Lead Software Engineer

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
Central Dublin
Not Specified
Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
UnitedHealth Group
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Optum, the fast-growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing 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:

As a Lead Software Engineer at Optum, within the Optum Advisory Services group, you will be both a key hands-on contributor and a technical leader within a team of talented software engineers. You will be a collaborative self-starter that can take ownership and passionately drive results. You will help guide colleagues on the technical direction for the team and will support leadership in ensuring best in class agile and engineering practices are used. You will take the lead in solving technically complex problems and be comfortable providing guidance to the team and to other key stakeholders as appropriate. This role will involve working with a distributed, global team with multiple stakeholders.

This role is within the StepWise Product development team within the wider Optum Advisory Services group. The StepWise software is a cloud based platform built upon .NET Core, Kafka, MongoDB and ElasticSearch. It is currently deployed to Azure and on premises.

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

Design and implement product features in collaboration with business and other stakeholders

Design and develop a Jenkins-based CICD framework for Azure to build and deploy to multiple environments

Design reusable components, frameworks and libraries

Work very closely with the development team, product owners and other stakeholder and drive solutions

Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases through Sprints

Review code and provide feedback relative to best practices and improving performance

Troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required

Mentor and guide other software engineers within the team

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:

Proven Software Engineering experience with development skills using the .NET Stack and .NET Core in particular

Proven experience performing CICD with Jenkins, Terraform, GitHub, Containerization, using SonarQube to implement Quality Gates

Experience working in Azure cloud platforms (Azure, Azure API Gateway, Azure Kubernetes Services)

Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment

Strong desire to learn about new trends and technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong experience in automating build processes, application deployments and continuous integration systems.

Experience in object-oriented design and implementation

Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)

Solid understanding of formal architecture, design patterns and best practices

Working knowledge of APIs and gRPC in particular

Experience delivering software using an Agile/Scrum methodology

Experience with Kafka

Experience with ElasticSearch (ELK) Stack

Experience with SQL, relational and Document Databases (Ideally MongoDB )

Experience with design, development and deployment of Microservice architectures

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.

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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