Data Engineer - Telecommute at Optum

| Austin, TX
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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)
As a Data Engineer you will be responsible for the development and implementation of enterprise level software based technical solutions for the company's current and future software applications. Specific team responsibilities include providing Technical Services to underpin our new customer and solution implementation projects as well as through our support services for customers in general production. Assist with ongoing development, integration and deployment solutions for the company's clients, software products and hosting infrastructure. Provide technical implementation support to the Implementation Specialists and Client Support and assure our Technical Services are provided in the most effective and efficient manner.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Building data interfaces in a team environment along with an internal Implementation Manager and client resources
  • Writing processes utilizing Pervasive Data Integrator (Data Junction), VB Script,, MS SQL, SSIS, and other software to load hospital and clinic EDI and other types of data into applications
  • Communicate effectively verbal/written with clients' staffs, internal management and outside vendors
  • Working in a Microsoft Windows environment using MS Office requiring skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio
  • Work to mentor and cross train peers in all areas of technical services that you will support
  • Analyze systems, EDI data and user requirements
  • Develop programs, scripts, and deployment solutions where needed
  • Develop Documentation, Visio Diagrams
  • System Design, development, testing and implementation
  • Serve as the established technical expert on assigned systems
  • Independently research, analyze, and determine appropriate course of action for complex technical solutions
  • Pursue continuing education, addressing analysis and upgrading of technical skills
  • Prioritize workload effectively and meet critical deadlines
  • Other duties, as assigned

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 computer Science, or related major or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of working in a technical position supporting and developing technical solutions using various technical tools
  • 3+ years of working with VB6 and VB. Net Framework using Object Oriented methodology
  • 3+ years of working with MS
  • Understand and follow programming and documentation standards and software development life cycle
  • Working with formatted text files and balancing the files

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pervasive Data Integrator (Data Junction)
  • Health Care Technical Experience: EDI X12 formats 835, 837i, 837p, UB04 and CMS1500
  • Exposure to Patient Financial Systems (Star, HBOC, McKesson, EPIC, MS4, Meditech...)

Soft Skills:
  • Highly analytical, curious and creative
  • Solid written and verbal communications skills
  • Solid organization skills, very detail oriented, with careful attention to work processes
  • Takes ownership of responsibilities and follows through hand-offs to other groups
  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment and the opportunity to quickly learn new skills
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to analyze user requests, define requirements, investigate and report conclusions
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts, verbally and in writing to others, including clients
  • High-performing, motivated and goal-driven with track record of meeting and/or exceeding goals

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.
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.
Job Keywords: Data Analyst, Data Analytics, Data Engineer, Austin, Texas, TX
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