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UnitedHealth Group Senior Quality Engineer in Hartford, Connecticut

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Positions in this function are responsible for the management and manipulation of mostly structured data, with a focus on building business intelligence tools, conducting analysis to distinguish patterns and recognize trends, performing normalization operations and assuring data quality. Depending on the specific role and business line, example responsibilities in this function could include creating specifications to bring data into a common structure, creating product specifications and models, developing data solutions to support analyses, performing analysis, interpreting results, developing actionable insights and presenting recommendations for use across the company. Roles in this function could partner with stakeholders to understand data requirements and develop tools and models such as segmentation, dashboards, data visualizations, decision aids and business case analysis to support the organization. Other roles involved could include producing and managing the delivery of activity and value analytics to 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 and regression-based analytics and tend to leverage subject matter expert views in the design of their analytics and algorithms. This function is not intended for employees performing the following work: production of standard or self-service operational reporting, casual inference led (healthcare analytics) or data pattern recognition (data science) analysis; and/or image or unstructured data analysis using sophisticated theoretical frameworks.

Know that this opportunity comes with big potential and big challenges. It takes an ability to solve technical and strategic challenges using innovative approaches. You'll be using complex data to support business decisions and you'll need to demonstrate collaborative, creative and conceptual thinking.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and Implement testing plans

  • Identify and implement scenarios for quality control of the application

  • Process product reviews and inform the development team of defects and errors

  • Monitor efforts to resolve product issues and track progress

  • Ensure that the final product satisfies all the business requirements and meets the end to end user expectations

  • Develops innovative approaches

  • Sought out as expert

  • Serves as a leader / mentor

  • Monitor and troubleshoot automation of operational data quality checks, and proactively work to resolve data issues

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of data quality experience using a variety of tools

  • 3+ years of IT experience in a large, enterprise environment

  • Knowledge of DB2, SQL and/or UNIX, DataStage or similar analytic environments

  • 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:

  • Health care industry experience

  • HEDIS measure knowledge

  • Knowledge of ETL processes

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with PC based software programs and automated database management systems required (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, UNIX)

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate business requirements into technical terms and vis versa

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place 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.

Job Keywords: Business Analyst, Data Warehouse, Data Marts, Database, Data Analysis, Data Analytics, HEDIS, Data Analyst, Information Technology, IT, Technology, Optum, Hartford, CT, Connecticut, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

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