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Senior Data Engineer - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Optum-UHC Technology is out to change the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology. Our team is focused on driving change, modernization, and ensuring reliable and stable systems so that we can help to transform health care - making it easier, more affordable, and more effective for those we serve. We are passionate about technology and the role it plays to create distinctive experiences to our constituents. While we are always focused on how technology can help us deliver faster and with improved quality, we are far more enthusiastic about the ways technology can reinvent how we deliver on our mission in partnership with our lines of business and Optum Technology.



In this role you will serve in the capacity of government provider technology operations PostgreSQL, MySQL and Oracle Database Team, working on administration of PostgreSQL, Oracle and MySQL databases.

Typical DBA tasks such as PostgreSQL installations, database backups and restores, database creation, refreshes, application of DB patches, review of DB for performance enhancements and monitoring for availability are performed regularly. This role works closely with application teams to help implement production and non-production database changes, work on incident tickets and requests, resolve performance issues, assists in application release deployments, and is required to participate in Production On-Call rotation.

Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Administration, configuration and installation of PostgreSQL Databases(14, 13, 12 and11 versions)
  • Administration and configuration of MySQL Databases(8, 5.7)
  • Monitoring database performance using tools such as PMM, OmniDB, PgAdmin, MySQL Workbench, Toad and recommend tuning options.
  • Monitoring database storage consumption
  • Perform PostgreSQL, MySQL DB backup and recovery
  • Perform PostgreSQL, MySQL DB patching, investigate and remediate vulnerabilities.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving performance issues for PostgreSQL and MySQL databases.
  • Assist with SQL performance tunings
  • Collaborate with teammates, clients and other teams to identify and address systems problems, provide input on current and new designs and resolve issues
  • Review technical documentation to verify compliance with client requirements and established architectural standards and guidelines
  • Ability to multi-task and be able to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Keep leadership apprised of current issues and propose recommendations
  • Willingness and flexibility to cross train and support new DBA technologies and tools as part of todays DevOps landscape


    Youll 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:


    • 4+ years of database administration experience
    • Experience MySQL database administration experience
    • Experience with PostgreSQL database administration experience
    • Linux experience
    • Provide 24*7 on-call support as part of team rotation


      Preferred Qualifications:


      • Bachelors degree
      • Experience in monitoring and resolving PMM (Percona Management and Monitoring) Alerts and use of Alert Manager
      • Experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL replication and clustering
      • PostgreSQL and/or MySQL certification
      • Experience with Ansible, Golang, GitHub and Ruby on Rails
      • Oracle database administration support (12c, 19c) experience
      • Database administration experience with Oracle Databases Exadata and x86 capacity a plus
      • Professional experience in the Health Care industry




        To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

        Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)



        Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, youll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

        *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy



        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and 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.Required
        Preferred
        Job Industries
        • Transportation

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