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Principal Engineer - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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)

The Principal Engineer role is responsible for leading technical product ownership of the Government Programs Marketing platform. The position will require technical hands-on architect level implementation as well long-range strategic direction setting of the platform. The role will be point person to provide technical guidance to team member, help solve any issues and work with technology and business leadership to provide relevant updates. The position will also require full accountability management of infrastructure updates (public cloud) for the product along with technical mentoring a team of full time and contractual resources. If you have a passion of solving business problems using big data and interest in emerging data technologies for marketing than this is the position for you.

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

Primary responsibilities:

  • Planning, managing, and executing critical technology initiatives leveraging public cloud, data lake and data warehouse solutions
  • Provide Technical Leadership to develop and deliver highest quality and scalable cloud solutions
  • Driving innovation and creative solutions to business and technical challenges on an ongoing basis
  • Providing leadership and direction to application team and business product teams
  • Perform hands on work to create framework, provide sample / reference implementation to team member
  • Create architecture and technical design document
  • Installation and delivery of application software using an Agile development lifecycle
  • Lead and develop technology roadmaps
  • Identify and onboard top talent to build a team of engineers to support new application
  • Building collaborative relationships with business partners vendors, and technology
  • Delivering solutions to meet the business agenda (on Scope, Schedule, Cost, Benefit and Quality)

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:

  • 6+ years of experience within the technology field as engineer
  • 3+ years of experience with one major public or private cloud technologies for data lake / Datawarehouse solutions such as Snowflake
  • 3+ years of experience implementing infrastructure monitoring, application monitoring and general high availability systems
  • 3+ years of experience with Databricks, PySpark, Kafka, ADLS, Snowflake / Data Wa



  • Expertise with IT operational automation and configuration management tools and practices, processes, and tools (Jenkin, Git, CICD, JPAC, Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Experience establishing best practices, patterns, and templates for enterprise software development organizations
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to senior leaders
  • 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 similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in software engineering, computer science or related field
  • UnitedHealth Group / UHC / Optum experience
  • Expertise with common high-availability and disaster recovery patterns
  • Coordination, negotiation, and persuasion skills
  • Well-honed communication skills, evidenced by successful senior level interactions and presentation experiences
  • Large scale cloud infrastructure engineering experience
  • Familiarity with Marketing / Digital campaigns management
  • Experience migrating applications from on-premises hosted to AWS or Azure with data lake / data warehouse implementations

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 $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

  • 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: Principal Engineer, Cloud, Data Lake, Data Warehouse, Snowflake, Databricks, PySpark, Kafka, ADLS, Jenkin, Git, CICD, JPAC, Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote, WAH, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group Inc., Eden Prairie , Principal Engineer - Telecommute, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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