Optum
Optum

Lead Software Engineer

Location
Dublin, Co. Dublin
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Optum, the fast-growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.

Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.

Here at Optum, part of United Health Group we’ll put you in the driver’s seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It’s the opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)

About the Role:

This role is based within Optum Insight as part of Data Science Services. Optum is the technology and services division of UnitedHealth Group, the leading international health insurer. The roles of the Analytics Engineering team within Data Science Services include, but are not limited to analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, standards, methods, tools analysis, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations and delivery. With every role in the company, each position has a requirement for building quality into every output. This also includes evaluating new tools, new techniques, strategies; Automation of common tasks; build of common utilities to drive organizational efficiency with a passion around technology and solutions and influence of thought and leadership on future capabilities and opportunities to apply technology in new and innovative ways. We are now looking for an additional Lead Software Engineer to enhance our Software Engineering capacity to develop the analytics, analytic applications and analytic platforms in support of our business insights. As a key member of the Analytics Engineering Team, you will be part of UnitedHealth Group’s mission of helping people live healthier lives. You will work with other Software Engineers and Data Scientists along with subject matter experts to deliver code with high quality for our applications, products and services. As part of this team, you will be empowered and challenged to bring the power of Information and technology 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. Join us! There’s never been a better time to do your life’s best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, code, test, document, and maintain high-quality and scalable Big Data and Analytic solutions
  • Research, evaluate, and deploy new tools, frameworks and patterns to build a sustainable Analytic platform
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement of existing solutions
  • Be innovative in solution design and development to meet the needs of the business
  • 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 training 

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive hands-on Software Development experience
  • Solid development experience with Python
  • Experience with Spark/PySpark and Databricks
  • Experience in developing applications on at least one major cloud platform(Azure preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NoSQL databases, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Proficient with front-end languages including React, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Healthcare experience

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)

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, race, and membership of the Traveller community, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum is a drug-free workplace. © 2023 Optum Services (Ireland) Limited. All rights reserved.

Important Dates
Posted on
01 February, 2024