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For 40 years, Minnesota-based employer groups and individuals have counted on Delta Dental of Minnesota (Delta Dental) for their oral health and dental benefit needs. Our employees are important members of our team. If you are interested in applying for an open position, you may mail, fax or e-mail your resume to the contact information below. Please note that Delta Dental no longer accepts unsolicited resumes. All resumes must be received in response to a specific position.

Human Resources
Delta Dental of Minnesota     E-mail:
Human Resources Department     hrrecruit@deltadentalmn.org
500 Washington Avenue South, #2060      
Minneapolis, MN 55415


ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST

This position manage cash balances in all Dental Benefit Plans of Minnesota and affiliated companies’ bank accounts and recommend investment positions for short and medium term periods by maintaining current balance records for all bank and investment accounts and analyzing and projecting future cash needs. Initiate wire transfers in a timely manner to meet the bank cutoffs, receive appropriate internal approvals from authorized account signers, and record in appropriate records. 

  • Two year degree in Accounting or Finance or a combination of equivalent experience and education is desired.
  • One or more years of cash management experience required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of banking and short and medium term investment accounts
  • Knowledge of forecasting cash inflows, outflows to project future cash requirements
  • Must possess the ability to effectively organize and prioritize workload and manage time accordingly
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are required
  • Intermediate skill level with Excel, Access and Word
  • Three of more years of experience with a computerized accounting system; Oracle Financial system experience preferred.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Forecast short and long-term cash investments and cash requirements by tracking cash inflows and outflows and then project balances based on previous trends and upcoming material cash requirements.
  • Fund bank accounts, short-term investments accounts and monitor line of credit daily to minimize usage as appropriate for all lines for business.
  • Track and record all daily cash, short-term investments and line of credit transactions to cash journals and forecasting models.
  • Initiate funds transfer via ACH or wire transfer and receive appropriate approvals. This must be done timely to meet bank daily cut-off deadlines.
  • Assist with monthly investments.
  • Monitor IRS and all other levy orders and maintain current levy tracking list so payments are not mailed to Providers or Subscribers if they have outstanding levies. When the system discovers claim payments out of compliance with the levy, cancel these checks and reissue payment to the appropriate payee as determined by the levy. 
  • Act as the department representative for forgery issues on claims checks and assist in check re-issues. 
  • Special projects or backup support as required or assigned. 

DATA WAREHOUSE ENGINEER/DEVELOPER

Responsible for preparation of system requirements, analysis, and design throughout the data warehouse implementation.  Responsible for performing highly complex systems process analysis, design, and simulation across multiple platforms and/or cross-function in business areas.
Reviews data loaded into the data warehouse for accuracy.  Performs process improvement and re-engineering, with an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to the current and future business environment. Responsible for developing innovative IT solutions for risky and demanding business situations

  • Develop data warehouse process models, including sourcing, loading, transformation, and extraction.
  • Create or implement metadata processes and frameworks.
  • Create supporting documentation, such as metadata and diagrams of entity relationships, business processes, and process flow.
  • Design and implement warehouse database structures.
  • Develop data extraction procedures from other systems, such as salesforce.com, enrollment, billing, or claims.
  • Maintains standards, such as organization, structure, or nomenclature, for the design of data warehouse elements, such as data architectures, models, tools, and databases.
  • Work with business partners to develop business rules and business rule execution via stored procedures, middleware, or other technologies.
  • Map data between source systems, data warehouses, and data marts.
  • Collaborate with management, business partners, analysts, developers, technical resources, and Application Support team to support audit/environmental health needs.
  • Direct and engage in audit activities, including contributions to functional design, prototyping, build, test and audit documentation as needed.
  • Create and document best practices guidelines based on department requirements and industry standards.
  • Responsible for verifying accuracy of data, testing methods and the maintenance and support of the data warehouse.
  • Create plans, test files, and scripts for data warehouse testing, ranging from unit to integration testing.
  • Design, develop, and maintain highly scalable systems that use a variety of technologies to aggregate data from across the business.
  • Join forces with analysts and stakeholders to gather, understand, and develop technical requirements.
  • Integrate third party data into our enterprise data warehouse. Create and maintain the logical and physical dimensional data model.
  • Provide data streams from front end systems to drive real-time business metrics and decisions.
  • Recommend standards and methodology for creation, capture, maintenance, and integration of metadata.
  • Provide expertise and leadership on making technical decisions, thus delivering a platform that provides business value and meets end user goals. 
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/data processing or equivalent degree or experience
  • 5+ years IT experience
  • 2 years ETL experience
  • 2 years in operational data
  • 1 year in master data management
  • 1 year in data analysis and BI Tools/Reporting
  • 1+ year of experience of QA/QC testing 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Expert in SQL/relational database concepts
  • Ability to design and implement scalable solutions
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal communication and decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Analytical, problem solving, negotiation, issue resolution and facilitation skills are required
  • Experience (requires little direction)
    o composing functional requirements, detailed technical specifications, and test cases for new or modified projects
    o understanding data sources (e.g., 3rd party RDBMS, MS access, SQL server, Oracle, and Teradata)
    o ETL tools and data integration (e.g., Informatica, SIS)
    o Business Intelligence
    o Master Data Management
    o XML
    o SOA and Web Services
    o executing deliverables using Agile
    o Data Governance
  • Knowledge
    o Salesforce.com and SaaS products
    o Data virtualization (Denodo)
    o Aprimo
    o Java/J2EE coding
    o APIs
  • At least 5 years experience working as a developer in a Data Engineering, Data Warehousing or Business Intelligence team
  • 1+ years of working with at least 2 terabytes of data
  • Broad understanding of multiple technologies – including DBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL), application development (Java, Ruby, C++, etc), ETL tools (Informatica, Ab Initio, SSIS), OS (Solaris, HP-UX, Windows, Linux), scripting (Shell, Python, Perl)
  • Experience in data warehousing, including dimensional modeling concepts
  • Experience in integration with third party APIs
  • Interest in using cutting-edge technologies and modern languages to find new answers to old problems
  • Ability to learn new paradigms, tools, and processes quickly
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing, exciting work environment
  • Ability to prioritize and work autonomously yet collaboratively when needed
  • Top-notch written and oral communication skills

SR PROJECT MANAGER

This position is responsible for managing significant, company-wide projects by applying professional project management principles, practices and techniques to lead project teams and control project schedule, cost, and performance risks. This role has ultimate responsibility for the design, testing, planning and implementation of complex projects to meet the goals and priorities of the organization.

  • Minimum 10 years of project management experience with at least 5 years managing increasingly complex projects in a health care environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Oracle Financial systems preferred 
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • College degree in business or related field preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of project management experience with at least 5 years managing increasingly complex projects in a health care environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Oracle Financial systems preferred 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently toward goals in a complex, diverse environment with multiple and changing demands.
  • Known for effective project management leadership.
  • Thorough knowledge of project management phases, techniques and tools.
  • Identifies, develops, and initiates innovations and solutions where precedents and procedures may not exist.
  • Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Works with senior management to resolve complex problems.
  • Demonstrates superior interpersonal skills, conflict resolution and negotiating skills.
  • Regularly makes decisions and takes independent action on matters directly affecting strategic goals.


UNDERWRITING COORDINATOR

This position is responsible for all administrative tasks associated with Underwriting as well as additional responsibilities associated with the approval/administration of selected Pooled and Large Group Pooled groups. 

  • Provide support to members of the underwriting department in their performance of the underwriting function.
  • Pend approvals to appropriate underwriters on a timely basis.  Pull the individual group/proposal file and deliver to the assigned underwriter.
  • New pooled/large group pooled approval ensuring that all applicable underwriting guidelines have been adhered to and that approval is accomplished based on established turnaround times.
  • Respond to questions and resolve issues associated with pooled/large group pooled customers.
  • Complete monthly processing of the renewal rate for pooled/large group pooled customers.  Complete the renewal summary ensuring that it is released in a timely manner.
  • Complete various non-pooled monthly renewal summary tasks including, but not limited to, preparation and finalization of individual renewal summaries to be completed by large group underwriters; distribution of appropriate large group files to assigned underwriter; distribution of finalized renewal summary to appropriate areas.
  • Monitor the underwriting request box multiple times per day; assist with the various procedures associated with the assignment of the request to an available underwriter.
  • Summarize and tally census data for use in proposal preparation.
  • Maintain the underwriting request log and tracking detail, interacting with underwriters and/or Sales Representatives/Account Managers for any missing detail.
  • Develop, maintain and deliver underwriting reporting activities, tools, dashboards and metrics as required by management.
  • Develop a working relationship with the underwriting department members and understand the function of each member.
  • Complete rate/fee/commission audits within 75 days of renewal date.
  • Daily filing for files and proposals.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a high school diploma and 1 to 2 years related experience; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, oral and written communication skills.  
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment and make independent decisions.
  • Customer service orientation toward internal and external parties.
  • Interpersonal skills to deal with a variety of people and the professional demeanor to represent the company to external contacts.
  • Thorough knowledge of contract structure, benefit interpretation, rating formulae, methodologies, and underwriting practices.
  • Detail oriented with demonstrated ability to multi-task and work successfully against deadlines.
  • Advanced computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Excel and Word, are necessary.

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