Lead Software Engineer - Telecommute

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

We're creating opportunities in every corner of the health care marketplace to improve lives while we're building careers. At UnitedHealth Group, we support you with the latest tools, advanced training and the combined strength of high caliber co-workers who share your passion, your energy and your commitment to quality. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM


Compassion. It's the starting point for health care providers like you and it's what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you're also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life's best work. SM

Our teams are helping people from around the world. We can bring out your best as you put your listening, analytical and problem solving skills to work in a setting that is geared to helping improve lives and enhance health care for millions. Here, you'll discover a wealth of pathways for professional growth within Customer Service, Billing, Claims, Enrollment & Eligibility and across our global economy. Join us and find out why this is the place to do your life's best work. SM

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)

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design and implement highly scalable and modular systems incrementally on prem and public cloud
  • Influence overall product architecture and patterns
  • Drive code reusability within and across organizations
  • Solid understanding of engineering fundamentals: unit testing, code reviews, telemetry, agile and DevOps. Ensuring that mature DevOps practices are adopted within the organization
  • Deeply investigate undefined business problems to identify key needs
  • Incubate start-up culture by leading the way with prolific development of code
  • Drive adoption of best practices and agreed up on design patterns
  • Critically examine existing processes and systems and implementing improvements
  • Attract talent to the team through community involvement, keen interviewing skills, and training more junior interviewers
  • Partner with business and technical leaders to manage project commitments in an agile framework, rapidly delivering value to our customers via technology solutions
  • Mentor more junior members of the engineering team to develop and perform as highly as possible
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written forms, and be able to present and demonstrate work to technical and non-technical leadership
  • Lead the design, build, and scaling of our backend data infrastructure (across data acquisition, pipelines, warehousing, etc.) using the latest in data engineering technologies such that the data platform is reliable, extendable, and performant
  • Collaborate with engineering, product, design, and operations teams to build best-in-class data applications that will support Optum's missions and goals
  • Provide strategic and tactical recommendations for Product.
  • Create migration patterns and tools to quickly migrate databases into Distributed SQL environments, translate database requirements into flexible methodologies that scale to improve operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics

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:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering and processes including all of these components: design patterns, microservices, serverless functions, algorithms, data structures, schemas and queries, system design, unit testing, code reviews, agile, and dev-ops
  • 8+ years overall engineering track record experience that include driving these practices: continuous integration / continuous delivery, REST API development, serverless architecture, containerization, infrastructure as code, public & private clouds, microservices, application observability, messaging / stream architecture
  • 8+ years of experience with multiple languages such as Java, C#, Python, Scala, Node, Haskell, Rust, Go
  • 6+ years of experience as a Data Engineer using Python, Java, Scala or any other programming language
  • Experience designing and developing data collecting and processing systems to handle large data sets
  • 6+ years of experience and knowledge of modern data warehouse, building scalable pipelines and reporting / analytic techniques
  • 5+ years writing unit or integration tests
  • 2+ years with public cloud, Docker, Linux, PowerShell, JavaScript, Node js, React or other similar technologies
  • 2+ years of experience with DevOps, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Fortify, Sonar)
  • 2+ years of experience in testing frameworks such as Jest, Mocha
  • 2+ years being responsible for software you've written, in production
  • Deep expertise in tools such as Spark,Airflow, Presto/Hive, Spark, or any other streaming technologies to process incredible volumes of data, Looker, Tableau or other reporting tools
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and implementing centralized modern data warehousing/platforms (snowflake/looker/segment/etc) that support self-service analytics
  • Strong knowledge of data architecture, data modeling, statistics, data science and data infrastructure ecosystems
  • Effective communication skills: Work with cross-functional stakeholders and present ideas in a non-technical way
  • Strong knowledge of MySQL, PostGres and anyother RDBMS Oracle, SQLServer, DB2
  • 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:
  • Experience with migrating applications to the public cloud
  • Experience building and deploying applications to the public cloud using Infrastructure as Code tools such as Terraform
  • Instrumenting apps with Prometheus/Grafana, and creating effective alarms and dashboards
  • Log indexing tools (e.g. ELK stack, Datadog, Splunk, Sumologic)
  • SRE principles (reliability engineering, error budgets, alarming practices, etc.)
  • Polyglot when it comes to coding languages
  • Experience engineering data pipelines using modern toolsets
  • Experience with ETL tools
  • SQL
  • Experience driving agile transformations
  • Healthcare domain background
  • written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

*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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