IT Big Data Engineer Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group ( Learn More )

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UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. 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.(sm)Individuals in this position provide innovative solutions to facilitate UHG’s cybersecurity situational awareness, analytics, and investigations. Cybersecurity data is collected in structured, unstructured, and semi-structured formats, at varying velocities, and in a complex, dynamic security environment. This creates unique data engineering challenges for data scientists, analysts, and investigators. The ideal candidates have experience creatively navigating development and engineering challenges within a large organization and within a 24/7/365 operations environment, as well as being capable of a) implementing procedures and systems for the protection, conservation, and accountability of proprietary, personal, or privileged electronic data; and b) working directly with user departments to assist in the development and implementation of information security policies, standards, and procedures.

This position requires the ability to work hours mirroring the hours of teammates, as directed, typically starting at 8:00 am CST. This position will also require availability to work on-call and non-standard hours when necessary.The Big Data Science Engineer will provide operational support to and reports to the ISO Cybersecurity Manager.


  • Forming strategy for data collection, data processing, and efficient use of the Optum Security Big Data Lake

  • Collecting, cleaning, processing, and analyzing data related to enterprise cybersecurity

  • Collaborating with external vendors and product teams to identify opportunities for new technologies or expanded use of existing technologies

  • Working with source data teams to facilitate and optimize data flow into the Data Lake

  • Developing and engineering solutions for technical users to access data from the Data Lake through a variety of means, including APIs, flat file extracts, or web applications

  • Remaining up-to-date and on the cutting edge of Big Data technology

  • Constantly learning and adapting to new techniques, languages, and technologies

  • Developing and implementing information security policies, standards, and procedures to secure and protect data residing on systems

  • Working directly with user departments to implement procedures and systems for the protection, conservation, and accountability of proprietary, personal, or privileged electronic data

  • Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree or equivalent experience

  • 1 or more years of implementing Big Data ingestion solutions, including use of Flume, Kafka, Spark, and NiFi

  • 1 or more years of utilizing Big Data resource and job managers, including Oozie or YARN

  • 1 or more years of following and implementing Apache Top-Level projects

  • Background experience with data engineering with an affinity for developing code from the command line

  • Foundational knowledge in information technology, including hardware, networking, architecture, protocols, file systems, and operating systems

  • Familiar with Java or Python development in a large organization

  • Have or be able to obtain pertinent security clearances

  • Ability to troubleshoot in highly complex, technical situations within a matrixed organization

  • Experience in a Fortune 500 company or large organizations

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the cybersecurity domain

  • Experience working with Big Data systems

  • Petabyte-scale experience with Big Data engineering

  • Development of end-user tools to access data systems

  • Interest in learning implementations of Flink, Zeppelin, Tez, and more

  • Strong planning and problem-solving skills

  • 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

    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.

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