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Director, Mobile Applications- Minnetonka, MN - 915873

Minnetonka, MN 55345
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If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

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ProtectWell, the simplest way to disrupt the spread of airborne infectious diseases, is looking to hire a Director of Software Engineering. In this role you will lead the software engineering team and work to innovate and impact the overall direction of the ProtectWell offering. Specifically, you will manage a team of engineers, set direction for the team, ensure features are high quality and partner with the product and operations teams. You will leverage scientific insights and contribute to an innovative product roadmap that leverages the simple power of symptom attestation and vaccination tracking to break the chain of spread and help businesses and people thrive.

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The Director of Software Engineering will be responsible for a platform and products that support individuals returning to work, school and play who rely on a solution that is reliable, delightful and performant. Your team will grow a vibrant set of experiences for this purpose, while developing the technology platform and you will be responsible for design, development and delivery of digital platforms in support of our goals.

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This individual is a well-rounded, self-motivated leader that is comfortable in a fast paced, rapid deployment environment where you can inspire solution and feature development from the organization. Interaction and collaboration with other team members is critical for success and the candidate will be exposed to ProtectWell operations and work cross functionally with other departments to release and support product capabilities. This position requires a motivated team player with an agile mindset and a passion for software design who is excited to join in the early stages of a new business.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Leading, growing and coaching a highly talented team of both internal and external software engineers
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  • Manage all aspects of Software Development and Test, including data and reporting strategies
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  • Setting the software platform direction and strategy with supporting technical roadmaps and release schedules
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  • Contributing to the technical innovation of the product and/or system which the teams are accountable for (i.e. providing insights, technical reviews and continuous feedback)
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  • Functional leadership of the team, including recruitment, team/talent development, skill set improvement, mentoring and growing engineers in technical career path.
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  • Collaborating with peers and stakeholders by establishing an effective network to obtain input on technological developments, identifying trends and opportunities
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  • Encouraging opportunities for innovation, ensuring innovation pipeline is supported
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  • Support adoption of Agile Methodologies and frameworks such as Scrum and/or Kanban
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  • Reviews the work of others and serve as a leader and/or mentor to engineering team members
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  • Collaborate with engineering team to plan and estimate solution development
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  • Experience in development and deployment using Cloud native solutions (Azure preferred)
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  • Driving rigorous customer centric development approach and software quality
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  • Leading change through creative solutions to product and system design issues
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  • Develops innovative approaches and leverage modern approaches and capabilities
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  • Communicate and interact with appropriate areas on problems, changes and enhancements that may impact data, workflow and /or functionality within the ProtectWell platform
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  • Participate in production implementation verification and being accountable for validating system quality
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  • Comply with standards of the software development life cycle and follow strategies, plans and procedures within the software engineering team
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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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • 5+ years of experience leading Software or R&D programs, with a track record of delivering consumer facing and/or mobile solutions
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  • 7+ years or experience in the software engineering profession with demonstrated success designing and building high-quality, commercial software applications
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  • Expertise in software development and delivery of modern solutions for the cloud and mobile
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  • Knowledge in software architecture and product development of full stack digital solutions
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  • Experience delivering Ideas and innovation to a business and/or consumer market experience, including new product introduction within the digital domain, preferably healthcare
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  • Experience managing global teams and deployment of products and solutions
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  • Experience with Agile / Scrum and across the entire Software Development Life Cycle
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  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
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  • 5+ years of hands-on expertise with JavaScript or .net/C# programming and frameworks
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  • Experience designing and developing commercial grade applications, integration solutions and/or data solutions using technologies such as JavaScript, C#, .Net and SQL
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  • Mobile development experience with hybrid platforms, React Native and Expo preferred, web applications with React
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  • Experience using Visual Studio, Azure DevOps, .NET Core
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  • Understanding / working knowledge of SQL Server and Cosmos DB
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  • Working knowledge of API and RESTful services
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  • Healthcare Industry experience
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  • Curiosity and awareness of technological trends and patterns in enterprise software development
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  • Solid problem-solving skills
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Careers at 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 select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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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.

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

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Job Keywords: Director, Software Engineering, ProtectWell, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

Posted: 2021-03-16 Expires: 2021-05-15

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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