Technology Development Intern

UnitedHealth Group

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Technology Development Intern – Minneapolis, MN – 695486

Position Description

Here’s how to go from hitting the books to changing the world.
Internships at UnitedHealth Group. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that’s dramatically shaping our entire health care system.  At UnitedHealth Group, we’re on a mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Take our technology team at Optum, part of our thriving family of companies; we’re a team of 12,000 plus technology zealots who totally buy in to the ways that technology can help improve the lives of millions. In no time, you’ll buy in too. Because you’ll be elbow to elbow with people who are challenging one another to invent new software commercialize new products. So here we are. You have a lot to learn. We have a lot to do.  It’s the perfect storm. And even better? Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life’s best work.(sm)
**Housing assistance may be available dependent on your distance from the nearest office**
**This full-time intern position will be available for the summer, starting in June 2017**
** H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position **
Internship opportunities available in the following areas, in addition to roles & responsibilities for each.
Software Developer/Engineer:
  • Collaborate with business users, systems analysts and or development teams in defining, analyzing and interpreting business and technical requirements
  • Develop technical expertise in any number of programming languages including but not limited to: JAVA, Mongo Hadoop, Microsoft.NET (C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET)
  • Participate in code and documentation or design reviews according to standards or new specifications
Data Scientist:
  • Planning, designing and developing cutting-edge descriptive and predictive statistical and machine learning models of disease, care, cost, performance, operations, quality and safety
  • Wrangle claims, clinical, pharmacy, member-demographic and other datasets in distributed (big-data) and cloud-based environments
  • Contribute code, business artifacts and technical documentation to the data science teams
  • Partner, evangelize and build coalitions with IT, business SMEs, organizational leadership and the customer to deliver disruptive Data Science innovations within agile timeframes 
Business/Systems Analyst:
  • Define requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements gathering, business process, use cases and standard analysis workflow
  • Analyze business or functional requirements to deliver artifacts and prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written
  • Use enterprise-wide requirements definition, management systems, methodologies and standards as needed
Project Analyst:
  • Collaborate with business to gather project requirements, maintain project status reports and assist in running project team meetings
  • Manage project workflow and resource tracking responsibilities
  • Assist in communicating consolidated project milestones and deliverables for readiness
Security Analyst:
  • Actively support critical Information Risk Management processes and disciplines such as security governance, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing
  • Monitor events and multiple technologies and communication channels using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools to detect IT security incidents
  • Triage and investigate business specific threats and vulnerability findings of security incidents to support cyber investigations
  • Translate business requests into security efforts by aggregating data and applying critical thinking to support actionable plans
Infrastructure Analyst:
  • Collaborate in different areas, voice/data networking, network analysis, database design/analytics/warehousing or mainframe
  • Networking: Provide network related analysis, design, and integration services including coordinating between clients, vendors and other internal support services
  • Database: Use advanced statistical and inferential analysis programs to provide specialized data analysis, distinguish patterns and recognize trends
  • Selects, recommends and applies appropriate analytic and statistical methodologies and techniques to execute against an analysis plan or research objectives
  • Evaluates new analytics tools and methodologies for possible deployment



To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.
Required Qualifications: 
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college/university during the duration of the internship. Internships are not intended for graduating seniors
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs, or current H-1B visa holders will not be considered.  H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for this position
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degrees in business, management information systems, computer science or technology related field. Other degrees are considered when accompanied by aptitude or interest in technology
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
Our internship opportunities will provide a hands-on view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. Our work isn’t easy.  We are climbing very high mountains.  Join us and you’ll open yourself up to new learning as you work side by side with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter.
So here we are. You have a lot to learn. We have a lot to do.  It’s the perfect storm. And even better? Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life’s best work.(sm)
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.
Job Details
Contest Number: 695486
Job Title: Technology Development Intern – Minneapolis, MN
Job Family: Information Technology
Business Segment: Optum Technology
Job Location Information:
Region: North America
Country: United States
City: Minneapolis
State/Province: Minnesota
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Additional Job Detail Information:
Employee Status: Temporary
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Telecommuter Position: No
Overtime Status: Non-exempt