Machine Learning Engineer - Telecommute at Optum

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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)
Do you want to create world-class machine learning solutions collaboratively with the world's top experts? This Open Source Engineer is responsible for building innovative open source solutions across machine learning and MLOps. This role involves building solutions, being a prolific open source contributor, being an open source advocate, and being a corporate culture advocate.
The ideal candidate demonstrates ability to quickly learn and appropriately apply new technologies to solve engineering problems in the open source space. They will be proficient in Git, including Github. The ideal candidate is curious, congenial, and captivating. They will have a bias for action and be a polished speaker, They will seek out challenges and tackle them vigor. They will be a superior technologist and communicator able to deliver complex ideas with ease. They will be proficient at managing technical solutions from conception to the end of the product life cycle. They will be able to motivate and influence others without authority. They will be seeking to develop new ML solutions for healthcare technology and able to grow a supportive community to partner in that effort. The ideal candidate has an established track record of growing technical projects in the open source space from ideas to publicly-maintained communities.
They will design, develop, and implements solutions that exemplify modern software engineering practices. They will be experts with reuse of code and will be able to develop complex solutions with reuse in mind. They will implement and continuously improve agile software delivery, code management, and operations practices. They will mentor junior team members in modern ML practices, technologies, and patterns. They will own the technical debt backlog and high level plan. They will maintain current perspective on technology trends, applying that to personal and team capability growth. They will actively participate in code review and interviewing new candidates. They will grow a prolific open source technical community of contributors and develop quality external contributions through projects hosted on Github.
A primary requirement for this role is active and enthusiastic participation in open source development and communities. The majority of the solutions developed in this role will be delivered through Github to the public open source community. Our open source community is a group of dedicated developers and engineers working toward positive disruption in the healthcare and technology industries. We are a vibrant, celebrated, and supported open-source community. We proudly deliver innovative solutions to the world's toughest healthcare problems.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Prolifically contribute to open source ML healthcare technologies
  • Design and implement OSPO product features in collaboration with IT stakeholders
  • Implement best practices and coding standards for projects
  • Build new open source ML healthcare technologies
  • Develop/deliver a strategic roadmap that open sources non-proprietary internal UHG methods and techniques

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:
  • 5+ years of progressive software engineering and ML/AI experience
  • 3+ years various frameworks (e.g. Splunk, ELK, etc.)
  • 3+ years with ML/AI (e.g., R, Python, SAS)
  • 2+ years various MLOps (e.g., kafka, bigdate, ETL, etc.)
  • 1+ years CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Experience with software programming languages (at least 3) or 1 + years REST API design (including micro-services)
  • Experience with engineering platforms at scale in public + private clouds
  • Experience designing technical product roadmaps
  • Experience managing teams in a matrix organization and influencing without authority
  • Demonstrated experience hosting Github repositories
  • Demonstrated history of innovative solution building in the healthcare technology space

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1 + years of experience as a full stack developer (UI/UX, API, DB ORM interfaces etc.)
  • 1 + years of experience with javascript, Node.js
  • 1 + years REST API design (including micro-services)
  • 1 + years CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Jenkins)
  • 1 + years' experience with container technologies (e.g. Azure, GCP, Kubernetes, AWS)
  • 1+ years security frameworks (e.g. Layer7, Kong, PingFederate, etc.)
  • Experience with event/data driven architecture and technologies
  • Experience working across fully automated stacks in a CI/CD ecosystem
  • Experience managing an open source program office
  • Experience managing a technology advocate program

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.
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, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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.
*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.
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