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UnitedHealth Group Technical Lead Software Engineering - Next Gen Healthcare Platforms in Boston, Massachusetts

The Lead Software Engineer will be joining a fast-paced team and will play a highly visible role in the expansion of one of the largest Healthcare Graph Database implementations.

You will be the Technical Lead for an application/domain area and will drive product implementation and delivery. As a Lead within the Software Engineering team of about 50+ engineers, you will be accountable for owning and driving the end-to-end Technical Implementation for Next Generation Health Care AnalyticsProduct Platform supporting Cross-Domain Analysis.


  • Designand develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business

  • Interactwith business partners and other stakeholders including executive leadership

  • UseModern, Cloud enabled, Agile Dev/Ops approaches to enrich, transform andanalyze data.

  • Providetechnology leadership - Lead technology decisions, drive product implementationand delivery

  • Define and documentstandards and guidelines

  • Review code and providefeedback relative to best practices, improving performance etc.

  • Consult with developmentusers; determine requirements and recommend solutions

  • Assists in development ofsystems and procedures affecting design and maintenance

  • Participate in productevaluations, design review session, data requirement meetings

  • Performance and Tuning ofinfrastructure components

  • Demonstrate substantialdepth of knowledge and experience in data engineering, API development andgraph-based approaches to analytic development

  • Provideexecution \ delivery leadership - Support the implementation and drive it tostable state in production

  • Provide alternate designsolutions along with project estimates

  • Troubleshoot productionsupport issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required

  • Drive the team andcollaborate to meet project timelines

  • Review project deliverablesfor completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards

  • Document and communicatethe status of progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary

  • Identify, clarify, andresolve project activity issues and risks, escalating them as needed

  • Review technicaldocumentation to verify compliance with client requirements and establishedarchitectural standards and guidelines

  • Assisting withcommunication interfaces/integration to associated systems

  • Upholds enterprise policyguidelines and recommends new and improved guidelines

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.


  • Bachelor'sDegree in Computer Science/IT/Math/Engineering, or equivalent work experience

  • 1 year or more as a Technical SME or team lead mentor

  • 5+years of Data Engineering or Analytics / Analysis experience

  • 5+years of Java API or data externalization experience

  • Experienceworking in an Agile environment (Scrum/SAFe)

  • Must have 2or more of the following:

  • Experience with Designingand developing streams-based data processing. Kafka, Spark, Scala, Go.

  • Experience with designingand developing REST APIs / microservices. Spring, Spring boot, Java, Go, NoSQLDatabases

  • Exposure to graph databasesand graph-based data analysis. Neo4j, TigerGraph, Cosmos DB or similar

  • Exposure to BigData stack -Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra or similar NOSQL

  • If you needto enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen forsymptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e.,entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealthGroup-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building,employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employeesmust comply with any state and local masking orders.

  • Work locations are either Boston, MA or Eden Prairie, MN

PreferredQualifications: (Beneficial to have)

  • HealthcareIndustry experience (healthcare analytics desired)

  • Experiencewith graph databases and graph-based data analysis. Neo4j, TigerGraph, CosmosDB or similar

  • Experienceworking with to BigData/NOSQL stack - Hadoop, HBase,Cassandra or similar

  • Exposureusing NLP or Machine learning based approaches with Python or TensorFlow

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Diversitycreates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal EmploymentOpportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexualorientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, geneticinformation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealthGroup is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug testbefore beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Lead Software Engineer