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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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Senior JavaScript Developer - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 09/30/2018

Optum 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)
Positions in this function are predominantly involved in designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting and supporting Internet/Intranet applications consistent with established specifications and business requirements.
Design, build, and maintain large-scale web applications, using a diverse set of languages, frameworks, and software platforms. Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements. Confer with management and development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design and develop web-based applications in multiple authoring and scripting languages with an emphasis on the Customer Experience
  • Iteratively improve applications through various channels, including deployments and user-interface improvements
  • Work side-by-side with User Experience designers, leveraging multimedia content creation applications and digital media to continuously strive for the best Customer Experience
  • Provide expert-level knowledge to business partners in writing, designing and improving content of web and mobile applications
  • Ability to develop quickly and with high quality via Sprints under the SCRUM methodology
  • Collaborate with business leaders, stakeholders and development teams in prioritizing stories and building requirements for successful delivery
  • Own your role and development, conducting deep dives into potential issues with an eye for identifying, solving and correcting problems to limit Customer impact
  • Insist on a high standard of development in production releases
  • Be prepared to review code and provide positive feedback with suggestions on how to improve performance, quality and delivery within the organizational standards and best practices, including innovation on new technology and industry standards as they pertain to multi-browser/device development

Required Qualifications:  
  • 2+ years of experience in engineering enterprise-level software solutions

  • 2+ years of JavaScript and JavaScript MV* frameworks, e.g., Angular, React
  • 2+ years of HTML5, CSS3, and associated tools/best practices
  • 2+ years of Creating and/or integrating RESTful Services and API's

  • Intermediate skill/experience both Relational and NoSQL data modeling and Databases
  • Intermediate skill/experience Object Oriented Programming and Functional/Reactive Paradigms
  • Intermediate skill/experience Responsive design
  • Intermediate skill/experience Version Control and best practices
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Build tools, e.g., Grunt/Gulp, Gradle/Maven, and popular plugins
  • PaaS development practices, such as when utilizing OpenShift or Heroku
  • Node.js, Express/LoopBack
  • Adobe CQ/AEM is a massive plus, but not required
  • Agile development methodology
  • Experience developing code to current accessibility standards, e.g. WCAG,508
  • Automated testing, e.g., using Jasmine/Mocha, Selenium/Protractor, Spock

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.



Job Keywords: Web Developer, JavaScript, JavaScript MV, HTML5, Angular, Agile, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

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