Operations Analyst

Oscar, New York

A better kind of health insurance company

What is the Position?

At Oscar, we are working hard to provide the kind of health insurance we would want for ourselves. This means that we get to be creative and to build an excellent insurance operation from the ground up.

As an Operations Analyst at Oscar, you will take ownership of aspects of our insurance operations processes and identify areas for potential improvement. You will drive the development of process improvements and facilitate cross-functional support where needed. In addition, you will play a large role in troubleshooting issues that arise by investigating the scope, cause and scale of the problem throughout our insurance operation.

In this role, you will be working closely with internal oscar teams ranging from network, sales, clinical, legal, and technical teams. You may also be interacting closely with regulatory authorities as well as Oscar’s external vendors.

Note that this position has the potential for tremendous growth and leadership opportunities as the organization scales and expands into new markets. We are looking for people who are excited to grow with us.


Deliverables:  What you have to achieve

During your first six weeks:

You have...

  • Built a deep understanding of our operational policies and workflows.
  • Developed some initial insights into opportunities for workflow improvements.
  • Become well-acquainted with internal tools, data, and technical processes (e.g. database querying and dashboard creation).
  • Begun to form a strong working relationship across the Oscar team.
  • Developed a comprehensive understanding of our performance metrics

Afterwards and on an ongoing basis:

You will...

  • Surface data, process, and technology issues through proactive identification, measurement, and monitoring of our operations.
  • Identify error trends, rectify, and determine how to prevent these errors moving forward.
  • Improve existing workflows and work with and find automation opportunities.  
  • Support your team and leadership by driving decisions and implementation on an ongoing basis.
  • Identify areas for policy clarification and stay up to date on operational policies.
  • Assist in creating documentation of workflows, SOPs and policies.
  • Manage and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders as a representative of insurance operations.

Winning factors: What leads to success

Must-have qualifications and expertise include:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years of professional experience
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical capabilities
  • High attention to detail
  • Have a process improvement bend and the aptitude to quickly learn Oscar’s ecosystem
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Ability to explain complex processes and ideas using simple and friendly language

We think it will make a big (positive) difference if you have...

  • Experience in an operational rotational program
  • Previous experience in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
  • Experience in SQL or similar database languages
  • Enjoy leveraging technology in creative/novel ways to solve problems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated process improvement qualifications/certifications

About Oscar

Founded in 2012, Oscar is probably the last thing you would expect from a technology startup – a seemingly old-fashioned healthcare insurance provider. The company provides clients with the kind of clarity and simplicity we have come to expect from an e-commerce site. And, of course, they're hiring.

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