Python Job: Lead Full Stack Software Engineer

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Dublin - Ireland

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Optum, the fast-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.

Here at Optum, part of United Health Group we'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

About the Role:

At UnitedHealth Group and Optum, we want to make healthcare work better for everyone. This depends on hiring the best and brightest. With a thriving ecosystem of investment and innovation, our business in Ireland is constantly growing to support the healthcare needs of the future.

Our teams are at the forefront of building and adapting the latest technologies to propel healthcare forward in a way that better serves everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, we use the most advanced development tools, AI, data science and innovative approaches to make the healthcare system work better for everyone. Join us and do your life's best work.

As a Lead Full Stack Engineer, you’ll be part of a cross-functional team that’s responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment. Your responsibilities will extend from designing system architecture to high-level programming, performance testing, and systems integration, ultimately designing innovative solutions to solve business problems. You will be a critical leader, focused on innovation; with experience building products across the stack and a firm understanding of web frameworks, APIs, databases, and multiple back-end languages. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to work on high-impact projects with a focus on innovation within the healthcare space.

Careers with Optum offer flexible work arrangements and individuals who live and work in the Republic or Ireland will have the opportunity to split their monthly work hours between our Dublin and Letterkenny office and telecommuting from a home-based office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assume leadership of projects by partnering with analytic teams, subject matter experts and product leaders to design, implementation and deployment of the software product that leverages the cloud environment

  • Work with engineering/development teams and product managers to ideate and architect software solutions and provide guidance on building end-to-end systems optimized for speed and scale

  • Contribute to common frameworks and best practices in code development, deployment, and automation/orchestration of end-to-end analytic processes

  • Work across the full stack, building highly scalable distributed solutions that enable positive user experiences

  • Design client-side and server-side architecture

  • Develop and manage well-functioning databases, scalable web services and applications

  • Engage with inspiring designers and front-end engineers to build front-end of applications through appealing visual design, and collaborate with leading back-end engineers to create reliable APIs

  • Collaborate with the design team on developing micro-services.

  • Create security and data protection settings

  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, and maintain high standards for code quality and application design

  • Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency

  • Work with agile development methodologies, adhering to best practices and pursuing continued learning opportunities

  • Collaborate across time zones via Slack, GitHub comments, documents, and frequent team calls

  • Mentor and train junior members of the team

Required Qualifications:

  • Develop and implement technical efforts to design, build and deploy Azure/Databricks applications on the web

  • Proven hands-on experience building web applications from concept through execution

  • Advanced knowledge of front-end languages such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery

  • Proficient in back-end languages such as Java, Python, Rails and Ruby

  • Proficient in JavaScript frameworks such as React and Node.js

  • Deep understanding of REST, web security, session management, etc.

  • Proven ability ensuring the feasibility of UX designs and their implementation

  • Strong exposure to API (REST) web services development & deployment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in projects with agile/scrum methodologies

  • Experience designing wireframes, mock ups and prototypes

  • Databricks experience

  • Experience with shell scripting languages

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 the UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.