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UnitedHealth Group Senior Software Engineer- Dublin, Ireland in Dublin, Ireland

Optum, the fastest growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.

Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.

About the role:

As the Senior Software Engineer you will play an integral role in a new scrum team created to develop next generation drug pricing tools. You will work closely with the business to define and develop solutions to assist in developing optimal drug pricing strategies, using best-of-breed technologies to create scalable, maintainable, high performance applications. This role will be an ideal fit if you’re experienced in developing cloud-based applications utilizing Java, database, and other current technologies in an Agile development environment (with any front-end UI experience a plus).


  • Perform all phases of software engineering including; requirements analysis, application design, code development, and testing

  • Design and implement performance and operational enhancements

  • Design & Develop reusable components, patterns, and frameworks, encouraging innovation that will enable team velocity

  • Review code and provide feedback relative to best practices and performance improvement

  • Conduct design and code reviews to ensure that developed code meets software engineering best practices and guidelines, unit testing, security, and scalability and maintainability guidelines

  • Participate in Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases

  • Work with a team of software engineers for one or more Agile scrum teams assigned to work on the project

  • Troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and design solutions as required

  • Design, code, test, debug, and document software, whilst enhancing existing components to ensure that software meets business requirements

  • Work very closely with architecture groups to drive software solutions and promote collaborative innovation

  • Contribute actively to the design and architecture to enable secure, scalable, and maintainable software and be able to clearly articulate the implications of design/architectural decisions, issues and plans to technology leadership

  • Collaborate on design with other team members and product owners, both inside and outside of the scrum team

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field/equivalent experience

  • Strong Java development experience, working with Spring/Spring Boot

  • Experience using modern software engineering and product development tools/techniques including Agile/Scrum, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOps etc.

  • Experience working with Public Cloud technologies (such as AWS, GCP or Azure)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Python experience strongly preferred

  • Front-end / UI experience with technologies such as Angular, HTML, CSS

  • Good knowledge of Microservices architecture and experience with SOAP/REST/JSON APIs

  • Experience working with a variety of databases such as MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle DB etc.

  • Experience in the healthcare industry

Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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.