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We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.SM


Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at careers.unitedhealthgroup.com


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Information Technology



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Position Type:

Full Time

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Lead Java Software Engineer - Boston, MA

UHG - Boston, Massachusetts

Posted: 11/3/2018

The health solutions marketplace is awash with data that is spread out across numerous business processes, internal and external systems, and now the cloud. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is feeding incredible solutions to that marketplace every day that is harnessing that data and using it to deliver innovative integrations that are driving increased efficiencies and better health. And the driving force behind that innovation are great software engineering teams. We serve customers across the health system. We’re out to change the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology. We are building complex integrations that are spanning across the enterprise and beyond. If you’re interested in connecting systems in new and extraordinary ways then you’ll be challenged like never before. It’s time to start connecting all these data and processes and to join this history making.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, code development and testing
  • Design and implement product features including reusable components, frameworks and libraries in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders
  • Work very closely with product owners and other stakeholders to drive solutions
  • Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software
The complexity of this role can be challenging. We deal with huge amounts of data across our entire enterprise and complex integrations with internal and external systems.  Everything you work on will have implications that impact others.  We’ll provide the most up-to-date technology, but you’ll need to provide creativity, critical thinking and clarity on an everyday basis.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years in the software engineering profession with demonstrated success designing and building high-quality, commercial software applications
  • 5+ years as a Java full stack developer, preferably with Java 8+, Spring, Spring Boot, and Oracle (or other relational database)
  • 5+ years of experience in designing and guiding development teams in the building of complex software systems
  • Proven experience using Agile/Scrum methodology
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Understanding of API design and development, especially REST APIs
  • Familiarity with messaging technology, such as ActiveMQ or RabbitMQ
  • Experience in the health care industry

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: Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Scrum, Java, Software, Engineer

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