Senior Director of Software Engineering (Cloud) - 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'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)
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Sets the technical vision and strategy for data and analytic product engineering teams based on business goals and roadmaps
  • Evaluate and make decisions around the use of new or existing technologies and tools, influence Technology and Business leaders and their technical teams to build the right systems that can scale to the needs of the business
  • Provide engineering leadership across teams to empower and transform the engineering culture, mindset, and delivery practices
  • Build and mature architecture and engineering data management capabilities and establish a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement. Accelerate the depth and breadth of engineering skills across all engineering practices
  • Partner with Optum business and technology leadership to drive transformation, innovation, and adoption of modern data technology architecture and engineering best practices
  • Collaborate and partner with Optum business leaders to ensure technology solutions generate the maximum business value and meet business needs both short-term and long-term
  • Apply technical expertise, leadership, and governance to guide teams in solution design decisions that balance short term needs with the long term strategy
  • Build exemplary solutions in terms of efficiency, stability, extensibility, and the ability to evolve over time
  • Create patterns and accelerators that streamline common engineering tasks through automation, prebuilt pipelines, guided tutorials, and documentation

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:
  • Undergraduate degree or an additional 2 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • 15+ years of progressive technology and architecture leadership experience
  • 5+ years of experience in data or software engineering and agile software development practices
  • 3+ years of experience deploying Cloud based solutions
  • Broad technology experience, including complex systems integration and infrastructure expertise with cloud platforms
  • Hands on experience with modern Data Platforms and technology stacks and willingness to get into the details
  • Track record of success building scalable technology solutions that support reporting and analytic teams
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences at the C-level
  • Experience leading multiple global software engineering teams

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to "connect the dots" in order to conceptualize new solutions for the business, and skill set that blends architecture and strategy with hands on experience and knowhow.
  • Experience in Healthcare business and technology
  • Experience in architecting using modern API and data access patterns and technologies such as: Kafka, noSQL solutions, GraphQL, Big Data, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Modern languages: Go, Python, Java, Rust
  • Demonstrated success leveraging technology to meet business objectives
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities and an enterprise-wide perspective
  • Leadership style which fosters accountability, transparent communication, and innovation
  • Outstanding collaboration, influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Innovative orientation and customer first mindset

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/hourly range for Colorado residents is $134,200 to $257,700. The salary/hourly range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $134,200 to $257,700. 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
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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Candidate Location Eligibility:
Ann Arbor, MI
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Detroit, MI
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Jacksonville, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Louisville, KY
Madison, WI
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
Nashville, TN
New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
Raleigh-Durham, NC
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington DC

Technology we use

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What are Optum Perks + Benefits

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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

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