Lead the best and brightest in technology to transform health care as we know it. Want a meaningful and impactful challenge? At Optum, we're helping to make the health care system work better for everyone. It takes visionary technical leaders, like you, to achieve such historic change. Here, a technology leadership career will allow you the opportunity to inspire large teams comprised of highly talented, technical professionals to solve some of the toughest challenges we face and to transform the health care industry. You strive to lead and enable significant change in people's lives. This your opportunity to do just that. As a Distinguished Engineer, you will be helping people live healthier lives when you bring your expertise, passion, energy, focus and all-in approach to work every day. This is the place where you can do your life's best work.SM In this forward thinking role, you will represent the organization as a subject matter expert on AI Technologies (e.g., deep learning, natural language processing, etc.). You will be accountable for consulting with both internal teams and external customers. You will serve as a resource for both leaders and individual contributors in developing forward-thinking solutions for the short- and long-term. Perceived internally and externally as understanding and leading the way of the future in technology. Specific responsibility will include: Demonstrates understanding of a broad range of technical areas through experience and academic achievementShares knowledge internally with peers and leaders and acts as an internal resource for teams, business units and senior leadershipAs a subject matter expert (SME), consults internally with leaders to provide direction regarding forward-looking products and servicesAnticipates industry trends and influences senior leadership in how they will impact the companyContributes to the development of overall Technology strategyBuilds prototype solutions to business problems and opportunities Anticipates future direction and consults with leadership on how they may position the organization to offer this perspective to clients and prospectsRegularly attends technology-focused conferences and seminars to expand knowledge about futuristic products, services and concepts that will help to develop and evolve points of view for the organizationRegularly presents futuristic perspective and subject matter expertise at conferences and seminars Writes white papers and articles, and contributes to technology journals to demonstrate Optum Technology's vision for the futureCollaborates with academic authors to contribute to published articles and books Provides thought leadership in issue resolution regarding internal and external technology matters Leads global and virtual teams either directly and/or indirectly through influence Considers regional and cultural norms and values diversity in all forms Participates in and guides enterprise wide projectsShares knowledge with Principal Engineers and other Distinguished Engineers within the organization (either directly or indirectly)
Relevant Master's degree (PhD preferred) 10 + year career in the technology profession Deep expertise in the AI space (e.g., machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, recommendation engines, graph analytics and others)Demonstrated recognition for innovative work in a variety of technology environmentsProven Distributed Computing knowledge Technology industry certifications Industry awards and recognition History of publications Professional and Technology organization affiliations History of conference presentationsDemonstrated excellence in the following: leading technology direction coding prototypes influencing business and technology strategy communicating with executive level stakeholders (both internal and external)championing change Proven focus on customers, market needs and industry trendsAbility to inspire, guide and drive innovative approaches and solutionsCommitment to the shared success of the enterprise above all else Analytics, Block Chain, Cloud and/or IoT knowledge desired Issued and / or pending Patents preferred 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.
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.