NLP Engineer, Developer - Telecommute in San Diego, CA

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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 successful candidate will have a strong background in Machine/Deep Learning with an emphasis on Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and/or Information Extraction. Proven success in taking machine/deep learning solutions to production environments and sound technical skills are necessary.

If you are located in the San Diego, CA area, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enhancement of existing company NLP technologies and extension of those systems in new cloud-based applications
  • Emphasize incorporation of machine/deep learning techniques in clinical NLP solutions deployed at scale in production environments
  • Software design and development from system requirements definition to implementation, integration and testing

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 a computational domain
  • 2+ years of related professional work experience using machine/deep learning technologies - significant academic machine/deep learning and NLP development experience will be considered for strong applicants with an advanced degree
  • Experience with at least one of the following: Python, C++, Java, C#
  • Experience with Deep Learning frameworks
  • Knowledge of algorithms and techniques within a computational domain with emphasis on text processing
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. or greater in a computational domain
  • Experience with ontologies
  • Experience within the medical domain
  • Experience with XML and XSLT
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience with Regular Expressions

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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