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Lead Software Engineer / Service Area Tech Lead - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

Software engineering is the application of engineering to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software in a systematic method. The roles in this function will cover all primary development activity across all technology functions that ensure we deliver code with high quality for our applications, products, and services and to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps.

These roles include, but are not limited to analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, standards, methods, tools analysis, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations, and delivery. With every role in the company, each position has a requirement for building quality into every output. This also includes evaluating new tools, new techniques, strategies; Automation of common tasks; build of common utilities to drive organizational efficiency with a passion around technology and solutions and influence of thought and leadership on future capabilities and opportunities to apply technology in new and innovative ways.

  • Company thought leader
  • Functional SME
  • Broad business approach
  • Resource to senior leadership
  • Develops pioneering approaches to emerging industry trends The Service Area Technical Lead serves as the technology leader working to ensure engineering operational excellence. The role is responsible for the overall operational excellence of the service area to ensure we have high performing feature teams that are tacking the highest priority work and leveraging current development practices to delivery high quality features that align to the business needs. You will subscribe to principles of the LeSS agile framework in your leadership style. You will focus on execution as well as serve as a mentor in leading through digital and organizational transformation.

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

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Engage with product and technology leaders to gain understanding of the business strategy, vision and priority
    • Lead multiple engineering/feature teams & drive operational excellence.
    • Implement Agile software development and automation across all technology platforms
    • Identify gaps in skills in your Service Area and align those gaps to the upskilling curriculum, using influence to reprioritize as needed.
    • Actively participate in all Service Area Events (Daily Scrum, Refinement, Sprint Review, Retrospectives)
    • Serve as a partner to the Service Area Product Owner (SAPO) and Agile Practitioner (AP) to improve our operational excellence, identify areas of opportunity as well as celebrate successes
    • Serve as technical co-owner-in partnership with other Service Area leaders-for the platforms, portals and systems that underlie our service areas.
    • Partners with the SAPO, Lead Software Engineer (LSE) and teams when vulnerabilities, issues or remediation's are required
    • Provides guidance to the teams during product refinement, analysis, solutioning, and delivery of the work.
    • Regular 1:1s with all team members in the Service Area from the Technology Organization
    • Provide meaningful feedback to the Talent Advocates (people managers)
    • Provide an excellent onboarding experience all new team members joining the service area to include team alignment, applications, processes, and tools
    • Observe and update policies related to our Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
    • Assists the AP and Feature teams in clearing large obstacles
    • Keep current with modern technologies and enterprise systems to maintain a wide body of knowledge; regularly teach concepts for colleagues.
    • Serves as a mentor to colleagues in regard to developing solid business relationships and leading through organizational transformation Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • History of success with application modernization and rationalization
      • Track record of leading through other leaders
      • Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities and an enterprise-wide perspective
      • Expertise in Agile and DevOps methodologies
      • Demonstrated track record of developing enterprise platforms and leading large scale/high transaction digital experiences
      • Proven expertise applying architecture and engineering practices to drive business value
      • Experience creating & owning business-enabling multiple technology roadmaps
      • Experience leading through influence in a complex, large, matrixed, global environment
      • History of executing with excellence: setting purposeful goals and achieving them through intelligent actions, which balancing competing priorities without losing momentum behind execution
      • Deep hands-on technical expertise in building web applications and RESTful web services
      • Fosters accountability, transparent communication, innovation and leading by example
      • Outstanding collaboration, solid influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills
      • Knowledge of networking and internet protocols
      • Knowledge of Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), understanding of OWASP 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 Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related field or equivalent 4+ years of experience
        • 4+ years of experience in leading multi-faceted development Teams
        • Experience leading in an Agile organization
        • Experience with building relationships with business leaders
        • U.S Citizenship Preferred Qualifications:
          • 2+ years of industry experience in full-stack development
          • Candidates will have 3+ of these qualifications:
            • Relevant Microsoft Certifications
            • Experience with .NET Core or similar object-oriented programming language
            • Experience with Angular, React, or other JavaScript frameworks / libraries
            • Experience with application containerization, deployment, and orchestration across environments
            • Experience with CI/CD and test automation
            • Experience with building and deploying containers
            • Experience in deployment patterns including Blue/Green, Rolling, and Canary
            • Experience with MS SQL, PostgreSQL, or other similar relational database management
            • Experience with Web APIs and (REST) based communication
            • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools, Terraform
            • Experience building cloud-native applications in Azure, AWS, or Google
            • Experience in automated configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, or Ansible
            • Experience with FedRAMP and NIST SP 800-53
            • Experience writing and testing Web parts, content types, event handlers, custom workflows, and site definitions
            • Experience operating within a Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Framework
            • Government contracting experience As a requirement of UnitedHealth Group's contract with the Department of Defense, this position requires U.S. citizenship and proof of favorable adjudication following submission of Department of Defense eQuip Form SF86 , (the National Agency Check Legal and Credit or NACLC). Successful completion of the NACLC process is a requirement for continued employment in this role. NACLC processing will be initiated by our TRICARE Security Officer post-offer and can take 3-6 months for a final decision communication from the Department of Defense. Candidates will be allowed to begin employment with UnitedHealth Group in this role based on an interim clearance, and final results will be communicated as they are received. Failure to obtain final NACLC approval will result in termination from this role.

              Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

              All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

              California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $101,200 to $184,000. 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 . click apply for full job details

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, La Crosse , Lead Software Engineer / Service Area Tech Lead - Remote, IT / Software / Systems , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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