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Senior Big Data Engineer - Big Data Engineering - Boston, MA

UnitedHealth Group

Boston, MA
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757721 Senior Big Data Engineer Big Data Engineering Boston MA

Senior Big Data Engineer - Big Data Engineering - Boston, MA (757721)

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)


Positions in this function are involved in the development, communication and implementation of the organization's technology architecture and applications plan, including the components required to support it and in the integration of corporate and business architectures and applications. Responsible for coordinating, administering and supporting activities related to data planning, data recovery and development and related projects.


As a Principal Engineer within the Big Data engineering team of about 70+ engineers, you will be accountable for driving Design and development of data driven applications. 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.


Watch this video to learn more about Optum Technology Careers.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performing all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, and code development & testing
  • Designing and implement product features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders
  • Designing reusable frameworks, libraries and Java components
  • Working very closely with Architecture group and driving technical solutions
  • Design and develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business and interacts with business partners and key contacts
  • Use Big data technologies to enrich and transform data and do data analytics, machine learning
  • Lead technology decisions, drive product implementation and delivery
  • Provide architecture and design thought leadership when selecting tools and setting standards
  • Participate in technical discussions regarding new technology introduction and/or enterprise system planning activities
  • Translate technology concepts into clear, digestible, business appropriate language
  • Create images, graphics and/or charts that provide exceptional clarity and connections to business objectives
  • Support the implementation and drive it to stable state in production
  • Reviewing code and providing feedback relative to best practices, improving performance etc.
  • Troubleshooting production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required
  • Demonstrate substantial depth of knowledge and experience in a specific area of Big Data and Java development
  • Influence leadership on key decisions as it relates to the technology strategy
  • Package presentations concisely for UHC and Optum leadership and Set / mature the vision and strategy for the team
  • Create and foster an environment of innovation - including: remove roadblocks and enable strategic risk taking; advocates and drives change management, enable and model adoption of innovative behaviors and practices
  • Advocate for the team by moving decisions forward and eliminating barriers
  • Drive the team and collaborate to meet project timelines
  • Mentor junior engineers within the team for development and delivery

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years in software engineering experience; OR, Master’s degree computed related filed and 5+ years of related experience
  • 10+ years of experience in Software Development, Application Integration solutions with JAVA/J2EE, including Micro services & Middleware technologies MQ, Message Broker
  • 5+ years of experience in Data Management, Data Modeling with Oracle/DB2
  • 3+ years of experience with Data Mining, ETL/ELT in Informatica, Spark
  • 3+ years of experience of API Development, Fast Access Layer in Micro services including Solr, Lucene, Splunk, Kafka and Storm
  • 3+ years of experience in Data Streaming, Ingestion using Kafka, Zookeeper, Storm, Spark, Hadoop & Hbase
  • 3+ years of experience in building Big Data Lake, DWH, Analytics with Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, MapReduce, Tez & Spark
  • 3+ years of experience in Big Data which includes Managing Big Data clusters (Cluster Designing, Provisioning, Custom Configurations, Monitoring & Maintaining stack)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Healthcare
  • Experienced with Service Oriented Architecture and AWS
  • Strong experience with enterprise application architecture and enterprise integration patterns

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: engineer, software engineer, software development, big data, Java, J2EE, Micro services, Middleware technologies MQ, Message Broker, Data Management, Data Modeling with Oracle/DB2, Data Mining, ETL/ELT, informatica, Spark, Solr, Lucene, Splunk, Kafka, Data Streaming, Ingestion using Kafka, Zookeeper, Storm, Spark, Hadoop, Hbase, MapReduce, Tez, Managing Big Data clusters, SOA, Cluster Designing, Provisioning, Custom Configurations, healthcare, AWS, application architecture, enterprise integration patterns, Boston, Massachusetts

Job Details

  • Contest Number757721
  • Job TitleSenior Big Data Engineer - Big Data Engineering - Boston, MA
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Boston, MA
    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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