Utah Retirement Systems

  • Data Analytics Manager

    Location US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/5/2019 1:57 PM)
    Job ID
    PEHP Actuary and Data Analytics
  • About The Company

    A division of Utah Retirement Systems, PEHP is a non-profit trust with the vital job of providing health benefits to Utah’s public employees and their families.

    Job Description



    Manages relationships and communication with both internal and external customers regarding their data analytics needs. Oversees the quality, consistency, and presentation of the analysis produced by the data analytics team. Performs a variety of administrative and managerial duties related to planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the day-to-day functions of the Analytics team.




    1. Manages relationships and communication with both internal and external customers regarding their data analytics needs. Oversees the quality, consistency, and presentation of the analysis produced by the data analytics team. Clearly articulates, summarizes, and describes technical concepts in a way that non-technical audience can understand. Uses data visualizations and summaries to intuitively highlight key takeaways.
    2. Acts as a content expert for data related to PEHP internal and external customers. Supports reporting, research, data exploration, and embedding actionable data insights into business work flow. Gains familiarity of relevant data sources and writes SQL queries/stored procedures to extract and analyze data. Builds dashboards and/or other tools or reports as needed by customers. Involves statistical analysis to verify/highlight potential insights from data.
    3. Provides analytical support of PEHP enterprise level initiatives. Works with databases, software programming, and/or statistical analysis to help develop analytical tools that help support the division’s strategic initiatives.
    4. Supports underwriting rate setting and communications with brokers and employer groups. Assists actuarial area with underwriting needs. Helps bring data analytics into rate setting process. Assists with the design of employer reporting and similar data analytics that highlight actionable data insights.
    5. Acts as a resource for analysis, coding, and strategic overview of projects. Uses project management software to assign, track, and support staff's projects.
    6. Stays up to date, trains, and helps establish coding practices and analysis techniques by helping standardize code and improve coding quality.
    7. Supports annual HEDIS   reports and the accompanying audit.
    8. Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, develops team members to maximize potential, helps team members meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
    9. Supervises training, sets employee goals, coaches, delegates assignments, coordinates special training, maintains quality control and setting goals and priorities in a timely and efficient manner.
    10. Supervises the day-to-day operations of the Analytics team and monitors work flow to assure timely completion.
    11. Assists and makes recommendations in evaluating worker performance, job retention, advancement, discipline, and discharge. Participates in recruitment and selection process for new hires.
    12. Maintains strict confidentiality.
    13. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Experience

    Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or clinical field and five (5) years of general analytical experience which includes a minimum of one (1) year of health specific experience and one (1) year of experience managing people, managing processes/projects, or mentoring others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    This list contains knowledge, skills, and abilities that are typically associated with the job. It is not all-inclusive and may vary from position to position:


    Required technical skills include the working knowledge and ability of:

    • Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced Excel knowledge.
    • Statistical Analysis (R, SAS, etc.).
    • Advanced database programming (SQL, etc.).
    • Programming (VBA, Python, etc.).
    • Data Visualization software (Tableau, etc.).
    • Project Management software.


    Required mathematical skills include working knowledge of:

    • Statistical concepts needed to highlight and quantify actionable insights in data.
    • Principals of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.
    • Concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs or theorems.


    Must possess excellent communication skills:

    • Read, analyze and interpret common technical financial reports, and legal documents.
    • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from members, agencies, or others in the community.
    • Write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
    • Effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors.

    Must have the ability to:

    • Follow written and verbal instructions.
    • Prioritize work.
    • Analyze problems and data.
    • Use sound judgment in decision making and problem solving.
    • Perform within deadlines.
    • Work well in a team environment as well as independently.
    • Multi-task by handling a variety of duties in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Follow through with assignments.
    • Deal effectively with stress caused by workload and time deadlines.


    The incumbent must always demonstrate judgment, high integrity, and personal values consistent with the values of URS.


    Work Environment

    Incumbent performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities which do not generally involve muscular strain, but do require activities related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions.


    Position requires occasional travel for office business. Individual must be physically capable of safely operating a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based upon data provided by a current Department of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).


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