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Director of Data Engineering and DevOps - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 09/20/2018

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 health care 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)


As a Big Data Engineering and DevOps Leader with a team of about 40 engineers, you will be accountable for leading team members across the entire SDLC with primary focus on DevOps and post development support. We are building brand new, data-intensive software products 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. Currently we have around 25+ applications in production.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performing all phases of software/data engineering including requirements analysis, application design, and code development & testing
  • Build data driven applications using open source technologies that drive better, cheaper and faster consumption of data
  • Build and deliver in DevOps model using automation and CI/CD pipeline
  • Management of Operation process that supports the post deployment lifecycle of the program
  • Managing teams across geographies for better coverage, cost efficiencies and zero downtime
  • Designing and implement product enhancement features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders
  • Manage and maintain the relationship/ Communication with Users and customer teams
  • Manage DevOps financials for the department
  • Designing reusable components, frameworks and libraries, working very closely with Architecture group and driving technical solutions to accelerate and adopt better automation
  • Use Big data technologies to enrich and transform data and do data analytics, machine learning
  • Lead technology decisions, drive product implementation and delivery
  • Provide alternate design solutions along with project estimates
  • Reviewing code and providing feedback relative to best practices, improving performance etc.
  • Troubleshooting production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required
  • Demonstrate substantial depth of knowledge and experience in a specific area of Big Data and Java development
  • Act as a liaison for the leadership management team, provide updates and status reports
  • Drive the team and collaborate to meet project timelines
  • Mentor and guide other engineers within the team

 Required Qualifications:
  • 12 + years in the software engineering profession
  • 5 + years serving in a Leadership role leading and mentoring software engineers
  • 5+ years hands-on expertise with building API's and application leveraging SOA
  • 8+ years hands-on expertize with UNIX, JAVA, SQL
  • 5+ years of expertise in managing and maintaining applications in Operations space
  • Experience with Big data technologies (SPARK, MAPReduce, Streaming technologies, machine learning libraries)
  • Experience with leveraging Jenkins, Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes etc. for application build out in CI/CD pipeline
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of hands-on expertize with Java Applications OR Data related applications
  • Healthcare experience

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.



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