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Sr Principal Data Engineer - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

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.(sm)

At OptumLabs, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We accomplish this by working at the intersection of healthcare and technology, striving to create the most effective, affordable, equitable, and engaging health care solutions for patients, payers, and providers. When you bring your talents to OptumLabs-the research and development arm of UnitedHealth Group (UHG)-your contributions will change the lives of millions of people. -

OptumLabs is a diverse and curious team with the highest level of expertise in engineering, cloud systems, product development, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), scientific research, and clinical practices. We partner with global thought leaders across a range of disciplines to build disruptive solutions and innovative products that change the way healthcare is accessed and delivered. For decades, UHG has been a global leader in the healthcare industry, meaning that we have access to the most robust healthcare datasets on the planet. Today, UHG is well positioned to be the leader in applying AI and ML capabilities to solve the most complex problems in health care. -

OptumLabs' engineering team works to develop a Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning platform that unifies available data, expands UHG's data portfolio, and provides a common infrastructure that allows AI/ML practitioners to expedite the development of AI-enabled products. We strive to ensure that data is of high quality and meets all security and compliance requirements. We develop platform capabilities that are reusable and scalable across the enterprise. These capabilities accelerate our enterprise strategy, while providing computing services that allow UHG to develop and deploy AI and ML products that impact millions of lives each day.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
As part of OptumLabs' engineering team, you will:

  • Develop and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture - including development related to data acquisition and monitoring, data quality, integration, normalization, and analytics development
  • Adhere to good code practices within an agile environment with a DevOps approach to development and implementation
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements, such as: -Data encryption, Data de-identification, access control (role and attribute based), automation, optimizing data delivery, redesigning the data platform and data pipelines for greater scalability
  • Develop/design appropriate orchestration and structures supporting data transformation, metadata, code dependency and workload management
  • Work with the business and product teams to design, develop and maintain specialized data products within the healthcare domain
  • Create, manage, and maintain library of data products and data pipelines to meet business requirements within provided technical designs, frameworks, and patterns
  • Create data product documentation including robust data dictionaries and metadata tagging
  • Build required processes for optimal extraction, transformation and loading of data from various data sources
  • Decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions that are testable and maintainable, meeting code quality targets
  • Understand and follow the restrictions around use of PHI/PII data for analysis, research, development, and testing
  • Work with product and compliance teams to apply appropriate data usage rights for data products created
  • Managing standardization, migration, transformation, validation, and quality assurance of data within Optum Labs Data platforms
  • Use software engineering best practices to ensure a high standard of quality for all deliverables
  • Perform code reviews and mentor junior engineers
  • Set the technical direction for the 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:

    • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field
    • 7+ years of experience building complex data pipelines or ETLs in large scale big Data platforms or data lakes
    • 7+ years of programming experience with Python or Scala
    • 7+ years of experience with Data modeling and SQL
    • 5+ years of experience with Databricks, Spark or similar tools
    • 3+ years of Experience working in cloud environments such as GCP, Azure or AWS
    • 3+ years of experience working with Airflow, Azure Data Factory or similar orchestration tools
    • Experience designing and implementing a data lake architecture and enterprise data solutions
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience in developing near real-time data processing solutions using Kafka, Azure EventHub, Flink, Spark Streaming
      • Experience designing and implementing a data lake architecture and enterprise data solutions
      • Healthcare data experience (experience with claims, clinical or call systems)
      • Experience with Agile process methodology, CI/CD automation, Test Driven Development

        We Lead With Diversity, Inclusion And Compassion

        At Optum Labs, we are dedicated to building teams where every individual is recognized for their unique experience and contributions. Our Leadership Principles underscore our commitment to inclusion, encouraging us to "walk in each other's shoes" and open doors for our peers. -

        UnitedHealth Group supports local, regional, and national organizations that share these values through joint initiatives, event and program participation, volunteerism and giving. Through our Connected Communities, employees can connect with others who have similar - -or different - -life experiences and backgrounds. These groups are led by peers, supported by Human Capital, and championed by leaders.

        We Invest In Talent

        Managers at every level are committed to their roles as talent stewards who help guide and nurture professional development. We want our employees to reach their highest level of potential just as they help us reach ours. -

        To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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

        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 5 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.(sm)

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

        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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