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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


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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

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Position Type:

Full Time

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Senior Applications Development Consultant, Big Data - Minnetonka, MN

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 11/7/2018


If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)


Position Summary

We are seeking a Senior Applications Development Consultant - Big Data for our Minnetonka, MN location responsible for performing all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, and code development and testing. Design and implement product features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders; designing reusable Java components, frameworks and libraries; and working very closely with our architecture group and driving technical solutions. Core responsibilities of this role include: Design, develop, test and architect innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business and interact with business partners and key contacts; Use big data technologies and Optum Data Fabric Framework to build large scale enterprise Data lake platform, enrich and transform data and do data analytics and machine learning; Development and execute of Apache spark, MapReduce, and Apache Apex applications using Java and Python design patterns; Processing of real-time streaming data system using Kafka, Apache Apex, Rest API, Hive and HBase NoSQL to validate business transactions; Lead technology decisions, drive product implementation and delivery; Support application implementation and drive it to stable state in production; Provide alternate design solutions, design patterns along with project estimates; Review code and provide feedback relative to best practices, Build reusable code frameworks, benchmarking and improving performance, etc.; Troubleshoot 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 technology stack, Java, Unix, SQL, PIg and Scala development; Drive the team and collaborate to meet project timelines; Act as a liaison for the leadership team and provide updates and status reports; Develop Data Visualization dashboards to display the data analytic trends using Kibana, Elasticserach and J2EE Technologies (Servlets, JSP, Web Services, JDBC, XML, spring, HTML and CSS); Mentor, manage, and guide other engineers within the team; and Manage software development team with detailed understanding of project life cycle right from inception to delivery includes Proposals, Estimate, Setup a team, execute, coordinate and implement the solution. This position supervises up to eight employees including Apps Developers II, Sr Software Engineers, and Apps Dev Consults.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, or a related field.
  • 8 years related progressive, post-baccalaureate experience. Will accept experience gained concurrently.
  • Must also have 12 months demonstrated ability with each of the following: (1) Design, develop, test and maintain Big data applications using UNIX, SQL, JAVA; (2) Large scale enterprise Data management including extract, transformation, enrich and load; (3) Big data technologies, Data Fabric Framework, Scala  and Data Lake Implementation; (4) Streaming and high throughput messaging systems using Kafka and Apache apex/DataTorrent and do performance benchmarking with billion records datasets and tuning; and (5) 1 Healthcare domain, production implementation of Pig, Hive, Hbase, Spark, Scala, KIbana and ElasticSearch applications.

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.

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