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UnitedHealth Group Principal Backend Software Engineer - Telecommute in Chicago, Illinois

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Join the Arcade team as a Principal Backend Software Engineer. The team is responsible for first contact with users focused on notification, onboarding and educating users on their health plan(s) and the tools available to manage and maximize value with a focus on both increased health outcomes and decreased financial costs. Through features that you will build, users are guided beyond basic usage of the system to understand the full functionality as well as build meaningful insights into their health care usage and associated costs and get the full value. The team has a strong and integrated relationship with the product team based on strong collaboration, trust and partnership. Goals for the team are focused on creating meaningful positive impact for our customers through clear and measurable metrics analysis.

As a Principal Backend Software Engineer you will have the role of champion for quality and engineering best practices, mentoring junior and peer co-workers, while bringing a fun and energizing experience to work every day.

At Optum Digital we are focused on bringing modern software best practices of Silicon Valley and bringing them to the Healthcare industry.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Architect and build scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks

  • Develop APIs and web microservices

  • Integrate third-party APIs, and the ability to understand them in several formats

  • Architect and build scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks

  • Write backend code using Scala

  • Explain, Socialize and Vet designs internal and external stakeholders

  • Identify, design and lead resolution areas for technical maturation across DHP code base

  • Establish, educate and extend design patterns

  • Contribute to frontend code stack in React

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of real industry experience in Backend software development

  • 6+ years coding experience with Scala/Java or other compiled language

  • 6+ years of experience with SQL and NoSQL databases and caching

  • Commercial experience with distributed, high-performance systems

  • Experience with cloud-based services and hosting (AWS and Azure)

  • Exposure to JavaScript-based frameworks like React or Angular

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical role or the equivalent experience

  • Experience with open standards for web authentication

  • Experience with Mobile development (Native, React Native)

  • Experience mentoring junior engineers

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only : The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives

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.

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