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Lead Software Engineer
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #51814 Posted November 1, 2021

Can you please provide a summary of the project/initiative which describes what’s being done? Team is building out a new portal for ITFM (IT Finance). Will be a site that will both create as well as contain a variety of reporting components for ITFM (Tableau, SSRS, etc)

What does the ideal candidate background look like (ex: healthcare specific background, etc.)? We want to be as specific as possible with our firms so they can find the type of candidate you’re looking for. Ideal candidate is a lead level Software developer with a strength in Angular front end

Of the required skills listed, which would you consider the top 3? 


What experience will set candidates apart from one another? Beyond the technical requirements is the Ability to work independently. Can easily ramp up with minimal handholding. Solid team player. Vocal during team meetings.

Are you open to candidates that would need to be 100% remote for the duration of the engagement? YES

Do you intend to convert this person to FTE after the contracting period? YES
a. If yes, are you open to candidates that cannot convert to FTE without sponsorship? NO

What does the team structure look like – how many members and what is the break-down of the team’s skill sets (ex: 1 PM, 4 Developers, etc.)? 4 DEVs, 1 Product Owner, 1 Scrum Master, 1 QA Engineer is the core team

Position Description
As part of the Optum O2M team you will be responsible for working with enterprise partners to implement quality software systems which will scale across one of the largest organizations in the world. Our team is focused on designing and delivering modern platforms that will not only drive down the cost of healthcare, but also pave the future of healthcare technology across the world.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Technical lead for engineering API based IT solutions.
• Partner with Product Owner and other stakeholders to translate business needs into viable solutions.
• Design, implement and maintain applications.
• Mentor and assist team members on various aspects of technical solutions, providing guidance on best practices and proven techniques.
• Champion and advocate modern software engineering practices.
• Take ownership of our digital products from conception to delivery.
• Write code according to team guidelines - PR, Event Driven, IaC, CICD, Portability, Versioning, Test Driven.
• Lead a culture of Collaborate, Learn, Innovate, Scale, Own.
• 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 in Computer Science / Engineering / MIS / Math or equivalent experience
• 7+ years of professional software development experience
• 5+ years of REST experience
• 4+ years of experience working with .NET / .NET Core with C#
• 4+ years of experience working with Typescript / Angular / Node.js
• 3+ years of database experience
• 3+ years of experience in application design and architecture. Solid understanding of industry patterns for application architecture and integration
• 3+ years of devops experience - e.g. terraform, k8s, jenkins
• 1+ years of GraphQL & Kafka experience
• +1 year of team lead experience
• Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with highly secured systems.
• Experience developing high scale mission critical systems.
• Experience working in Scrum and/or Kanban
• Experience with Cypress

What does the interview process look like?
a. How many rounds? 2 Rounds…1 with Product Mgr and 1 video with a few Dev leads
b. Video vs. phone? Both
c. How technical will the interviews be? The technical interview will be very technical

When do you anticipate starting the interview process? As soon as possible

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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