1+ months

Senior AI/Deep Learning NLP Engineer

Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Do you want to impact healthcare using Artificial Intelligence at the largest healthcare company in the world? 

If so, this is a chance to do just that. You will serve as a Senior AI Engineer within the Advanced Technology Collaborative and create innovative solutions within the Home Care, Predictive Healthcare and/or Conversational Voice domains.  We possess the best healthcare data sets in the world.  We have the largest scale in the industry covering Insurance, Care Delivery, Fraud Detection and Analytics.  We need you to help us turn that -data advantage- into operational insights that lead to healthier outcomes and a more efficient healthcare system.

Vision:  The Advanced Technology Collaborative seeks to shape the future of healthcare through new, emerging, and leading technologies that help people live healthier lives.

Mission: To serve UnitedHealth Group technology and businesses through investments in emerging technologies that have the potential to disrupt and modernize our existing and new ways of doing business. 


  • We rapidly iterate, learn, and take risks to drive value back into our businesses. Part of iterating quickly is -embracing failure- and de-risking new technology which allows us to more quickly find value.
  • We effectively manage a portfolio of projects with varying durations that allows the enterprise to drive towards successful moon shoots while also creating value quickly. 
  • We seek to maximize reusability, speed to value, and cost savings to maximize the value of our investment capital.
  • We create value by enabling collaboration to bridge across business lines and technology teams. 

Guiding Principles & Values


  • Our talent is our greatest asset. We provide a culture of learning that actively fosters talent development at all levels and enable everyone to develop and realize their potential.
  • We encourage small and fast-paced intrapreneurial teams with a purpose to create value, hone mastery of skills, and act autonomously to respond to our customers' needs.
  • We strive to build evidence-based products and services or develop a foundation upon which evidence-based products and services can be built. We clearly articulate our hypotheses, build solutions with provable insights, and systematically learn when a hypothesis is disproved.
  • We adapt our agile principles in our development efforts to enable every individual and their interactions, build working solutions, consult and advise our customers and domain experts, and respond quickly to change.
  • Our innovation agenda is driven by the intersection of enabling, developing, and deploying emerging technologies, the needs of our businesses, and our healthcare vision to create disruptive opportunities. Innovative research allows us to push the boundaries of healthcare. 
  • We take on investments opportunities with clearly defined, attainable and time-bound goals with measurable outcomes.
  • We work in cross-functional teams to address the most strategic opportunities for our business partners by delivering value.
  • Speed to value is key for our projects; we embrace reuse of cloud, open source, and inner-source wherever possible. 
  • We are inclusive of a team diverse members and seek access to the right expertise within and across teams and approach our projects with a can-do attitude, diversity of thought, and cross pollination.
  • Our solutions exhibit a strong link to our corporate mission to help people live healthier lives and to help the health care system work better for everyone.
  • We are transparent in our work; We seek to create an environment of trust and openness within our team and out to the rest of Optum Technology.

Specific responsibilities will include: 

  • Collaborate to define and shape the Art of the Possible
  • Develop (from scratch) Deep Learning models that solve challenging problems in the healthcare domain
  • Build out distributed training of large models for large datasets
  • Mentor and develop junior engineers in the AI/ML spaces 
  • Develop a prioritized set of technical issues/shortcomings and/or data access challenges that would benefit from the application of AI/NLP solutions 
  • Deliver strategic technical recommendations to address current, near-term and future technical needs
  • Make recommendations relative to when to modernize, rewrite, and/or leverage 3rd party technical assets




Posted: 2020-09-24 Expires: 2020-11-22

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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