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UnitedHealth Group

Director Software Engineer Data - Multiple Locations


Software Engineer



Bangalore, Karnataka, 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)

Optum Labs serves as United Health Group’s innovation and advanced product hub. Our team conducts cutting-edge research in the health care space and incubates data-driven digital solutions which aim to improve patients’ health outcomes, clinicians’ experience, and reduce health care costs. Our teams leverage clinical expertise, applied research and advanced data analytics technologies such as AI and Machine Learning to enhance business products and specific services.


  • As an Engineering Leader you will lead, inspire and manage a team of world class software engineers.
  • Drive complex and large-scale technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Provide technical expertise throughout the product lifecycle including design, implementation, and delivery of scalable services.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution, and success of complex technical projects.
  • Lead the execution of the product development and ensure on time delivery with highest quality.
  • Coach, mentor and manage a team of software engineers and/or managers.
  • Plan and manage multiple parallel projects.
  • Partner with business and product teams to build products that delights our customers.
  • Ability to attract, recruit & retain best talents

What We Are Looking For

  • BS/MS in Computer Science Engineering or related technical field with 12+ years of software product development experience.
  • 10+ years of experience with back-end technologies, such as Python, Java, Spring, Spring Boot, Rest API Development
  • 5+ years of building & managing high performance engineering teams.
  • Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems.
  • Extensive experience in designing and developing API, Restful services & microservices in any public cloud environment.
  • Experience with data modeling, handling structured and unstructured data and building ETL pipelines.
  • Experience working with globally distributed team and leading a team of 20+ engineers
  • Hands on experience with cloud computing platforms such as Azure, AWS & GCP, Big Data processing platforms (Databricks, Snowflake, BigQuery, orchestration tools (Airflow, Azure Data Factory) and data streaming platforms (Kafka, Event Hub)
  • Software development experience in building web services and highly scalable applications using Agile development practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior Healthcare experience and prior experience with developing applications/big data platform in Azure.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build process, testing and operations

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)