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Scala Big Data Lead Engineer - Austin, TX

UHG - Austin, Texas

Posted: 09/30/2018

We are seeking a Scala Big Data Engineer who will design and develop software applications and platform components in an agile development environment.  The new hire will be responsible for the design, build & deploy performant and scalable solutions by applying engineering concepts like algorithms, data structures and development best practices.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Work on big data platform and ecosystem, create complex data processing pipelines for data ingestion & data management
  • Ensure high quality solutions by design and build unit tests, integration test, load test and user acceptance tests
  • Partner with director of engineering, product managers, and stakeholders to clarify requirements and implement solutions that encompass analysis, programming, and how to integrate these solutions into the larger eco-system

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in an Information Technology Role
  • 5+ years of experience with server-side development language such as Java, Scala, or Python
  • 3+ years of experience working with databases and SQL (Oracle experience preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience with enterprise technologies and principles, such as SOA, REST
  • 2+ years of experience designing and developing scalable data applications using modern frameworks and distribution including Spark, Hortonworks
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience working in the healthcare domain
  • Experience with large product integrations and performance enhancements
  • Experience analyzing large volumes of data (multi-terabyte to petabyte range)
  • Software design experience using architecture and design patterns
  • Experience working with Linux container orchestration.
  • Experience with managing large projects using Maven or SBT
  • Experience with CI frameworks including Bamboo and Jenkins

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



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