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Lead Engineer
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on August 8, 2022
Job Id #57307 Posted June 27, 2022

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Common Intake Platform is a green field project scheduled to start in June. This platform will be used to bring member data (additions and updates) from various sources (governments, commercial entities etc.) to United Health Group.

Ideal Background:

  • Solid understanding of cloud architecture patterns
  • Experienced implementing resilient applications.


  • a. Ability to translate business requirements to solution with minimal guidance
  • b. Ability to do proof-of-concepts

Top Requirements:

  • a. 10+ years of Java experience
  • b. Strong Kafka streaming experience (3+ years)
  • c. Strong API development experience (5+ years)

Team and Team size:

  • This candidate will work with 1-2 scrum teams based on priorities. This project will have 4 scrum teams
  • 1 product manager, 1 scrum master, 6 engineers.

Top Responsibilities:

  • Create micro-services (APIs, streaming), implement telemetry solutions, and build CI/CD pipelines
  • Design and build re-usable libraries and components
  • Design and implement product features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders
  • Provide technical leadership to multiple scrum teams
  • Create innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business and to improve the overall health and reliability of the applications
  • Implement best practices and coding standards
  • Deliver product features incrementally while maintaining the big picture view
  • Coach and mentor other developers in the team.

Skills/attributes Required

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Software Engineering
  • 8+ years of experience with Java or JVM languages such as Kotlin
  • 5+ years of experience designing and implementing RESTful services and Streaming Services (Kafka)
  • 3+ years of experience in building microservices using Spring boot
  • 3+ years of Agile delivery experience
  • 3+ years of experience working on an agile team
  • 3+ years of experience development/ maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • 3+ years of experience working with relational and/or NoSQL databases
  • 3+ year of cloud experience

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