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Lead Data Engineer - Telecommute at UnitedHealth Group

Lead Data Engineer - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group Work From Home Full Time
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Are you passionate about 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?

The right person for this role at Optum will bring significant experience that includes DevOps, Cloud and Full-Stack Development expertise.  This Data Engineering team will hire someone who brings all of this plus experience as a Lead Software & Data Engineer who has a voracious appetite for continuous improvement and innovation to a traditional data platform which we are evolving. We need someone to roll up their sleeves and start picking pieces of our data pipeline and figure out how to make it better, for the end purpose of offering a better experience to our customers, both internal and external.  If this sounds like you, the Commercial Data Engineer team at Optum in Eden Prairie, MN or Franklin, TN (or remote) 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:

  • Design and implement highly scalable and modular systems incrementally in public cloud (Azure preferred)
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 2+ years with public cloud (Azure preferred), 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. 5+ years writing unit or integration tests
  • 2+ years being responsible for software you’ve written, in production
  • 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
  • Strong SQL
  • Experience driving agile transformations
  • Healthcare domain background
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

What you are like:

  • Someone who loves transformation and modernization
  • Like to get things done with a start-up mindset, but in a large matrix organization
  • You have a strong history of developing solutions that met and exceeded target objective
  • You think in terms of problem in search of a solution, not the other way around
  • Demonstrated ability to bring alignment on a technical solution at a leadership level
  • Have lead teams, technically, to successful outcomes
  • Hold the respect of your team. They listen when you speak
  • Willing and eager to dive in and figure anything out. “It’s just code” attitude
  • You are self-aware, able and willing to course correct given constructive criticism
  • Care deeply about team culture and actively influence teams continuously improve
  • Passionate about automation, everything as code, and production-minded engineering
  • Your eagerness and energy give an immediate boost to teams you join

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. 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.

Job Keywords:  Data Engineer, DevOps, Cloud, Full-Stack, Agile, Azure, Lead, Health care, Healthcare, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Remote, Work from home


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