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Technology Development Program Associate

Basking Ridge, NJ - Posted on: Thursday 08/25/16


Careers at UnitedHealth Group. If you want to work somewhere that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that’s dramatically shaping our entire health care system.  At UnitedHealth Group, we’re on a mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Take our technology team at Optum, part of our thriving family of companies; we're a team of 12,000 plus technology zealots who totally buy in to the ways that technology can help improve the lives of millions. In no time, you’ll buy in too. Because you’ll be elbow to elbow with people who are challenging one another to invent new software commercialize new products. So here we are. You have a lot to learn. We have a lot to do.  It’s the perfect storm. And even better? Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life’s best work.(sm)                                    

**This full-time position will be available starting in June 2017** 

**UnitedHealth Group is not able to offer visa sponsorship now or in the future for this position**

Application Developer / Engineer:

  • Collaborate with business users, systems analysts and or development teams in defining, analyzing and interpreting business and technical requirements
  • Develop technical expertise in any number of programming languages including but not limited to: JAVA, Mongo Hadoop, Microsoft.NET (C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET)
  • Participate in code and documentation or design reviews according to standards or new specifications

Data Management Analyst:

  • Planning, designing and developing next-generation "big-data" system
  • Provide end to end analysis of high level requirements and design, inputs to Solution Specs for deployment and operational support (short term) in partnership with architecture team
  • Technical assistance to the development teams to design, develop and deploy high quality technical solutions that meet the business requirements

Business / Systems Analyst:

  • Define requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements gathering, business process, use cases and standard analysis workflow
  • Analyze business or functional requirements to deliver artifacts and prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written
  • Use enterprise-wide requirements definition, management systems, methodologies and standards as needed

Project Analyst:

  • Collaborate with business to gather project requirements, maintain project status reports and assist in running project team meetings
  • Manage project workflow and resource tracking responsibilities
  • Assist in communicating consolidated project milestones and deliverables for readiness


Required Qualifications: 

  • Currently in final year of obtaining a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college / university or obtained degree within the last 24 months; coursework to obtain degree must be completed prior to start of employment. Degree must be awarded and verified within 6-8 weeks following the commencement date at your school.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization (F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered)
  • Willing to travel - Less than 20 percent of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degrees in business, management, information systems, computer science or technology related field. Other degrees are considered when accompanied by aptitude or interest in technology
  • Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care 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)

To Apply:

Union College alumni may submit resume to Rochelle Caruso in the Career Center at Union College carusor@union.edu

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.