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UnitedHealth Group

Principal Software Engineer - 12 - 16 years - Java, J2EE, REST, Core Java, Spring Boot, Cloud - Multiple Locations (111751680)


Software Engineer



Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work as the technical lead for the engineering team and work with other engineering teams to help solve business problem
  • Design, implement, test, deploy and maintain innovative software solutions to transform service performance, durability, cost, and security
  • Use software engineering best practices to ensure a high standard of quality for all the team’s deliverables
  • Estimate engineering work effort for development team and effectively identify and prioritize the high impact tasks
  • Effectively work in agile scrum model, creating user stories, acceptance criteria for non-functional/technical work in Agile tools, estimating work etc
  • Establish and maintain DevOps and CICD frameworks and process
  • Develop, test, trouble-shoot, implement and maintain Web Services /API and Application using best practices and established Optum Technology processes
  • Write high quality distributed system software
  • Assist with recruiting and hiring
  • Perform code reviews and mentor junior engineers
  • Influence the technical direction for the team and Build the team into an engineering centre of excellence
  • Comply with the terms and conditions of the employment contract, company policies and procedures, and any and all directives (such as, but not limited to, transfer and/or re-assignment to different work locations, change in teams and/or work shifts, policies in regards to flexibility of work benefits and/or work environment, alternative work arrangements, and other decisions that may arise due to the changing business environment). The Company may adopt, vary or rescind these policies and directives in its absolute discretion and without any limitation (implied or otherwise) on its ability to do so

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in Java, Spring framework, CICD (Jenkins Pipelines etc)
  • 8+ years of industry experience as a Software Engineer or a Software Developer
  • 8+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as Java and other programming languages
  • 8+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and current systems
  • 8+ experience in database architecture design with RDBMS and NoSQL DB like Aerospike etc.
  • 5+ years of Web Service / API development in REST
  • 5+ experience in designing and architecting end to end enterprise applications
  • 4+ years of experience in Public Cloud (Azure-Preferred, AWS, GCP) or on-prem cloud (like Kubernetes etc)
  • Hands-on experience in many disparate technologies, typically ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end software systems and all points in between
  • Hands-on experience on frontend technologies like HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Angular or React, Bootstrap, Ajax
  • Hands-on development on APIs (REST, Core Java/JEE, Spring Boot framework, JMS, Multi-threading, CICE (Jenkin Pipeline), Cloud Enabling the APIs (Docker etc), Kubernetes
  • Hands-on coding / POC capabilities
  • Experience building large-scale software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build process, testing, and operations
  • Strong computer science and development fundamentals, including object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, and complexity analysis
  • Problem solving skills, decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in computer science, or equivalent profession experience
  • 15+ years industry experience as a Software Engineer or a Software Developer
  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Experience with distributed computing and enterprise-wide systems
  • Experience communicating with users, software development engineering teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy

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)