Senior Principal Software Engineer -Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

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Software Developer/Engineer
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Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
Central Dublin
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Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
UnitedHealth Group
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Senior Principal Software Engineer - Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence - Dublin (Hyrbid)

Optum, the fastest growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernising 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:

Do you want to impact healthcare using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the largest healthcare company in the world?

If so, this is a chance to do just that. You will serve as a Senior Principal Software Engineer within the Advanced Technology Collaborative to achieve our goal of incubating and delivering technologies to improve the lives of millions of people. We have investment areas within the Home Care, Predictive Healthcare and/or Conversational Voice domains and the team is tasked with sharing that knowledge across the organization. The Advanced Technology Collaborative seeks to shape the future of healthcare through new, emerging, and leading technologies that help people live healthier lives.

Within Optum, we possess the best healthcare data sets in the world. We have the largest scale in the industry covering Insurance, Care Delivery, Fraud Detection and Analytics. We need you to help us turn that "data advantage" into operational insights that lead to healthier outcomes and a more efficient healthcare system. Several candidates on this track apply to become Optum Distinguished Engineers and contribute significantly to our knowledge assets and intellectual property.

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 office and telecommuting from a home-based office in a hybrid work model.

Primary Responsibilities:

Collaborate to define and shape the 'Art of the Possible'

Analyze business challenges and develop (from scratch) Machine Learning and Deep Learning models that solve complex problems in the healthcare domain

Develop prototypes and proofs of concepts that demonstrate the applicability of emerging technologies to unique health care challenges

Lead activities across the AI/ML domains and be a major contributor to your selected domain(s) (Examples; Natural Language Processing, Deep ML Methods, MLOps, Image Processing)

Mentor and develop junior engineers in the AI/ML spaces, supporting a culture of collaboration and innovation

Develop a prioritized set of technical issues/shortcomings that would benefit from the application of AI solutions such as Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning and Natural Language Processing

Deliver strategic technical recommendations to address current, near-term and future technical needs

Make recommendations relative to when to modernize, rewrite, and/or leverage 3rd party technical assets

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:

Master's degree or equivalent in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or adjacent fields and evidence of applying the qualification in professional environments

Demonstrated experience in the fundamentals, practical application, and best practices of AI

Proven track record of advanced AI Development

Extensive experience in delivering working AI/ML solutions to production environments

Fluency in R, Python, Scala, Java, C/C++ or other programming languages to demonstrate the results of algorithmic approaches

Experience with scikit-learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch and/or equivalent AI/ML libraries

Proven track record in publishing peer reviewed publications and/or patent filing

Experience of presenting technical innovations to senior executives

Strong software design and architecture skills with an eye towards avoiding and reducing technical debt

Ability to work a portion of monthly work hours from our Dublin office is required

Preferred Qualifications:

PHD level education

Experience with Spark, Hadoop, MPI, or other distributed frameworks

Experience in building out distributed training of large models for large datasets

Experience with container solutions such as Docker, container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes, and cloud Platforms as a Service such as Microsoft Azure

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

All telecommuters will be required to adhere to the 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.

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