Principal Software Engineer – Eden Prairie, MN or Basking Ridge, NJ

Full Time Eden Prairie MN UnitedHealth Group

The Principle Software Engineer position is accountable to deliver highest quality software for UHG/Optum next generation web-based Provider portals, applications, and solutions.  As an integral member of the technology delivery team, the Principle Software Engineer will have oversight in designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting and supporting software applications consistent with established specifications and business requirements to deliver business value. This individual will mentor software engineers and align engineering practices with corporate standards and industry trends. The ideal candidate has 5+ years full-stack software engineering experience and proficiency in Streaming, SQL. This individual will also have demonstrated experience in delivering high performing and resilient solutions on strategic initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Actively mentors team members through code reviews, brown bags, tech talks, design reviews…
  • Influences Org and Org behaviors through tech talks, wiki pages, blogs, and design sessions
  • Works outside their Org delivery teams (analytics, dba, managed services, large Optum initiatives) to uphold and negotiate common standards
  • Code reviews for own code will be quick and devoid of large issues
  • Reviews code on critical new initiatives to ensure solution is foundational sound and solid
  • Sets automation standards, implements tooling to support/report adherence
  • Ensures that solutions apply testing strategically in the end-to-end product including performance, security, and functional types
  • Builds components that enable teams to obtain a high level of stability, resilience, and proactive issue identification (log aggregators, alarming dashboards…)
  • Identifies and addresses gaps in proactive issue identification landscape
  • Understands security threats and patterns comprehensively and ensures adherence to all regulatory initiatives, HIPAA, PHI, PII, locational data restrictions, contractual…
  • Stays current on new industry wide threat vectors and ensures processes are updated to avoid or remediate
  • Leads and develops security adherence mechanism; trains the broader team on areas of risk
  • Attracts talented senior engineering resources to fill roles within the organization
  • Facilitates technical escalations for capability decomposition
  • Owns long-term roadmap ensuring alignment to organizational strategic initiatives
  • Identifies initiatives that result in customer improvements and drives adoption across the portfolio

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 in Programming (Strong Java Knowledge)
  • 2+ years of experience with Spring
  • 2+ years of experience building highly secure systems and guarding against security threats
  • 2+ years applying DevOps principles and automation techniques with tools such as Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes…
  • 2+ years of experience in incorporating Multi-Threading, Collection Framework and JDK Streams in solutions
  • 2+ year of experience building cloud-based REST APIs/Soap web services
  • 2+ years of experience building user interfaces with Angular, React and/or Node JS
  • 3+ years of experience with automated unit testing technologies like Junit, TestNG and tools like SOAP, JMeter
  • 3+ years of experience with Agile Methodology
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hands on experience with OpenShift Enterprise Container Platform
  • Hands on experience with Kafka Streaming
  • Experience with Rules (i.e. Drools), Mongo DB/MySQL
  • Healthcare domain knowledge
  • Experience with logging/monitoring tools such as Splunk, Dynatrace, New Relic…

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.

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