Application Engineering Manager

Optum

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)

 

As the Application Engineering Manager you will be accountable for leading software engineering teams to develop and test emerging technology innovation initiatives and associated technology enabled services. This individual will be expected to contribute to the strategic direction on software development though interaction with business leadership and leadership of a nimble development team.

 

This position offers the opportunity to join an emerging R&D team to work on new technologies and digital applications that dramatically improve the security, simplicity, speed, efficiency and experience of health care.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Be a key voice in the product development process, utilizing experience and expertise to innovate and translate business needs and product requirements into fast, scalable, and secure software solutions for internal and external customers
Develop and maintain applications based on the MarkLogic Server product and related APIs and interfaces providing solutions for document and data management requirements
Be “hands on” working on key development activities directly
Communicate and drive rapid decision – making during the critical experimentation and execution phases of delivery
Champion product recommendations in front of executive management with effective formal presentation and facilitation skills
Innovation

Present “art of the possible” solutions
Stay abreast of leading – edge technologies and healthcare market trends, specifically in areas related to; cloud enabled development, AI, IoT, immersive virtual experiences, blockchain, and big data technologies
Leadership

Be excited about recruiting, leading, managing and developing the software engineering team
Empower and motivate team, helping to problem solve with development staff when they face challenges
Be a mentor for the engineering team, helping with their career path
Character

A fearless attitude, sense of humor, flexible by nature, comfortable with ambiguity
Highly motivated, collaborative and enthusiastic
Confident in your talent, without an ego
Vision and drive to create something important
Self – directed approach with positive attitude
Desire to continuously learn and willingness to engage in new concepts and technologies
Contributes to positive & collaborative culture of team
Requirements
To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.
Required Qualifications:

6+ years’ experience delivering and maintaining web and / or mobile applications
3+ years’ experience managing a software engineering team
2+ years’ experience with NoSQL and open source tools
2+ years’ experience with web UI
2+ years’ experience with RESTful application integration.
Experience with Cloud Deployment infrastructure (AWS, Heroku, etc.)
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or related field of study
Preferred Qualifications:

New product development experience
Demonstrated success leading and embracing change. Ability to effectively deal with moderate levels of ambiguity – can effectively cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
Experience with software development principles designed for iterative development based on customer feedback such as Lean Startup, Agile, Kanban
Experience with document and data formats – JSON, XML and related technologies
Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Development methods and tools
Experience working with Big Data, Machine Learning / AI
Experience working within a Fortune 500 company and/or startup
Involvement in professional associations, open source development and other skill building activities