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UnitedHealth Group Director Data Engineering - Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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)

This is a Data Engineering leader position within the Optum Enterprise Marketing Capabilities Organization. Enterprise Marketing Capabilities provides marketing technology solutions for our B2B, B2C & DTC interactions and engagement for all Optum lines of business.

As a Data Engineering Director your primary role will be to evangelize, influence and implement the data/technology strategies leading engineering teams. You will focus on business data problems and lead teams to construct innovative, cost effective products utilizing reusable components, open/inner source/modern technologies. Building, growing and leading teams is key part of the job.

Additionally, responsibilities will include partnering with other Data Engineer leaders/teams to build products that can be leveraged across multiple LOBs

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders (Data Scientists, Operational users, Analysts, Application teams) to understand data needs

  • Influence strategies to meet the ever growing and evolving data needs

  • Design, deploy and operate new data pipelines and products leveraging public (Azure) and internal cloud leveraging open/inner source technologies

  • Modernize existing data pipelines for the cloud

  • Ensure and improve data efficiency, reliability, quality and integrity of our data

  • Create, manage and modernize data stores (public cloud and on-prem) at scale

  • Own the entire data engineering process, from acquisition to automation for our customers

  • Build, lead and grow distributed data engineering teams

  • Demonstrate leadership in the context of data engineering and be an evangelist for engineering best practices

  • Collaborate with other Data Engineer leaders to ensure products being built are reusable and are ‘true’ products

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years of managing a team in a large matrixed organization

  • 2+ years of experience building data pipelines/products on-premise as well as public cloud (Azure)

  • 2+ years of Agile experience

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare Data experience

  • Hands-on experience with big data and streaming frameworks - Kafka , Hadoop, Hive, spark, HDFS

  • Hands-on experience using PasS like - Kubernetes, OpenShift

  • Hands-on experience on working on CI/CD platform and monitoring - namely GitHub, Jenkins, Grafana, Prometheus

  • Hands-on experience on programming languages - Go, python, Scala, Java

  • Knowledge and understanding of health care privacy and security practices

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with ability to describe data/capability stories and explain value to customers

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. 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.

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: Data engineering, Data Engineer, agile, azure, marketing, data stores, healthcare data, Kubernetes, OpenShift, PasS, python, Scala, Java, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote

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