Associate Director, Data Science & Advanced Analytics - Nashville, TN

at  Rally Health

Nashville, Tennessee, USA - 37202

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No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You’ll help improve the health of millions. And you’ll do your life’s best work.(sm)
Optum Advisory Services (OAS) is seeking a skilled Assoc. Director of Data Science & Advanced Analytics with extensive health care experience to lead efforts to expand and optimize analytical capabilities and insight generation within client organizations. This role will be responsible for partnering with operational, clinical, population health, risk management, and financial domain experts as well as analytical platform architects and other stakeholders to craft effective enrichments, models, and algorithms that drive insight and facilitate organizational improvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in information technology, engineering, math, computer science, analytics, engineering or another related field)
  • 7+ years of combined experience in data science, data enrichment, and advanced modeling
  • 6+ years of experience creating insights or data enrichments in SQL, Python, R, Scala, Java or other similar coding language
  • 5+ years of combined working with industry standard relational and non-relational data storage systems
  • 4+ years of experience building, mentoring, and managing high performing teams or directing the work of others
  • 4+ years of experience working with healthcare provider data systems
  • 2+ years of experience creating advanced healthcare analytics, experience with various Machine learning algorithms, AI tools
  • 2+ years of experience in data science delivery methodologies using CRISP-DM or SEMMA methodologies and life cycle management of ML models using MLops
  • 2+ years of experience working with AutoML tools/platforms like DataRobot,, Azure ML studio or Amazon SageMaker
  • Willingness to travel up to 10%
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance


  • Experience working with Helathcare datasets
  • Experience justifying need for data investments to business leaders
  • Experience working with park, MapReduce, Data Bricks or related processing techniques on either AWS or Azure cloud or Hadoop environments
  • Experience working with large datasets and using AI engineering tools to process speech, text and images
  • Depth of experience and proven track record creating and promoting analytics-driven decision making within healthcare organizations
  • A willingness to define best practices, share knowledge, and improve the collective work of the team
  • Advanced degrees or certifications (preferably in information technology, engineering, math, computer science, analytics, engineering or other related field)
  • Experience manipulating large data sets through statistical software (ex. R, SAS) or other methods
  • Experience working with large data pipelines that transfer and process data using Spark, Scala, Python, Apache Kafka, Pig/Hive, etc.
  • Solid understanding of applied statistics – hypothesis testing, p-values, confidence intervals, regression, classification, and optimization
  • Experience building new analytical content within common reporting and business intelligence platforms (e.g. Power BI, Qlik, Tableau, MicroStrategy, etc.)
  • Experience creating design standards for analytical content
  • Experience leveraging multiple content dissemination techniques to meet user requirements
  • Experience contributing to cross-functional efforts, with proven success in creating healthcare analytics
  • Experience building dynamic analytical capabilities inclusive of reporting, dashboards, extracts, BI tools, analytical web applications and other similar products
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts verbally and in writing
  • Experience and credibility interacting with analytics and technology leadership
    To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
    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)
    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: Associate Director, Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Nashville, TN, Tennesse



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Nashville, TN, USA