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Senior Director, Software Engineering - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with 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 reliable. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work. (sm)

Optum Financial Services provides solutions to help mitigate financial impact and better connect health and finances for positive outcomes. Using our deep data analytics, broad capabilities, artificial intelligence and the latest technologies made by experts, our people are continually innovating with a purpose to solve these real-world challenges - ultimately driving better health care benefit utilization and reduced costs, while empowering consumers to save for health care costs in the future.

In this newly created leadership role, you will oversee software delivery of the core platform components in our Health Benefit Accounts space, with the goals of building the fintech platform of the future upon which all of Optum Financial HSA and other consumer accounts will rest.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead teams focused on software product development and integration of acquired entities
  • Build and develop team members
  • Define and build integration solutions
  • Collaborate with key enterprise teams
  • Participate in Global and Detail Design sessions
  • Provide thought leadership to organization
  • Ensure security, scalability, operational excellence and data sharing platform stability
  • Collaborate with integration partners
  • Lead the overall delivery for financial software systems
  • Engage in hands-on design and ensure alignment of strategy, architecture, tools/methods with software engineers and architects to execute product roadmaps
  • Create written and oral communication materials that effectively summarize findings, support fact-based recommendations and provide appropriate detail to substantiate conclusions
  • Maintain work papers, project deliverables and other artifacts that can be recreated and leveraged as intellectual capital
  • Participate in executive meetings as necessary to update the progress
  • Provide support and participation in development of business requirements to ensure business needs are captured and delivered
  • Direct quality assurance, scalability and performance testing efforts
  • Conduct research studies that may include collecting, analyzing, trending and presenting data and recommendations to management
  • Develop financial models and tools, including cost-benefit analysis, resource utilization models and performance reports
  • Assess and recommend vendor products / tools to leadership
  • Cultivate an environment of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics
  • Partner with peers to identify opportunities for code sharing, common services, joint development, etc
  • Keep up with the latest industry research and emerging technologies to ensure we are appropriately leveraging new techniques and capabilities

You'll 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:

  • 1+ year experience in a large cross matrixed organization in a technology leadership role (Senior Director/AVP or VP)
  • 5+ years of experience using Agile methods to deliver software
  • 7+ years of combined experience in systems integration, data modeling/data management and information security disciplines
  • 10+ years of software engineering industry experience, delivering business value through use of new and emerging technologies
  • Experience designing cloud-native applications
  • Experience with software testing automation, especially with Java Automation Frameworks. Knowledge of CI/CD, system testing, test automation. Experience in Infrastructure, application monitoring, platform stabilization and Investment performance
  • Proven experience attracting, hiring, retaining and leading top engineering talent and high-performance product engineering teams (ie. FTEs, not contractors).
  • Deep technical capabilities in modern architectures such as domain driven design, publish/subscribe data models and fully native cloud development
  • Prior experience building out platforms or capabilities in a product development
  • Knowledge of CI/CD, system testing, test automation
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of architecture, applications systems design and integration with a detailed understanding of applicable programming methodologies
  • Thorough understanding of scalable, secure and robust n-tier architectures for achieving end-to-end performance, scalability, availability, reliability, usability, configurability, integration and security
  • Experience in DevOps Infrastructure, including Containerization and Orchestration, Platform Infrastructure Strategy and code promotion
  • Solid conceptual understanding and hands-on programming experience with Node JS and Web Services Technologies
  • Track record of building cohesive technology teams
  • Hands-on leader with the ability to understand the code and provide feedback to the team
  • Proven track record of influence leadership and building high-performance self-managing teams
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with financial technology, card processing, health benefit plans, etc.
  • Knowledge of Java, Vertx, Kafka, Apigee, Relational DB, NoSql and Architecture strategies such as microservices, components, tools, concepts, best practices, standards and systems of record
  • Good foundation in Sql and No-Sql technologies
  • Big-data knowledge
  • Experience in Infrastructure, application monitoring, platform stabilization and Investment performance
  • Knowledge on Omnichannel and FaaS
  • Strong technical foundation; able to engage the team on architecture and design, and get under the hood of complex architectures, systems, and interface design
  • Proven ability to coordinate across technology, business and enterprise capability teams
  • Proven understanding of software delivery patterns and best practices
  • Ability to partner with executive leadership to push technical solutions forward
  • Knowledge of Java, Vertx, Kafka, Apigee, Relational DB, NoSql and Architecture strategies such as microservices, components, tools, concepts, best practices, standards and systems of record

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $130,300 to $250,200. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

  • 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: Java, Vertx, Kafka, Apigee, Relational DB, NoSql VP Director Omnichannel containerization DevOps Infrastructure Architecture

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Eden Prairie , Senior Director, Software Engineering - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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