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Associate Software Engineer, Engineering - D.C.

UnitedHealth Group

Washington, DC
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759133 Associate Software Engineer Engineering DC

Associate Software Engineer, Engineering - D.C. (759133)

Position Description

The Software Engineer is a critical member of this team, playing a key role in supporting new initiatives and enhancing existing systems. We’re seeking a candidate with an agile and adaptable mindset, self-motivated entrepreneurial spirit, capacity to give and receive constructive criticism, and a passion for learning.


The current opening is based in Washington, D.C.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in requirements, design, estimation and test approach discussions
  • Take ownership of components on full-stack web applications to support the growing needs of the business
  • Identify new technologies that improve product development and end user experience
  • Update and improve existing web applications
  • Collaborate with the development team and business partners throughout the development life-cycle
  • Work with the QA team to create test cases which fully exercise data validation and system functionality
  • Write and execute SQL queries to validate actual test results match expected results

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or other business-related field
  • Experience coding in at least one object oriented programming language (C# or Java)
  • Knowledge of user interface technologies including HTML5, CSS3 and Bootstrap
  • Experience working with REST API systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with NoSQL databases like MongoDB, CouchDB or DynamoDB
  • AWS familiarity (Cloud Formation, Code Pipeline, ECS, etc.)
  • Experience in a high-tech software development environment producing commercial web based software products
  • Proficient understanding and utilization of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS / React
  • Knowledge of database concepts (e.g., tables, columns, records)
  • Ability to write SQL queries to retrieve specific data sets
  • Knowledge of health care data

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)



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 Details

  • Contest Number759133
  • Job TitleAssociate Software Engineer, Engineering - D.C.
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Washington, DC
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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