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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


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Information Technology



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Full Time

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Senior Java Software Engineer - Boston, MA

UHG - Boston, Massachusetts

Posted: 11/3/2018

The health solutions marketplace is hungry for new ideas, innovative products and software that drives elevated performance for the business and the customer. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is feeding incredible solutions to that marketplace everyday by bringing out the best in our software engineering teams. We serve customers across the health system. Not only do we have more of them every day, we also have more technology, greater data resources and far broader expertise than any competitor anywhere. We're out to change the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology. If you're in, you'll be challenged like never before. It's time to join this history making. 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)



We are looking for a Full Stack Senior Software 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. Your responsibilities will be feature - oriented, not confined to a single part of the stack, and will span data modeling, business logic, and UI implementation. 


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


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform all phases of software engineering including: requirements analysis, application design, code development and testing

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

  • Design reusable components, frameworks and libraries

  • Work very closely with architecture groups and drive solutions

  • Participate in an Agile / Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases every 2 weeks through Sprints

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

  • Review code and provide feedback to peers

  • Research and champion new technologies



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5+ years of experience developing middle-tier business objects (using high level programing languages like: Java, Groovy, Python, C, C++, or …)

  • 3+ years of experience writing SQL (using tools like Oracle, or ...)

  • 2+ years developing web applications (using HTML, JavaScript, CSS, or ...)

  • 2+ years developing web applications (using JavaScript frameworks like React, JQuery, or...)

  • 2+ years healthcare development experience

  • Ability to translate business requirements into solutions

  • Ability to operate at a high level in small teams


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing web application using data visualization (using tools like D3, Google Charts, scikit, or ...)

  • Experience implementing enterprise design patterns

  • Experience with machine learning frameworks

  • Spring

  • Hadoop/Spark

  • Scala


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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