VP, Software 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


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Software engineering is the application of engineering to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software in a systematic method. The roles in this function will cover all primary development activity across all technology functions that ensure we deliver code with high quality for our applications, products and services and to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • management of multiple software engineering teams
  • leading engineering design
  • development teams across multiple cross-functional domains
  • leadership of product user interaction
  • Experience design and implementation
  • Product development scope for the role includes
    • core system application design
    • companion applications
    • end-to-end QA responsibility
    • user trial program management
  • Delivery of a complex product at a very high quality bar in a fast paced environment
  • Working closely with product management
  • Design to define strategy and requirements
  • leading development teams from concept through delivery and subsequent operation
  • involves regular communication with senior management on technical development, product strategy, status, and risks
  • Excellent listening, writing skills and very strong technical competency are essential

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 in engineering, preferably in Computer Science (or related discipline)
  • 10+ years of experience building and managing development teams that design and deliver large distributed systems - preferably in agile development, object-oriented systems realm with high availability
  • 3+ years people management experience building strong teams and managing managers
  • Solid system design and architecture experience
  • Solid knowledge of programming (including Objective C, C++, Java, messaging protocols, and web services) and build processes
  • Experience in Internet and mobile platforms - web based technology and mobile development (iOS/Android)
  • Exceptional project planning/execution skills including estimating, scheduling, and executing on committed schedules
  • Demonstrated experience in building, delivering and operating products and services in a consumer-centric space

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters or Doctorate degree preferably in Computer Science (or related discipline)
  • 7+ years of experience as a software developer in OOD and object oriented languages
  • Track record of delivering high quality products in healthcare space
  • Experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, or computer vision
  • Solid verbal/written communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. 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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