Senior Principal Data Engineer

Senior Principal Data Engineer

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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) 

The Enterprise CTO organization, a division of Optum Technology, is responsible for defining the enterprise technology strategy in alignment with the United Health Group (UHG) vision, mission, and strategy. This team innovates technology transformation across the UHG enterprise to improve healthcare.  The Enterprise CTO is uniquely positioned to help solve challenging problems that face our healthcare system today. By serving the whole of UHG, the ECTO is uniquely positioned to leverage technology to serve complex problems challenging many of our consumers and internal lines of business.

As part of the Enterprise Enrollment & Eligibility functional domain, you will be responsible for the pipeline of enrollment and eligibility data as it flows from intake to consumption.  Specifically, you will focus on the definition of standard data pipelines, capture of data lineage and transformations, along with an eye on overall appropriate usage at the various lifecycle stages.

Functions may include database architecture, engineering, design, optimization, security, and administration; as well as data modeling, big data development, Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) development, storage engineering, data warehousing, data provisioning and other similar roles. Responsibilities will include Platform-as-a-Service and Cloud solution with a focus on data stores and associated eco systems. Duties will include management of design services, providing sizing and configuration assistance, ensuring strict data quality, and performing needs assessments.

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

Primary Responsibilities:        

  • Design and align optimal data pipeline architecture – including development related to data acquisition and monitoring, data quality, integration, normalization, and analytics development
  • Design and incorporate enterprise requirements into data models, canonical standards for exchange of data and promote usage of industry standards such as FHIR in the enrollment and eligibility domains
  • Identify, design, and align 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 eligibility 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

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:

  • 8 + years of experience building complex data pipelines or ETLs in large scale big Data platforms or data lakes
  • 8 + years programming experience with Python or Scala
  • 8+ years of experience with Data modeling and SQL 
  • 8+ years of experience working in cloud environments such as GCP, Azure or AWS
  • 5+ years of experience working with Kafka, Airflow, Azure Data Factory or similar orchestration tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in applicable area of expertise or equivalent experience
  • Experience designing and implementing a data lake architecture and enterprise data solutions

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.(sm)

*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/Washington residents is $118,000 to $226,800. 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, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

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 marginalized 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: 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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