886728 VicePresident Machine Learning Product Management Telecommute

Improve the lives of others while doing your life's best work.SM

Vice-President Machine Learning Product Management - Telecommute (886728)

Position Description

Great outcomes are the result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.(sm)


Optum is the industry leader delivering health services dedicated to one goal: making the health system work better for everyone. For those who need care, provide care and pay for care, we deliver integrated, intelligent solutions designed to modernize the health system and improve the health of individuals and populations. We are investing significantly in new capabilities to design, develop and deliver better solutions for these constituents.  We are seeking people with proven experience conceptualizing, defining and delivering solutions that enable data science teams to build and scale Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence models that will power these solutions.


This position will lead the machine learning capability management for a subset of our automation focus areas across OptumInsight to deliver improved efficiency and effectiveness.  A great candidate will partner with business (P&L) leaders to define/design industry leading solutions, and ensure alignment with business and product plans (e.g., capital/funding commitments, capabilities, functional impacts, cross functional roles).


This is a great opportunity for someone who has been a Product Manager, Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer for analytics products, built using modern software best practices and deployed and operated in a production environment.


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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop capability vision and associated long-term roadmap for a range of analytics models and capabilities (internal products)
  • Collaborate with key customers to understand unmet analytics needs, develop requirements, prioritize features, translate to roadmap, and represent the voice of the customer in all planning and development discussions and decisions
  • Understand the business objectives, challenges, competitive pressures of key customers to create a perspective on how and what analytics capabilities might help address these and translate these business outcomes / objectives to technical metrics that drive analytics development efforts
  • Manage end-to-end lifecycle for a range of analytics capabilities from ideation through deployment and ongoing product operations
  • Create and communicate business case for analytics capabilities, and support the related annual and ongoing budgeting process
  • Deliver ongoing releases on time and on budget, and ensure capabilities and models continue to operate at or above all quality targets to ultimately deliver target financial performance
  • Develop customer pipeline, drive, and manage buy-in, trust of, and adoption of analytics capabilities
  • Create, track, and communicate key performance indicators for a range of analytics capabilities
  • Communicate roadmaps / status / strategic and tactical plans to facilitate decision-making with the business unit leaders and other partners
  • Stay up-to-date on machine learning and data science trends and best practices, and software development best practices and cloud service provider offerings

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:
  • 5+ years of experience (working in a corporate setting) in analytics product development in a product management, or analytics development (data science, machine learning) role, preferably in a dynamic, fast-paced and high-growth organization
  • 3+ years Machine Learning experience (can be combination of hands-on academic and real world ML experience)
  • 2+ years demonstrated experience working and communicating with VP or higher
  • Direct responsibility for delivery/managing large scale programs (500k+ or more) and representing cost savings/ROI/setting direction/driving result for product 
  • Experience deploying products/enterprise system to production or commercial market
  • Working knowledge of machine learning development processes and tools (ie. R, Python, Spark – not SAS)
  • Experience developing business cases and long-term roadmaps for analytics capabilities or programs
  • Travel 25% or less (2-4 days per month – after COVID travel ban is lifted)
  • Position is open to telecommute
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or Data Science
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Experience deploying machine learning products/enterprise machine learning system to production or commercial market
  • Health care industry experience: provider, payer, medical device, pharmaceutical, or other health services a plus

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.


Job Keywords: Vice President, Machine Learning, Optum, Healthcare, Analytics, Remote, Telecommute

  • Requisition Number886728
  • Job TitleVice-President Machine Learning Product Management - Telecommute
  • Job FamilyAnalytics
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • Overtime StatusExempt