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Director, Application Development

UnitedHealth Group

Basking Ridge, NJ
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741960 Director Application Development

Director, Application Development (741960)

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Director, Application Development



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 Director, Application Development for our Basking Ridge, NJ location responsible for providing detailed solutions and technical architecture blueprints according to business objectives. Specific duties include: (1)  design and develop highly scalable, enterprise Java-based applications; (2) define the blueprint, roadmap, and governance of enterprise applications; (3) overseeing technical projects in alignment with organizational goals; (4) integration with Big Data platforms, including Marklogic and Hadoop; (5) provide technical evaluation for architecture and prepare solutions; (6) design enterprise applications using UML; (7) responsible for creating common reusable components using Spring cloud, Spring boot, J2EE, Hibernate, JPA, Angular, Jquery, and Adobe CQ5; (8) providing microservices architecture on the cloud with Api Gateway, service registry, and lookup patterns; (9) log enterprise data using Splunk and distribute caching using Radis, Memcache, and IBM extreme cache; (10) designing secure REST domain services with Hypermedia HATEOAS; (11) supervising a team of Java Developers, while working closely with management, external vendors, and advisors; and (12) utilizing experience working with cloud technologies like Openshift PaaS , Jenkins ad Docker images.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
  • 5 years related, progressive, post-baccalaureate, experience. Will accept experience gained concurrently.
  • Must have demonstrated experience with each of the following: 1) Design and develop highly scalable enterprise Java-based applications; 2) Define the blueprint, roadmap, and governance of enterprise applications; 3) Experience in Spring cloud, Spring boot, J2EE, Hibernate, JPA, Angular, Jquery, and Adobe CQ5, Mark logic, Radis, Memcache, IBM extreme cache; 4) Design enterprise applications using UML; and, 5) Working with cloud technologies like Openshift PaaS, Jenkins ad Docker images.

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 Number741960
  • Job TitleDirector, Application Development
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Basking Ridge, NJ
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • 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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