will be a primary contributor in developing, testing and deploying key data warehouses, data marts and will be working with cutting edge technology. This role will prepare you for significant career growth.This is a unique development role where your ability to serve as a team lead to drive projects, and motivate and inspire team members. Primary Responsibilities:

Focus on driving productivity and quality to aide business partners in achieving and exceeding monthly goals
Use metrics, excellent time management skills and leadership skills to ensure business objectives and goals are met
Work as a Scrum Master and facilitate daily huddles, iteration planning and review sessions.
Provide technical support to Data Analyst.
Support weekly, monthly and yearly inventory reporting and forecasting.
Motivate and inspire other team members
Work in conjunction with business analysts to develop, test and implement new production audit opportunities and trends
Create algorithms to data mine member, claims and COB data
Analyze data files for quality, quantity, and accuracy
Use of SQL/SAS skills to identify data anomalies which may impact our processes
Perform proof of concept analyses
Develop, collect and analyze metrics and data to formulate fact-based decisions and proactively implement process improvements
Developing and pioneering approaches to emerging industry trends
Contribute to large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives
Collaborate on application architecture design, enhancements, and decision-making
Organize and execute multiple re-occurring and one-off tasks and projects at one time
Troubleshooting and problem solving with an analytical mindset

Required Qualifications:

3+ years of experience in Analytical role using SAS EG programming and some type of RDBMS such as MySQL, Oracle, or MS SQL Server
2+ years of data analysis experience
2+ years leading a team or team lead experience
Work experience as Agile Scrum Master and facilitate daily huddles, iteration planning and review sessions
Experience assessing business requirements documents
Ability to maintain understanding of numerous client processes in a distributed environment
Proficient with Microsoft Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree/ Technical degree or equivalent work experience (3+ years)
Proven ability to manage large scale projects to successful outcomes
Experience with healthcare member or claims data
Automating processes
UNIX experience
Experience with VB.Net, Python, C#, R, or other object oriented programming
Coordination of Benefits (COB) experience
Naturally inquisitive about the causes behind data trends and patterns
Process driven and detail oriented
Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
Self-driven, ability to work independently and facilitate change
Possess excellent time management and prioritization skills in order to meet multiple deadlines; comfortable working in a high-paced/high production area
Careers 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.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Title: Lead Data Analyst (SAS) - Telecommute
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Business: Optum Ops-Transactions
Family: Information Technology
Telecommuter Position: Yes
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Overtime Status: Exempt
City: Columbia
State: MD
Country: United States
Department: Optum Ops-Shared Svcs Analytcs

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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 http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com