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Director, Data Engineering - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Optum, the fastest 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: - We all know that there's a lot more to come in the changes sweeping through the health care industry. But if change is going to shape our world, it's comforting to know that we're shaping the change. At Optum, the actuarial consulting leader in health care innovation, your performance, your ideas and your innovative thinking will help us improve the lives of millions. - As the Director, Data Engineering you will join an elite team committed to changing health care through outstanding service and valuable products. This role requires both technical and professional leadership of data engineering staff in the delivery of best- in-class data infrastructure and pipelines to support multiple analytical products in various stages of development. The role requires an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of technical and non-technical staff, and an ability to develop strong internal working relationships through credible industry knowledge, and relevant expert strategic advice. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. - Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor team of data engineers that develop advanced data engineering capablities to serve machine learning and business intelligence processes.
  • Promote common frameworks and best practices in code development, deployment and automation/orchestration of data pipelines.
  • Partner with Actuarial, Data Science and Business Intelligence leaders on the broader team to design best practices and standards in the Data area for processing and analyzing data and for supporting productionalized analytic pipelines.
  • Own and manage the deliverables assigned to the data engineering team, ensuring accurate, concise documentation of the code base aligns to the code, testing, and deployment. -This includes data ingestion an enrichment pipelines that support critical analytics, as well as productionlized pipelines of various machine learning models that feed into downstream systems.
  • Partner with Technology and Infrastructure leaders on architecture approaches to advance the data and analytics platform, including exploring new tools and techniques that leverage the cloud environment (Azure, Snowflake, others)
  • Mentor and train junior members of the team
  • Design conceptional and logical data models, architecture diagrams and flowcharts 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:
    • 2+ years of experience leading and developing a technical development team. -
    • Deep experience working with Data in a hands-on development and strong understanding of software engineering principles
    • Strong experience with Apache Spark and related Big Data stack and technologies, preferably using Scala, else PySpark
    • Experience working with both real-time and batch data, knowing the strengths and weaknesses of both and when to apply one over another
    • Experience building data pipelines on either AWS, Azure or GCP, following best practices in Cloud deployments
    • Ability to debug complex data issues while working on very large data sets with billions of records
    • Fluent in SQL (any flavor), with experience using Window functions and more advanced features, having served in various capacities within design, development and deployment of data warehouses or relational/analytical/multi-dimensional data marts
    • Understanding of DevOps tools, Git workflow and building CI/CD pipelines
    • Experience working with Kubernetes and Docker, and knowledgeable about cloud infrastructure automation and management (e.g., Terraform)
    • Ability to work with business and technical audiences, on business requirement meetings, technical white boarding exercises, and SQL coding/debugging sessions
    • Familiar with Airflow or similar orchestration tool
    • -I understand this role requires me to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including receiving a booster dose when I become eligible if I am located in a state that mandates booster doses, and to provide proof of vaccination prior to beginning employment. I agree that I will abide by this requirement Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with shell scripting languages
      • Experience with Databricks -
      • Experience using Airflow in orchestrating data pipelines, Airflow operators and hooks
      • Well versed in Python, in fulfilling multiple general-purpose use-cases, and not limited to developing data APIs and pipelines
      • Familiarity with production quality ML and/or AI model development and deployment.
      • Knowledge of modern DevOps tools and practices, around code-based release and deployment Preferred locations: -
        • Colorado Springs, CO
        • Dallas, TX
        • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
        • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
        • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
        • Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
        • Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
        • Pittsburgh, PA
        • St. Louis, MO-IL
        • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
        • Boulder, CO To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment. Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one gi information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-relatedyond 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) Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. 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. *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to 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. - UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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