Director Data Science

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18
Eden Prairie, MN
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18

Position Description

The Director of Data Science will provide hand-on expertise, leadership and direction to the continued development of technologies aimed at extracting meaning, context and insight from large data sets.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on application of machine learning techniques to analyze large heterogeneous data sets
  • Direct a team of engineers and scientists, including both day to day management of the group AND setting the strategy for the team in concert with the direction of the company
  • Subject Matter Expert for the Office of the Chief Scientific Officer on large Graph models and simulations

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science with a sub-specialization on classification and clustering systems
  • 7+ years of Machine Learning development experience
  • 3+ years of experience in managing development teams in a cross-functional environment
  • Experience in client-facing roles - ability to interact with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Expertise in developing strategic roadmaps for expanding Machine Learning capabilities
  • Demonstrated capability of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Python, C++, or Java
  • Experience managing Big Data projects using Hadoop / Spark
  • Experience with Machine Learning toolkits, e.g., TensorFlow, scikit-learn

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Published results in peer-reviewed Machine Learning journals / conferences
  • Experience in the Healthcare industry
  • Experience working in a complex matrix environment

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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