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Principle, System Reliability Engineer- Boston, MA or Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
MN
Date:
01/19/2018
2018-01-192018-02-17
Job Code:
735691
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735691 Principle System Reliability Engineer Boston MA or Eden Prairie MN

Principle, System Reliability Engineer- Boston, MA or Eden Prairie, MN (735691)

Position Description

UnitedHealth Group 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)

System Reliability Engineering is a key category at Optum, leading transformation and operational best practices throughout our Fortune 6 Enterprise.  Helping to lead application design, implement operational best practices, and drive high availability across a multitude of application portfolios, the Principle System Reliability Engineer is a critical component to the success and reliability of both legacy and new micro-service based Applications in the Optum Technology portfolio.

Working cross-functionally to inspire success, the Principle System Reliability Engineer is an individual who understands best-in-class concepts in monitoring and observability, application design and architecture, as well as CI/CD and DevOps principles. Individuals with a tendency to think critically, automate complex software processes, and native ability for troubleshooting or predicting failure points will thrive in this role.

As a leader in your field, your time will be spent between mentoring other Engineers, both cross functionally throughout Optum and within your direct organization. Your day to day will vary between auditing the capabilities of existing applications to provide guidance on driving higher availability, helping architects design solutions for new systems to ensure high reliability on day one, and instrumenting new monitoring and automation capabilities to help empower application support teams to have the right information, and make the right decisions during critical outages.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert to internal stakeholders on all aspects of the Site (System) Reliability Engineering discipline
  • Help mentor Engineers growing into an SRE role, driving reliability throughout the Enterprise
  • Drive results through increasing reliability of applications and failover capabilities
  • Guide Reliability via Enterprise Transformation, influencing Engineering teams as they work towards maintaining 99.99% reliability targets, and beyond.
  • Build and Instrument new monitoring techniques or tools
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior by complying with applicable laws, regulations and policies and requiring the same from others
  • Leverage diversity and inclusion to bring in the right talent, drive employee engagement and foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of and leverage cutting edge IT industry/marketplace technologies and trends

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of professional development, engineering or IT Support experience
  • 3 or more years experience as a Site Reliability Engineer
  • 2 or more years of experience designing and building highly distributed, scalable systems
  • Experience planning and supporting +99.99% availability against critical applications in production
  • Experience with DevOps methodologies and enabling Automation within development teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience leading and Mentoring Junior Engineers
  • Health Care industry 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 Details

  • Contest Number735691
  • Job TitlePrinciple, System Reliability Engineer- Boston, MA or Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • 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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