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Data Automation Engineer - Boston, MA

UnitedHealth Group

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751163 Data Automation Engineer Boston MA

Data Automation Engineer - Boston, MA (751163)

Position Description


If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)


Position Summary

We are seeking a Data Automation Engineer for our Boston, Massachusetts location to augment our team’s ability to transition applications from development to production. This includes developing shell scripts, working with databases, designing and executing test plans, supporting applications in their pre-production state, and coordinating with the ops team to ensure the timely transitions of applications into production.  Additional duties will include designing and developing solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, and network concerns and performing systems management and integration functions.  This position will use Oracle, Python, and Hadoop (Pig, Sqoop, Oozie, HDFS, MapReduce).


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equiv. in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.
  • 5 years related, progressive, post-baccalaureate experience. Will accept experience gained concurrently.
  • Must also have demonstrated ability (which may have been gained concurrently) with each of the following: 1) Read/write/enhance complex (SQL/PL SQL); 2) Experience with Hadoop ecosystem technologies – Oozie, Sqoop and mapReduce; 3) Linux tools, bash shell scripting, perl scripting; 4) Expertise on working with EMR, HL7 messages, 837 data and Claims data; and 5) Data Analysis and Data Science with Python.

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 Number751163
  • Job TitleData Automation Engineer - Boston, MA
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Boston, MA
    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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