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Senior Java Software Developer - West Valley City, UT - 730214

at UnitedHealth Group

Posted: 11/16/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 730214
Keywords: software

Job Description

Position Description

There's no better time to bring your software engineering career to the health care industry.
You take pride in designing and developing solutions. And not just any solutions -- solutions that are scalable and can be used in the marketplace to make an impact on the lives of millions. At Optum, you can bring your passion for innovation to an Agile environment where some of the smartest people you'll ever work with are working together to help make the health care system work better for everyone. When you join us as a Senior Software Engineer, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your technical expertise, making historic transformation in health care and changing the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology. You will be challenged with delivering high quality software products to impact the health care industry for the better. Here, you'll work at a pace you didn't know you had in you, your performance will be rewarded and, at the end of the day, you'll know you're doing your life's best work.(sm)
We are looking for a Senior Java Software Developer to work within a small team to develop and support new product/features for the Coding Solutions group. Will be responsible for working with Developers, QA leads and Product Managers to design, develop and support new tools & features. You will also gain exposure to the other products/platforms that our team develop. You will also work w/ team architects and leads on solutions and remediation plans for complex refactoring w/in the common code base.
OptumInsight Coding Solutions provides a diverse and comprehensive array of application platforms and infrastructure services designed to support a variety of health care coding consumers (physicians, hospitals and payers).
Day In the Life -
An average day would consist of checking for build failures from previous days’ work being checked in and ran by automation build/deploy/test process and fixing if applicable. Attend daily status meeting to discuss status updates roadblocks and/or alerts. Work w/ either team members or individually (depending on given release requirements) to develop and test features scheduled for next release. This position will have the primary responsibility of maintaining technology stack maturity and problem/performance tuning of existing framework. Secondary responsibilities will include new feature development.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, code development and testing
  • Design and implement product features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders
  • Design reusable components, frameworks and libraries
  • Work very closely with architecture groups and drive solutions
  • Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases every 2 weeks through Sprints
  • Design and develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business
  • 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
  • Perform all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, code development and testing
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents software, and enhances existing components to ensure that software meets business needs Participate in an Agile / Scrum methodology to deliver high - quality software releases every 2 weeks through Sprints


To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.
Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years in the software engineering profession
  • Demonstrated success designing and building high-quality commercial software applications
  • Proven experience delivering software using an Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Expertise across the entire SLDC
  • Relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in Java/JSP J2EE development
  • 2+ years of experience with HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • 3+ years SQL experience.
  • 2+ year experience developing production quality software for internal/external users
  • 2+ years software architecture experience
  • Excellent communication/collaboration skills
  • Highly accountable and self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secure Web Development
  • Unit Testing
  • Scrum or other Agile software development experience
  • Documentation Skills
  • Healthcare Industry knowledge/experience
  • Understanding of SOA design principles
  • Working knowledge of APIs
  • Experience in the health care industry

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)



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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