Data Science

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Data Science


UnitedHealth Group and Optum are home to the world’s largest collection of health related data. You’ll be working with a rich clinical database of more than 137 million lives and more than 20 years of longitudinal claims records from more than 180 million individuals.

  • You'll be contributing to more care models, better care and greater access and dealing with a constantly evolving health care system.
  • You'll be using the most advanced data management, mining and visualization tools, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • You’ll have many challenges and great opportunities in front of you. That’s what makes this an opportunity to do your life’s best work.SM

UnitedHealth Group in Numbers


Our impact is global. Get to know UnitedHealth Group by the numbers.

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Explore the different ways Data is used within our company. 

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Impacting Health Care

If you want to use your abilities to help us challenge the status quo and achieve on our ambitious mission, this is the right place for you. At UnitedHealth Group we are creating and delivering quality health care solutions that deeply impact the health care system. And this means opportunities for people like you to grow and innovate with us. Learn more about how you can develop your career in a place that recognizes contributions.

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As a Data Scientist you will manage and improve the quality of the data within UnitedHealth Group’s family of businesses to allow healthcare to reach new insights and understanding.

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As a Senior Data Scientist, you will need to go beneath the surface of a problem to ask the right questions, and produce answers in support by digging into data sources and applying statistical rigor.

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As the Director of Data Science you’ll shape the work and lead a team of data scientists to work together to design and implement new systems that help drive the business forward using innovative tools and technology.

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