Principal Data Engineering

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


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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)

As Principal Data Engineer, you will play the lead technical developer role in leading the business/contractual requirements, data, and ETL/reporting design, development, implementation, operations/maintenance. This position will also support data/ETL architecture, assure data quality/integrity for analytics/business intelligence reports. You'll have the opportunity to work in complex ETL/data development tasks and support a talented team of analysts, developers, testers, and admins. This position will report to the project manager or their designee to help our business and teams co-create innovative solutions for our customers.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Developing ETL solutions and supporting data strategy leveraging acquired subject matter expertise to identify/inform opportunities/risks.
  • Developing/leading complex dashboards, scorecards, reports, data analysis
  • Performing peer-reviews and providing expert technical support/guidance to the project team
  • Leading creating/maintaining database, ETL, reporting architecture/environment, processes/procedures, coding standards, and data management/security activities
  • Supporting/Standing up the enterprise data environment for disaster situations or annual disaster recovery drill
  • Supporting the project manager and leadership in project planning and executing activities, including presentations, risks/issues, and status reporting
  • Demonstrating deliverables to the team or the customers for approvals and gain buy-in to implement solutions or adapt to new products/services/programs
  • Working with the vendors, DBAs, data modelers, and application/system admins to support maintaining the Teradata and application server hardware and software (including patches, fixes, and upgrades) and leading industry level standards or best practices.

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you, give you a clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role, and provide development for other positions you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Advanced Degree in a related field such as Information Technology/Computer Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Analytics, Business Technology
  • 7+ years of ETL and enterprise data warehouse technical development
  • 7+ years of experience gathering requirements, exploring data , SQL/DB development
  • 7+ years of experience in reporting , analysis, and/or data management/governance
  • 4+ years of Informatica PowerCenter
  • 4+ years of experience leading a team as a technical lead or similar capacity
  • Demonstrated experience working with, and leading, high-performing remote teams and delivering to external customer
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) with strong communication skills
  • 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:
  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Experience in Medicaid/Managed Care/health insurance industry
  • Experience with visualization tools (Power B.I., Tableau, SAS, etc.)
  • Experience using Snowflake
  • Experience in scripting language experience (Python, R, SAS, T-SQL, etc.)
  • Familiarity with A.I. and machine learning

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

Colorado Residents Only: The salary/hourly range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700 (add additional reference for sales and physicians). Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*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.