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UnitedHealth Group Lead Cloud Engineer - Telecommute in Schaumburg, Illinois

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)

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can learn things quickly who is enthusiastic, active, and eager to learn.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, code, test, document, and maintain high-quality and scalable Big Data solutions

  • Design, develop and implement rules engines

  • Research, evaluate, and deploy new tools, frameworks and patterns to build sustainable Big Data platform

  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of existing solutions

  • Define and develop APIs for integration with various data sources in the enterprise

  • Analyze and define customer requirements

  • Assist in defining product technical architecture

  • Make accurate development effort estimates to assist management in project and resource planning

  • Create prototypes, proof-of-concepts & design and code reviews

  • Collaborate with management, quality assurance, architecture, and other development teams

  • Write technical documentation and participate in production support

  • Keep skills up to date through ongoing self-directed training

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

  • 8+ years of hands-on Software Development experience.

  • 7+ years of development experience with Java or Scala, XML, Web Services

  • 5+ years of relational database experience

  • 4+ years of experience in Hadoop, MapReduce, HDFS, Spark, Streaming

  • 2+ years of experience in at least one major cloud platform (Azure preferred)

  • 2+ years of experience in Kafka, streaming, NoSQL databases (Cassandra / Hbase preferred), Docker, Kubernetes

  • Experience with Agile / Scrum methodology / best practices

  • Experience and successful track-record of learning new tools and technologies and leveraging these on integration and implementation projects

  • Thorough understanding of service-oriented architecture (SOA) concepts

  • 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 similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a technical field

  • Formal training and/or certification in any of the above-mentioned tools and technologies

  • Healthcare industry experience

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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

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