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Senior Healthcare Economics Data Analyst – Irvine, CA

Irvine, CA UnitedHealth Group

You are a thought leader who thrives on developing new solutions to solve tough challenges. As a critical member of our business analysis team, you will help rewrite the future of UnitedHealth Group. Here, your analytical and innovative skills will help us with our mission of helping people live healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. And we need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel that mission. Are you ready to analyze data and deliver bold, business-savvy ideas to impact the lives of millions?


As a Senior Healthcare Economics Data Analyst, you will be empowered to support short and long term operational/strategic business activities; develop, enhance and maintain operational information and models that will have an impact on business decisions. In this leadership role, you will have the opportunity to take the contributions of analysts and create valuable solutions to improve the health care system. Join us! Your passion for performance can fuel your life’s best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement quantitative analyses on drivers of health care costs and utilization using integrated health care datasets to support population health analytics

  • Prototype new and complex reporting using knowledge of healthcare administrative claims data and advanced SQL coding skills

  • Provide ad hoc analysis and reporting for leadership leveraging Monarch’s robust data warehouses to demonstrate clinical and financial outcomes

  • Participate in various committees innovating and validating new data-driven performance measures and goals

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years relevant work experience in a healthcare or managed care environment working with large data sets using SQL (preferably Microsoft’s T-SQL)
  • 2+ years experience in health care data analysis or population health analytics
  • Advanced proficiency in SQL and Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience transforming transactional claims data into useable datasets
  • Experience using population health analytics tools including the use of predictive risk analytics
  • Knowledge of health care claims coding (e.g. CPT/HCPCS, ICD9/ICD10, revenue codes, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Power BI or Tableau

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.


Job Keywords: healthcare, health care, clinical, analytics, analysis, claims, data, SQL, T-SQL, Excel, Tableau, Irvine, Santa Ana, Anaheim, CA, California

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