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Senior Platform Software Engineer - Washington, DC

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Optum 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)?


Join the Engineering Experience team as a Senior Platform Software Engineer, where you will have an opportunity to develop backend software and automation for developers in promoting the features and services to production. Help developers accelerate application development and reduce operational complexity by writing APIs, introducing standards/frameworks for continuous deployment and building Infrastructure as Code on AWS. Collaborate with QA, product engineering teams and lead cross organization DevOps initiatives.

If you are located in the Washington, DC area, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create new APIs, internal platforms, and tools for 1,000 engineers to use every day to get their code shipped
  • Enhance existing tooling around Helm and Kubernetes
  • Develop Gitops Workflows for Rally Engineering teams
  • Work with Engineering teams to help build their services in Kubernetes
  • Help engineers push code from keyboard to production through Github Actions and Jenkins
  • Manage Kubernetes infrastructure using Terraform and Ansible
  • Build monitors and alerts that keep uptime high, and production incidents low (Splunk, Datadog) 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:
    • Bachelor--s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • 3+ years of experience in backend software development in a modern programming language (Python, Golang, Scala, Ruby, C#, Javascript, etc.)
    • 3+ years of experience with a major cloud platform (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
    • 3+ years of experience working with Linux containers (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance Preferred Qualifications:
      • 3+ years of experience with a major cloud platform (AWS, Azure, GCP)
      • 1+ years of experience managing Kubernetes clusters in AWS
      • Experience with building and supporting CI/CD platforms for a microservices ecosystem
      • Experience building cloud infrastructure with Terraform, Ansible, CDK, or Pulumi
      • Experience with Kubernetes frameworks such as Helm, Flux, Argo CD
      • Experience working in a large (500+ engineers) software engineering organization
      • Experience in a strongly regulated software industry (healthcare, finance, etc.) To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination 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.

        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 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.

        Job Keywords: Senior Platform Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Kubernetes, Cloud, AWS, Terraform, DevOps, API development, Agile, Washington, DC, District of Columbia, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote

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