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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


Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Big Data / Java Engineer -- Minnetonka, MN or Boston, MA

UHG - Minnetonka, Minnesota

Posted: 11/15/2018

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
As a Senior Big Data Engineer, you will be accountable for building new, data-intensive software products and applications that are focused on bringing the healthcare data together. These products are mostly analytical in nature and we use advanced technologies in big data space to provide a cutting-edge solution to solve business opportunities.
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Primary Responsibilities:
  • Performing all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, and code development & testing.
  • Designing and implementing product features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders.
  • Design, develop and test reusable frameworks, libraries and Java components.
  • Working very closely with Architecture group and driving technical solutions.
  • Be innovative in solution design and development to meet the needs of the business.
  • Address the performance issues and design the solutions to meet low latency needs.
  • Use Big data technologies to enrich and transform data and do data analytics, machine learning.
  • Lead technology decisions, drive product implementation and delivery.
  • Support the implementation and drive it to stable state in production.
  • Provide alternate design solutions along with project estimates.
  • Reviewing code and providing feedback relative to best practices, improving performance etc.
  • Troubleshooting 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 and Java development.
  • Drive the team and collaborate to meet project timelines.
Technology Stack / Priority:
  • High: Spark, Scala, Kafka, Python, Java
  • Medium: Elastic Search, ML Libraries, Streaming Technologies, CICD Technologies (Jenkins, Maven, etc…)
  • Low: Cloud Deployment Technologies (AWS, Azure), Kibana

Required Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field
  • 5+ years hands-on expertise with Advanced Java stack
  • 3+ years hands-on expertise with Big Data technologies
  • Big Data Application Development specific skills: Spark, Scala, Map Reduce, SQL, Python
  • Demonstrated expertise in Java programs, applications, and frameworks
  • Good understanding of Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Clear and concise communication, able to articulate clearly

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Healthcare experience, Data Science background 
  • Experience with Docker, Openshift, Mesos, Kubernetes
  • Automated testing frameworks

If you're the kind of thinker and leader who wants to bring your contribution to a new level every day, bring yourself over to Optum. You'll discover an 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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