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Lead Software Engineer
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on December 7, 2022
Job Id #57590 Posted July 12, 2022


  • 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.

Ideal Background:

  • strong experience (3+ years) using production grade NodeJS who can work independently with feature work and minimal oversight.
  • experience with application life cycle (work tracking, common repositories, build automation, continuous deployment, cluster orchestration)
  • strong experience with application quality and support (testing strategies monitoring, alerting, reporting, application performance).

Team and Team size:

  • As part of Digital, The Coverages and Benefits team is responsible to enable United Health Care 40+MM members to navigate through the high complexity of the Health Care System.
  • There are big challenges in bringing the right, precise and succinct information to members that help them out in finding which benefits and coverages they can leverage to have the best care.
  • Our teams are composed of
  • 4 to 6 engineers, A Tech Lead and a mix of Senior and Software Engineers.
  • Product Manager who drive feature work definition
  • Project Management and Scrum Master
  • Tech Lead
  • Specialized Engineers and Professionals (e.g. User Experience, Accessibility, etc.)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Software engineering is the application of engineering to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software in a systematic method.
  • The roles in this function will cover all primary development activity across all technology functions that ensure we deliver code with high quality for our applications, products and services and to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps.
  • These roles include, but are not limited to analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, standards, methods, tools analysis, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations and delivery.
  • With every role in the company, each position has a requirement for building quality into every output.
  • This also includes evaluating new tools, new techniques, strategies;
  • Automation of common tasks; build of common utilities to drive organizational efficiency with a passion around technology and solutions and influence of thought and leadership on future capabilities and opportunities to apply technology in new and innovative ways.
  • Reviews the work of others
  • Develops innovative approaches
  • Sought out as expert on specific areas
  • Serves as a leader/ mentor to the team

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of software engineering development of web applications using NodeJS
  • 6+ years of web application topology
  • 4+ defining architectural design and documentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with NodeJS and ecosystem, including React, Next, NX, etc.
  • Experience with Application Cloud deployment and maintenance
  • Experience with writing application as components that can be embedded into larger apps.
  • Candidates with React Native experience will be considered as a plus.
  • Decide on common performance trade offs
  • Work with different stakeholders to gather requirements and details

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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