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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Senior Data Engineer - Boston, MA

UHG - Boston, Massachusetts

Posted: 12/13/2018

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to assist in the continued development of our award-winning health analytics platform, which combines cutting-edge technology, data informatics services and cloud-based analytics tools.  In this exciting role, you will collaborate with some of the smartest developers in the industry, designing and implementing solutions to some of the toughest information challenges facing health care today. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


We are looking for talented, innovative, effective engineers who take pride in and ownership of their responsibilities, and who can confidently communicate and champion their ideas.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Meet the Data Engineering needs of the Optum Analytics Life Sciences business as part of the Life Science Data Factory team
  • Perform all phases of data engineering including: requirements analysis, design, development and testing

  • Design and implement features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders

  • Design reusable components, frameworks and libraries

  • Design and develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business

  • Review code and provide feedback to peers

  • Research and champion new technologies

  • Ability to translate business requirements into solutions

  • Ability to operate at a high level in small teams


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of experience writing SQL (using tools like Oracle)
  • 3+ years of Spark (with Scala)
  • 3+ years developing solutions on Hadoop ecosystem
  • 3+ years Linux / Bash scripting
  • Ability to translate business requirements into solution
  • Ability to operate at a high level in small teams


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with machine learning frameworks
  • Java
  • Kafka (or other MQ technologies)
  • Hive
  • Zeppelin
  • Python
  • AWS

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.
Keywords: Data Engineer, Big Data, Spark, Scala, SQL, Hadoop, Linux, technology, analytics, data engineering, healthcare data, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, Optum, life sciences, Boston, MA, Massachusetts

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