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Senior Network Engineer - Cloud Solutions

Humana

Humana

IT
Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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The Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer (Network) develops and evaluates cloud network performance criteria and measurement methods. Prepares the analysis of the short term or long-term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling. Conducts cloud network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies. Develops alternative cloud routing scenarios and changes in required sequence of network activities. Conducts economic and population growth studies to determine impact on cloud network capacity and development plan projections. Begins to influence department’s strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to more complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments

The Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer (Network) develops and evaluates cloud network performance criteria and measurement methods. Prepares the analysis of the short term or long-term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling. Conducts cloud network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies. Develops alternative cloud routing scenarios and changes in required sequence of network activities. Conducts economic and population growth studies to determine impact on cloud network capacity and development plan projections. Begins to influence department’s strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to more complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Performs on-call and implementation duties on nights and weekends as required. Humana is seeking a Senior Cloud Solutions Engineer who will deliver solutions for Multi-Cloud network connectivity. This is a critical role within Humana’s IT organization responsible for the engineering and design, planning, implementation, and establishment of operational and maintenance programs to deliver best-in-class next generation cloud network infrastructure. This includes optimizing all aspects of cloud network eco-system, including performance, resiliency, availability, resource utilization and innovation. This person will provide cloud network design, engineering and administrative support of both physical and virtual networking devices within our Multi-Cloud environments. This person will be responsible for leveraging state-of-the-art networking technologies, including virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN), to develop and deliver a robust, scalable, cloud network eco-system.


Use your skills to make an impact

The scope will include the following areas of concentration:

  • Network fabric for Private & Public Cloud platforms supporting multiple software defined network overlay technologies; Planning, designing, and deploying new network infrastructure and connectivity for Multi-Cloud environment.
  • Overseeing and performing administration, configuration, and monitoring of all network equipment & cloud resources (switches, routers, firewalls, Expressroute Gateways, User Defined Route tables, etc.).
  • Support the elimination of existing datacenter dependencies to enable cloud/fastest-path access (i.e. VPN, Web Proxy, etc...)
  • Connectivity solutions for supporting a hybrid cloud strategy;
  • WAN circuit topology and telco/carrier technical integration.

Engineering responsibilities for these areas of concentration include, but are not limited:

  • Partnering with internal and external business groups to develop technical solutions to meet business objectives.
  • Design for new solutions;
  • Standard solution configuration;
  • Technology roadmap development, management, and maintenance;
  • Documenting and updating all network infrastructure and supported business processes.
  • Capacity and performance planning;
  • Integration with related infrastructure engineering efforts;
  • Alignment and integration with information security requirements;
  • Definition and development of operational KPIs and metrics;
  • Disaster recovery/business continuity integration;
  • Continuous knowledge and skills improvement;
  • WAN circuit topology and telco/carrier technical integration;
  • Assist in motivating and growing the Network Engineering team to its next level of maturity, agility (NetDevOps) and scalability;
  • Help build foundation and help define capabilities and processes to address network needs in tactical and strategic terms;
  • L4 Troubleshooting & resolving network issues and outages;
  • Application performance troubleshooting using network/cloud tools and methodology;
  • Define, documenting, and enforcing network standards;
  • Perform after-hours solutions implementation;
  • Support other teams as needed, after-hours;
  • Participate in on-call rotation;
  • Write & maintain Infrastructure as Code using Terraform Enterprise;
  • Write & maintain documentation & SOP's for other operations teams.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA, preferably in a technical or scientific field or in lieu of BS/BA, 4+ years industry experience + industry certifications
  • 1+ years of experience working with cloud architecture network designs, implementations, and support (AWS, Azure, GCP, OCI)
  • Cloud certification such as Azure Architect Expert + Azure Network Engineer Associate
  • Network engineering certification such as CCNA through CCNP or the equivalent
  • 4+ years of technical network engineering experience, and 3+ years of project leadership experience
  • 4+ years of Layer 2/ Layer 3 network architectural design (WAN/Cloud/Data Center) and engineering experience
  • 4+ years of experience working with BGP and other WAN technologies
  • Strong experience supporting large-scale datacenters and remote sites
  • Experience with Cisco networking equipment • Experience with Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Experience in Site-to-Site VPN technologies
  • Knowledge of QoS and network security functions (firewalls, VPN, IPS, etc)
  • Ability to manage complex multi-organizational projects
  • Experience with implementing and operating a software-defined network environment (Viptela, Alkira, etc.)
  • Vendor management skills (hardware/software security vendors as well as third party vendors)
  • Experience working with Data Center Colocation facilities and virtual network fabric provided by vendors such as Equinix and Mega-Port.
  • US Citizenship
  • Pass eQIP certification background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps
  • Infrastructure as Code experience
  • CI/CD Pipeline experience
  • Programming/scripting languages and frameworks knowledge and experience, in support of automation (Python, Ansible, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Akamai, ZScaler, and ThousandEyes
  • Experience with AGILE methodology & ITSM processes
  • Deep understanding of virtual network appliance offerings and how to apply them to public cloud providers (Amazon AWS, MS Azure, Google GCP).
  • Understanding of Cloud Network Security technologies
  • Familiarity with public cloud provider PaaS and SaaS offerings (e.g. Azure Kubernetes Service, Application Service Environment, etc.) Data Center infrastructure solutions: Cisco (R&S), Palo Alto (NGFW + IDS/IPS functions), Infoblox (DDI), Cisco ISE, also implemented on Cisco products

Additional Information

Work-At-Home Requirements

  • WAH requirements: Must have the ability to provide a high speed DSL or cable modem for a home office. Associates or contractors who live and work from home in the state of California will be provided payment for their internet expense.
  • A minimum standard speed for optimal performance of 25x10 (25mpbs download x 10mpbs upload) is required.
  • Satellite and Wireless Internet service is NOT allowed for this role.
  • A dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information.

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Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Pay Range

The compensation range below reflects a good faith estimate of starting base pay for full time (40 hours per week) employment at the time of posting. The pay range may be higher or lower based on geographic location and individual pay will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.


$104,800 - $144,300 per year


This job is eligible for a bonus incentive plan. This incentive opportunity is based upon company and/or individual performance.

Description of Benefits

Humana, Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries (collectively, “Humana”) offers competitive benefits that support whole-person well-being. Associate benefits are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family while also knowing your life extends outside of work. Among our benefits, Humana provides medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, time off (including paid time off, company and personal holidays, volunteer time off, paid parental and caregiver leave), short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and many other opportunities.


About us

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to putting health first – for our teammates, our customers and our company. Through our Humana insurance services and CenterWell healthcare services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health – delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.


Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.