Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Phoenix


Position 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)

This role will be primarily design, development, implement, and maintain information systems using industry best practices, tools, methodologies, standards and guideline. Works closely within cross-functional teams to understand key business stakeholder needs to develop and deliver high-quality solutions, and makes the healthcare system better for all involved.

Primary Responsibilities

- Anticipates customer needs and proactively develops solutions to meet them
- Solves complex problems and develops innovative approaches and solutions
- Performs complex conceptual analyses
- Serves as a key resource on complex and/or critical issues
- Provides explanations and information to others on the most complex issues
- Participates in other required design reviews (e.g., peer reviews, business/partner reviews, Voice of the Customer)
- Adheres to applicable enterprise development methodologies and processes (e.g., Scrum, Agile, Waterfall, Iterative, and EPMO)
- Performs risk assessments with mitigation plans to ensure continuity/consistency/compatibility with existing solutions, and communicates to appropriate business and IT stakeholders
- Ensure that technical specifications/design documents are clearly and comprehensively documented, understood and traceable to the application / system design (e.g., traceability matrix)
- Account for applicable security requirements in technical specifications/design documents
- Optimizes user experience, especially where system interfaces directly with users
- Ensure optimal application configurability and automation to support multiple business models and technical platforms
- Ensure compliance with applicable code standards and architectures
- Reviews, troubleshoots, and remediates potential coding issues
- Creates, documents, and executes appropriate unit test plans, and documents results to ensure that code works as designed
- Ensures that product / software code is clearly and comprehensively developed and traceable back to technical specifications (e.g. traceability matrix)
- Provide or support development of release documentation to applicable groups (e.g., release notes, change requests)
- Analyze/fix defects identified in testing (e.g., root cause analysis)
- Partner with applicable groups (e.g., QA) to develop, review and/or provide feedback on testing scenarios
- Identify scenarios that may require regression and/or integration testing, and communicate to appropriate testing groups (e.g., QA)
- Execute and/or support all required testing (e.g., performance, integration, volume)
- Work with Infrastructure Services to resolve issues identified in specific testing environments
- Support and/or coordinate integration testing with associated applications and systems, as needed
- Ensures that the deployment process is compliant with all operational requirements for the product/software

Required Qualifications

- 4+ years experience with software development using Agile principles and framework
- 3+ years demonstrated proficiency in at least two of the following:
- Oracle
- ETL Tool like Data Stage 8.7 (or higher) or Talend
- Java/J2EE
- .Net
- WTX 8.4 (or higher)
- IBM TSO Mainframe
- Unix / Linux
- MongoDB
- Cloud SDK

Preferred Qualifications
- 1+ years demonstrated proficiency in at least two of the following:
- Facets v4.74 (or higher)
- Jenkins
- Cucumber
- Tivoli Work Station (TWS)
- Subversion / GIT

- Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
- Experience with continuous integration/continuous delivery models
- Experience with acceptance-test-driven development
- Healthcare background
- Medicaid and/or Medicare regulations and claims processing
Optum is a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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)

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.