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Lead NLP Developer - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Lead NLP Developer is a key contributor in the design and development of state-of-the-art NLP for medical applications. The Lead NLP Developer works closely with other NLP developers, engineers and subject matter experts on current company technologies and forward-looking projects.
The successful candidate will have a strong background in Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence with an emphasis on text, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, and/or associated principles of knowledge representation and ontological design. The successful candidate will be comfortable contributing to research and design, but also demonstrate a willingness to support team members in the ongoing maintenance of existing systems. Exceptional technical skills are required, as the successful candidate must be able to deliver solutions for use in a production environment.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include the enhancement and maintenance of existing company NLP technologies and extension of those systems to new clinical domains and applications. Work includes the augmentation of various clinical knowledge resources underlying the core NLP and AI modules, as well as the enhancement of those modules in collaboration with engineering. Emphasis is placed on identification of solution needs, corresponding system design and prototyping, and technical project leadership culminating in successful production deployment. -Emphasis is also placed on evaluation of the performance of those components on clinical documentation at scale in production environments. Work includes the generation and interpretation of domain/solution analytics. This position additionally serves in a liaison capacity (technical, quality and requirements) with clients and partners.

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:
Undergraduate degree in computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics with an NLP emphasis, or computer science with an emphasis in language
4+ years professional experience in an NLP/AI domain (significant academic development experience will be considered for strong applicants)
Demonstrated strength and experience with two of: Python, SQL, C# or Java
Preferred Qualifcations:
Advanced degree in computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics with an NLP emphasis, or computer science with an emphasis in language
6+ years professional experience in an NLP/AI domain
Experience in a medical domain
Experience working with Windows & Linux operating systems
Knowledge and experience with object-oriented design

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*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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