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Information Technology


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Technical Architect - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 09/2/2018

Are you passionate about what you do; do you have technology in your DNA?  If so, this is the position for you!  In this role, you will work with the best and the brightest to make a direct impact on improving the healthcare industry and technology. We are looking for a technical architect with strong Java and distributed application design and development skills. In this role you must possess excellent problem solving skills and deep technical knowledge with a strong aptitude for appreciating the focus, scope and impact of your work in a much wider and forward-looking software landscape. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate a history of technical leadership, excellent communication, and a positive go-getter attitude.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership for a large team of software engineers through communication, documentation, and example
  • Design, code, test, debug, and document software in an agile environment, including application framework components for use by the development team and business components when it intersects with new technology direction
  • Collaborate with other teams in the organization to define supporting infrastructure and software tools needed to run and monitor software in a large scale environment
  • Learn and analyze new technologies and industry best practices to identify suitability for adoption by the development team
  • Contribute to the design and architecture of software and infrastructure to ensure projects meet goals for security, scalability, maintainability, availability, and resiliency and should be able to clearly articulate and present the implications of design/architectural decisions, issues and plans to leadership
  • Develop reusable patterns and encourage innovation that will enable team velocity
  • Drive a quality mindset within the team
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Independent/go-getter attitude to stay well-versed with new evolving technologies and apply this knowledge to improve the software we are developing now or in future
  • Experience with all aspects of application development

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of technical leadership experience
  • 6+ years of application development experience
  • Strong hands-on experience with Java SE and the Spring Framework
  • Demonstrated success in building design patterns and software engineering best practices
  • Experience building APIs using a microservices architecture
  • Experience developing cloud application architectures
  • Experience with tools supporting DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in complex projects with division or company-wide scope
  • Experience with commercial software development and/or healthcare industry experience
  • Experience designing systems for extremely high availability with 99.999% up time
  • Experience in projects requiring application re-engineering, modernization
  • Experience with automated unit testing technologies (such as JUnit, Spock, or similar)

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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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