Principal Performance Engineer (naviHealth) at Optum

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- Design test plans, scenarios, scripts and procedures based on business requirements
- Perform functional, application and regression, to ensure that developed products meet design specifications and are within total quality management limits and standards. Participate in cross-functional initiatives and End to End testing coordination
- Analyze requirements, perform ambiguity analysis to ensure that requirements meet design specifications and standards
- Identify and investigate issues found during testing, assist Software Engineers in troubleshooting and update test cases based on discovered defects
- Contribute to standards and procedures for measuring product quality and release readiness
- Execute performance tests within Scrum Teams to ensure early detection of issues. Assist in troubleshooting and investigation of issues/concerns
- Enhance automation framework, create, maintain, and execute automated test scripts. Optimize performance of test execution through innovation
- Support UAT initiatives by providing data set up, access, and troubleshooting issues
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested
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.
- Undergraduate degree in applicable area of expertise or equivalent experience.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline; in lieu of a degree, 6+ years of relevant experience may be considered
- 7+ years of progressive QA/testing AND performance experience in Information Technology or software development focus on problems / projects of diverse complexity and scope.
-Experience working with Enterprise-class SaaS products using Java, Spring, Web/RESTful services
- Experience in automation, creating scripts, execution and troubleshooting using Jenkins, Cucumber and Rest Assured, or other front-end automation tools
- Experience in performance test script creation, analysis, execution and troubleshooting using tools such as LoadRunner, JMeter etc.
- Specialist understanding of QA/testing principals and policies with experience as a project leader for quality control
- Ability to apply developed subject matter knowledge to solve common and complex testing and performance challenges
- Ability to travel up to 10%, as needed
- Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance COVID-19 Vaccine.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge and experience in Apache Kafka, Oracle, MongoDB, Data Streaming, API Gateways, Elastic Search Kibana, Kubernetes, Docker Containers
- Ability to face difficult and complex problems requiring significant research, analysis and work across teams
- Ability to influence others within and outside of job function, and may communicate with external stakeholders
- Provides guidance and assistance to lower level and/or support professionals
UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.
Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.
Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.
Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.
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
Mental Health Benefits
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Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
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Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
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