Senior Data Engineer - Eden Prairie, MN or Basking Ridge, NJ at UnitedHealth Group in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Type: Full-time





Job Description:

Individual will be accountable for database administration, design, build and tune mission critical Microsoft SQL Server environments as a team member of Database Services SQL Server team providing technical solutions for Optum Technology.

A typical day will involve standard SQL Server DBA duties like applying SQL Server patches, supporting database backups and restores, working on any performance tuning requirements, and live monitoring of databases. An individual in this DBA role will also work closely with application support and development teams to refine their SQL scripts and assist in application release deployments and support any database break-fix type requests. On a day to day basis, DBA will be on point to run database health checks and troubleshot / remediate any findings. On a project basis, upgrades of current SQL Server lower version environments to latest version will also be in-scope for DBA duties in this position. DBA will also SQL Server environment.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Installation, administration and configuration of SQL 2016/2014 and other supported lower version of Microsoft SQL Servers
  • Participate in 24x7 on - call support
  • Define Backup / Recovery strategy
  • Production support
  • Database Performance Tuning and troubleshooting is must
  • Design and architect various high availability and disaster recovery solution as well long term archival process
  • Experience on different type of database backup, replication, recovery, restoration, solutions
  • Excellent knowledge in other RDBMS and cross platform technology concepts
  • Knowledge on Azure or cloud based solutions on SQL platform, supporting key, business initiatives
  • Experience on automation and PowerShell scripting to build infrastructure for automation
  • Experiences on BI, Data ware housing architecture and implementations
  • Design, implement and maintain all functions of database systems, including access, methods and time, device allocations, validation checks, organization, security, documentation and statistical methodology
  • Assists in development of systems and procedures affecting database management, design and maintenance
  • Support problem resolution; consult and advise in application design and tuning; plan, organize and execute product benchmarks for threshold and functionality
  • Participate in product evaluations, design review session, data requirement meetings and consulting with application development products
  • Project Delivery
    Review ongoing and proposed projects to identify opportunities for reuse and process improvement
  • Review technical documentation to verify compliance with client requirements and established architectural standards and guidelines
You'll 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:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related computer discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of strong database performance tuning and troubleshooting skills
  • 5+ years of strong Microsoft SQL Server database administration experience
  • 1+ years' experience working with cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure
  • 2+ years of experience with any of these DBs in cloud- MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Cosmosdb, Cassandra
  • 5+ years of 24x7 production support experience
  • 5+ years' experience with relational databases, database structures and design, systems design, data management, data warehouse
  • Ability to prioritize, coordinate, and manage multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Power shell experience
  • Professional experience in the health care industry
  • Azure cloud or GCP certification

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.

Job Keywords: data engineer, performance tuning, SQL Server, Azure, cloud, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Cosmosdb, Cassandra, production support, power shell, healthcare, Optum, UHG