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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Big Data Production Application Engineer

UHG - Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Posted: 12/12/2018

Optum is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) 
The Big Data Production Application engineer will support Big Data suit applications and ensure applications and the data are made available to the business per agreed service levels and business outcomes. It is a technical engineer role responsible for resolving production application issues, monitoring, operational readiness, performance tuning, development of solutions to the issues and ongoing maintenance of production applications being developed on Big Data platforms in support of a strategic enterprise agenda.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Support assigned systems and/or projects through in-depth knowledge of the technology and business
  • Drive systems health and stability to ensure applications and data are available to the business per agreed service levels and business outcomes
  • Utilize outstanding analytical and diagnostic skills when dealing with complex issues; Recover production issues timely and implement problem fixes to mitigate / avoid business impact
  • Day-to-day monitoring and troubleshooting of jobs, problems and performance issues in our clusters.  Resolve ServiceNow Tickets (Incidents, Problems, and Service Requests) and join war-room conference calls actively
  • Establish a comprehensive monitoring/ system health dashboard to drive proactive identification and resolution of system issues before it impacts the business
  • Drive operational readiness of applications prior to them being deployed to production
  • Build system resiliency through automation as well as auto-detect and correct capabilities
  • Work closely with SA/SME’s/other teams to discuss & understand issues and to provide solutions to meet business and technical requirements
  • Provide appropriate status updates and track project assignments
  • Ability to clearly and concisely document procedures and processes

Required Qualifications:
  • 4+ years of experience in core Java development/support
  • 4+ experience in UNIX shell scripting
  • 2+ years of experience of Hadoop design and development - engineering and operational support of Hadoop applications
  • 2+ years of experience in Apache Spark/Scala, PIG scripts / processes, HIVE, or Hbase
  • 2+ experience in Map Reduce and SQOOP
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience in Python
  • Experience in supporting complex production systems
    • Providing 24x7 on - call support
    • Support of Priority1 Critical Business Applications
    • Active incident management and reporting
  • Working knowledge of TWS and Tableau would be an added advantage
  • Excellent Analytical and troubleshooting Skills and experience
  • Experience working in DevOps structured organizations

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)



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



Job Keywords: Big Data Production Application Engineer, Basking Ridge, NJ, New Jersey, Hartford, CT, Connecticut

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