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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

IT Software Development Manager - Lead Architect - Avella Specialty Pharmacy - NW Phoenix

UHG - Phoenix, Arizona

Posted: 11/19/2018

When it comes to providing new hope and a new path to wellness, specialty pharmacy companies like Avella fill a unique and important role. Avella, now part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is bringing breakthrough medications, innovative clinical pharmacy programs and technological tools to providers and their patients across the nation. We create a viable level of access to many of the newest, most advanced medications in addition to a suite of tools that include mobile apps, text messaging tools and smart pill bottles. Whether you bring a clinical or business background to our opportunities, you can be sure that you'll be making a meaningful contribution to important solutions and services. Find out more about how you can start doing your life's best work. (sm)


Position Summary:


Supervises team of software developers through the software life cycle. Develops system architecture and coding standards for the software developers. Participates in requirements gathering with business units, and develops designs based upon the requirements. Assigns developers to projects and manages resources to ensure on-time project completion.  Responsible for QA and testing of developed software. Mentors junior developers and leads code reviews. Participates in coding.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages software projects through the software life cycle
  • Mentors software team in terms of coding standards and practices, testing, and QA
  • Designs master system architecture
  • Works with business to develop detailed specifications
  • Creates design that satisfies requirements specifications
  • Designs / codes applications following specifications using the appropriate tools
  • Maintains and modifies existing applications on their own as well as under direction from the Director of IT
  • Performs maintenance programming for existing version
  • Performs custom programming at the request of Avella
  • Devises and documents testing procedures for software developed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to sit and work in front of computer for extended periods of time
  • Some travel may be required
  • Ability to work variable hours

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or completion of trade school in computer science
  • Expert in SQL Server, stored procedure development and SSIS package development and deployment Minimum 5 years’ experience in Visual Studio / SQL Server
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a supervisor in a software development environment
  • Expert in relational database design and 3 tier architecture design


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to other technical staff members
  • Demonstrate aptitude for learning new technologies
  • 1 year+ teaching technology methods to junior team members as a mentor or coach


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity 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.



Job Keywords: Visual Studio / SQL, 3 tier architecture design, SSIS, QA, Software, Coding, Design

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