Big Data Engineer – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group

Job Overview

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that’s improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn’t about another gadget, it’s about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There’s no room for error. Join us and start doing **your life’s best work.(sm)**Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.**Primary Responsibilities:**+ Design, code, test, document, and maintain high-quality and scalable Big Data solutions+ Research, evaluate, and deploy new tools, frameworks and patterns to build sustainable Big Data platform+ Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of existing solutions+ Define and develop APIs for integration with various data sources in the enterprise+ Analyze and define customer requirements+ Assist in defining product technical architecture+ Make accurate development effort estimates to assist management in project and resource planning+ Create prototypes, proof-of-concepts & design and code reviews+ Collaborate with management, quality assurance, architecture, and other development teams+ Write technical documentation and participate in production support+ Keep skills up to date through ongoing self-directed trainingThe ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can learn things quickly who is enthusiastic, active, and eager to learn.Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.**Required qualifications:**+ Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, or equivalent experience+ 6+ years of hands-on Software Development experience+ 5 or more years of previous relational database experience+ Minimum of 5 years of development experience with Java or Scala, XML, Web Services+ 2+ years of experience in Hadoop, MapReduce, HDFS, Spark, Streaming+ 2+ years of experience in Kafka, streaming, NoSQL databases (Cassandra/Hbase preferred), Docker, Kubernetes+ Experience developing rules in rules engine+ Thorough understanding of service-oriented architecture (SOA) concepts+ Previous experience with Agile/SCRUM methodology/best practices**Preferred Qualifications:**+ Healthcare industry experience+ Formal training and/or certification in any of the above-mentioned tools and technologies+ Advanced degree in a technical field+ Previous experience and successful track-record of learning new tools and technologies and leveraging these on integration and implementation projects+ Experience in infrastructure services on at least one major cloud platform(Azure preferred)**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)***All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups 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: Software Development, Healthcare, Azure, SOA Concepts, Telecommute

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