What can YOU do with the right information? At OptumInsight, the possibilities and the impact are limitless. You'll be empowered to ask more questions, develop better solutions and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always fresh. It's always exciting. As a Senior Technical and Architectural Consultant you'll provide consulting services to strengthen and improve health care operations that result in stronger financial returns and a healthier health care system. You'll use your strong strategic and business acumen to work closely with clients to define, strengthen and improve health care operations that result in stronger financial returns and a healthier health care system. This consulting career gives you the opportunity to travel and share in a mission that inspires. You'll see your ideas come to life and your achievements recognized. You won't find tougher challenges. And you won't find smarter people working together to solve them. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Primary Responsibilities:Collaborate with technology and business departments to define deliverables and develop solutions that are reusable across the organization Lead the overall delivery of projects including the direct management of project team members Perform project management duties including the creation of status reports, work plans and presentations to client leadership Provide well-informed opinions and architectures for technical solutions including application presentation, data access, and integration Participate in development and configuration projects for a broad set of solutions including transactional applications, EDI, business intelligence and self-service portals Develop technical design documents to describe and support justification of the chosen architecture and proposed implementation Review and approve developer detail design documents, data structure diagrams and code assets Ensure quality assurance by directing unit test activities including the development of test cases and publication of unit test results Conduct research studies that may include collecting, analyzing, trending and presenting data and recommendations to management Assess and recommend vendor products to client leadership Develop financial models and tools, including cost-benefit analysis, resource utilization models and performance reports Create written and oral communication materials that effectively summarize findings, support fact-based recommendations and provides appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions Maintain work papers, project deliverables and other artifacts that can be recreated and leveraged as intellectual capital
Required Qualifications:At least 5+ years of experience in any of the following areas: Technical Leadership, Application Architecture, COTS System Implementation, System Analysis, Application Development, Core Admin Systems3+ years of healthcare industry experience with preference for payer claims operations Consulting experience on large business process or systems integration projects Solid understanding of the Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) and/or exposure to the Agile development methodology Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills Ability to travel up to 80% (out on Monday/back on Thursday) Experience working in a Big 5 or large consulting organization Knowledge of health plan front and back-office business processes Telecommuter optionPreferred Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in a business or computer-related field 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. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing. Job Keywords: Travel, Consultant, Healthcare Consultant, Project Manager, Big 5, Program Management, Health care, Provider, Payer, telecommute, work from home, OptumConsulting
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.