Senior Principal Engineer

UnitedHealth   •  

Minnetonka, MN

Industry: Healthcare

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 40 days ago

Position Description

This position is for Provider Data Platform Lead focusing on Big Data Applications, support, infrastructure management, DevOps and release management. This position must also ensure alignment with Provider MDM (EPIM) delivery timelines and capabilities. This position will deliver business critical capabilities such as ingesting data into and consuming data out of the Provider Data Platform with minimal defects and with the appropriate level of accessibility, scalability and capacity across the enterprise. This role requires a high performing individual with the authority to drive the delivery and support of the Provider Big Data Platform, address concerns and defects efficiently and quickly, ensure releases are completed as planned, implement continuous delivery and automated testing. In addition to those responsibilities, the individual in this role must remain current with industry leading, new technologies to ensure the Big Data Platform continues to evolve to meet business need in the ever-changing technical landscape.


This is a hands on technology leadership role and you'll be building the next generation of the UH Data Platform. With big technical problems to solve - you'll have the chance to push boundaries and create something new.


This position will deliver business critical capabilities and take on unique problems that no one is solving in the tech space yet. Optum Big data team brings together disparate healthcare data from several systems across UHG to provide rich insights. We are building brand new, data-intensive software products that are focused on bringing the healthcare data together. These products are mostly analytical in nature and we use advanced technologies in big data space to provide a cutting-edge solution to solve business opportunities. This role requires a high performing individual with the authority to drive the delivery and support of the UHG Data Platform, address concerns and defects efficiently and quickly, ensure releases are completed as planned, implement continuous delivery and automated testing. In addition to those responsibilities, the individual in this role must remain current with industry leading, new technologies to ensure the UHG Data Platform continues to evolve to meet business need in the ever-changing technical landscape.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of many technical areas in technology through experience and academic achievement
  • Shares knowledge internally with peers and leaders and acts as an internal resource for teams and business units within their areas of expertise
  • Leverages subject matter expertise (SME), to consult internally with leaders and individual contributors on forward-looking products and services
  • Works with internal teams to provide insight on complex internal technology matters
  • Guides and mentors junior engineers within the organization
  • Technologies you would work with:
    • Java
    • Big Data with Spark and No-SQL
    • Apache Kafka
    • Apache Cassandra
    • Elastic Search
    • Kubernetes
    • Docker
  • Makes high level design choices for the software structure, frameworks, protocols, and algorithms
  • Determines coding practices, development tools, and validation requirements
  • Drive innovative solutions for Hybrid and Enterprise Cloud deployments
  • Build and deliver in DevOps model using automation and CI / CD pipeline

This is a leadership role and the applicant must meet therequiredcriteria below:

Required qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Technology Principal/Distinguished Engineer/Sr. Principal Engineer or an equivalent hands-on technical leadership role.
  • Hands-on as well as leadership experience in big data and open source technologies
  • Experience with Java, spring frameworks, multi-threading, and caching techniques
  • Experience in Database architecture
  • Experience with data strategy with focus on platform strategy and development
  • Experience in DevOps

Preferred qualifications:

  • Hands on experience with Cassandra, Kafka or Elastic
  • Advanced degree in technology, engineering or physical sciences.
  • Healthcare industry experience preferably around provider data

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)

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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