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Devops Engineer
Basking Ridge, New Jersey  |  Onsite
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Applied on September 18, 2021
Job Id #49525 Posted August 3, 2021


  • We're looking for a hands-on strong senior technical engineer with experience working in modern technologies and a proven background delivering products on time and on budget.
  • Someone able to encourage, support and, at times, correct development teams in a way that promotes growth and velocity. Were looking for someone who can get into the weeds while still being able to see the forest through the trees (as well as being able to work with cliches!)
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener.
  • When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Were creating a modern application to design and process member materials.
  • This will end up supporting thousands of files and millions of members.
  • This system will interface with multiple source systems.
  • Were moving to a real-time, streaming architecture composed of microservices.
  • Some of the technologies were leveraging include React, Java SpringBoot, Kafka, Postgres, Splunk, Grafana, Jenkins and Azure.


  • A full stack engineer having strong experience with modern technologies (microservices and streaming) along with being approachable to other team members.

Top Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience working with Java Microservices.
  • 1+ years React development
  • 2+ years of experience implementing complex, large-scale streaming architectures in a flexible environment.

Team and Team size:

  • 1 PO, 1 SA, 6-8 Developers. But want someone who can also provide guidance to other teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing guidance on technical implementations
  • Technical solution analysis and recommendations, including timeline estimates
  • Framework development Significant hands-on coding Mentoring other team members

Required Qualifications:

  • Java experience Kafka, or similar, streaming experience
  • Advanced web development experience
  • Undergraduate degree in applicable area of expertise or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience as a senior/principal software engineer
  • 1+ years of experience working with Microservices and both SQL and NoSQL database technologies
  • 1+ years of experience implementing complex, large-scale architectures in a flexible environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct leadership experience (including duties such as performance reviews, productivity reviews, metrics reporting, etc)

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 2-3
  • b. Video vs. phone? Phone
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? 50-75% technical and the remaining will be around communication, leadership, etc.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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