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Senior IT Database Consultant - Preferred locations - Boston, MA; Rocky Hill, CT; current Mid-West to Eastern Optum offices

UnitedHealth Group

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735362 Senior IT Database Consultant Preferred locations Boston MA Rocky Hill CT current MidWest to Eastern Optum offices

Senior IT Database Consultant - Preferred locations - Boston, MA; Rocky Hill, CT; current Mid-West to Eastern Optum offices (735362)

Position Description

Lead the best and brightest in technology to transform health care as we know it.


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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the databases are running efficiently through modifications of the server provisioning, database structure, indexes and stored procedures, proactively monitor DB performance in multiple environments
  • Responsible for the performance, security and data integrity of the Application databases assigned. Provide technical administration of the database and responsible for the coordinating installation, maintenance, integration and release management
  • Actively participate in all phases of project development life cycle including database policies, procedures, standards and supporting documentation, database design, process flow analysis, development, benchmark analysis, performance/tuning, capacity planning, and production implementation
  • Production support responsibilities include maximizing system availability, ensuring swift and complete database recovery, optimizing database and availability through ongoing maintenance, and ensure conformance to audit and operating standards
  • Under direction of the Database Architect develop resource-efficient databases packages to support growing Optum analytic capabilities, including evaluation new and existing DB technologies and processes for capacity, performance and scalability
  • Provide hands-on database support for application databases including Oracle,  Sql-Server, Teradata, MySQL, Postgres and others
  • Work with Technical team to formulate and execute the support plan for each database and system
  • Drive performance analysis and tuning, disk space management and capacity planning, as well patching and upgrading databases
  • Work with the team to ensure that the technology platform remain secure and adhere to corporate defined standards
  • Provide status reports to senior management
  • Participate in the evaluation, and recommendation of appropriate hardware and software
  • Conduct interviews for recruitment of full-time and consulting positions as required
  • Assisting with communication interfaces/integration to associated systems
  • Upholds enterprise policy guidelines and recommends new and improved guidelines


Required Qualifications:
  • Post-graduate degree in applicable area of expertise or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in the Information Technology profession
  • 8+ years of hand-on Technical DBA for enterprise system database including experience in analysis, technical design, integration, security ,networking and performance tuning
  • 8+ years of experience across multiple databases such as Oracle, Teradata, SQL-Server, MySQL, Postgres, etc.
  • 8+ years of People Management experience
  • 8+ of analytical skills and capable of influencing on technical issues
  • 5+ years of experience working in AIX and Linux Operating Systems
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Broad knowledge of relational database technologies
  • Strong knowledge of relational and multi-dimensional database architectures, as well data modeling tools (ERwin)
  • Software Development experience
  • 5+ years of data architecture experience
  • New product development experience
  • Agile experience
  • Proven teamwork skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of ETL tools (e.g., Informatica PowerCenter (preferred), Talend, IBM InfoSphere DataStage)
  • Working knowledge of Business Intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau (preferred), Cognos, Power BI)
  • Knowledge of Big Data Platforms (e.g., Cloudera or Hortonworks)
  • Public Cloud knowledge (AWS or Azure)

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 Keywords: DBA,enterprise system database , Oracle, Teradata, SQL-Server, MySQL, Postgres, AIX and Linux Operating Systems, data modeling tools, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Rocky Hill, CT, Connecticut

Job Details

  • Contest Number735362
  • Job TitleSenior IT Database Consultant - Preferred locations - Boston, MA; Rocky Hill, CT; current Mid-West to Eastern Optum offices
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Boston, MA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsRocky Hill, CT

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • 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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