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Principal Cloud Engineer - Remote


Cloud System Engineer


Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drives Design, implementation, and maintenance of high-quality and scalable Big Data solutions
  • Research, evaluate, and deploy new tools, frameworks, and patterns to build sustainable Big Data platform.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of existing solutions
  • Leads consolidation/deprecation strategy and execution for legacy assets
  • Lead the analytic engineering team in establishing a “Cloud First” approach to data and analytics work
  • Assist in defining product technical architecture.
  • Applies technical expertise and leadership to guide teams in design decisions
  • Establish measurement criteria and systems to track daily processes, implementation of new initiatives and projects
  • Analyze and define customer requirements.
  • Design and implement product features in collaboration with other technical teams, business, and IT stakeholders
  • Make accurate development effort estimates to assist management in project and resource planning.
  • Establish measurement criteria and systems to track daily processes, implementation of new initiatives and projects
  • Provides clear direction to achieve goals, creating an environment that fosters team commitment and employee engagement
  • Lead thorough code architecture reviews
  • Translate initiatives into actions through a thoughtful, organized and well-planned approach
  • Ensure that Company patients’ protected health information (PHI) is used/disclosed only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards

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 or higher
  • 10+ years of technology experience
  • 5+ years of data and analytics experience
  • 5+ years of relational database experience
  • 5+ years of progressive technical lead experience
  • 4+ years of experience using Big Data tools (such as Spark and distributed database, etc.)
  • 2+ years of experience with a major cloud platform (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Hands-on software development experience
  • Agile/SCRUM methodology and best practices experience
  • Understanding the concepts of SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture)
  • Stakeholder management skills with the ability to define and communicate the product strategy

Preferred Qualification:

  • Azure experience

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada/New York City residents is $113,500 to $218,100. 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.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.