Senior Manager Software Engineering - 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)
We're looking for an Senior Engineering Manager to help own our design systems across our products, lead the team defining and building these systems, and be an advocate of design/technical craftsmanship across our design and engineering organizations.
At Optum, our customers are at the center of our product strategy, and we believe that an amazing member experience is the key to our success. As part of this, we believe that investing in the craft, quality, scale, and efficiency of our designers and engineers through design systems is essential to our success in delivering the best customer experience.
On the Design System team, we're designers and engineers who are building a greenfield design system and design tools for use at United Healthcare Group, Optum, and affiliated companies across all our platforms on Web, iOS, and Android. Our goal is to support every product that the organization builds for our members, helping make delightful user experience across the entire platform! We oversee the design language of Optum and United Healthcare Group, defining the visual, interaction, and motion foundations that are shared through our design system of components, patterns, and guidelines. We make this design language real through our code libraries, tools, and automation that ensure every engineer builds with a high-quality UI infrastructure.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage a team of design technologists (engineers focused on design systems) responsible for the Orion Design System. Managing your team includes:
    • Mentorship - You'll coach your team, providing both project feedback and career guidance, and create opportunities for your team members to grow
    • Hiring - You'll partner with our recruiting team to find, attract, interview, and hire new design engineers for your team, across systems roles and including design-focused engineering specialists
    • Cross-Team Leadership - You'll work with your peers in Engineering, Product Design, Product Management, User Research, and more to determine a shared vision and roadmap for our design system
    • Champion of Quality - You'll work with your team and the broader organization to oversee and act as an advocate of design craft and quality throughout our products - aiming to guide, influence, and improve future quality through systems. You'll also uphold technical craft through the work your team does to ensure a robust, thoughtful UI infrastructure
    • Technical Strategy - You'll contribute to the strategy of our future design systems work, ensuring that it's focused on making an impact on our products and built in a robust, maintainable, scalable, and flexible manner
    • Hands-On Execution - As a technical leader, we aim to hire folks that are excited and driven to contribute at the lowest level of detail. And especially our design system, we're looking for technical, detail-oriented people that wouldn't shy away from jumping in to be hands on working on the code
    • Collaboration with Design Systems Design - You'll work together with a design manager counterpart and design systems design leadership to ensure that there's alignment and quality between your team and their counterparts
  • Report into the Senior Director, Engineering on our Design Systems team

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...
  • You've built amazing, diverse, impactful design systems engineering teams before. You know what inspired teams look like and how to build and shape them
  • You have a vision for a unified federated design that will reach millions of customers. You stretch the boundaries of what design systems can be, and what they can accomplish, when performed with exceptional resourcing, relationships, and vision
  • You have a high bar for craft and quality - you care about the details and know how to coach your team and others to exceed that bar. Your technical skills are strong, and you lead from the front
  • You bridge the gap between engineering, product, design, project management, and executives by building relationships throughout the company and earning the trust of team members
  • You communicate well with partners at both the peer and leadership levels in an open and direct manner
  • You're comfortable working within complex product systems ensuring quality throughout
  • You're enthusiastic about collaboration and team building ensuring we're hiring the best all-around team

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:
  • 5+ years of engineering experience
  • 2+ years of experience leading successful design systems, UI infrastructure, or UI engineering teams
  • Experience working on large-scale projects across multiple teams
  • Managed a team of 3 or more software engineers

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience building and shipping design systems across iOS, Android, or Web platforms
  • Experience with building and implementing a Design System
  • Experience with Figma and Story Book
  • Experience recruiting and retaining outstanding software engineers

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)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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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