Software Release Engineer - (naviHealth) - Brentwood, TN 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)
As a member of the software engineering organization, this role supports the development teams to drive and orchestrate all activities that are required for regular deployments of key software applications.
The Software Release Engineer collaborates with other departments to ensure release train schedules are met, as well as establishes a high level of communication with all stakeholders on release status.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage risks, dependencies, and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality. Work closely with Engineering, DevOps, and QA to ensure that each release is completed with quality and meets established development standards for code management
  • Ensure that all Agile teams and stakeholders understand and are held accountable for release deliverables, scope, and timeline
  • Manage relationships and coordinate between different Agile teams, testing groups, and training teams involved in the overall product release cycle
  • Work closely with Product Management to reduce opportunity for change after scope is fixed for a given release
  • Facilitate regular status meetings, critical release ceremonies (release readiness / UAT feedback, milestone reviews, business Go/No-Go reviews), and communicate release progress to all levels of stakeholders
  • Own creation and execution of deployment plans
  • Manage version control, track software configuration changes, and approve software deployments to environments
  • Consolidate release notes from each team contributing to the release train
  • Guide the Agile teams to follow existing and updated release processes
  • 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.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 3+ years of progressive previous release and/or IT project management experience
  • Experience with both waterfall and Agile project management principles
  • Solid understanding of SDLC and software release cycle
  • Works to achieve operational targets, which has moderate impact on the overall achievement of results for the team
  • Work is moderately supervised
  • Problems faced are difficult but typically not complex and requires some depth of analysis
  • Communicates information typically within the immediate team on matters that involve obtaining or providing information of direct importance to the team
  • May provide guidance and assistance to entry level and/or support professionals
  • 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:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, professional writing, and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with colleagues, other departments, management, and customers
  • Ability to work in a fluid, fast-paced environment and remain appropriately detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated customer service and organizational skills

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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.
naviHealth, part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, combines the talents of our dedicated staff and leading-edge technology to deliver compassionate care to seniors nationwide. With millions of lives touched, we are innovating the way health care is delivered from hospital to home so seniors can lead more fulfilling lives. A career with us means making an impact in the lives of those we serve, including vulnerable populations who benefit from care that is more efficient, more effective and more human. Our environment empowers our team members to elevate our interactions with each other and the experiences we deliver to our patients, giving them more days at home. Join our team, it's your chance to improve the lives of millions while doing your life's best work.(sm)
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: Software Release, Engineer, Engineering, Telecommute, Remote, Work from Home
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