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UnitedHealth Group Lead Software Engineer - AI, ML, DL, NLP - Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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)

As a Lead Software Engineer within the Advanced Technology Collaborative group, you will research, invent, design and build novel AI solutions, you will train Machine Learning models, and you will collaborate with other engineers that are tasked with solving some of the most difficult problems in healthcare today. Our teams are currently working with the latest engineering technologies in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), and in private/public cloud.

Software engineering is the application of engineering to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software in a systematic method. The roles in this function will cover all primary development activity across all technology functions that ensure we deliver code with high quality for our applications, products and services and to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps.

These roles include, but are not limited to analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, standards, methods, tools analysis, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations and delivery. With every role in the company, each position has a requirement for building quality into every output. This also includes evaluating new tools, new techniques, strategies; Automation of common tasks; build of common utilities to drive organizational efficiency with a passion around technology and solutions and influence of thought and leadership on future capabilities and opportunities to apply technology in new and innovative ways.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop novel AI solutions independently and as part of a team

  • Produce high quality solutions that are robust, reliable, and scalable

  • Approach highly uncertain and ambiguous environments with curiosity and a positive can-do attitude

  • Utilize data from disparate data sources and formats in order to support solution features

  • Collaborate effectively in cross-functional and interdisciplinary team

  • Provide technical vision and leadership to the team and the Optum community alike

  • Liaise with business stakeholders

  • Demonstrate initiative and strong ownership of deliverables

  • Applying the scientific method to prove the value of proposed innovations

  • Develop both technical as well as domain expertise to effectively realize business opportunities

  • Reviews the work of others

  • Develops innovative approaches

  • Sought out as expert

  • Serves as a leader/ mentor

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:

  • 4+ years of creating and delivering end-to-end AI/ML/DL/NLP solutions to production

  • 1+ years of experience with ML Ops concepts and implementations

  • Advanced understanding of the fundamentals, practical application, and best practices of AI

  • Fluency in R, Python, Scala, Java, C/C++ or other programming languages to demonstrate the results of algorithmic approaches

  • Solid software design and architecture skills with an eye towards avoiding and reducing technical debt

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, AI/Machine Learning, Statistics, Optimization or related discipline

  • Experience in healthcare and/or health insurance

  • Experience working on an applied research or R&D team

  • Experience with NLP frameworks like HuggingFace, SpaCy

  • Academic or industry experience in one or more of the following: Deep Learning (Keras/TensorFlow/PyTorch), supervised and unsupervised ML, sequential or time series modelling, Classical AI (search and planning), Speech AI, Natural Language Understanding, Image Processing, Reinforcement Learning, Bayesian Statistics, Causal Inference, Ethical AI

  • Experience with public Cloud AI capabilities (GCP, Azure, AWS)

  • Experience with full stack engineering technologies (e.g. React, Angular, C#, Java, Nodejs, Python, SQL, Graph)

  • Experience with CI/CD, DevOps, and IaC concepts and implementations

  • Passion for learning and solving difficult problems

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. 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.

Job Keywords: Lead Software Engineer, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

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