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UnitedHealth Group Platform Engineering Manager - divvyDOSE - Chicago, IL or Telecommute in Chicago, Illinois

divvyDOSE is a rapidly growing healthcare startup headquartered in Chicago. Our vision is a life where medicine does what it's supposed to, and people get the attention and care they deserve. We strive to improve the quality of life through innovative design and compassionate customer service that allows medicine to get out of the way of our customers lives.

Our vision is to fix and reimagine healthcare for everyone. Our mission is to engage customers by fixing all the problems around getting and taking their medications. We've taken the first step by simplifying adherence.

We’re now part of Optum and the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, backed by the resources of a global health organization working to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Are you looking for a way to create next-level results with a human-level approach? Then look at opportunities with divvyDOSE, where changing the world is just one result of doing your lifeʼs best work. (sm)

divvyDOSE is seeking an experienced Platform Engineering Manager to help lead and grow our Platform Engineering teams. As the manager of the Platform Engineering team, you will work closely with the Director and technical leads overseeing the Platform team’s direction in order to set objectives for your team, as well as ensure that your team’s processes and growth strategies are well-defined and well-utilized. You will also be a key decision-maker in the evolution of the Platform Engineering organization and responsible for leading a highly-skilled team to success as they build foundational solutions that help drive the success of our cloud-native platform.

* Employee may be based in Chicago or work remote*

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of engineers focused on site reliability, release, security, and/or data engineering areas of our technology platform

  • Collaborate with your manager and the Platform tech leads to turn technical objectives into a realistic and well-defined roadmap

  • Create hiring strategies that serve your team’s roadmap. Assist engineers in their performance, professional development and technical skills by providing regular feedback and mentorship

  • Define, run, and evolve the day-to-day processes and activities that your team uses to be successful in meeting its goals. You will be the “master of ceremonies” for these key activities within your team’s SDLC and be responsible for championing their value to the larger organization

  • Collaborate with other leaders to help foster an inclusive, collaborative culture and positive work environment

  • Help build a transparent environment that enables respectful candor and promotes a culture of continuous improvement, accountability and self-organization

  • Give/receive feedback effectively and coach others to do the same

  • Use facilitation techniques to achieve alignment and uncover areas of confusion

  • Ensure the team maintains focus on objectives, goals and scope for each sprint

  • Track progress to plan for all sprints in order to proactively communicate and manage risk

  • Address roadblocks faced by your team through advocacy and creative problem-solving

  • Own vendor relationships and work with your manager to help set and keep budgets

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:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development

  • 2+ years of experience managing software engineering teams

  • Experience with cloud-based platform environments, especially in AWS

  • Proficient in one or more of the following: Python, Golang, Ruby, Java

  • Excellent analytical, coaching, and communication skills

  • Solid development background with experience in architecture design

  • Management and mentorship skills to facilitate career growth and coaching of engineers and technical initiatives

  • Experience with agile software development methodologies (preferably Kanban).

  • Experience working with Linux

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a platform/automation/devops-focused engineering environment

  • Experience working with managed services in AWS

  • Familiarity with engineering competencies in one or more of the following areas: site reliability, observability, security, release (CI/CD), data (pipelines, ETL, analysis)

  • Developing technical documentation and knowledge bases

  • Tracking work and maintaining backlogs using JIRA

Technologies we use:

  • Python and JavaScript

  • AWS

  • Serverless framework, CloudFormation, and Terraform

  • Datadog

  • JIRA

  • CircleCI and Jenkins

We are a very collaborative group that is inclusive, fun, and hard-working. Currently, several of our engineers are based in Chicago but working from home during COVID (and flexibility to continue that once we open up the office), as well as fully-remote engineers throughout the country; we strive to create an environment where you can do your best work in the environment and location that is best suited for each individual. As a member of our team, you can expect to work with intelligent, curious, and motivated peers who value and respect your perspectives.

divvyDOSE provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. We encourage individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. Applicants who require an accommodation related to the application and/or review process may reach out to us at: careers@divvydose.com.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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.

Employment with divvyDOSE is AT WILL, and can be terminated at any time, for any reason, by either party.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

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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