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Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com


Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Big Data Engineer - San Juan, PR

UHG - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Posted: 10/20/2018

As a Big Data Engineer, you will be accountable for building new, data-intensive software products and applications that are focused on bringing the healthcare data together. These products are mostly analytical in nature and we use advanced technologies in big data space to provide a cutting-edge solution to solve business opportunities.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, code, test, document, and maintain high-quality and scalable Big Data solutions
  • Research, evaluate, and deploy new tools, frameworks and patterns to build sustainable Big Data platform
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of existing solutions
  • Be innovative in solution design and development to meet the needs of the business
  • Define and develop APIs for integration with various data sources in the enterprise
  • Analyze and define customer requirements
  • Assist in defining product technical architecture
  • Create prototypes, proof-of-concepts and design and code reviews
  • Collaborate with management, quality assurance, architecture, and other development teams
  • Write technical documentation and participate in production support
  • Demonstrate substantial depth of knowledge and experience in a specific area of Big Data
  • Troubleshooting production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field 
  • 5+ years hands-on expertise with Big Data technologies
  • 5+ years of Data Ingestion from Relational databases
  • Big Data Application Development specific skills: SQOOP, Spark, Hive, SQL, Python 
  • Good understanding of Agile / Scrum methodology 
  • Experience with data streaming using Kafka
  • Bilingual (Spanish / English)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience with Job automation e.g. Cron jobs, Oozie
  • Experience performing data analysis
  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively gather requirements, probe for deeper understanding, and translate deep technical concepts to non-technical as well as technical senior stakeholders, marketing customers, and data scientists
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize deliverables
  • Proven organizational skills with ability to be flexible and work with ambiguity
  • Skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


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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.



Job Keywords: Big Data, Data Management, Analytics, Data Ingestion, Information Technology, Scrum methodology, SQOOP, Spark, Hive, SQL, Python , San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico

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