Senior Manager Data Engineering - 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)

Are you passionate about data and technology? Obsessed with customer delight? Are you a team builder, a team player, a leader extraordinaire? Do you find yourself constantly looking for ways to do better, be better and build better software?

Here at Optum, our Data Engineering team is looking for an exceptional Engineering Delivery Manager who can build and lead a team of full-stack production-oriented engineers with an insatiable appetite for continuous improvement and innovation. We need someone to take software concepts, business and technology strategy on paper to production. If this sounds like you, the Commercial Data Engineering team at Optum is waiting, so read on.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Partner with business and technical leaders to manage the delivery of project commitments
  • Drive modern solutions to solve complex problems and owns technical assets to deliver rapid value to our customers
  • Drives design and development of resilient, reliable, scalable, and self-healing solutions and influences best practices and improvements across teams with detailed and sufficient telemetry
  • Builds robust systems meeting business objectives, ensuring the right tools and technologies used, and keeping up to date and compliant with technology strategy
  • Ensures grooming and prioritization is kept up with team velocity and actively works to remove productivity impediments and sustains a high velocity of delivered software
  • Manages stakeholder expectations and maintains stakeholder relationships
  • Manage forecasts and budgets from multiple funding sources for engineering team demand
  • Evangelizes and demonstrates engineering and corporate culture to teams
  • Recruit engineering resources, mentor talents, and raises the talent bar
  • Delegates technical work with an appropriate level of supervision
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written forms and present and demonstrate work technical and non-technical stakeholders

What you are like:
  • Have a great, positive attitude and have ability to influence
  • Never blocked. You find a way!
  • Bring problems with solutions
  • Willing and eager to dive in and figure it out. No system is built from unicorn horn dust. It's just code!
  • Take extreme ownership and pride in your work
  • Care deeply about team culture and build teams on a foundation of mutual respect
  • Will automate something so you don't have to do it twice
  • You build everything "as code". Infrastructure, pipeline, testing, monitoring, etc.
  • Never stop learning (you have a habit of reading about changes in tech and then implementing them)

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:
  • 7+ years of engineering delivery leadership experience track record delivering results in an agile environment that include driving these practices: Expert understanding of software engineering and processes: design patterns, microservices, serverless functions, algorithms, data structures, schemas and queries, system design, unit testing, code reviews, agile, and dev-ops
  • 6+ years of experience with data ingestion, ETL and sending data to downstream systems, building secure technical assets and supporting change initiatives to drive data-driven improvements and transformations
  • 3+ years of leadership experience with building teams and managing talent
  • 2+ years of operational production support

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience with continuous integration/continuous delivery
  • 3+ years of experience with REST API development, serverless architecture
  • 2+ years of experience with containerization, public and private clouds, microservices, application observability
  • Experience delivering software using big data technologies, ETL, or ELT tools
  • Experience with Kafka or other event streaming technologies
  • Writing or delivering software using Azure public cloud infrastructure
  • Instrumenting apps with Prometheus/Grafana, and creating effective alarms and dashboards
  • Healthcare, Provider domain experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, fluid environment while maintaining adherence to standards and best practices

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada 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

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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