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Senior VBA Developer and Automation Analyst – Eden Prairie, MN or US Telecommute

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 07/16/2018

Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group!

We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Senior VBA Developer and Automation Analyst, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You will solve complex problems as you serve as a resource to others on your elite team. You will create process design, project implementation, diagnose process improvement opportunities and develop solutions. You will support our Configuration team with continuous automated process improvement that will also assist with building better quality. You'll be in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people live healthier lives. You'll be doing your life's best work.(SM)

Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.

We’re seeking flexible self-starters with an investigative nature to fill a Senior VBA Developer and Automation Analyst role on our Cirrus Configuration team to focus on the highly visible Polaris program / Cirrus system.  In this role, you would enjoy a tremendous opportunity for growth.  You would also gain exposure to all areas of the company.  Polaris is a large scale, multiple year initiative that will create the technology and process solutions that allow UHC to migrate to a common platform, thus, decreasing technology costs, improving speed to market on new products, networks and innovations.  You will be instrumental to helping create efficient processes as well as drive defect reductions (claim, rework, appeals, provider and member calls).

This role is office based in Eden Prairie, MN. You will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges as long as you are willing and able to travel to Minnesota 25% of the time for meetings and training.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Help maintain existing macros currently built for the Configuration team.  These macros are Excel-based user interface, with VBA code behind the interface, and the code relies on interactions with Internet Explorer’s automation API in the Cirrus system

  • Create new VBA macros
  • Create process improvements for our Configuration team

  • Creation of corresponding documentation for new macros

  • Participate in requirements gathering on complex projects

  • Help foster and facilitate an agile collaborative team environment

Required Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience building general programming knowledge

    • Variables, methods, control flow structures, array data structures, etc.

    • Basic object oriented programming understanding

    • Understanding other people’s existing code
  • 1.5+ years of experience with Excel VBA-specific programming knowledge

    • Syntax, object types, and modules
    • Interaction with cells, sheets, and workbooks (contents and properties)

    • Windows forms
    • File system IO
    • Event triggers and concurrency
  • Advanced or higher level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA / BS in MIS, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business or a related field

  • Experience performing significant business or data analysis 
  • Experience with Internet Explorer automation API

    • Navigation and event triggers
    • HTML DOM exploration
  • Experience with Cirrus web interface
    • HTML (IDs, tags, and events)
    • Javascript (actions and method calls)

  • Experience with Visual Studio

  • ASP.NET web programming experience
  • SQL and / or Tableau experience

   At UnitedHealth Group we're rewriting the way health care gets done for millions. Be part of something daring and bold while doing your life's best work.SM

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.SM


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


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: VBA, Excel, Analysis, Developer, code, configuration, Cirrus, Telecommute, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

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