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UnitedHealth Group

Business Analyst - Product Owner - Telecommute (109650757)

Business Development




Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Product Owner (PO) is a critical role to gather requirements to support development of data and analytics solutions for platform and capability enablement businesses in Optum.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates understanding of the portfolio strategy, market needs, and key questions to be answered at each stage of the product lifecycle; Participates in activities within each stage (Ideate, Define, Build, Launch, Manage, Sunset); Knows which activities are completed at which stage and performs them at the right time
  • Explains to peers and stakeholders how the product maps to overall business strategy; Articulates the role the product plays in delivering on the vision
  • Completes all relevant steps and documents decisions clearly; Defines and writes more detailed product requirements based on high-level requirements; Works with cross-functional teams to execute; Participates in pilots and beta groups to validate requirements; Takes feedback and works closely with customers to problem-solve and translate feedback into opportunities (Ideate); Is able to describe learnings to peers; Documents and communicates market problems, characteristics and needs to applicable stakeholders; Develops use-case scenarios to illustrate user/market requirements
  • Prepares business case; Identifies and engages with internal partners required to complete a compelling story
  • Keeps stakeholders current on activities, challenges and opportunities; Provides realistic timelines and strategies
  • Serves as an advocate for the product and its capabilities; Maintains professionalism throughout interactions and reach mutually acceptable agreements
  • Completes work within own area within agreed upon timeframes and according to established procedures, protocols and/or requirements; Demonstrates responsiveness by conveying critical information to decision makers; Demonstrates awareness of the desired outcomes in actions and thoughts; Acts decisively and takes ownership of actions
  • Recognizes need for and impacts of change; Acts as positive role model supporting change; Adapts personally to rapid change in direction

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 Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Healthcare or other related fields
  • 5+ years of experience working in a Business Analyst role
  • 3+ years of experience with Agile methodology
  • 3+ years of project Management experience
  • 2+ years of knowledge and experience in healthcare
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work well within cross-functional teams that have many remote team members
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Solid adherence to timelines and deadlines
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function 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. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

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 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)

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.