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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Data Engineer - Washington, D.C. Austin, TX or Boston, MA

UHG - Boston, Massachusetts

Posted: 12/10/2018

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the production data refresh process

  • Assist in troubleshooting production operations issues as they arise

  • Build and improve standard operation procedures and troubleshooting documents

  • Help to design processes to increase operational reliability across the data pipeline

  • Report on metrics to surface meaningful results and identify areas for efficiency gain

  • Work with engineering teams to build tools/features necessary for production operations

  • Work with Chennai DA on a daily basis to execute production support tasks

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience PL/SQL

  • 1+ years of experience Linux command line

  • 1+ years of experience with bash scripts

  • 1+ years of experience working with Production Operations processes and team

  • 1+ years of experience working with globally distributed teams to execute daily tasks

  • Ability to travel (10-20%) domestically and internationally

  • Ability to provide off hours and weekend support when needed

  • Washington, DC office location with secondary consideration given to Boston or Austin

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience scripting languages like Python, PERL

  • Experience or familiarity with Hadoop and Big Data concepts

  • Programming experience creating scalable and reusable code

  • Experience in determining scalable operations and optimal requirements for transition to Production operations

  • Comfortable working in an in a rapidly changing environment where documentation for job execution aren’t yet fully fleshed out

  • Knowledgeable in building and/or leveraging operational reliability metrics to understand the health of production support process

  • Experience working across teams and proven track record in solution focused problem-solving skills

  • An eye for improving technical and business processes with proven experience creating standard operating procedures and other technical process documentation

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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.


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