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Senior Data Engineer - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 09/7/2018

Optum is transforming clinical research by creating a fully scaled, end-to-end solution for the design, conduct, and reporting of clinical trials. The Optum’s Digital Research Network (DRN) will connect sponsors, care delivery organizations/patients, and researchers to move clinical research closer to clinical practice, improve efficiency, and change the way clinical trials are operationalized – to help make the health system work better for everyone.
The successful candidate will serve as a Senior Data Engineer, responsible for applications that source information for use in the DRN.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Build data processing environment for structured and unstructured data to be used for DRN
  • Assist with prototype work on the scenario construction, trial feasibility and recruitment applications
  • Mapping, populating and performance testing cloud database offerings with claim/clinical dataset
  • Evaluation and performance testing of data processing environment within cloud infrastructure as well as new technologies
  • Design and develop data acquisition and integration processing for large datasets
  • Build fully automated data processing system
  • Participate in development and testing of a business intelligence application
  • Participate in data-centric testing activities

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 10+ years of experience with data processing and data warehousing experience
  • Healthcare data domain knowledge, including industry standards such as HL7
  • Self-motivated, capable to grasp new concepts quickly
  • 10+ experience with ETL tools such as Pentaho PDI, DataStage
  • 10+ experience with SQL and with relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, Teradata
  • 10+ experience with scripting languages such as shell scripting, Python, batch scripts
  • Experience building fully-automated data processing solutions
  • Experience with data analysis and data testing
  • Experience with Business Intelligence tools
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Elasticsearch knowledge
  • Experience with Hadoop-based technologies

Optum is a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing 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: Healthcare, HL7, ETL, Pentaho PDI, Datastage, SQL Server, MySQL, Python, BI, Teradata, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

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