Principal Software Engineer - Minnetonka, MN or Boston, MA

UHG Boston, MA

About the Job

As a Principal Software Engineer, you'll be building the next generation of the Data Platform and big data applications. With big technical problems to solve - you'll have the chance to push boundaries and create something new.

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and take on unique problems that no one is solving in the tech space yet. Optum Big data team brings together disparate healthcare data from several systems across UHG to provide rich insights. We are building brand new, data-intensive software products that are focused on bringing the healthcare data together. These products are mostly analytical in nature and we use advanced technologies in big data space to provide a cutting edge solution to solve business opportunities. To learn more, select this video.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of many technical areas in technology through experience and academic achievement
  • Shares knowledge internally with peers and leaders and acts as an internal resource for teams and business units within their areas of expertise
  • Leverages subject matter expertise (SME), to consult internally with leaders and individual contributors on forward-looking products and services
  • Works with internal teams to provide insight on complex internal technology matters
  • Guides and mentors junior engineers within the organization
  • Technologies you would work with:
    • Java 
    • Big Data with Spark and No-SQL
    • Apache Kafka
    • Apache Cassandra
    • Elastic Search
    • Kubernetes
    • Docker
  • Makes high level design choices for the software structure, frameworks, protocols, and algorithms
  • Determines coding practices, development tools, and validation requirements
  • Drive innovative solutions for Hybrid and Enterprise Cloud deployments
  • Build and deliver in DevOps model using automation and CI / CD pipeline

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field
  • 12+ years in the software engineering profession
  • 5+ years serving in a technology Leadership role leading and mentoring software engineers
  • 5+ years of hands-on expertise with building APIs and application leveraging SOA
  • 8+ years of hands-on expertize with UNIX, JAVA, SQL
  • 3+ years experience with Big data technologies (SPARK, MapReduce, Streaming technologies, machine learning libraries)
  • Experience with leveraging Jenkins, Docker, Mesos, and Kubernetes, etc. for application build out in CI / CD pipeline


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of hands-on expertize with Java Applications (technologies including Angular JS, etc.)
  • Health care experience


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.


Job Keywords: Leadership, software engineering, mentor, UNIX, JAVA, SQL, API, SOA, building API's, big data, PIG, SPARK, HBASE, HIVE, SQOOP, MAPReduce, Streaming technologies, machine learning libraries, Jenkins, Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes, CI/CD, Java, Angular JS, healthcare, NoSQL, Cassandra, Kafka, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota, Boston, MA, Massachusetts