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System Integration Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Applied on October 31, 2020
Job Id #43648 Posted October 8, 2020


  • Project is to implement and integrate Apache Kafka data streaming across Optum to make Client, Product, and related information more easily accessible across the enterprise.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Client Profile and Product Identity System Implementations (via Apache Kafka), including integration with multiple upstream and downstream operating solutions/systems, spanning multiple lines of Healthcare lines of business (i.e. Health, Rx, Insights).

Team and Team size:

  • Client Source of Truth. Team size approximately 20 (matrixed)

Top Responsibilities:

  •  Acts as a Optum technical lead Kafka architect and developer during the product implementation
    • Works with project team to define the best integration solution to meet business, functional and data requirements.
    • In partnership with the project team, defines the logical sequence of integration activities to ensure success delivery.
    • Supports required Cloud infrastructure and system components.
    • Develop and Design integration patterns using Apache KAFKA (Data Streaming)
    • Create technology solution to support critical business application to high levels of availability, stability, and performance.
    • Configures complex data imports and process configuration across multiple upstream and downstream operating solutions/systems, spanning multiple lines of Healthcare lines of business (i.e. Health, Rx, Insights).
    • Provides solution oversight and guidance during design, configure, and test phases
    • Develops, delivers, and supports critical enterprise technical capabilities in an Agile manner
    • Manage critical business applications and contracted engagements to extremely high levels of availability, stability, and performance.
    • Work with technology and business stakeholders to achieve successful implementation.

Software tools/skills:

  • MS Office, JAVA, Apache KAFKA


  • 5+ years experience Scaling Production Applications (API, JAVA, Apche KAFKA, RABBIT MQ etc)
  • 5+ years Integration experience
  • 2+ years of Cloud application architecture experience
  • Agile experience
  • Self-Starter technologist
  • Publishing to Apache KAFKA stream
  • Client Data or CRM experience.
  • Maturity to be productive and efficient without constant supervision.
  • Good communication skills to work with distributed team members via conference calls and screen sharing sessions.
  • Patience with our end user development community to deliver and support the most productive solution.

Nice to have:

  • CRM Experience
    • SalesForce
    • Technical Experience with multiple technologies
    • Cloud Architecture, Kafka Streaming, JAVA Springboot, ETL tools

Interview Process:

  • Phone interviews can be expected.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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