Director of Software Engineering - Telecommute in Eden Prairie, MN or Raleigh, NC at Optum

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN + 25 more | 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)
In this position the candidate will have an opportunity to drive technical standards and engineering culture related to Provider Experience data centric platform solutions and products as well as design, develop, deliver, and support on those solutions. The role will also have an opportunity to drive and own Technology strategy, roadmaps, architecture and modernization across the Provider Experience which will support mission critical healthcare applications.
If you are located in Eden Prairie, MN or Raleigh, NC, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work independently, handle and guide the team and should be self-motivated
  • Drive technical architecture, design and best practices in the capacity of individual contributor as well as a consultant to build highly available, scalable, secure, and serviceable solutions
  • Utilize analytical and self-learning skills and desire to learn new technologies and Health Tech standards
  • Lead, coach and mentor teams and hold them accountable
  • Own the overall platform unification effort related to unifying regional and migration from legacy provider experience solutions and use patterns to develop new and expand existing strategic frameworks
  • Drive a mindset change around developing and supporting highly available, scalable, secure, and serviceable products.
  • Collaborate with the broader regional technology organizations.
  • Create quick working proof of concepts to validate and formalize solutions and design
  • Lead and drive teams in the delivery of designed

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:
  • 10+ years of combined experience in software engineering and architecture
  • 5+ years of management/leadership in software engineering
  • Expertise in a variety of common integration patterns (RESTful APIs, batch patterns, data streaming, etc.)
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern programming languages (Java, JavaScript, Node, Python)
  • Expertise in designing complex and robust software solutions
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern open-source technologies (Kafka, AVRO, Prometheus, ELK, Kubernetes,)
  • Knowledge of a variety of modern database technologies with experience in both RDBMS and NoSQL
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Deployment Strategies
  • Expertise with Git version control
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Webservices using NestJS, Azure Functions or Spring Boot
  • Using patterns, integration/collaboration concepts, and technologies such as Backend as Service (BaaS), Serverless FaaS, Microservices, message queues, FHIR
  • Unit and integration tests for all written software programs and components. Follow test driven development approach
  • Terraform - infrastructure as code
  • Review code and transfer knowledge according to established team processes
  • Document and communicate design and application code specifications and details to other team members
  • Adapt to new programming languages, methodologies, platforms and frameworks to support the business needs
  • Health Care experience
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Exposure to healthcare domain

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.
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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