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UnitedHealth Group

Principal Platform Engineer (107945263)


Applications Engineer



Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Prinicipal Platform Engineer - Dublin (Remote)

Optum, the fast-growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.
Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.

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)

About the role

As an Principal Infrastructure & Operation Engineer you will part of the Support/DevOps Engineering Team that supports many of the Optum/UHG Analytic organisations. The team focus is on increasing our operational maturity, managing compliance and vulnerabilities and creating solutions through automation and emerging technologies. This role will be working closely with one of our newest customers, Healthcare Economics (HCE) providing them technical leadership and your expertise as they begin the migration of their legacy analytic tech stack to an new more modern open source solutions, that provides them better opportunity for growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide technical Leadership and Support for HCE Infrastructure Platforms
  • Experience designing, planning and building technical solutions.
  • Maintaining and supporting Linux servers Infrastructure
  • Experience working with and support container Orchestration , Kubernetes , Docker.
  • Exposure to Automated Pipelines, Agile and Devops best practices.
  • Exposure to Apache Spark with R or Python
  • Ensure integration of multiple analytic platforms to make our data science toolkit easier to work with for end users.
  • Address performance and scalability issues and perform necessary capacity planning to meet new business initiatives
  • Provide guidance on best practices and frameworks in areas of automation, security, workload placement, release and change management
  • Provide hands on support to our Data Scientist and Data Engineer users. Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, innovative, results driven, and adaptable with solid problem solving and analytical skills
  • Work along aside the wider Infrastructure Team and provider support and mentoring
  • Experience presenting to senior leadership and technical groups on solutions and designs

About you

You’re a team player, have a passion for technology and want to be part of an innovative technology focused team. You have ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt your new learning into successful implementations. Enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others.

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Linux system administration and support experience in an enterprise IT, service provider organization.
  • Experience building docker containers, Supporting Kubernetes environment, Helm Charts
  • Building and maintaining Automated Pipelines via Code.
  • Proficient with a scripting language (R, Python)
  • Experience with Apache Spark and other distributed computing solutions
  • Experience with Github / Gitlab

Preferred Qualification

  • Proficient understanding of R and R package management
  • Experience working with Data science and analytics technologies and tooling.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt learning into successful implementations.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, innovative, results driven, and adaptable with solid problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Working in an Agile/Scrum Environment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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

All telecommuters will be required to adhere to the 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.