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UnitedHealth Group Inc. | Phoenix, AZ
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Position Description:

It takes courage to find out how good you can be.

At Optum, we're using leading-edge technology to create the health care system of tomorrow. When you join us as a Junior Java Developer, you'll become part of a team focused on innovation and change. You'll work a little harder. You'll aim a little higher. You'll expect more from yourself and others. And at the end of the day, you'll be doing a lot of good. Through a lot of inspired individuals, we are using technology to build a health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. We are looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant and built for speed -- people like you.

Position Description:

Positions in this function are predominantly involved in developing business solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications. Primary contributor in designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting and supporting all types of applications consistent with established specifications and business requirements to deliver business value.

Primary Responsibilities:

Design, implement and maintain applications within all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Develop, test, implement and maintain application software working with established processes
Communicate effectively with other engineers and QA
Establish, refine and integrate development and test environment tools and software as needed
Identify production and non-production application issues
Identify opportunities to fine-tune and optimize applications
Provide technical support and consultation for an application and infrastructure questions
Serve as a mentor to less experienced developers
Developing pioneering approaches to emerging industry trends
Contribute to development team and help to achieve key business objectives
Contribute to large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives
Collaborate with the team on application architecture design and decision-making
Design and implement application enhancements in collaboration with different teams
Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
Translates highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences
The candidate must be able to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
Strong analytical, problem solving skills, must be able to work well with teams
Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Required Qualifications:

2 years of full Software Development Life Cycle experience

2 years of Java development experience
1 years RDMS development experience
Bachelor's degree OR HS Diploma/GED plus 5 years equivalent development experience

Preferred Qualifications :

Healthcare experience is a plus

Facets experience is a plus
WebSphere and/or JBOSS Application Server experience a plus
Experience working in a virtual team environment
Experience with Source Control systems (like SVN) and Testing tools (like ALM)
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: 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.

About UnitedHealth Group Inc.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UnitedHealthcare) is a diversified health and well-being company. The Company operates in four segments: Health Care Services, OptumHealth, Ingenix and Prescription Solutions. The Health Care Services segment consists of UnitedHealthcare, Ovations and AmeriChoice businesses. OptumHealth serves approximately 60 million individuals with its diversified offering of health, financial and ancillary benefit services and products that assist consumers in navigating the healthcare system and accessing services. Ingenix offers database and data management services, software products, publications, consulting and actuarial services and business process outsourcing services. Prescription Solutions offers a suite of integrated pharmacy benefit management services to approximately 10 million people, through approximately 60,000 retail network pharmacies and two mail service facilities as of December 31, 2008. On May 30, 2008, it acquired Unison Health Plans. (Source: 10-K)