Cloud Engineer - Telecommute

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

We're creating opportunities in every corner of the health care marketplace to improve lives while we're building careers. At UnitedHealth Group, we support you with the latest tools, advanced training and the combined strength of high caliber co-workers who share your passion, your energy and your commitment to quality. Join us and start doing your life's best work. SM


Compassion. It's the starting point for health care providers like you and it's what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you're also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life's best work. SM

Our teams are helping people from around the world. We can bring out your best as you put your listening, analytical and problem solving skills to work in a setting that is geared to helping improve lives and enhance health care for millions. Here, you'll discover a wealth of pathways for professional growth within Customer Service, Billing, Claims, Enrollment & Eligibility and across our global economy. Join us and find out why this is the place to do your life's best work. SM

Careers with ConnectYourCare, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. ConnectYourCare is transforming the way people save, spend and invest in health care. As one of the nation's largest benefit savings providers, we are revolutionizing how companies administer consumer-directed health care. Doing so allows us to offer their employees seamless solutions that give them peace of mind. Join a team that is helping people have more opportunities to enjoy life by making their health care easier to plan for and manage. Here, you'll be able to drive results because we invest in you as our employee. Ready for a career with purpose? This is an opportunity for you to innovate, help others, grow your career and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This is a senior engineering role to design and provide network and Cloud infrastructure support for Optum Financial Technology. The cloud systems/network engineer is responsible for the design, creation, deployment and management of AWS cloud/ Azure and Oracle OCI environment that includes implementing, maintaining and supporting the firewalls and security devices.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Analyze system requirements and lead design and development activities
  • Provide technical leadership for the integration of requirements, design and technology
  • Incorporate new plans, designs and systems into ongoing operations
  • Install, support, and maintain firewall and other security hardware and software infrastructure according to industry best practices, including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention devices, and VPN concentrators
  • Diagnose advanced problems and solve issues, often under time constraints
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for the firewall team and consult with other business units when necessary
  • Monitor network performance and implement performance tuning when necessary
  • Manage firewall / security systems by establishing and enforcing policies, defining and monitoring access
  • Report firewall operational status by gathering, prioritizing information; managing projects
  • Installation, configuration and administration of network equipment including routers, switches, firewalls, IDS / IPS and load balances
  • Develop technical documentation

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.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Chef, Ansible, and Puppet)
  • 3+ years of experience in codifying, managing and testing infrastructure as code
  • 3+ years of experience with Amazon Web Services (e.g. IAM policies and roles, VPC, EC2, RDS, ELB, CloudFormation, CloudFront, Elastic Search, Elastic Cache)
  • Highly proficient in build and code quality tools (GIT, Github, Jenkins)
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hashicorp tools (Packer, Vagrant, Terraform, Vault)
  • CISSP, CEH, CCIE, CCNP, AWS certification in any of the following - Solutions Architect, Developer or Systems Ops

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 $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*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.

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