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Job Category:

Information Technology



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Software Engineer - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Phoenix, Arizona

Posted: 12/12/2018

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 every day 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.

This role will be primarily to design, develop, implement, and maintain information systems using industry best practices, tools, methodologies, standards and guideline. This role works closely within cross-functional teams to understand key business stakeholder needs to develop and deliver high-quality solutions, making the healthcare system better for all involved. To learn more, select this video.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Anticipates customer needs and proactively develops solutions to meet them
  • Solves complex problems and develops innovative approaches and solutions
  • Performs complex conceptual analyses
  • Serves as a key resource on complex and / or critical issues
  • Provides explanations and information to others on the most complex issues
  • Performs and participates in other required design reviews (e.g., peer reviews, business / partner reviews, Voice of the Customer)
  • Adheres to applicable enterprise development methodologies and processes (e.g., Scrum, Agile, Waterfall, Iterative, and EPMO)
  • Helps define / prioritize product delivery cycles
  • Provide inputs to the product roadmap
  • Performs risk assessments with mitigation plans to ensure continuity / consistency / compatibility with existing solutions, and communicates to appropriate business and IT stakeholders
  • Documents technical product features / designs and submits for review / approval by applicable stakeholders (e.g., architecture committee / council)
  • Ensures that technical specifications / design documents are clearly and comprehensively documented, understood and traceable to the application / system design (e.g., traceability matrix)
  • Accounts for applicable security requirements in technical specifications / design documents
  • Optimizes user experience, especially where system interfaces directly with users
  • Ensures optimal application configurability and automation to support multiple business models and technical platforms
  • Ensures compliance with applicable code standards and architectures
  • Reviews, troubleshoots, and remediates potential coding issues
  • Creates, documents, and executes appropriate unit test plans, and documents results to ensure that code works as designed
  • Ensures that product / software code is clearly and comprehensively developed and traceable back to technical specifications (e.g. traceability matrix)
  • Provide or support development of release documentation to applicable groups (e.g., release notes, change requests)
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of how the product / software may be impacted in all aspects of the testing process (e.g.,regression testing, integration testing)
  • Analyze / fix defects identified in testing (e.g., root cause analysis)
  • Partner with applicable groups (e.g., QA) to develop, review and / or provide feedback on testing scenarios
  • Identify scenarios that may require regression and / or integration testing, and communicate to appropriate testing groups (e.g., QA)
  • Execute and / or support all required testing (e.g., performance, integration, volume)
  • Work with Infrastructure Services to resolve issues identified in specific testing environments
  • Support and / or coordinate integration testing with associated applications and systems, as needed
  • Ensures that the deployment process is compliant with all operational requirements for the product/software
  • Ensures appropriate deployment of code objects to production environments, and follows-up on first run (functional and technical performance)
  • Motivates and inspires other team members
  • Helps review the work of others in collaborative / quality mindset, and provides appropriate feedback
  • Conducts all required reviews (e.g., code coverage, code reviews, test plan reviews), as applicable
  • Coordinates with both onshore and offshore teams as needed
  • Flexible and able to wear multiple hats within agile scrum team

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of demonstrated proficiency in at least two of the following:
    • Oracle 11 (or higher)
    • ETL Tool like Data Stage 8.7 (or higher) or Talend
    • . NET
    • Java / J2EE
    • Unix / Linux

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity in at least four of the following:
    • Facets v5.2 (or higher)
    • Jenkins
    • Cucumber
    • Tivoli Work Station (TWS)
    • GIT
    • CI / CD Techniques
    • DevOps
    • CA Agile Central
  • Agile Certification
  • Experience in healthcare background
  • Medicaid and / or Medicare regulations and Provider Operations
  • Demonstrated career path in large enterprise / Fortune 500 company

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: Software Engineer, Agile, Java, technology, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona

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