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Lead Software Engineer – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted June 8, 2021.

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)

For this role as a Lead Software Engineer, you will provide technology leadership – Lead technology decisions, drive product design, implementation, automation and delivery. You will be part of a cross-functional Reporting & Analytics web application team ensuring successful, high quality product deployments. We are looking for an energetic, highly motivated, and detail-oriented data engineer to fill this role and form the base of this DataOps team. This application is in the middle of a modernization, and we are looking for a well-rounded data engineer who ‘gets it’, who thrives in an agile environment, and who doesn’t recognize role boundaries, always swarming to get things done.

As a member of this team, you will be:

  • Responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and future data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flows and collections for cross-functional teams
  • An experienced data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up
  • Self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems, and products
  • Excited by the prospect of re-designing our data architecture to support our next generation of data engineering initiatives

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to recommend and implement ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality
  • Able to employ a variety of languages and tools to marry systems together or try to hunt down opportunities to acquire new data from disparate systems
  • Ensure current and future architecture supports the needs and requirements of all stakeholders
  • Develop data set processes for data modeling, mining, and production
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional/non-functional business requirements
  • Build & maintain the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using Python and various other technologies
  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Work with stakeholders including executive/product/data/design teams to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs

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 equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of experience in a Data Engineering role, preferably within a modern data + web app environment
  • Solid understanding of both relational data structures and writing complex data analysis queries, as well as non-relational structures and concepts related to BI
  • Advanced Python knowledge and experience working with relational/non-relational databases (eg, MS SQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB)., query authoring, as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases
  • Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets
  • Experience in back-end & data pipeline auto-validation (relational & NoSQL; streams & batch), including test construction focused on location balance testing, historical balance, and statistical process control
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Solid analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management
  • Experience manipulating, processing and extracting value from large disconnected datasets
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores
  • Solid project management and organizational skills
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

SW/Tool Experience:

  • Experience with relational & non-relational databases, cloud & on-prem – MS SQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Azure Cloud, Cockroach DB
  • Expert in working with JS, JSON, YAML, REST APIs, Flask, Front-end frameworks (vue.js)
  • Expert regarding CI/CD tools and processes (Jenkins Pipelines), environments (OpenShift, Docker, Kubernetes), agile delivery (Rally, Jira, TFS) and automated test-driven (ATDD) or business-driven (BDD) development
  • Experience with data visualization tools: PowerBI, D3, Matplot
  • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Streamsets, Kafka, etc.
  • Experience with scripting languages: Python, R, SQL
  • Experience with unit and functional-level automation: Jasmine/Mocha, Selenium, Spock
  • Experience in agile scrum/DevOps/DataOps

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 Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. 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.   

Job Keywords: Lead Software Engineer, Telecommute, Remote, Work from Home