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Principal Backend Software Engineer (Navigation) at UnitedHealth Group

Principal Backend Software Engineer (Navigation)

UnitedHealth Group Washington, DC Full Time

Careers at Rally Health, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Our mission at Rally® is to empower individuals to take control of their health through personalized, data-driven health care information and recommendations that lead to better outcomes. We leverage our digital platform and leading-edge technology to make health care data accessible wherever and whenever people need it, all while ensuring safety and reliability. Here, you’ll help people find the right doctors, give them a clear breakdown of costs, incentivize them to stay focused on their overall health with daily goals, and help them earn rewards such as discounts on a wide range of goods as well as bonuses for reaching fitness objectives. As part of our Rally® team, you’ll have the opportunity to drive change with an innovative healthcare technology company that is dedicated to creating a culture of healthy living. Help us bring real change to healthcare and you’ll experience what it’s like to do your life's best work.(sm)

As a Principal Software Engineer on the Navigation team where you will help build products that provide a cohesive experience for users to discover and manage their medical portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Write high-quality, fault tolerant backend code.

  • Build scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks.

  • Work with your team to create test plans and ensure quality.

  • Monitor production systems and provide on-call support.

  • Mentor junior engineers.

  • Report to the Engineering Manager.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of real industry experience

  • 5+ years experience with Scala, Java, or another similar language.

  • Commercial experience with distributed, high-performance systems

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical role or the equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud-based services and hosting (AWS EC2)

  • Experience developing/integrating with third party APIs and web microservices.

  • Experience with open source projects, a plus

  • Experience with Git

  • Interest in learning Scala

If you are located in the United States, you will have the flexibility to telecommute*.

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 range for Colorado residents is $142,000.00 - $196,000.00. 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 employers 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: Scala, Java, Python, C++, C# Software Engineer, Software Developer


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