Principal Front End Engineer - Providence, RI

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Date Posted: Friday, July 14th, 2017
Job Location: Providence, RI
Pay Rate: Competitive
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Duration: Permanent
Required Skills: Agile, Analysis, Angular.js, API, CSS, Development, EDI, Genetic, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Libraries, Python, Research, Ruby, Scrum, SDLC, Testing, UX

Job Description:

There's no better time to bring your software engineering career to the health care industry.

You take pride in designing and developing solutions. And not just any solutions -- solutions that are scalable and can be used in the marketplace to make an impact on the lives of millions. At Optum, you can bring your passion for innovation to an Agile environment where some of the smartest people you'll ever work with are working together to help make the health care system work better for everyone. When you join us as a Principal Front End Engineer, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your technical expertise, making historic transformation in health care and changing the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology. You will be challenged with delivering high quality software products to impact the health care industry for the better. Here, you'll work at a pace you didn't know you had in you, your performance will be rewarded and, at the end of the day, you'll know you're doing your life's best work.

We are looking for a Principal Front End Engineer to assist in the continued development of our Intelligent EDI platform. In this exciting role, you will collaborate with some of the smartest developers in the industry, designing and implementing solutions to some of the toughest information challenges facing health care today. You will develop using cutting-edge technologies such as HTML5, AngularJS, and JSF.

We are looking for talented, innovative, effective developers who take pride in and ownership of their responsibilities, and who can confidently communicate and champion their ideas.


Primary Responsibilities:

Perform all phases of front-end development including requirements analysis, application design, code development and testing

Mentor developers on Agile delivery teams

Design and implement product features in collaboration with UX/design staff and business stakeholders

Select, adopt, create, and extend reusable components and libraries using JSF and AngularJS

Work very closely with back-end developers to drive solutions

Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases every 2 weeks through Sprints

Design and develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business

Review code and provide feedback relative to best practices and improving performance

Troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required

Research and champion new technologies


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

2+ years developing web applications using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS

1+ year developing web applications using a modern JavaScript framework such as Angular, Ember, React, Backbone + Knockout, etc.

Excellent communication skills

Ability to operate at a high level in small teams


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Agile methodologies

Experience with a backend language such as Java, Groovy, Ruby, Python, Scala, or Clojure.

Experience with Node.js or the MEAN stack

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: 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.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Software, software engineering, API, component development, application development, SOA, SDLC, Agile, Scrum, Sprints, Information Technology, IT, technology, Optum, Providence, RI, Rhode Island


Job Title: Principal Front End Engineer - Providence, RI
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Business: Optum Tech Solutions & Tech
Family: Information Technology
Telecommuter Position: No
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Overtime Status: Exempt
City: Providence
State: RI
Country: United States
Department: S&T Technology Engineering

About UnitedHealth Group:

We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 14 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work. Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com

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