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UnitedHealth Group

Lead Software Engineer - La Palma, CA


Software Engineer


La Palma, California, 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 is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and document and incorporate software and system architecture into conceptual designs
  • Collaborates with IT teams (Business Systems Analysis, DBA, etc) to understand/refine/influence business requirements
  • Maintains knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products related to architectural solutions
  • Maintains knowledge of current domains and strategic roadmaps and that solutions are aligned with business and IT goals and objectives
  • Evaluates and drives new project development
  • Anticipates future business models/needs and ensures inclusion in business requirements
  • Develops technical specifications/design documents as defined in application/system designs and are clearly and comprehensively documented, understood and traceable to business requirements
  • Ensures compatibility with application code standards
  • Works with database team to evaluate and establish applicable database technical requirements
  • Develops application/system code as defined in technical specifications
  • Creates and executes unit test plans and documents results
  • Conducts all required reviews (e.g., code reviews, test plan reviews)
  • Reviews and troubleshoots potential coding issues
  • Demonstrates clear understanding of how the application may be impacted in all aspects of the testing process (e.g., regression testing)
  • Analyzes/fixes defects identified in testing; including root cause analysis
  • Partners with applicable groups (e.g., QA, Business Systems Analysis) to review and provide feedback on test plan and scenarios
  • Ensures organized source code control and release management
  • Supports all phases of the SDLC and deploys code to higher environments and collaborates with other in support of the deployment plan
  • Provides on-going expertise to operational support groups and IT teams
  • Participate and support of project teams. Responsible for implementing portions of project plans
  • Identify solutions to non-standard requests and problems
  • Solves complex problems and/or conducts complex analyses
  • Leads and mentor associates. May assist management and/or provide recommendations for associate development, training and input for performance appraisals
  • Design and develop database ETL, reporting, and automation processes
  • Work with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Regular and consistent attendance

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor's degree, and/or related functional area or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of experience as a developer
  • 7+ years of experience with MSSQL database querying and development
  • 7+ years of experience using Microsoft C#, ASP.NET for web application development
  • 4+ years of experience in Healthcare/Insurance
  • 3+ years of experience in SSAS cube development and SSRS report development
  • 3+ years of experience in SSIS package development
  • Must demonstrate experience in participating in system application design, process modeling, business value analysis and business process design
  • Knowledgeable in SDLC processes, roles, responsibilities and deliverables
  • Extremely proficient in PC based software programs including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project and Visio
  • Skilled in authoring technical documentation
  • Negotiation, facilitation, and consensus building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills. Must be able to communicate ideas and analysis in a clear and concise fashion to clients, colleagues and senior business leaders
  • Ability to interact with various levels of personnel, including middle, senior, lead positions as well as various levels of management
  • 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:

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, team oriented, responsible, and reliable, with a positive attitude and a proactive style. Must possess the ability to work in a highly variable, virtual and matrixed environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to problem solve including prioritizing multiple tasks, priorities, projects and deadlines
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly
  • Ability to quickly acquire and apply knowledge

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 5, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

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

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)

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.