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Lead Software Engineer
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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Applied on November 26, 2020
Job Id #44059 Posted October 28, 2020

Lead Software Engineer
Horsham, PA

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  • We aren’t looking for just the typical application development lead.
  • We are seeking an innovative and organized technical orchestrator to help lead our BFF program activities to the finish line and create a seamless process flow of our development train of work.
  • In this Lead Software Engineering role, you will be responsible for the helping lead the implementation of best practices and innovative solutions to challenging problems with software development.
  • The primary responsibility will be coordinating the various deployment/release, artifacts/activities needed for continuous deployment; acting as a conductor directing and tracking the component deployments and its related business value realization /growth. The lead will also work in helping security compliance activities and tools management.
  • The lead will not only work closely with the engineers in design, development, and testing of the Fox Claims applications, but you will also work with the extended team of application architects, quality automation engineers, performance engineers and IT DevOps in a scaled agile environment and expected to provide innovative solutions, mentor team mates and defend the ideas that you propose.
  • Have you worked in scaled agile environment? Have you developed to a DevOps culture? Do you enjoy being part of an IT organization transforming to solve business challenges in a rapidly evolving health care industry and furthering operational excellence? Bring us your passion and energy for engineering top - notch IT solutions, and you will be rewarded with opportunities and challenge!
  • The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care.
  • And we are the largest business in the nation dedicated to serving their unique health and well - being needs. Up for the challenge of a lifetime? Join a team of the best and the brightest to find bold new ways to proactively improve the health and quality of life of these 9 million customers.
  • You'll find a wealth of dynamic opportunities to grow and develop as we work together to heal and strengthen our health care system. Ready? It's time 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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, code development testing and maintenance.
  • Additional responsibilities include documentation, enhancing existing components, defect resolution, and mentoring junior developers.
  • Work very closely with application architecture, delivery teams and DevOps to triage and resolve production defects.
  • Capitalize on CI, CD, DevOps tools and best practices to implement agility and quality.
  • Encourage innovative approaches to defect resolution, avoid technical debt and reduce bad coding footprints.
  • Be part of an agile team and participate in all rituals including grooming, sprint planning, demos and retrospectives.
  • Assume SME roles for the micro services and perform code reviews, code merges and provide feedback relative to best practices, code quality and improving performance.
  • Design reusable components, patterns, frameworks and libraries.
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging technologies / products / tools / trends related to software development and utilize those findings to influence our application development process.
  • Infuse a mindset of agility, quality and performance with a focus on value driven deliverables.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 years or more of strong hands-on experience with Java Enterprise Edition (Java/J2EE) and web technologies.
  • 3+ years of experience with the Spring frameworks,Spring Batch and Data Architechture.
  • 3+ years of experience leading teams and coordinating release activities
  • 3+ years of chapter lead experience mentoring and aligning new technology and innovation initiatives
  • 3+ years of working and deploying microservices architecture
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience (Strong experience needed in Devops to support Application deployment coordination).CI/CD tools like Jenkins
  • 1+ years of solid Agile experience (Scrum, Kanban and XP preferred)
  • Knowledge of understanding and interpreting regression testing outputs, security scans, dynatrace monitoring.
  • Knowledge of web security, application security, web services security, common vulnerability remediation, certificate management.
  • Strong knowledge in OO Design Principles, core OOPS, JEE Design patterns as well as their implementation in real world applications.
  • Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), RESTful Web Services, microservices experience is a must.

Preferred Skills

  • Rabbit MQ, JBoss,APM, Oracle Relational DatabasesJenkins,Github,Swagger,Atlassian Products(wiki),Rally,Sonar,Junit,Openshift,Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with performance, network & cloud infrastructure techniques and how they fit to design & delivery.
  • Project Management or Scrum Master Experience.
  • Resource Management or Leading development engineers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Team leadership experience
  • Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Experience creating technical documentation and trend reports.
  • Experience in / knowledge of large scale direct to consumer web techniques

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.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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