Senior Database Engineer - Telecommute at Optum (Raleigh, NC)

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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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
We have an important role opening for Senior Data Engineer in the Database and Middleware Services group.
Viable Locations are in these cities/states MN Twin Cities, Hartford, CT, Raleigh, NC or US Telecommuter.
Grow your career with an exciting opportunity with Optum, where you will be a part of team ensuring the software solutions that help change lives - millions of lives - are available and performing 100%. As an Senior Data Engineer at Optum, you will have the opportunity to work in a culture of performance, collaboration, and opportunity, to be a part of a focused team dedicated to helping make the health care system work better for everyone. 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.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide primary support for UnitedHealth Group Oracle databases
  • Plan and design new Oracle implementations, including database definition, structure, documentation, and long-range requirements
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to perform in all of the basic database management skills of database administration, web connectivity, physical structure, overall architecture, and database analysis
  • Design storage strategies and establish standards for complex database environments, physical structures, and specialized database applications
  • Provide standardization and consistency across environments
  • Ensure a stable and secure database environment
  • Apply database management consulting skills and gathers user requirements
  • Provide on-call support and answer severity calls, problem resolution
  • Design, implement, and monitor database functionality to ensure stable environments
  • Uphold enterprise policy guidelines and recommend new and improved guidelines
  • Identify and initiate resolutions to user problems and concerns associated with database server equipment (hardware and software)
  • Identify potential service-level problems before they occur

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:
  • BS Degree (or 10+ years of related work experience in technology)
  • 8+ years of overall experience or more with Oracle or Microsoft SQL or Oracle databases (solid preference in a production support role)
  • 5+ years of experience with DBMS and DB monitoring and tuning
  • 5+ years of server optimization and consolidation
  • 3+ years or more Proven SQL tuning experience
  • 5+ years of knowledge of the UNIX Server platform
  • 3+ years of experience in installing s/w for that platform
  • 3+ years of experience in writing SQL queries
  • 2+ years of experience of leading large database tasks
  • 1+ years of experience working within virtual platforms
  • Experience supporting experience in 7x24 support rotation
  • Knowledge for any of middleware technologies (Jboss, Apache, Wildfly, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with a systems development or project methodology
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Experience with Clustering, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions
  • Experience in PostgreSQL databases
  • Effective verbal communication skills and documentation skills in both business and technical areas
  • Solid organizational skills to handle changing priorities, tight schedules, and correction of critical systems outside of normal working hours
  • Proven ability to maintain leading edge skills in a rapidly changing and fast-paced Information Systems environment
  • Work independently with little or no supervision

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 $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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.
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