Lead Software Engineer

UnitedHealth Group
April 25, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


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)

Envision working within a Fortune 7 company, making technology awesomeness happen on how we integrate and externalize cross - functional systems and data. In this newly created role, you will be responsible for driving engineering outcomes for product development teams, as well as increasing the technology evolution for our Data Externalization platforms. This person will be accountable for helping to both introduce new approaches for externalizing data, as well as fully automating the solutions on top of existing technologies, or through utilization of Open Source technologies. 

If you are located on the East Coast, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implementing API and data streaming capabilities, engineering telemetry solutions, building cloud deployment platforms, and working across fully automated stacks in a CI / CD ecosystem
  • Implementing the datasets framework which is a means of defining, collection, discovering data and using policy as code to describe assets, underlying data and auditing and applying row column permissions in run time in an automated manner
  • Architecture, Design and Implement product features in collaboration with IT stakeholders
  • Work very closely with architecture groups and drive solutions
  • Engineer innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business
  • Implement best practices and coding standards of the project
  • Ensure their team delivers value to customers
  • Guide their team with company values. Abide by all the project and company guidelines and standards and to ensure that even the team members are doing so
  • Reviewing the decisions, the team makes to ensure consistency and alignment with the vision
  • Work on constantly increasing the productivity of the team and reducing the waste on the other end
  • Lead the team successfully and set targets and expectations for the team
  • Work on identifying the project risk and planning mitigation action with the PM at project level
  • Create and implement risk mitigation processes and conduct security audits to determine weaknesses in applications
  • Maintaining the project technical vision clear for everyone, from beginning to end
  • Mentoring team members
  • Team player and works well with team members
  • Good communicator

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: 

  • 10+ years of progressive software engineering experience 
  • 8+ years of experience writing API's using core Java (utilizing frameworks like Spring Boot, etc.)
  • 5+ years of REST API design (including micro-services)
  • 5+ years of CI/CD pipelines (e.g. Jenkins, XL Deploy/XL Release, etc.)
  • 5+ experience in technical lead position and providing technical guidance to team
  • 5+ years of data streaming experience with Frameworks like Kafka, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience with container technologies (e.g. OpenShift, Kubernetes, AWS, Azure)
  • 3+ years of various frameworks (e.g. Splunk, ELK, etc.)
  • Experience with engineering platforms at scale in public and private clouds 
  • Experience working across fully automated stacks in a CI/CD ecosystem 
  • Agile DevOps delivery model experience  
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with event driven architecture and technologies 
  • Experience with distributed data stores at scale 
  • Active in working with emerging technologies
  • Experience working effectively across multiple functional areas in a matrixed environment
  • Experience with Kafka, Prometheus, Grafana
  • Experience with test case automation
  • Experience in agile environments (using tools like CA Agile Central)
  • Assesses and interprets customer needs and requirements 
  • Identifies solutions to non-standard requests and problems 
  • Solves moderately complex problems and/or conducts moderately complex analyses 
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks 
  • Translates concepts into practice 
  • Provides explanations and information to others on difficult issues 
  • Coaches, provides feedback, and guides others 
  • Acts as a resource for others with less experience

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.

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