Senior Data Engineer - Las Vegas, NV at Optum

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UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Seeking a Data Engineer with health care experience to implement and manage cross-domain, modular, flexible, scalable, secure, reliable and quality data solutions that transform data to support analytics and insight generation for our clients. The Data Engineer will implement, test, deploy, monitor, and maintain the delivery of data in a systematic method and will support a wide variety of analytical needs for our customers.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support the full data engineering lifecycle including research, proof of concepts, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of data management solutions
  • Utilize knowledge of various data management technologies to drive data engineering projects
  • Lead data acquisition efforts to gather data from various structured or semi-structured source systems of record to hydrate client data warehouse and power analytics across numerous health care domains
  • Leverage combination of ETL/ELT methodologies to pull complex relational and dimensional data to support loading DataMart's and reporting aggregates
  • Eliminate unwarranted complexity and unneeded interdependencies
  • Detect data quality issues, identify root causes, implement fixes, and manage data audits to mitigate data challenges
  • Implement, modify, and maintain data integration efforts that improve data efficiency, reliability, and value
  • Leverage and facilitate the evolution of best practices for data acquisition, transformation, storage, and aggregation that solve current challenges and reduce the risk of future challenges
  • Effectively create data transformations that address business requirements and other constraints
  • Partner with the broader analytics organization to make recommendations for changes to data systems and the architecture of data platforms
  • Support the implementation of a modern data framework that facilitates business intelligence reporting and advanced analytics
  • Prepare high level design documents and detailed technical design documents with best practices to enable efficient data ingestion, transformation and data movement
  • Leverage data pipeline monitoring tools to detect data integrity issues before they result in user visible outages or data quality issues
  • Leverage processes and diagnostics tools to troubleshoot, maintain and optimize solutions and respond to customer and production issues
  • Continuously support technical debt reduction, process transformation, and overall optimization
  • Leverage and contribute to the evolution of standards for high quality documentation of data definitions, transformations, and processes to ensure data transparency, governance, and security
  • Ensure that all solutions meet the business needs and requirements for security, scalability, and reliability

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 (preferably in information technology, engineering, math, computer science, analytics, engineering or other related field)
  • 7+ years of combined experience in data engineering, ingestion, normalization, transformation, aggregation, structuring, and storage
  • 7+ years of combined experience working with industry standard relational, dimensional or non-relational data storage systems
  • 5+ years of experience in designing ETL/ELT solutions using tools like Informatica, DataStage, Health Catalyst, SSIS , PL/SQL, T-SQL, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience in managing data assets using SQL, Python, Scala, Java, R or other similar querying/coding language
  • 2+ years of experience working with healthcare data or data to support healthcare organizations
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience working with Health Catalyst product offerings, including data warehousing solutions, knowledgebase, and analytics solutions
  • 2+ years of experience in creating Source to Target Mappings and ETL design for integration of new/modified data streams into the data warehouse/data marts
  • Depth of experience and proven track record creating and maintaining sophisticated data frameworks for healthcare organizations
  • Experience in Unix or Powershell or other batch scripting languages
  • Experience supporting data pipelines that power analytical content within common reporting and business intelligence platforms (e.g. Power BI, Qlik, Tableau, MicroStrategy, etc.)
  • Experience supporting analytical capabilities inclusive of reporting, dashboards, extracts, BI tools, analytical web applications and other similar products
  • Experience contributing to cross-functional efforts with proven success in creating healthcare insights
  • Experience and credibility interacting with analytics and technology leadership teams
  • Desire to continuously learn and seek new options and approaches to business challenges
  • A willingness to leverage best practices, share knowledge, and improve the collective work of the team
  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts verbally and in writing

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 at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)
Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for 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.
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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