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UnitedHealth Group

Lead Software Engineer - Eden Prairie, MN


Software Engineer



Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

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:

  • Design and implement fault-tolerant SQL Server solutions using highly availability patterns for scalability and stability in on-premises and Microsoft Azure
  • Design and deploy Microsoft SQL PaaS solutions in Microsoft Azure Government (MAG)
  • Monitor and maintain database storage, and database health, performance, sustainability and security
  • Monitor and maintain SQL server Mirroring, Log shipping, backups, ETL SSIS jobs, and encryption
  • Provide SQL Server administration in MS SQL Server 2016, 2017 and/or 2019
  • Plan and implement database backup strategies and perform recovery in case of disaster
  • Respond to database and user problems, and provide guidance to junior level DBA
  • Analyze SQL query plans, suggest and implement solutions to support developers in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Install, configure and upgrade database management systems and software including clustering environment
  • Refine and automate security lockdown processes using T-SQL and PowerShell DSC
  • Optimize Microsoft for ETL, Data visualization, and Business Intelligence data analysis

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:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • 5+ years of experience in the management and administration of enterprise level SQL databases in SQL Server 2016 or 2017
  • 5+ years of experience with the planning and implementation of MS SQL database disaster recovery for enterprise level application
  • 3+ years of experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • 2+ years of experience designing and deploying Azure SQL Database on PaaS solutions in MS Azure
  • Experience designing fault-tolerant MS SQL solutions
  • Knowledge of physical database design, database changes, enforcement of data integrity, and security management
  • Knowledge of query languages, T-SQL
  • Solid understanding of features and capabilities of the Microsoft Cloud Platform (Security, Firewalls, RedisCache, Key Vault, Service Bus, ASR, Networking, OMS, Blob Storage, Resource Groups, NSG, Application Insights, SQL Server, Sql DB, Load-Balancers)
  • Ability to troubleshoot and fix issues, and work well across functional teams
  • Ability to install, configure and patch database management systems and software
  • Ability to analyze systems and identify problems migrating to Azure cloud
  • Ability to lead cloud security, privacy, and compliance decisions scale, performance, Agility, HA/DR considerations
  • Implement CI/CD based application development methodology using tools like Jenkins/Terraform
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • Experience on SQL Server 2019 Administration
  • Knowledge of Kafk
  • Knowledge of SSIS
  • Knowledge of .Net language
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, teamwork and problem solving
  • Solid attention to detail, and good oral and written communication skills

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

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.