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Principal Data Engineer - Remote

Phoenix, AZ | Full Time | Remote
5 Days Ago

Job Description

UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

We are searching for an innovative Data Engineer to join our experienced team.  This creative role offers an excellent opportunity to directly impact an innovative function and secure your future with an industry leader. This position is predominantly responsible for engineering to design, develop, implement, test, deploy, monitor and maintain the delivery of data in a systematic method. This role will cover all primary development and maintenance activities across all technology functions to ensure that we deliver data with high quality for our users, applications, and services and to understand customer needs/business requirements as an individual contributor to deliver business value. Generally, work is self-directed and not prescribed.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Data engineering lifecycle including research, proof of concepts, design, development, test, deployment and maintenance
  • Design, develop, implement and run cross-domain, modular, optimized, flexible, scalable, secure, reliable and quality data solutions that transform data for meaningful analyses and analytics while ensuring operability
  • Design, develop, implement and run data solutions that improve data efficiency, reliability and quality, and are performant by design
  • Layer in instrumentation in the development process so that data pipelines can be monitored. Measurements are used to detect internal problems before they result into user visible outages or data quality issues
  • Build processes and diagnostics tools to troubleshoot, maintain and optimize solutions and respond to customer and production issues 
  • Embrace continuous learning of engineering practices to ensure industry best practices and technology adoption, including DevOps, Cloud and Agile thinking
  • Tech debt reduction/ Tech transformation including Open-source adoption, Cloud adoption, HCP assessment and adoption 
  • Contribution to our industry community and strive to reuse and share components wherever possible across the organization
  • Maintain high quality documentation of data definitions, transformations, and processes to ensure data governance and security
  • Identifies solutions to non-standard complex requests and problems and creates solution and/or conducts complex analyses 
  • Interprets policies and applies experience
  • Works independently
  • Has responsibility and capability to work multi-platforms
  • Possesses capability to work on full business and/or technology stack
  • Provides guidance, assistance and consultation to others (i.e., SME, Mentor)
  • Demonstrates expertise in leading-edge theories, techniques and/or technologies
  • Leads the development of new concepts, technologies and products to meet emerging customer requirements
  • Identifies and solves problems that impact the management and direction of the business
  • Develops plans that impact the long-term success of the business
  • Influences senior management decisions that impact business direction


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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 8 years of experience and fully proficient with developing in Big Data and cloud tools such as Spark/Scala, Jenkins, GitHub, Maven, Parquet, Kafka,etc. 
  • 8 years of experience and fully proficient with gathering business requirements and analyzing data 
  • 8 years of experience and fully proficient with client relations/customer service
  • 8 years of experience and fully proficient with the capability to work multiplatform environments
  • Hands-on experience on Snowflake, Cloud (Azure,AWS) ADF, synapse Azure and Databricks

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Background in healthcare
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation


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 UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. 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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