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UnitedHealth Group Lead Software Engineer - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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 the Lead Software Engineer, you'll lead a growing team of talented software engineers. The Cloud Workbench team are building a ground-breaking platform to enable & accelerate innovation across data science and analytics teams globally within Optum.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert to internal stakeholders on all aspects of the Site Reliability Engineering discipline, driving reliability into various systems requiring support

  • Mentor Engineers growing into an SRE practice, focusing on methods to drive reliability and influence design & direction

  • Execute and guide execution of specific tasks through various application work streams to drive best-in-class operational support

  • Drive results through increasing reliability of the platform and failover capabilities

  • Contribute & influence platform Devops teams as they work towards maintaining 99.99% reliability targets, and beyond

  • Lead change and innovation - pursue opportunities to adopt new technologies and drive adoption to enhance business outcomes

  • Drive and mange high-quality execution across organizational lines

  • Grow and maintain knowledge of and leverage cutting edge IT industry/marketplace technologies and trends to support highly available distributed systems, and the transformation of legacy systems

  • Design, develop, maintain, and continuously improve software

  • Identify opportunities for automation of manual processes

  • Engineer innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business

  • Ensure scrum teams are complying with best practices for CI/CD with a DevOps mindset, including automated build, test, and deploy pipelines, and integrating with Sonar for code quality standards

  • Coach the development team on software development best practices

  • Work closely with the architecture team to drive solutions

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:

  • 8+ years of experience leading teams and/or managing IT Project timelines and deliverables

  • 7+ years of professional IT experience, with steadily increasing responsibilities

  • 6+ years of experience designing and building highly distributed, scalable systems

  • Experience planning and supporting +99.99% availability against critical applications in production

  • Experience with DevOps methodologies and enabling Automation within development teams

  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location

  • Employees are 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 prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience working with GitHub and/or GitHub Enterprise

  • 5+ years of experience developing and maintaining RESTful web services, Jenkins, Java Micro services, Spark, Big Data Cloud era and HDInsight, Apache Beam

  • 3+ years of experience in developing and maintaining Azure, Terraform, Kubernetes

  • 2+ years of experience working with ServiceNow or any other equivalent

  • Software Engineering experience with JavaScript, Python and/or Java

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary/hourly 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

*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 drugfree workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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