Sr Applied Scientist – Machine Learning – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
Published
June 13, 2022
Location
Atlanta, GA
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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)

Optum Labs is the research and development arm of UnitedHealth Group. We're a diverse team of curious thinkers and experts in big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and scientific and clinical research searching for new ways to help people live healthier lives. We partner with world leaders in health care delivery, research, and technology to create disruptive solutions that serve patients, caregivers, providers, and commercial and government payers.

More equitable, effective, and affordable health care - that's our goal. We aren't just trying to improve the care an individual receives. We're building a future where the health care system works better for everyone.

OptumLabs is looking for a Senior Machine Learning Scientist with deep subject matter expertise in image processing, NLU and SLU (Natural language understanding and Spoken Language Understanding) who will be part of a team leading the technical development and inventions that allow Optum machine learning products drive positive impact in the healthcare business.

Your expertise will bring business and industry context to science and technology decisions. As part of the Applied Science Group, you set the standard for scientific excellence and make decisions that affect the way we build and integrate algorithms. Your code, designs and documents are exemplary and are used as references across the organization.

A successful candidate is a hands-on applied scientist expert that will tackle intrinsically hard problems, acquiring expertise as needed. The candidate will help decompose complex problems into straightforward solutions.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help design and develop the next generation of NLP, ML & AI products, and services for healthcare
  • Develop machine learning and deep learning models and systems in domains including, but not limited to: image processing, NLP, NLU, NLG, SLU and multidimensional time series forecasting among others
  • Manage NLP & ML models lifecycle for a suite of products
  • Run large complex proof-of-concepts for the healthcare business
  • Manage prioritization and technology work for building NLP, ML & AI solutions
  • Lead the full end-to-end machine learning development process including data ingestion and preparation, feature engineering, analysis and modeling, model deployment, performance tracking and documentation
  • Establish best practices for end-to-end deep learning and machine learning development cycle to ensure rigor in process and quality in outcome
  • Work with a great deal of autonomy to find solutions to complex problems

 
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:

  • MSc in Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, or another quantitative field
  • 5+ years of industry/academic experience in data science, machine learning or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience with Machine Learning and Deep Learning modeling
  • 3+ years of experience applying computational algorithms and statistical methods to both structured and unstructured data
  • 2+ years of experience with Deep Learning Frameworks and Distributed training
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, or another quantitative field
  • Significant experience in deploying scalable solutions to complex problems, from defining the problem, implementing the solution, and launching the new product successfully
  • Experience in the health care industry
  • Mentors and trains scientists on complex technical issues
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills

WE LEAD WITH DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND COMPASSION

At Optum Labs, we are dedicated to building teams where every individual is recognized for their unique experience and contributions. Our Leadership Principles underscore our commitment to inclusion, encouraging us to “walk in each other’s shoes” and open doors for our peers.

UnitedHealth Group supports local, regional, and national organizations that share these values through joint initiatives, event and program participation, volunteerism and giving. Through our Connected Communities, employees can connect with others who have similar - or different - life experiences and backgrounds. These groups are led by peers, supported by Human Capital, and championed by leaders.

WE INVEST IN TALENT

Managers at every level are committed to their roles as talent stewards who help guide and nurture professional development. We want our employees to reach their highest level of potential just as they help us reach ours.

At Optum Labs, employees are our first customers. That’s why we offer virtual work environments - to provide work/life flexibility via telecommuting. While it can be a struggle to be a telecommuter, it can also provide enormous benefits for your personal and professional life.

Sources:

https://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/culture/what-we-offer/
https://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/culture/life-at-uhg/
https://hub.uhg.com/news/2021-3-10-Introducing-Connected-Communities-503662/5744
https://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/culture/inclusion-and-diversity/

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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 at UnitedHealth Group. 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 select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*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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