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UnitedHealth Group Senior Manager, Software Engineering- Dublin, Ireland in Ireland

Optum, the fastest 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.

About the role:

As a Senior Manager of Software Engineering at UHG, you'll be a hands-on leader for a team of 4 Senior Engineers in Dublin/Letterkenny with a focus on conversational AI and virtual chatbot technology. This team is currently working with the latest technologies, including Azure Cloud, Natural Language Processing (NLP)/ Machine Learning (ML). Your time will be split between hands-on engineering and personnel management/development of your team. Additionally, you will be looked to as the main interface to other peer teams within our product family located in the U.S. and India.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Software Engineer with management skills looking to work with on an interesting technology-driven product and the opportunity to do your life’s best work

Our predominant programming language is NodeJS, but also use Go and ReactJS. Predominant Azure Components we use are: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Cognitive Services (QnA Maker, LUIS), Azure Bot Service, Application Insights, Azure Functions


  • Provide leadership for an agile engineering team responsible for building and supporting Public Cloud-based tools and services supporting AI and machine learning model development, Model Ops, and Data Ops

  • Use your expertise to lay down architectural foundations and provide guidance on development, with an eye toward avoiding and reducing technical debt.

  • Drive delivery on a roadmap that helps transform Optum RX's capabilities by combining access to the right tools, data, platforms and scalable computing with Optum’s healthcare expertise and industry leading data assets

  • Produce high quality solutions that are reliable and scalable

  • Work directly with Business, Technology, Digital to drive collaborative development of new service/ product offering

  • Encourage the growth of direct and indirect reports through skills development, objectives and goal setting

  • Collaborate effectively in a cross-functional team of engineers, product leaders, scrum masters & User Experience engineers

  • Support the software delivery team’s ability to rapidly deliver high-value, quality software through the use of automation and "everything – as – code" best practices

  • Ensure application stability with dev-ops best practices for rapid problem triage and resolution

You will 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 providing development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS / BA in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Practical experience in designing and building highly distributed, scalable systems/ solutions hosted within key major public and/ or Private cloud providers e.g. Azure, AWS, Google Cloud

  • Previous management or technical leadership experience

  • Detailed knowledge and experience of modern software engineering, product development tools and best practices including Agile / SAFe, Code Quality, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, SecOps etc.

  • Experience with Kubernetes/containerisation technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming experience with Node.JS

  • Strong hands-on experience and/or certifications with Azure

  • Experience with Angular/ReactJS as a client-side technology

  • Experience with NoSQL databases

Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application.

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.(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.