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Senior IT Database Consultant

UnitedHealth Group

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744805 Senior IT Database Consultant

Senior IT Database Consultant (744805)

Position Description

Senior IT Database Consultant



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 Senior IT Database Consultant for our Austin, TX location to provide Hadoop administration support, which includes infrastructure setup, software installation (MapR, Hortonworks, Cloudera, etc.), configuration, upgrading/patching, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, and working with development team to install components (Hive, Pig, etc.) and manage MapReduce jobs. Uphold enterprise policy guidelines and recommend new and improved guidelines to ensure compatibility and better service for end-users, perform capacity monitoring and short and long term capacity planning in collaboration with development resources, system administrators, and system architects. Maintain security according to best practices and generate security solutions that balance auditor requirements with user requirements. Automate using shell scripting and participate in 24x7 on-call rotation and customer service experience. Implement DR strategy for Hadoop distributions collaborating with storage and Unix teams. Identify and initiate resolutions to user problems and concerns associated with big data functionality (hardware and software). Stay up-to-date on the most current releases on Hadoop (major distributions), including compatibility issues with operating systems, new functionalities, and utilities. Monitor overall standards and procedures. Assist in integrating various systems. Consult with users, determine requirements, and make design recommendations. Educate and support onboarding of new team members. Continually monitor industry developments in the BigData and NoSQL Database area and share knowledge and provide recommendations to the organization on how to best leverage tools. Participate in the evaluation and recommendation of appropriate hardware and software resources and provide feedback. Lead a team of Hadoop Administrators and participate in coaching, team building, and training/education of team members. Assist with communication interfaces/integration to associated systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5 years related (progressive, post-baccalaureate) experience.
  • Must also have each of the following: 1) One year of HADOOP administration experience; 2) One year working with administration, troubleshooting, and upgrades of the Hive component of the Hadoop ecosystem; 3) Three years of UNIX experience, including shell scripting; 4) One year of data analytics experience; and 5) Five years of application administration experience. Will accept experience gained concurrently.

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 Number744805
  • Job TitleSenior IT Database Consultant
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Austin, TX
    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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