Open Source Data Engineer - Remote 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)
This Open Source Data Engineer is responsible for building innovation open source data solutions. This role involves building solutions and being an open source advocate. This role will involve developing open source solutions in Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) development, storage engineering, data warehousing, data provisioning, data task automation, and other similar tasks. Responsibilities may include Platform-as-a-Service and Cloud solutions with a focus on data stores and associated eco systems.
Duties may include management of design services, providing sizing and configuration assistance, ensuring strict data quality, and performing industry and organizational needs assessments. Analyzes current business practices, processes and procedures as well as identifying future open source opportunities for leveraging data storage and retrieval system capabilities. Manages relationships with internal and external parties to advocate for open source data software and hardware. May design schemas, write SQL, automate data processes, and more to support development of a strong data engineering solutions portfolio in the UHG Open Source Program Office.
A primary requirement for this role is active and enthusiastic participation in open source development. 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.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrate strong skills in Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL), Kafka, SQL, and Cloud Storage.
  • Demonstrate strong skills 2 of the following: 1) design data schemas,
  • Evaluate the business and open source ecosystems for opportunities within data engineering to advance our open source agenda, staying atop trends in the field and community in open source forums (e.g., Linux Foundation, Github, Cloud Native Computing Foundation).
  • Develop and independently manage data solutions from inception through end-of-life, with a focus on long-cycle project planning and implementation
  • Maintain existing open source projects authored by other individuals in Github
  • Engage in data engineering-based skill training and expansion to become a "jack of all trades"
  • Develop strong documentation for open source solutions using Github, microsites, etc.
  • Ensure high - quality and frequent releases of data-related code to open source communities
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate a curiosity and passion to learn and grow.
  • Communicate you work and progress in agile fashion, making regular incremental process on activities.
  • Manage a workload of several projects.
  • Engage with developer communities and support the open source office as a technical advocate, supporting other projects effectively
  • Manages relationships with internal and external parties to advocate for open source data software and hardware.

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:
  • 3+ years of SQL development
  • 2+ years of experience with Python
  • 1-2 years of experience with Data Wrangling
  • 1-2 years of experience with Data Visualization
  • Experience acquiring metrics and generating definitions from raw data
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Excellent documentation standards, including README and process documentation (e.g., data flows)
  • Experience with ETL
  • Actively generating new open-source projects in the engineering space
  • Experience automating data flows and jobs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Documented open-source contribution record on Github
  • 1-2 years of experience with Go
  • 1-2 years of experience with Rust
  • 1-2 years of experience with R
  • Automating or creating ML/AI
  • 1-2 years of experience Kubernetes
  • 1-2 years of experience with CI/CD Automation
  • 1+ years of experience with Scala, Java, or C#

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.
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)
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $71,400 to $127,400. 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.
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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