Lead Software Engineer - 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 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)
Serving virtually every dimension of the health care system we serve diverse set of clients from those who diagnose and treat patient to those who pay for care, delivery health services, and those who supply the cures. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care and communications at lower costs.
This role will be principal in our initiatives to modernize and migrate key applications to public cloud (primarily Azure). This would include taking defined Architecture to design through implementation with about 50% effort focused on mentorship (including code and pull-request reviews) 25% on cutting edge POC's and 25% on development.
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You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Works closely with E2E solution architects to develop and support applications that satisfy business needs
  • Establishes & authorizes best practices in application development and cloud configurations,. Authorizes deviations from standards
  • Evaluates technology trends and adapts the right technical stack to enable faster development & hassle-free maintenance in long run. Undertakes and owns technical PoCs
  • Work within a CI/CD delivery model on E2E hands on development with team
  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative solutions. Performs complex conceptual analyses. Provides explanations and information to others on the most complex issues
  • Reviews work performed by others and provides recommendations for improvement
  • Mentor, motivate, and inspire other team members
  • May lead functional or segment teams or projects

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:
  • 6+ years of full stack application development experience in Java 8 or above using Spring Boot, Restful Web Services/ APIs, HTTP, and front-end technologies like ReactJS, Angular, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience in building micro-services
  • 2+ years of delivering Cloud technologies (Azure/AWS) into enterprise platforms
  • Experience of messaging services such Kafka, IBM MQ or equivalent
  • Experience with RDBMS & NoSQL databases technologies such as DB2, Postgres, Redis or equivalent
  • Experience in DevOps tools such as Git, Jenkins, Nexus, Maven or equivalent
  • Experience of containerization using Docker / Kubernetes

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience mentoring other team members
  • Experience working in Unix/Linux environments
  • Experience working with Node, Python, Spring Cloud Bus
  • Experience delivering reusable components, patterns, tools
  • Experience on AI/ML modeling, deep learning and Graph database, Graph QL
  • Health care experience
  • Hands-on experience in Azure configurations & implementation
  • Solid understanding of formal architecture, design patterns and best practices
  • Local to Basking Ridge, NJ

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 Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. 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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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
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Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
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Paid Holidays
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