Senior Platform Engineer

Remote / London, England, United Kingdom Full Time senior
Senior Platform Engineer - UK (Remote)Optum, the fast-growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.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)About the roleAs a Senior Infrastructure & Operation Engineer you will part of the Support/DevOps Engineering Team that supports many of the Optum/UHG Analytic organisations. The team focus is on increasing our operational maturity, managing compliance and vulnerabilities and creating solutions through automation and emerging technologies, allowing our users to focus on the job at hand. Working in a variety of different platforms (Hadoop, Kubernetes, Azure, Linux). Within the team you will be involved in working alongside our customers, helping them resolve issues and maintaining our existing applications.Careers with Optum offer hybrid work arrangements and individuals who live in the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to regularly work from home (remote). Here at Optum we use the office space to promote community, enhance collaboration and foster innovation.Primary ResponsibilitiesSupport Big Data Applications and Infrastructure PlatformsMaintaining and supporting Linux servers InfrastructureExperience working with and support container Orchestration , Kubernetes , Docker.Exposure to Automated Pipelines, Agile and Devops best practices.Ensure integration of multiple analytic platforms to make our data science toolkit easier to work with for end users.Address performance and scalability issues and perform necessary capacity planning to meet new business initiativesMaintain servers for the Data Science Workbench using configuration management tools and have “Infrastructure as Code” mind set.Review issues, logs, errors, etc. to troubleshoot service tickets supporting a suite of tools used by end users.Provide guidance on best practices and frameworks in areas of automation, security, workload placement, release and change managementProvide hands on support to our Data Scientist and Data Engineer users. Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, innovative, results driven, and adaptable with solid problem solving and analytical skillsRequired QualificationsUndergraduate degree or equivalent experience.Experience with Linux system administration and support experience in an enterprise IT, service provider organization.Experience building docker containers, Supporting Kubernetes environment, Helm ChartsBuilding and maintaining Automated Pipelines via Code.Proficient with a scripting languageExperience with Github / GitlabPreferred QualificationExperience with Apache Spark and other distributed computing solutionsExperience working with Data science and analytics technologies and tooling.Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt learning into successful implementations.Self-motivated, resourceful, creative, innovative, results driven, and adaptable with solid problem solving and analytical skillsExcellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teamsWorking in an Agile/Scrum Environment Careers with Optum. Here‘s the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world‘s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life‘s best work.SMAll telecommuters will be required to adhere to the UnitedHealth Group‘s Telecommuter Policy 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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