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UnitedHealth Group Data Scientist - Dublin, Ireland in Dublin, Ireland

Optum, the fastest growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.

Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.

About the role:

As a Data Scientist within our Advanced Analytics team you will join a multi-disciplinary team focused on improving Network Affordability, with a drive towards unprecedented growth and medical cost reduction. You will help to support the wider team with data requests as they build out a contract performance surveillance of analytics and improving our competitive analysis capabilities, allowing the acceleration and expansion of insight generation and decision making capabilities and our speed-to-market. Your work will have a significant impact on the healthcare delivery for millions of people, all while doing your life’s best work .


  • Design, code and execute programs to extract, aggregate and manipulate data from various sources, identify data integrity issues

  • Develop new and maintain existing programs to analyze healthcare claims to support ad hoc data requests, including data processing, data cleansing and exploratory data analysis (EDA)

  • Transform data and/or develop insights for use in business decisions

  • Develop and support programs to run automated jobs to extract data, perform statistical analysis, and generate reports

  • Promote usability and software development best practices

  • Perform data quality control checks on code and deliverables

  • Participate in data sources research, identify data integrity issues, and select relevant information

  • Participate in interpretation business requirements and create technical specifications

  • Ensure high quality delivery to the customers and participate in formal delivery to business customers

  • Contribute to knowledge sharing, ideas and information relating to current data analysis technologies

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 Mathematics or Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, or other relevant STEM degree or equivalent experience

  • Proven success in projects that demonstrate strategic and agile thinking

  • Some commercial experience of relational databases, database structures and data analysis

  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health care experience working with US medical and pharmacy claims

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

Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application.

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.