OptumServe - Software Engineering Intern - Baltimore, MD or Telecommute

Columbia, Maryland

Salary Details: $79700.00 - 142600.00 a year
UnitedHealth Group

Internships at Optum. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that's dramatically shaping our entire health care system. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is a leading health services and innovation company dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 94,000 people collaborating worldwide, Optum combines people, technology, data and action to improve the delivery, quality and efficiency of health care. Our internship opportunities provide a view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. Here, you'll work with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter. Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life's best work.(sm)

OptumServe is looking for tech driven, engineering-focused students to support multiple projects focusing on innovation in technology to support federal customer needs. The OptumServe Technology Services business unit has a robust Technology Roadmap including an Innovation Lab in the cloud, which provides an environment for researching and vetting cutting edge technologies and conducting pilots and tool comparisons in support of anticipated business needs. Each intern will focus on at least one primary project with a programming focus, to potentially include one of the following categories. Each project will include a summary presentation on findings and recommendations, as well as a retrospective on what worked well, and lessons learned.

  • Data science and predictive modeling: Develop a machine learning model using supervised techniques to predict probability of receiving a healthcare claim denial or rejection notice. This process would data mining and querying, data preparation, model development and fitting.
  • Graph analytics: Using graph analytics and graph database technologies, conduct data mining and querying to identify patterns of behavior across healthcare providers. This includes creating provider features based on graph-learned communities to better accurately describe a given provider's work and identify outliers.
  • Robotic process automation: Leveraging a robotics process automation tool, this project includes the development of a 'bot' to automate the creation of an incident or ticket from an email or other central repository. This includes development and testing of the bot to perform the workflow using selected custom code such as Python, JavaScript, Java or PowerShell as well as pre-built templates in the RPA tool.

Other categories and projects may be included or modified depending on the goals and experience of the role. The intern will collaborate closely with senior personnel to understand business needs, learn the data and environment, and tailor the project plan accordingly. It is anticipated that the candidates for this role will support the following job responsibilities and expectations:

  • Collaborate with internal team in working on projects
  • Analyze and understand assigned project and conduct research on approach
  • Document specification for how project will be completed
  • Using research techniques, determine best programming language and/or necessary libraries to support coding work
  • Validate defined approach with mentor or identifies resource with expertise in respective functional area and programming language
  • Develop coding application such as bot or model using combination of custom code and/or pre-built templates in the tool
  • Conduct initial unit testing to validate effectiveness; leverage debugging tools to work through any issues or gaps
  • Partner with mentor and qualified team member to validate coding
  • Work through any bugs and re-test until quality check passes
  • Translate findings into research presentation
  • Ensure proper documentation of project including the design, tools used
  • Conduct demo of project to the team

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:

  • High school education or equivalent experience, and currently pursuing a college degree
  • Major in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering, statistics, mathematics, or related field
  • Programming experience in languages such as Python, R or other software development programming languages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with modeling, machine learning, robotics or RPA is a plus
  • General understanding of software development processes and computer science
  • Willingness and desire to learn, self-motivated to ensure project completion
  • Works independently and adheres to deadlines; seeks out ways to improve and excel in expectations

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*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.

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Date added: 11 July 2021
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