Actuarial Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN, New York, NY or Telecommute at UnitedHealth Group in New York City, New York

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Type: Full-time





Job Description:

At Optum, the actuarial consulting leader in health care innovation, your performance, your ideas and your innovative thinking will help us improve the lives of millions. As the Analyst, you will join an elite team committed to changing health care through outstanding service and valuable products. You'll use innovative tools including the largest database of health care information in the world. You will perform mathematical analyses and actuarial modeling to identify statistical findings and conclusions. You'll find an accelerated actuarial development path to support you in your continuing post-graduate education and certification. Join us. There's never been a better time to do 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:
  • Develop and deploy predictive data models on large data sets
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with our broader product teams, while supporting ad-hoc analytics where needed
  • Design and run complex data programs
  • Execute creative problem solving and critical thinking on the job
  • Perform quantitative analysis on Actuarial, financial, utilization and costs data
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 or 4 years equivalent experience working in the actuary field
  • 2+ years of Actuarial/Analytical/Data Science experience
  • Ability to quickly learn and use computer software tools effectively
  • Expertise working with formulas, calculations, charts, graphs in MS Excel
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in performing regression analyses
  • Advanced level of proficiency using R, SAS, Azure Databricks, Python, .net
  • Experience with machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Experience in large file transfers and/or manipulations
  • Experience in handling various file formats (JSON, csv, xls, delimited text files)
  • Experience and/or exposure in dealing with health care claims experience (i.e. understanding of costs, expected claims, diagnosis codes, procedure codes)
  • Acquired knowledge of healthcare pricing of groups sized 51+
  • Experience in applying optimization procedures (gradient, genetic, ant colony) to a large data set
  • Experience and/or exposure to predictive modeling, clustering, etc.
  • Candidates on the Actuarial exam track, with a minimum of 2 exams passed

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)

*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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