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Applications Developer - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 09/5/2018

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 Healthcare 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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design, implement and maintain applications within all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Develop, test, implement and maintain application software working with established processes
  • Communicate effectively with other engineers and QE
  • Establish, refine and integrate development and test environment tools and software as needed
  • Identify production and non-production application issues
  • Identify opportunities to fine-tune and optimize applications
  • Provide technical support and consultation for an application and infrastructure questions
  • Serve as a mentor to less experienced developers
  • Developing pioneering approaches to emerging industry trends
  • Contribute to development team and help to achieve key business objectives
  • Contribute to large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives
  • Collaborate with the team on application architecture design and decision-making
  • Design and implement application enhancements in collaboration with different teams
  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
  • Translates highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences
  • The candidate must be able to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) OR High School Diploma /GED with 5+ years of experience as an applications developer
  • 2+ years of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience
  • 2+ years of SQL Server, Sybase or Oracle development experience with designing data structures, building functions, stored procedures, indexes, triggers and performance tuning
  • 1+ years of development experience in C#, Java and/or .Net
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Healthcare experience and exposure to EDI and HIPAA transactions
  • Knowledge of Facets or claims systems
  • Experience working in Agile Methodology and/or CICD, ATDD
  • Experience with Source Control systems (example: GIT)
  • Experience working with Automated Testing tools (Selenium, Cucumber etc)
  • Experience working in a virtual team environment
  • Experience working with REST/SOAP Web Services
Soft Skills:
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills, must be able to work well with teams 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
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

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.

Keywords:  UnitedHealth Group; OPTUM; Applications Developer; Eden Prairie, MN; SQL Server; Sybase; Oracle; C#; Java; .Net; EDI; HIPAA; Agile; CICI; ATDD; GIT; Selenium; Cucumber

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