Identity Leader, Optum Technology - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie Minnesota

United States

Information Technology
(No Timezone Provided)

The UnitedHealth Group (UHG) Identity Leader is a newly created role to consolidate responsibility or the overall identity strategy and delivery within UHG. This is a critical role for us as patients, members, and providers use our identity solutions millions of times per day when interacting across the different UHG businesses. Given their criticality these systems are considered "critical infrastructure" and services. Which also means they have to be engineered for extreme reliability and scalability. Identity covers a large scope including: Identity Proofing, Digital Credentials, Third Party Credentials, Identity Exchange, Matching (Including MDM and Stewardship), as well as deep security topics related to all of the above areas. Further, we need to handle those different capabilities across a number of different ecosystems and business models (b2b, b2c, b2b2c, etc). The individual that holds this role will have a rare combination of Engineering Leadership, Security, Reliability (5 9's), Scalability (X,000's TPS) and a background in internet scale identity and authentication.



They will be responsible for:

  • Combining different authentication systems handling different pieces of the puzzle
  • Credential migration, System migration, and policy normalization to simplify and normalize our identity solutions
  • Creating consumption patterns of identity and authentication for our businesses, developers, and analytics teams
  • Owns "The HOW" - How technology is implemented for our identity platforms
  • Owns the full stack: from infrastructure and API's to consumer identity experience
  • Own the security stack to ensure we remove all chances of compromised credentials, user integrity issues, and other attacks
  • Owns the "strong" multi-factor and other future authentication strategies
  • Owns the infrastructure and application architecture required for maintaining 99.999% availability of our authentication services
  • Owns the scalability of our solutions to ensure we support extreme scalability in the range of thousands of transactions per second across our systems
  • Owns the core technologies for performing Master Data Management and Stewardship across our core systems
  • Owns the thought leadership for educating the rest of the organization on how to move our customer experiences forward into better solutions
  • Develop deep relationships with our respective CIO and CTO organizations to ensure alignment of applications towards our identity goals
  • Provide thought leadership and use established global intelligence networks, to drive superior security and threat detection capabilities
  • Review current and emerging technical matters to identify product, customer, and full stack technology impacts
  • Act as an internal evangelist for engineering across the business and corporate function leaders
  • Be a talent magnet for this function across the business, helping to elevate the quality of engineering

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:

  • 15 + years of engineering and leadership experience, most of which focused on delivering highly secure, highly reliable and highly scale systems
  • 5 + years working in the public cloud building IAC, identity solutions and frameworks
  • Deep experience securing systems at scale
  • Demonstrated understanding of different identity attack vectors including: Phishing, Bot attacks, Man in the middle, etc.
  • Experience working with Multi Factor Authentication systems
  • Experience with identity matching, Master Data Management and stewardship
  • Experience utilizing open source technology and solutions
  • Experience building low latency (1,000/tps)
  • Experience managing people including organizations of at least 50 people
  • Experience recruiting, leading, and managing both onshore and offshore teams
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science or related field
  • Startup experience
  • Experience building commercial software products
  • Experience with successful migration of Enterprise EMPI systems in production with 50+ million identities
  • Experience with no Password authentication systems
  • Experience with security "kill chains" and how to apply them to identity systems
  • Experience with different Identity standards
  • Experience with Machine Learning / AI models
  • Experience successfully driving alignment across organizational lines in large/complex matrixed companies

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

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.

Identity Leader, Optum Technology - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie Minnesota

United States

Information Technology

(No Timezone Provided)

The UnitedHealth Group (UHG) Identity Leader is a newly created role to consolidate responsibility or the overall identity strategy and delivery within UHG. This is a critical role for us as patients, members, and providers use our identity solutions millions of times per day when interacting across the different UHG businesses. Given their criticality these systems are considered "critical infrastructure" and services. Which also means they have to be engineered for extreme reliability and scalability. Identity covers a large scope including: Identity Proofing, Digital Credentials, Third Party Credentials, Identity Exchange, Matching (Including MDM and Stewardship), as well as deep security topics related to all of the above areas. Further, we need to handle those different capabilities across a number of different ecosystems and business models (b2b, b2c, b2b2c, etc). The individual that holds this role will have a rare combination of Engineering Leadership, Security, Reliability (5 9's), Scalability (X,000's TPS) and a background in internet scale identity and authentication.



They will be responsible for:

  • Combining different authentication systems handling different pieces of the puzzle
  • Credential migration, System migration, and policy normalization to simplify and normalize our identity solutions
  • Creating consumption patterns of identity and authentication for our businesses, developers, and analytics teams
  • Owns "The HOW" - How technology is implemented for our identity platforms
  • Owns the full stack: from infrastructure and API's to consumer identity experience
  • Own the security stack to ensure we remove all chances of compromised credentials, user integrity issues, and other attacks
  • Owns the "strong" multi-factor and other future authentication strategies
  • Owns the infrastructure and application architecture required for maintaining 99.999% availability of our authentication services
  • Owns the scalability of our solutions to ensure we support extreme scalability in the range of thousands of transactions per second across our systems
  • Owns the core technologies for performing Master Data Management and Stewardship across our core systems
  • Owns the thought leadership for educating the rest of the organization on how to move our customer experiences forward into better solutions
  • Develop deep relationships with our respective CIO and CTO organizations to ensure alignment of applications towards our identity goals
  • Provide thought leadership and use established global intelligence networks, to drive superior security and threat detection capabilities
  • Review current and emerging technical matters to identify product, customer, and full stack technology impacts
  • Act as an internal evangelist for engineering across the business and corporate function leaders
  • Be a talent magnet for this function across the business, helping to elevate the quality of engineering

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:

  • 15 + years of engineering and leadership experience, most of which focused on delivering highly secure, highly reliable and highly scale systems
  • 5 + years working in the public cloud building IAC, identity solutions and frameworks
  • Deep experience securing systems at scale
  • Demonstrated understanding of different identity attack vectors including: Phishing, Bot attacks, Man in the middle, etc.
  • Experience working with Multi Factor Authentication systems
  • Experience with identity matching, Master Data Management and stewardship
  • Experience utilizing open source technology and solutions
  • Experience building low latency (1,000/tps)
  • Experience managing people including organizations of at least 50 people
  • Experience recruiting, leading, and managing both onshore and offshore teams
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science or related field
  • Startup experience
  • Experience building commercial software products
  • Experience with successful migration of Enterprise EMPI systems in production with 50+ million identities
  • Experience with no Password authentication systems
  • Experience with security "kill chains" and how to apply them to identity systems
  • Experience with different Identity standards
  • Experience with Machine Learning / AI models
  • Experience successfully driving alignment across organizational lines in large/complex matrixed companies

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

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.