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.NET Senior Software Engineer - Natural Language Processing Department - San Diego, CA

UHG - San Diego, California

Posted: 09/2/2018

This new opening will work closely with linguists and medical coders to develop state-of-the-art medical NLP software with the aim of reducing the cost of healthcare.  The department is looking for a self-motivated individual who would be willing to learn and work in multiple technologies, both individually and as a part of cross-functional teams.

This position reports to the Director of Software Engineering, NLP Innovation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop internal tools to support the department’s linguists and medical coders
  • Develop and maintain interfaces between NLP components and other systems
  • Improve accuracy and performance of NLP engines
  • Research and identify of new technologies, systems and/or applications of relevance to company NLP goals
  • Resolve customer reported defects

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Mathematics or a related discipline
  • 3+ years in .NET development
  • 3+ years of experience in software development
  • Knowledge of design patterns
  • Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Java
  • C++
  • Python
  • Unit testing
  • Experience with Drools
  • MS SQL
  • WCF and/or Web Services
  • Experience analyzing very large datasets
  • Experience with natural language processing techniques and text analytics
Optum is a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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

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