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Software Engineer
Minneapolis, MN  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on May 29, 2023
Job Id #63252 Posted May 26, 2023

Projects the candidate will be working on:                                                                 
  • To support and deliver successfully the business projects for the Medicare and Retirement division - RQ/COMPAS projects like NLE3, SMART enhancements, HDHP, NH Gender, AARP Membership search ,Birthday Month-
Ideal Background:
  • HealthCare
Team and Team size:
  •  8 members
  • 1 PM 4 Developers, 3 SDETs
Top Responsibilities:
  • Analyze, develop and implement application code that satisfies application solution design requirements
  • Utilize relevant application coding techniques and standards as defined by UnitedHealthcare
  • Collaborate with other technical resources (e.g., Application Architects, Business Analysts) on the delivery of application functionality
  • Participate in sprint planning, design, coding, unit testing, sprint reviews
  • Provide basic design documents and translates into component-level designs to accelerate development. Design, develop, and distribute reusable technical components.
  • Assist in developing technical documentation; participates in test-plan development, integration and deployment
  • Define and develop project requirements, functional specifications and detailed designs of application solutions
  • Execute test plans, debug and apply subsequent fixes
  • Assist in the design and development of proof of concept and prototype application environments
Primary Responsibilities
  • Performs all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design, code development testing and maintenance.
  • Additional responsibilities of documentation, enhancing existing components, defect resolution, and mentoring junior developers.
  • Works very closely with architecture team, delivery teams and DevOps to triage and resolve production defects.
  • Capitalizes on CI, CD, DevOps tools and best practices to implement agility and quality.
  • Encourages innovative approaches to defect resolution, avoid technical debt and reduce bad coding footprints.
  • Is a part of an agile team and participate in all rituals including grooming, sprint planning, demos and retrospectives.
  • Assumes SME roles for the micro services and perform code reviews, code merges and provide feedback relative to best practices, code quality and improving performance.
  • Designs reusable components, patterns, frameworks and libraries.
  • Stays abreast of current and emerging technologies / products / tools / trends related to software development and utilize those findings to influence our application development process.
  • Infuses a mindset of agility, quality and performance with a focus on value driven deliverables.
Skills/attributes Required
  • 6 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
  • 3+ years of experience with automated unit testing technologies (Such as JUnit, Spock, or similar) ,SCA and mock data frameworks
  • 2+ years of solid Agile experience (Scrum, Kanban and XP preferred)
  • 2+ years of DevOps experience (Strong experience needed in Devops to support Application).CI/CD
  • 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 Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree or higher
  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Team leadership experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience creating and presenting presentations and demos of software deliverables.
  • Experience in / knowledge of large scale direct to consumer web techniques

Skills/attributes Preferred
  • Possesses capability to work on full business and/or technology stack
  • Provides guidance, assistance and consultation to others (i.e., SME, mentor)
  • Serves as an escalation point for complex issues, problems and solutions
  • Leads collaborative efforts to advance customer and business interest
  • Has extensive familiarity with many technologies and applies knowledge to drive enterprise direction
  • Recommends innovation in digital and channel strategies and engages appropriate parties to influence change
  • Researches security trends and emerging threats and incorporates design and build solutions, policies, and procedures
  • Has the ability to look for what others can’t see and drive a quality culture by example and encourage quality practices in others
  • Translates the mission, vision, values, and strategy into a team plan of goals and means, and then execute the plan at or above standard.
  • Builds, maintains, and strengthens teams, leading to reliable and consistent high performance.
  • Works productively and effectively in all directions --up, down, sideways, inside and outside -- to get great things done.
  • Sources, acquires, onboards, deploys, releases, and develops talent
  • Communicates critical information up the chain; speak up effectively on critical issues.
  • Is on the lookout for in-team innovative opportunities and contribute to the overall initiatives of the enterprise.
  • Is an exemplar of the mission, values, culture, and philosophy of the enterprise.
  • Is effective and efficient in use of resources.
  • Is an early adopter and supporter of changes.
  • Is open to personal growth and development, and inspire others to do the same.
  • Has line of sight to the settings in which teams exist.
  • Foresee opportunities, barriers, and obstacles. Appreciate the role of the team in the bigger context.

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