Software Engineering Leader - Telecommute (Minneapolis, MN or Remote)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN +25 more | Remote
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UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Optum Labs is the research and development arm of UnitedHealth Group. We're a diverse team of curious thinkers and experts in big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and scientific and clinical research searching for new ways to help people live healthier lives. We partner with world leaders in health care delivery, research, and technology to create disruptive solutions that serve patients, caregivers, providers, and commercial and government payers.
More equitable, effective, and affordable health care - that's our goal. We aren't just trying to improve the care an individual receives. We're building a future where the health care system works better for everyone.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead, inspire and set the vision for the Optum Lab's architecture and technical roadmap
  • You will be responsible for transformative changes to our architecture and drive Optum Labs' technical strategy
  • You will evaluate and make decisions around the use of new or existing technologies and tools, influence other Principals, Directors and their technical teams to build the right systems that can scale to the needs of the business
  • Design, develop and deliver strategically significant or demanding software that changes how we engineer solutions
  • Build exemplary architecture solutions in terms of efficiency, stability, extensibility, and the ability to evolve over time
  • Their coding practices are exemplary in terms of code organization, clarity, simplicity, error handling, and documentation
  • Able to decompose significantly complex engineering problems into straightforward solutions
  • Can take the lead on projects that may require the work of several teams to implement
  • Able to take responsibility for the overall architecture of a major product or small organization, aligning the teams that own that software towards a coherent system strategy
  • Ability to decompose a software architecture into components that can be owned and developed by different engineering teams. Able to communicate component divisions in a way that allows individual teams to work mostly independently. Current on advanced technical issues, technologies, and trends Play a significant role in the software engineering mentorship program

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.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 12+ years of software engineering experience, with a proven track record of leading large-scale projects
  • 10+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java or Python
  • Proven track record of leading the delivery of large-scale, high-quality systems
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized individual

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in computer science, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience as leader or leaders for technical, customer facing roles with demonstrated experiences hiring and developing key talent
  • Demonstrated experience working cross-group with Director and VP-level technical leaders
  • Highly skilled and experienced at creating internal alignment across roles (Engineering, Product, Marketing, Finance, etc.) for strategic projects
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences at the C-level
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills; the ability to analyze problems and develop actionable and appropriate tactical plans quickly

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.
We Lead with Diversity, Inclusion and Compassion
At Optum Labs, we are dedicated to building teams where every individual is recognized for their unique experience and contributions. Our Leadership Principles underscore our commitment to inclusion, encouraging us to "walk in each other's shoes" and open doors for our peers.
UnitedHealth Group supports local, regional, and national organizations that share these values through joint initiatives, event and program participation, volunteerism and giving. Through our Connected Communities, employees can connect with others who have similar - or different - life experiences and backgrounds. These groups are led by peers, supported by Human Capital, and championed by leaders.
We Invest in Talent
Managers at every level are committed to their roles as talent stewards who help guide and nurture professional development. We want our employees to reach their highest level of potential just as they help us reach ours.
At Optum Labs, employees are our first customers. That's why we offer virtual work environments - to provide work/life flexibility via telecommuting. While it can be a struggle to be a telecommuter, it can also provide enormous benefits for your personal and professional life.
Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity 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.
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An Insider's view of Optum

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Many companies have a standard 8-hour day, but we don’t. Optum is a global company, so we recognize that working hours are different for everyone depending on their situation. Optum has implemented flexible working policies that allow employees to work from home in addition to the traditional office setting with virtual tools to support everyone.

Rachel

Chief of Staff

What projects are you most excited about?

My teams work on Digital Benefits where our mission is to deliver benefit clarity, cost transparency, and guidance towards increasing healthy outcomes for our members! One exciting project that we just finished was the Mental Health Hub, where we worked to spotlight member's mental health benefits offered by their United Healthcare health plans.

Tim

Senior Software Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

At Optum the ideal of helping people live healthier lives transcends the healthcare industry and applies to our employee experience. Through meaningful mentorships and participation in holistic leadership development programs, I have been empowered to show up as the best version of my authentic self at home and at work to pursue my life’s purpose.

Kat

Technology Product Director

How does the company support your career growth?

I started with the company 12 years ago and have been promoted 5 times. As an analyst, I provided leaders with meaningful analytics needed for decision-making. Now as a Director, I’m the one making the decisions. I’m responsible for creating effective business strategy, executing tactical plans, and helping drive patent culture transformation.

Komal

Director, UHG Invention Program

What are Optum Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
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Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Parking
Relocation Assistance
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Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
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Tuition Reimbursement
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Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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