Senior Software Engineer - Telecommute in Basking Ridge, NJ 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)
Software engineering is the application of engineering to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software in a systematic method. The roles in this function will cover all primary development activity across all technology functions that ensure we deliver code with high quality for our applications, products and services and to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps.
These roles include, but are not limited to analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, standards, methods, tools analysis, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations and delivery. With every role in the company, each position has a requirement for building quality into every output. This also includes evaluating new tools, new techniques, strategies; Automation of common tasks; build of common utilities to drive organizational efficiency with a passion around technology and solutions and influence of thought and leadership on future capabilities and opportunities to apply technology in new and innovative ways.
If you are located in Basking Ridge, NJ, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Generally, work is self-directed and not prescribed
  • Technologist, Evangelist for technology transformation, hand-on expert, involved in developing the products built on microservice architecture with front end using Java full stack, Java, Spring boot, MongoDB, Kafka, Kubernetes, Front end tools like React, Javascript, ES6, CSS3
  • Designing and developing Web based applications
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of many technical areas in technology through experience and academic achievement
  • Hands-on Engineer who leads by example with Developers and operates independently
  • Building production ready features and capabilities with best engineering standards
  • Shares knowledge internally with peers and leaders and acts as an internal resource for teams and business units within their areas of expertise
  • Works with Sr Principal Engineer / Technical Architect to develop the prototype into production ready feature
  • Guides and mentors junior engineers within the organization
  • Works with less structured, more complex issues
  • Serves as a resource to others

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:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • 3+ years of combined Java / J2EE software development experience with Java, Spring framework, multi-threading, and caching techniques
  • Experience in detail design, implementation and deployment of scalable micro services using containers and container-orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes / OpenShift
  • Experience with cross browser development
  • Experience with Styling pages using SCSS and CSS3
  • Hands-on experience with front end tools like React, JavaScript and Typescript
  • Solid background in applications development methodologies, SDLC and other IT industry standards
  • Able to design patterns and performance optimization of services

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with event sourcing, streaming data, and complex event processing
  • Experience in building the data load back end services to load data into RDBMS databases
  • Experience with CI/CD systems such as Jenkins and code management tools like GitHub
  • Experience in cloud technologies - Azure, Kubernetes
  • Solid understanding of Agile methodologies and DevOps concepts
  • Demonstrated success in building design patterns, software engineering best practices and performance optimization of services using memory management, garbage collection
  • Passion for engineering and a consistent record of developing great software
  • Good understanding of end to end flow from UI to database
  • Solid exposure to Kafka technologies
  • Makes high level design choices for the software structure, frameworks, protocols, and algorithms
  • Extraordinary communication and collaboration skills. Pragmatic and knows how to build trust

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.
Job keywords: Senior Software Engineer, SSE, Java, J2EE, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, SCSS, CSS3, React, Typescript, SDLC, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote, WAH, Basking Ridge, NJ
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