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Sr. Data Analyst, Optum People Analytics - Remote


Data Analyst


Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The People Analytics team at Optum provides insights and perspectives on our employee population that allow us to fulfill our mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.

In this role, you will be an integral part of the Optum People Analytics team and report to the Director of People Analytics supporting Optum. You will develop and implement tools to drive improved decision making and business performance by providing executive insights and key trends to People Business Partners.

You will collaborate with the team to translate business objectives and challenges into analytics projects, prioritize, share best practices, and deliver analytics and reporting of key business trends to People Business Partners.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with People Team business leaders and the analytics community in the development and production of standard and ad-hoc reports to drive actionable decision making
  • Support recurring reporting needs and maintenance of self-service reporting tools
  • Create and maintain internal process documentation and customer-facing help documents
  • Develop templates/dashboards for common requests to standardize and streamline work
  • Identify ongoing process improvement opportunities and demonstrate improvement of defined processes in consultation with stakeholders
  • Research and identify root causes for problems and own the resolution
  • Responsible for leading others through influence, rather than direct authority, and by building solid cross-functional relationships with key partners
  • Act as a functional subject matter expert for broad People Team data subject areas
  • Support projects and change initiatives as assigned

Priorities Will Include Work On:

  • Employee listening
  • Turnover
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Mobility
  • Non-Integrated Entities (M&A)

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience analyzing business, financial, People Team or clinical data
  • 2+ years of report development and dashboard building
  • Trained and applied experience in data visualization techniques and user experience in delivering insightful metrics that lead to action with experience in tools such as Tableau or DOMO or a similar software
  • Proven experience researching issues, investigating the data accuracy, and perform quality checks
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and collaborating effectively with others
  • Proven documentation and process mapping skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate experience in data extraction, manipulation, and management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (lookups, formulas, pivot tables, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business, or a related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Oracle, SQL Server, Alteryx or other database applications
  • Experience in People Team analytics and/or reporting
  • Proficiency of SQL/HiveQL (select statements, counts, filters, group by, order by, etc.)
  • Experience in agile and/or project management
  • Experience partnering and working with global business partners

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $67,800 to $133,100. 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.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.