Lead Software Engineer – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
May 1, 2021
Atlanta, GA
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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)

Our Lead Software Engineer will begin by leading the creation of a family of new system interfaces supporting one of the largest administrative claims databases in the world. You’ll design and build scalable web services APIs deployed on AWS and create the first Data-as-a-Service solution that supports the system interoperability needs and overall integration strategy of our instantly recognizable client.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Technologies used may include GraphQL, REST, JSON, Docker, Kubernetes, etc. Your experience and good judgement will be invaluable as you help our team through the entire system lifecycle, supporting activities such as:

  • Requirements analysis
  • Solution evaluation, concept development, and detailed design
  • Development of the framework and API code
  • Quality control and defect resolution
  • Performance and reliability improvement
  • DevSecOps support and configuration management
  • AWS cloud security design and FedRAMP / FISMA compliance support
  • Ongoing operations and maintenance, enhancements support
  • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to ensure overall success of the project

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 experience in web services development for enterprise applications
  • 2+ years of development experience with AWS cloud services such as Lambda, ECS, EKS, MSK, AWS Glue, API Gateway, RDS, S3, SNS, SMS
  • 1+ years of experience with GraphQL API development and implementation using proven open-source or commercial frameworks and tools
  • Demonstrated track record of working in fast-paced, distributed team environments
  • 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 maintaining infrastructure as code with declarative configuration tools like Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, etc.
  • Experience with container technology (Docker and Kubernetes, especially on AWS)
  • Experience with system health monitoring, such as AWS CloudWatch, Splunk, NewRelic, or similar
  • Experience with Agile or SAFe methodology
  • Experience developing high-performing SQL with large-scale relational databases (e.g., Teradata, PostgreSQL)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Data Engineering and ETL processing, as well as proficiency writing and delivering Data Engineering and ETL design specifications

OptumCare is committed to creating an environment where physicians focus on what they do best: care for their patients. To do so, OptumCare provides administrative and business support services to both owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of OptumCare. Each medical practice part and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. OptumCare’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine by the medical practices or any of their physicians.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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.

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

Job Keywords: Lead Software Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Developer, Software Development, Computer Programmer, Computer Programming, Web Developer, Web Development, Application Developer, Application Development, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote, WAH, Baltimore, MD, Maryland

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