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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Software Development Manager - Avella Specialty Pharmacy - Phoenix, AZ

UHG - Phoenix, Arizona

Posted: 12/10/2018

When it comes to providing new hope and a new path to wellness, specialty pharmacy companies like Avella fill a unique and important role. Avella, now part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is bringing breakthrough medications, innovative clinical pharmacy programs and technological tools to providers and their patients across the nation. We create a viable level of access to many of the newest, most advanced medications in addition to a suite of tools that include mobile apps, text messaging tools and smart pill bottles. Whether you bring a clinical or business background to our opportunities, you can be sure that you'll be making a meaningful contribution to important solutions and services. Find out more about how you can start doing your life's best work.(sm)


As the Software Development Manager you will be responsible for supervising a team of software developers, working with them to develop system architecture and coding standards. You will participate in requirements gathering with business units, and develops designs based upon the requirements.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage software projects through the software life cycle
  • Mentor software team in terms of coding standards, practices, testing, and QA
  • Design master system architecture
  • Assign developers to projects and manages resources to ensure on-time project completion
  • Work with business to develop detailed specifications
  • Create design that satisfies requirements specifications
  • Design/code applications following specifications using the appropriate tools
  • Maintain and modify existing applications on their own as well as under direction from the Director of IT
  • Perform maintenance programming for existing version
  • Perform custom programming at the request of Avella
  • Devise and document testing procedures for software developed
  • Participate in various audits

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or applicable experience
  • Experience mentoring junior developers, DBA’s, BA’s, or product owners
  • 4+ years’ experience in Microsoft technologies to include: SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, and Visual Studio
  • 4+ years’ experience with stored procedure development and SSIS package development and deployment
  • 4+ years’ experience in SQL Server
  • 3+ years’ experience in relational database design and 3 tier architecture design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare experience
  • Experience with Agile Methodologies

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.



Job Keywords:Software Development, Manager, Management, Avella, Specialty Pharmacy, Optum, SQL Server, SSIS, SSRS, Visual Studio, SQL, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona

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