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Software Development Engineer in Test - Telecommute at UnitedHealth Group

Software Development Engineer in Test - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group Work from Home/Remote Full-Time

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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
 
We are seeking talented SDETs (Software Development Engineers in Test) who can unlock the next generation of software innovations that will deliver rich, engaging and unmatched customer experience. In this role, you will ensure flawless cutting-edge experiences using existing and emerging automation frameworks. 

As an SDET with Optum, you will work with Software Architects and Engineers to design, develop and maintain test automation solutions for effective and efficient test execution. Our application portfolio includes a range of Mobile, Web, and API products built using a mix of leading proprietary and open source technology. You will be responsible for developing and enhancing test automation solutions to keep pace with fast paced Agile delivery and integrate with code delivery and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. As an experienced software engineer and test expert, you will also work closely with clients, analysts, engineers and other team members to ensure timely delivery of high quality products. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, development and implement automated tests in an ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development) setting
  • Write and execute automated tests using Selenium, Cucumber and Java
  • Deliver test automation solutions in accordance with enterprise standards and within development and operational guidelines
  • Mentor and direct other testers in automation and software engineering principles
  • Perform reviews of automation and application code and present test results to project teams
  • Engineer automated test and metric reporting solutions 
  • Develop in-depth system and application knowledge to provide higher test quality and coverage
  • Constantly evaluate and enhance the test automation strategy and approach
  • Collaborate as part of the scrum team in grooming user stories and development of acceptance criteria for the user stories
  • Share and communicate ideas both verbally and in writing to staff, business sponsors, managers, and technical resources in clear concise language that is appropriate to the target audience
  • Participate in communities of practice to share knowledge, learn, and innovate
  • Research and implement tools that support faster delivery with high quality


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 or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years hands-on experience developing test automation or combination of development in Java/.NET and test automation experience using Selenium Webdriver or similar tools
  • 4+ experience with automated testing of web and/or mobile applications
  • 1+ years of hands-on scripting/coding experience in any one of the below:
    • Java, Spock, Groovy, Selenium, Gatling, Junit, Geb, Cucumber, C++, .Net, APPIUPM, Perfecto 
  • Hands-on experience on test automation of APIs (SOAP/REST services) 
  • Experience working in a CI/CD environment like Jenkins for executing automated tests
  • Experience working with complex XML/JSON, EDI X12, SQL transactions
  • Technical Experience:
    • Test Management Tools - Quality Center/ALM 
    • Versioning Tools - SVN/GIT
    • Test & Development Tools - Quick Test Professional (QTP 8.2 & 9.0), QA Hiperstation +, Excel Macros, Selenium, Cucumber, Jboss, Jenkins, Maven, SQLite
    • Frameworks - CI/CD, DevOps, ATDD, BDD, Hybrid, Keyword, Data Driven, Modular, Web based, Java, .NET
  • Proficient with developer tools and IDEs, such as Eclipse and git for developing on the Java stack
  • Solid communication collaboration and influencing skills to drive change
  • Solid troubleshooting and reasoning skills; the ability to debug and resolve difficult technical problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with Agile methodologies
  • Experience with Acceptance Test Driven development
  • Experience with unit testing and TDD (Test Driven methodologies) using Junit, NUnit or similar tools
  • Exposure to C#/Specflow
  • Perform complex testing with EDI X12 (274, 278, 834, 837 ect,,) / JSON/XML API Transactions 
  • Local to our Eden Prairie, MN office with the ability to work a hybrid work schedule.  
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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

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)


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.

Recommended Skills

  • .Net Framework
  • Api
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development
  • Agile Methodology
  • Apache Maven
  • Automation
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