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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Data Engineering Lead - Franklin, TN

UHG - Franklin, Tennessee

Posted: 12/12/2018

The Payment Integrity Software Engineering team is looking for strong leaders who are collaborative, self-starters, take ownership / accountability and drive results. Data Engineering Lead will manage one or more Scrum teams, provide technical leadership and work with Product Owners/Functional experts and Senior Management. The person should be comfortable with and enjoy doing hands on development (40-50% time). The person will be delivering on strategic initiatives for Data Platforms, Cloud and APIs for all of Optum Product Engineering while advocating and accelerating DevOps / Agile adoption.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive organization initiatives including Agile Maturity, Automated testing, Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery
  • Lead the technology transformation from our legacy Data and Analytic platforms to a Big Data Cloud based Modern Software paradigm
  • Manage multiple cross functional scrum teams onshore and offshore
  • Create a common framework and repository for the development of Modern APIs available to the Optum Product Engineering Team
  • Demonstrate leadership in the context of software engineering and be an evangelist for engineering best practices
  • Create next generation streaming applications to use our Data as a strategic platform to grow the top line revenue
  • Stay abreast of leading-edge technologies in the industry evaluating emerging software technologies
  • Work collaboratively with all business areas to assess unmet / new business needs and solutions
  • Encourage the growth of junior engineers on the team through skills development, mentoring and technical guidance
  • Ability to establish repeatable processes, best practices and implement version control software in a Cloud team environment
  • Be able to create a "startup mentality" to accelerate the introduction of new capabilities and transform teams

Required Qualifications:

  • BS / BA in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of software product development experience working on commercially available software and / or healthcare platforms
  • 9+ months of experience developing solutions hosted within public cloud providers such as Azure and AWS or private cloud/container-based systems using Mesos, Kubernetes / OpenShift
  • Experience in using modern software engineering and product development tools including Agile / SAFE, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOps etc
  • Experience with Big Data technologies like HDFS, Hive, Spark, Kafka
  • Experience managing, leading, and / or mentoring teams in using Big Data technologies
  • Proven track record of acting as an advocate for driving new technology across the organization via the creation of communities and publishing SDK / libraries for reuse across the organization
  • Strong experience of operating in a quickly changing environment and driving technological innovation to meet business requirement
  • Proven track record of building relationships across cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Java/Scala development experience
  • Experience with Big Data technologies like Hbase, MapReduce, Storm, Flume, Sqoop, Pig, Apache Drill, Oozie, Jupyter
  • Experience building Big Data solutions on public cloud (AWS EMR, Azure)
  • Experience building data pipelines with Kafka and Kafka Streams
  • Experience developing Java RESTful Services using SpringBoot and Netflix OSS
  • Good understanding of Microservices architecture
  • Experience with Automation Frameworks - Selenium WebDriver, Restassured, SOAP UI
  • Exposure to UI technologies like Angular4
  • Experience of developing cloud-based API gateways
  • Experience / exposure to API integration frameworks
  • Experience in the healthcare industry
  • Demonstrate being an avid supporter of the Open Source software community
  • Excellent time management, communication, decision making, and presentation skills
  • Display a strong desire to achieve and attain high levels of both internal and external customer satisfaction

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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Job Keywords: Big Data, Data Engineer, Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, Spark, Kafka, cloud, AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, Mesos, OpenShift, Agile, Scrum, DevOps, Continuous Integration continuous delivery, Franklin, TN, Tennessee, Nashville, Optum

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