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UnitedHealth Group

Sr Software Engineer - Hybrid 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)

UHG Data Lake connects data to people and technologies and unearths valuable insights. By investing in these resources during a time of rapid change in the global marketplace, UnitedHealth Group is poised to continue achieving its mission of helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone.

Some of the features of UHG Data Lake

  • Serves as UnitedHealth Group's repository of strategic and widely-used data sources from each major segment of the enterprise
  • Adapts to evolving business requirements for volume, variety, velocity and veracity
  • Provides an exact replication of source data along with metadata about the source system
  • Secures data access at the source level in line with an established platform governance framework

If you are located in Eden Prairie, MN, you will have the flexibility to telecommute*, as well as work in the office as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 50% Software Engineering and 50% Systems Engineering
  • Improve availability and reliability of services
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate security standards
  • Identifying the Service Level Objects (SLOs) and Service Level Indicators and maintaining those metrics in a good standard for smooth operations
  • Engineering - Continuously optimize secure, scalable and performant security tools and service
  • Reliability - Drive fault detection and correction, performance, and uptime at scale
  • Monitoring - Instrument systems to gain visibility and understanding of how they are performing at any time
  • Accelerated infrastructure, application, and software configuration deployment
  • Automated response to alerts or indicators of performance issues
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Programming in one or more of these languages – Java spring boot, GO, Python for building automation
  • Experience with common formats such as JSON, YAML
  • Expertise with monitoring or log aggregation tools (Prometheus, Grafana)
  • Expertise in key SRE Skills (Scalability, Reliability and Observability)
  • Familiarity with CI/CD tools and deployment processes
  • Solid understanding and experience with Incident / Change management tool like ServiceNow
  • Conduct blameless post-mortems to analyze failures and prevent recurrence
  • Provide service support by participating in regular on-call shifts responding to service issues
  • Systematic problem-solving approach coupled with a strong sense of ownership and independence
  • Experience operating, troubleshooting, and scaling online services in cloud-based environment
  • Operational experience with networking and an understanding of networking principles
  • Experience reviewing security scans and remediating vulnerabilities
  • Experience with modern container orchestration systems like Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with security issues in the cloud such as intrusion, penetration, and vulnerability scanning
  • Experience with various data management technologies including relational and non-relational databases and message queues
  • Stay up to date on relevant technologies, plug into user groups, understand trends and opportunities to ensure we are using the best possible techniques and tools
  • Facilitation/presentation experience and ability to properly communicate with Business and Technical audience
  • Define and document standards and guidelines
  • Develop and automate repeatable tasks
  • Consult with development users; determine requirements and recommend solutions
  • Participate in product evaluations, design review session, data requirement meetings and consulting with application development products
  • Willingness to participate in on-call support rotation

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:

  • 5+ years of software engineering background covering the entire software lifecycle in a team-oriented environment
  • 3+ years of software development experience such as Java Spring boot, Python or Golang
  • 2+ years of Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. Experience supporting infrastructure and services in public and private cloud environments
  • 2+ years of experience working with Terraform, Ansible, Helm
  • 2+ years of experience working with container and container management technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • 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 Qualifications:

  • Experience in analysis of healthcare data and management of healthcare information systems
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform)
  • Hand on experience with Open Shift and Google Cloud and Azure cloud platforms
  • Understanding of Hadoop Distribution technologies and any Cloud Experiences
  • Passion for automated CI and CD; record of doing considerable work in this area
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open-source technologies and cloud services

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to 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.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.