Chief Technology Officer, OptumServe – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
September 15, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Job Type



  • Driving technical strategy and direction, creation of technology roadmaps and architecture guidelines
  • Seeking new technology and methods to drive a continuous innovation culture
  • Incorporating existing enterprise technology standards and capabilities into solutions as applicable
  • Participating in the creation of multi-year capability planning and roadmaps
  • Participating in solution bid proposals, owning the solution direction in such proposals
  • Owning software engineering, R & D, reliability engineering, system/solution/application architecture, technology service delivery and best practice adoption
  • Collaborating with IT and business partners to deliver and maintain excellent technology solutions with excellence in user experience
  • Providing leadership for a 140-person team, with a focus on talent management and employee engagement
  • Partnering with all parts of Optum Technology to develop, deliver and support high quality software products
  • Transforming team to a DevOps model / culture
  • Driving Agile best practices with all stakeholders
  • Driving to automation in all scenarios  
  • Incorporating existing enterprise technology standards and capabilities into solutions as applicable
  • Leveraging metrics and best practices to drive continuous improvement/transformation
  • Creating and managing to a financial plan

You’ll 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 provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 15 + years of technology leadership experience
  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Demonstrated success leveraging technology to meet business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with C-level stakeholders and external clients
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with executives and key business partners to drive a change agenda
  • Experience leading global technology teams
  • Track record of delivering high quality technology solutions using Agile methodology
  • Proven end-to-end technical product life-cycle management for applications and platforms, including full breadth of technology such as genomic solutions and IoT
  • Broad technology experience, including Digital solutions
  • Digital Health technology knowledge and experience deploying (e.g. Telehealth, Remote Patient Monitoring, RPA, Artificial Intelligence, etc.)
  • Experience deploying and supporting highly scalable technology solutions
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities and an enterprise-wide perspective
  • Experience working in a large, global, matrixed environment
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Outstanding collaboration abilities
  • Strong influencing, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Track record of delivering business results
  • Experience moving from legacy platforms to open source and/or cloud-based
  • Success driving a shift to a DevOps / Agile delivery model
  • .NET and/or Java-based solutions background

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree
  • Clinical process and technology knowledge/experience (e.g. Care Management, Utilization Management, Clinical Analytics, Referral Management, etc.)
  • Experience with R & D, pilots, and the art of the possible with advanced technology
  • Familiarity with Federal Agency roadmap(s)
  • Experience participating on development of large Federal bid proposals
  • Experience working with multiple Federal customers
  • Familiarity with ATO (Authorization To Operate)
  • HIPAA data privacy and security knowledge

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $169,500 to $322,500. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, in addition to your salary,  UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to 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.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Chief Technology Officer, CTO, OptumServe, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work from Home, Work at Home, Remote

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