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UnitedHealth Group

Principal Data Engineering - Richmond, VA


Data Analyst


Richmond, Virginia, 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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Gathering business requirements for the data-warehouse as well as business intelligence reports used by the End-user
  • Analyzing existing design and recommending industry best practice design for optimal performance and maintenance
  • Applying Full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience, including Analysis, Design and Review of Business and Software Requirement Specifications, and Testing as per the SDLC waterfall methodology
  • Participating in project meetings/design groups as a team member with other Data Analysts to design, engineer and develop solutions
  • As part of these responsibilities, the Senior Data Analyst’s work includes:
  • Communication with the business analyst and project manager on daily basis including meetings and written communications
  • Working on given timelines to ensure that delivery happens on time with the best quality and least defects
  • Assisting the Project Manager/Team lead in providing the estimation of project status
  • Adhering to the development process and creating and posting all the required documents and deliverables such as the Business Requirements Document (BRD), production implementation documents, etc.
  • Expert in analyzing (reviewing) the business, technical and functional requirements to develop the Test plans, Test cases, Test Scripts, Use Cases and Test strategies
  • Testing skills include performing Regression, Integration, Functional, System, Database, end to end testing, volume, and stress testing as well as development, execution, Test specifications and Test scenarios
  • Create ETL test data for all ETL mapping rules to test the functionality of the DataStage and Informatica
  • Test the ETL DataStage, Informatica mappings and other ETL Processes (Data Warehouse Testing)

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 or higher
  • 8+ years of experience in the Healthcare domain preferably Medicaid
  • 2+ years of experience in Teradata/Oracle databases
  • 5+ years of experience working with non-relational sources HL7, XML & 837 transactions.
  • Troubleshooting & resolving complex bugs
  • 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.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Medicaid experience

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)

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.