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Sr Developer - Looker - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Boston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Surest , a UnitedHealthcare Company, (formerly Bind) provides a new approach to health benefits designed to make it easier and more affordable for people to access health care services. Our innovative company is part tech start-up, part ground-breaking service delivery-changing the way benefits serve customers and consumers to deliver meaningful results and better outcomes (and we have just begun). We understand our members and employers alike desire a user-friendly, intuitive experience that puts people in control when it comes to the choices they make and the costs they pay for medical care. At Surest, we pride ourselves in our ability to make a difference, and with the backing of our parent company, UnitedHealthcare, we can operate in the best of both worlds-the culture and pace of an innovative start-up with big company support and stability. Come join the Surest team and help us design and deliver a cutting-edge health benefit that changes the face of health care.


Surest is actively seeking a highly skilled, motivated, and experienced BI developer to build and support the analytics pipeline for Surest. These analytics are to be developed in Looker using cloud stored data and deployed to Surest teams. The role will involve combination of medical and pharmacy claims, provider, engagement and clinical quality analytics. Surest is looking for a developer who can work with other team members to understand business requirements to develop and execute analytic output that will support strategic decisions. Focus, enthusiasm and a dedication to excellence are all personal characteristics highly valued in the Surest organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build dashboards leveraging best practice data visualization methods in Looker
  • Build data systems and pipelines that feed Looker for data analysis
  • Prepare data for downstream visualization
  • Build algorithms and prototypes
  • Combine raw information from different sources increasing downstream efficiency
  • Explore ways to enhance data quality and reliability
  • Develop analytical tools and programs in Looker/Excel/Power BI
  • Collaborate with data scientists and architects on projects
  • Analyze and interpret various forms of utilization and healthcare data to identify potential areas for medical cost improvements via products, services, and other market trends including ROI projections
  • Review Surest analytic reports to ensure consistency across departments, as applicable
  • Communicate information openly and in an articulate and professional manner
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to internal and external customers on healthcare cost and quality topics
  • Accountable for timely preparation and delivery of all health analytic deliverables, including ad hoc consultative and analytic support as defined by the customer

    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 Information Technology, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Public Health, Business Analytics, Physics, or a related quantitative discipline
    • 4+ years of experience writing queries with SQL
    • 2+ years BI tool development experience focusing on new coding/development and processing efficiency improvements
    • Knowledge of the healthcare and health insurance sectors with HIPAA requirements
    • Exposure to formal software development methodologies such as Agile Methodologies (XP, Scrum), etc
    • Demonstrated expertise troubleshooting complex data questions
    • Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements into deployed analyses

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Demonstrated detailed experience with healthcare analytics from at least one of these data sectors (Pharmacy, Claims, Provider, Clinical)
      • Experience developing within Looker Platform
      • Experience with JIRA for an SDLC tool

        Soft Skill Requirements:

        • Ability to work well with other teams to resolve issues
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

          Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)

          California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $85,000 to $167,300. 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 employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

          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.

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Boston , Sr Developer - Looker - Remote, IT / Software / Systems , Boston, Massachusetts

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