Senior Database Administrator - 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)
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Understanding of Azure Synapse Analytics architecture and component integrations
  • Proactively monitor Synapse workload (Dedicated SQL pool and Spark pool) and engage internal/external teams as appropriate to resolve errors/failures/throughput bottleneck
  • Execute Change Tasks including but not limited to security provisioning, schema creation, DB role creation, DDL execution, data restoration etc
  • Assist Application Developers and testers with re-engineering / deploying code from Infrastructure Support standpoint
  • Review workload and provide recommendations for performance optimization and operational efficiency
  • Identify, trouble shoot and resolve issues/backlogs related to slow/failed/abended jobs in both Spark and Dedicated SQL pools
  • Proactively adjust capacity based on current utilization and upcoming usage guestimate projections
  • Document and advise developers and end-users about best practices and housekeeping
  • Support ingestion pipelines from Infrastructure Engineering / Operational Support standpoint
  • Work on incidents/onboarding issues related to Pivoting to Cloud from on-prem datastores
  • Be able to identify & resolve performance bottlenecks in Spark and SQL Pools
  • Ensure overall system stability, reliability, and manageability of Azure Synapse Analytics deployment

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:
  • 8+ years in Database modelling & Database technologies
  • 2+ Years working with Azure Data Warehouse / Synapse, Analysis Services, Teradata
  • Expertise in database design
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization, monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Ability to write, understand, and optimize complex SQL
  • Experience with governing Azure Storage accounts

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Python

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.
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 $79,700 to $142,600. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $87,900 to $156,900. 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.
Job Keywords: Data Engineer, Azure, Database, Cloud, SQL, Python, Migration, Work At Home, WAH, Work From Home, WFH, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, MN, Hartford, Connecticut, CT
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