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Job Category:

Information Technology



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Position Type:

Full Time

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Lead Java Developer and DevOps Engineer - Raleigh, NC or Boston, MA or Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 11/7/2018

The health solutions marketplace is hungry for new ideas, innovative products and software that drives elevated performance for the business and the customer. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is feeding incredible solutions to that marketplace everyday by bringing out the best in our software engineering teams. We serve customers across the health system. Not only do we have more of them every day, we also have more technology, greater data resources and far broader expertise than any competitor anywhere. We're out to change the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology. If you're in, you'll be challenged like never before. It's time to join this history making.
The goal is to enable the rapid adoption of DevOps best practices across the enterprise and to provide visibility into the DevOps maturity of all teams across the enterprise. This goal supports application teams to be able to improve velocity, increase quality and eliminate waste in applications delivered to our customers.
This is a unique role where you will be working with other engineers on your team, engineers on other application teams as well as engineering leaders across Optum to help achieve these goals. This role requires technical innovation, passion, enthusiasm, collaboration and an expectation of high quality for yourself and others.
As the ideal candidate you are not only experienced in DevOps tools and practices, but also have an extensive track record of delivering innovative software solutions.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Implementation: Architect and Develop innovative software solutions related to the DevOps and Agile Transformation of the enterprise. The related technologies will include Jenkins, Jenkins Pipeline as Code, Docker, Openshift, Kafka, ELK Stack and many other DevOps related technologies. Implementation languages could vary but will include Java and Groovy
  • Expose Strengths and Weaknesses in the CI/CD Processes and suggest or Automate Paths Forward to Mitigate those Weaknesses
  • Collaboration: Work with your peers within your team and outside your team to help develop these solutions. Work with leaders across Optum to help advise them on how best to achieve their DevOps goals
  • Learning and Teaching: To be a continuous Learner. To generously teach others what you learn
  • Feedback: To provide respectful yet honest feedback to leadership about how to better achieve the DevOps goals
  • Knowledgeable: To be knowledgeable about DevOps Best Practices and the requirement that all teams strive toward excellence in their execution of these Best Practices
  • Collocation: Must work in the Raleigh NC, Boston MA, Eden Prairie, MN Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Required Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of software development
  • 3+ years of providing technical guidance to other engineers
  • 5+ years of experience developing with Java and/or Groovy
  • 2+ years of experience with Maven or Gradle
  • 1+ years of experience with CI servers
  • Demonstrate an expert level of understanding and experience with at least 1 CI/CD technology (Jenkins, Docker, OpenShift, Azure, Monitoring, Logging, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Kafka experience
  • GitHub experience
  • ELK Stack Setup and Configuration
  • Software or Solutions Architect
  • Dashboarding/Metrics
  • Hygeia and/or Grafana Dashboards
  • Docker and Dockerfile development
  • Jenkins and Jenkinsfile development
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes or OpenShift
  • Groovy knowledge and experience
  • Development experience using REST
  • Experience developing software on an Agile team
  • Bachelor's degree or higher

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.



Job Keywords: software development, Lead, Java, DevOps, groovy, CI servers, maven, gradle, CI/CD, Jenkins, kafka, GitHub, ELK Stack, Software architect, solutions architect, dashboarding, metrics, hygeia, grafana dashboards, docker, dockerfile development, Jenkins file development, kubernetes, openshift, REST, Agile, Raleigh, North Carolina, Boston, Massachusetts

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