Associate Software Engineer - DevOps at Optum (Washington DC or Remote)

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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)
Information is the lifeblood of the healthcare industry-everything depends on it. At Optum Insight Technology, you'll help us work on streamlining the flow of information between payers, healthcare providers and various other stakeholders to deliver the right insights to the right places at the right times, driving better outcomes for patients, reducing friction in the health system and lowering costs. Every day our work directly impacts the world for the better, in meaningful and profound ways.
We live in a time of unprecedented technical capability and possibility. Health care is at a pivotal point in this journey where even small gains can lead to major transformation. You could be a part of that - you have tremendous skill and the potential to make a lasting impact. Optum Insight Technology is uniquely positioned to bring your skills to bear on these pressing and life-changing technical challenges. The health care industry has an immediate need for your drive, innovation, passion and technical insight. Help us help the millions of people we serve each day. #OptumInsightTech
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
Work alongside the Product Development Teams to acquire a thorough knowledge of the requirements, based on which they will recommend the software and create high-level diagrams of the infrastructure required. This includes servers, space/volumes, security policies, IAM roles, Application folder structures, Load balancer and Database flow.
  • Conceptualize the backup and recovery methodology, RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) of the entire technology stack
  • Develop Disaster Recovery site with failover architecture with minimal/near zero data loss
  • Analyze the load and traffic that shall be coming on the new server in accordance with the type of instance selected either m3.xlarger or m5.xlarger
  • Perform a thorough study of the EBS volume to get an optimized result and perpetually monitor the cost of AWS which includes services like EC2 servers, ALB, S3, VPC
  • Monitor budget allocation to various teams and raising an alarm if the cost supersedes the provisions provided
  • Perform sanity test to avoid any issues
  • Server provisioning: Work towards launching varied servers of the form ec2 instances, spot servers, spot fleet servers on the AWS cloud
  • Analyzes the load and traffic that shall be coming on the new server in accordance with the type of instance selected either m3.xlarge or m5.xlarge
  • Moreover, he/she does a thorough study of the EBS volume so as to get an optimized result and perpetually keep an eye on the cost on AWS which includes services like EC2 servers, ALB, S3, VPC
  • This role also includes monitoring the budget allocation to various teams and raising an alarm if the cost supersedes the provisions provided. Before releasing the server, he also performs the sanity test so as to avoid any issues
  • Product architecture design: Work alongside the Product development teams to acquire a thorough knowledge of the requirements, on the basis of which he needs to recommend the softwares, create a high level diagram of the infrastructure. This includes servers, space/volumes, security policies, IAM roles, Application folder structures, Load balancer and Database flow. In accordance with their role, conceptualize the backup and recovery methodology, RTO (Recovery Time Objective) and RPO (Recovery Point Objective) of the entire technology stack. Developing the Disaster Recovery site with failover architecture with minimal/near zero data loss
  • Development & automations: To make system compliant, he/she enforces the users to have very limited access to the server to make the system overall efficient. He/she has designed several automated jobs on Jenkin tools for instance, restart of tomcat/ Jboss services, Import and export database to another database, to upload/download the file from server to desktop and vice versa. Subsequently, new job requirements come along after conducting a meeting with QA & DEV Team. He/she has created several AWS Lambda using python to monitor the AWS resources that include server cost, missing/mismatch tags on the servers. Amongst other things that he/she has worked upon is, a web application developed in Java used by Dev and QA Team to stop and start the servers in congruence with their needs. Several team members are guided by him/her during the automation of any new requirements. He/she is also responsible for creating Chef Cookbook for any software installation on the server, sustaining chef databags for application password management, environment attributes, chef roles and node integrations
  • Employ best practices and provide training: He/she has been conducting training in a fastidious manner, on newly furnished softwares, any new automations and implementations. This helps the team members to have updated knowledge which flourishes the productivity and enhances the quality of the work. He/she also helps in inculcating the best practices that define standard release process, implement standard naming conventions for version control, publish and implement continuous PITR(point in time recovery) etc. So far, he/she has conducted trainings on AWS, python, Shell scripting, Jenkins Jobs among others
  • Team management: A team of 6 is being led by him in the Indian region wherein he shoulders multiple responsibilities. He/she allocates the work and the issues to the resources in accordance with the work load. Moreover, he/she meticulously tracks the work that is being executed and hold meetings for the same on a regular basis. He/she furnishes a feedback of the resources on a quarterly basis and submit it to the manager of the US region alongside whom he works to design the quarterly goals for the resources. He tracks these period goals in a scrupulous manner and he further coordinates with his team members to create a shift roster and availability subject to the comfort and requirement
  • Production and Demo environment readiness: He/she holds the responsibility of creating the structure for Production and demo environments as they are distinguishable from the QA and DEV. There are more security policies which need to be adhered to. He/she even makes sure that all the services are always up and running finely for marketing team during demos to external clients
  • This role is Remote Nationwide

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group? Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:
  • Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays
  • Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account
  • Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)
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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 or 2+ years of equivalent DevOps experience
  • 6+ months AWS training or experience
  • 6+ months Linux training or experience

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
*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 $21.68 to $38.56. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $23.94 to $42.40. 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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An Insider's view of Optum

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Many companies have a standard 8-hour day, but we don’t. Optum is a global company, so we recognize that working hours are different for everyone depending on their situation. Optum has implemented flexible working policies that allow employees to work from home in addition to the traditional office setting with virtual tools to support everyone.


Chief of Staff

What projects are you most excited about?

My teams work on Digital Benefits where our mission is to deliver benefit clarity, cost transparency, and guidance towards increasing healthy outcomes for our members! One exciting project that we just finished was the Mental Health Hub, where we worked to spotlight member's mental health benefits offered by their United Healthcare health plans.


Senior Software Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

At Optum the ideal of helping people live healthier lives transcends the healthcare industry and applies to our employee experience. Through meaningful mentorships and participation in holistic leadership development programs, I have been empowered to show up as the best version of my authentic self at home and at work to pursue my life’s purpose.


Technology Product Director

How does the company support your career growth?

I started with the company 12 years ago and have been promoted 5 times. As an analyst, I provided leaders with meaningful analytics needed for decision-making. Now as a Director, I’m the one making the decisions. I’m responsible for creating effective business strategy, executing tactical plans, and helping drive patent culture transformation.


Director, UHG Invention Program

What are Optum Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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