Associate Data Engineer

Job description

At UnitedHealth Group and Optum, we want to make healthcare work better for everyone. This depends on hiring the best and brightest. With a thriving ecosystem of investment and innovation, our business in Ireland is constantly growing to support the healthcare needs of the future.

Our teams are at the forefront of building and adapting the latest technologies to propel healthcare forward in a way that better serves everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, we use the most advanced development tools, AI, data science and innovative approaches to make the healthcare system work better for everyone. Join us and do your life's best work.

As an Associate Data Engineer at Optum you’ll help us work on streamlining the flow of information and deliver insights to manage our various Data Analytics web applications which serve internal and external customers. This specific team is working on features such as OpenAI api integrations, working with customers to integrate disparate data sources into useable datasets, and configuring databases for our web application needs. Your work will contribute to lowering the overall cost of healthcare for our consumers and helping people live healthier lives.

Careers with Optum offer flexible work arrangements and individuals who live and work in the Republic of Ireland will have the opportunity to split their monthly work hours between our Dublin and telecommuting from a home-based office in a hybrid work model.

Primary Responsibilities Of The Associate Data Engineer

  • Write sql for new application requirements per specifications
  • Create db objects as needed
  • Fine tune database performance through appropriate use of indices and query execution plans
  • Work assigned tickets in prompt and professional manner
  • Assess and size tickets appropriately to estimate effort and delivery timeline

You will 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 providing development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications Of The Associate Data Engineer

  • Fluent in SQL (any flavor)
  • Understanding of DevOps tools such as github
  • Ability to work with business and technical audiences on business requirement meetings, technical white boarding exercises, and SQL coding/debugging sessions
  • Familiar with Airflow or similar orchestration tool

Preferred Qualifications Of The Associate Data Engineer

  • Familiar with Azure Databricks or Snowflake
  • Experience working in projects with agile/scrum methodologies

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.


All telecommuters will be required to adhere to the UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalised groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, race, and membership of the Traveller community, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum is a drug-free workplace. © 2023 Optum Services (Ireland) Limited. All rights reserved.

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