Director - Product Engineering - Hyderabad, TS

UHG Hyderabad, Telangana

About the Job

Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

In this role you will work as a Director of the Product Engineering team to manage the delivery of scalable, high-performance solutions for various Products and services. Related responsibilities will include defining and developing project plans, managing and mentoring personnel, helping developers resolve technical issues, monitoring and reviewing project progress, and serving as a liaison for internal stakeholders.

You will play a key role in strategy, goals and execution of the organization to scale and structure the development organization, processes, and delivery pipeline to support business objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct the activities of teams and functions responsible for the design, development, testing, integration, deployment, support, and maintenance of the Agile development projects

  • Partner with the Business, Product Management, and IT in the definition, sizing, and prioritization of initiatives, creation of the portfolio roadmap, and solution delivery

  • Lead the execution of technology strategy for technology platforms, partnerships, and external relationships

  • Anticipate and react to major technology changes to ensure the maintenance of company leadership in the competitive landscape

  • Establish Technical standards and ensure Quality adherence to them for product development and company operations

  • Manage Specification, design, development, and debugging of scalable and high-performance applications

  • Coordinate application development projects and production issues with Product Management, Quality Engineering, and Application Support teams

  • Provide technical guidance for design and development

  • Spearhead technology department initiatives

  • Perform strategic analysis and provide recommendations to improve processes and/or work products for the department

  • Develop annual team goals

  • Establish team metrics for success measurement

  • Act as liaison between the team and the Senior Leadership

  • Mentor team and assist in design of individual goals and professional growth plans

  • Assist in recruiting efforts for development as well as other teams in the Technology department

  • Give performance evaluations and reviews to supervised employees

  • Take ownership of product roadmap and develop product release plans in alignment with business strategy and customer needs

  • Build and deliver multiple products/components in rapid iterations and with high predictability

  • Drive initiatives to raise the bar on product SLAs

  • Build and maintain high performance engineering teams

  • Drive initiatives to raise the bar on quality of deliverables and productivity of teams

  • Assist business in product launches and customer adoption


  • Simultaneous successful delivery of multiple products/components on time and within budget

  • Significant improvements in Product SLA metrics

  • Be able to attract and retain top talent

Required Qualifications:
  • B.E./B.Tech (Computer Science) from reputed college and minimum 15+ years of Product Development experience

  • Experience with Agile software development process

  • Strong technical skills in data structures, algorithms, system design, coding best practices, build-release procedures

Preferred Qualification:

  • Master’s degree

  • Strong experience in technology

  • Experience of product development using agile methodology

  • Excellent people leadership skills

  • Ability to drive for excellence with a strong sense of urgency

  • Ability to prioritize effectively

  • Ability to believe in process discipline

  • Ability to get to the bottom of issues (root-cause)

  • Creative problem solver

  • Direction - the ability to set the course is a critical function of Product development; the ability to envision the future, communicate that vision, create strategy, and determine goals and priorities to allow others to make forward progress

  • Drive - a leader who is both personally and organizationally driven, setting standards and challenging others to attain more, one who has that competitive edge to win, and the drive to set standards for performance and growth

  • Influence - the ability to clear obstacles and inspire others to action

  • Relationships Building - relationships with peers, team members and business partners

  • Execution - the ability to guide the planning and mitigation of critical tasks and timelines, and align them to our overall strategy

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)

Job Keywords: Director, Product Engineering, Product Engineer, Agile, Hyderabad, Telangana