Senior Data Engineer - Telecommute

Location: Saint Paul, MN

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OptumLab's efforts are driven by math, data, and clinical science, but also focus on the human connections required to understand and treat the chronic diseases that afflict nearly half of the world’s population. To do so, our team tracks the latest in science, technology, and clinical care—including what we can learn from our own data. We then apply these things via research studies, clinical trials, and pilot programs that identify new ways to prevent, detect, and intercept disease for our members.

The Senior Data Engineer is building automated solutions for data enrichment to support data science activities. Solutions are streamline data ingestion efficiently based. Automating event-based processes to support self-service to the teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Innovate, design and develop solutions to improve the return of technology investment (ROI) and reduce manual interventions.
  • Define the principles that guide technology decisions for the segment and use them to lead an application modernization and rationalization agenda
  • Analyze the current technology environment to detect critical deficiencies and collaborate with the Enterprise Architecture from other lines of business and delivery teams to recommend solutions for improvement
  • Rectify gaps and pain points within the current state by influencing the development, communication and implementation of the enterprise technology architecture
  • Build end-to-end solution plans in the form of roadmaps that define the future state solution, scope of solution initiatives, and solution delivery sequencing through architecture transition states
  • Create and foster an environment of innovation by removing roadblocks to enable strategic risk taking, advocating and driving change management activities, modeling the adoption of innovative behaviors and practices, and by committing time and energy on the development coaching and performance feedback for each employee on the team
  • Facilitate change and process improvement within the architecture community
  • Engage in Industry technology trends and their application to health care as a visible member of the health care technology community
  • Identify and select the right talent in support of our mission and initiatives
  • Meet deadlines for deliverables

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years of hands-on data warehouse experience on Google BigQuery or equivalent
  • 3+ years’ experience Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Azure Data Engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience with at least one scripting language, strong preference for Python but will consider C++ or Java
  • 2+ years’ experience with the Airflow and Scripting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating and fostering effective working relationships with executives and key business partners to drive change agendas
  • Experience working under pressure to meet deadlines and deliverables
  • Experience bringing innovative solutions to the team
  • Experience taking ambiguity and pulling together a solution that is implemented
  • Experience navigating a complex organization, understand the big picture, and influence the enterprise to leverage technology in alignment with our strategies
  • Experience influencing ideas to business and IT leaders outside your direct team

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)

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.

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: Google BigQuery, Data Warehouse, Python, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure Data Engineering, Airflow

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