Senior Network Engineer - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie Minnesota

United States

Information Technology
(No Timezone Provided)

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

As part of Optum's Enterprise Technology team, you'll be a core component in migrating new acquisitions into Optum's network. Working side by side with acquired companies, you'll use your networking expertise and understanding of Optum's standards to successfully map out their network integration ensuring their business is not impacted while introducing additional layers of security to their environment.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and help lead multiple Network Engineering initiatives and projects consisting of design and development for complex products and platforms, including solution design, analysis, testing, and integration
  • Provide feedback on project status, milestones, and risks
  • Develop LAN/WAN strategies; evaluate and select hardware and software products, implement, and integrate these products into comprehensive solutions meeting company's business requirements
  • Performs after-hours systems support, installation, and maintenance as required
  • Provide specialized technical expertise in researching and resolving complex technology network infrastructure problems which may involve coordination of hardware and software vendor support
  • Advise team members on procedures, techniques, and requirements to insure maximum performance and availability of the company infrastructure. Recommend areas for improvement in both processes and systems
  • Conduct implementations, conversions, and upgrades in a manner consistent with Standard Operating Procedures within company maintenance windows; including change management procedures
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, project managers, and stakeholders
  • Author technical documentation such as network diagrams
  • Work closely with vendors on implementation of products and services
  • Ensure security and operational standards and procedures are maintained in accordance with UHG IT compliance requirements, HIPPA standards, and industry best practices
  • Perform risk analysis to identify IT security issues and remediating plans. Identify and/or mitigate operational risks where appropriate
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and verbal skills with the ability to create and maintain solid relationships with members of cross departmental teams and department team members
  • Available to work after hours and on-call

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting converged IP networks
  • 5+ years of knowledge of core networking concepts Vlans, VRFs & VPNs
  • 5+ years with advanced knowledge of routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF & BGP
  • 5+ years of experience in supporting Cisco, Arista or HPE/Aruba Network Infrastructure
  • 2+ years of experience configuring and supporting F5 Load Balancers
  • 2+ years of experience working in a change-controlled environment
  • 1+ years of experience with SD-WAN Solutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical network (e.g. CCNA, CCNP) and security certifications (e.g. CISA, CISSP, GCIH)
  • ITIL Foundations v3 certification or higher
  • Experience supporting Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Familiarity with network automation utilizing Ansible, Python, Jinja2
  • Knowledge of common development tools like Git & Jenkins

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 $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.

Job Keywords: Senior Network Engineer, Network Engineering, Network Engineer, IP Networks, VLAN, VPN, Cisco, Load Balancers, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

Senior Network Engineer - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie Minnesota

United States

Information Technology

(No Timezone Provided)

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

As part of Optum's Enterprise Technology team, you'll be a core component in migrating new acquisitions into Optum's network. Working side by side with acquired companies, you'll use your networking expertise and understanding of Optum's standards to successfully map out their network integration ensuring their business is not impacted while introducing additional layers of security to their environment.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and help lead multiple Network Engineering initiatives and projects consisting of design and development for complex products and platforms, including solution design, analysis, testing, and integration
  • Provide feedback on project status, milestones, and risks
  • Develop LAN/WAN strategies; evaluate and select hardware and software products, implement, and integrate these products into comprehensive solutions meeting company's business requirements
  • Performs after-hours systems support, installation, and maintenance as required
  • Provide specialized technical expertise in researching and resolving complex technology network infrastructure problems which may involve coordination of hardware and software vendor support
  • Advise team members on procedures, techniques, and requirements to insure maximum performance and availability of the company infrastructure. Recommend areas for improvement in both processes and systems
  • Conduct implementations, conversions, and upgrades in a manner consistent with Standard Operating Procedures within company maintenance windows; including change management procedures
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, project managers, and stakeholders
  • Author technical documentation such as network diagrams
  • Work closely with vendors on implementation of products and services
  • Ensure security and operational standards and procedures are maintained in accordance with UHG IT compliance requirements, HIPPA standards, and industry best practices
  • Perform risk analysis to identify IT security issues and remediating plans. Identify and/or mitigate operational risks where appropriate
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and verbal skills with the ability to create and maintain solid relationships with members of cross departmental teams and department team members
  • Available to work after hours and on-call

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:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting converged IP networks
  • 5+ years of knowledge of core networking concepts Vlans, VRFs & VPNs
  • 5+ years with advanced knowledge of routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF & BGP
  • 5+ years of experience in supporting Cisco, Arista or HPE/Aruba Network Infrastructure
  • 2+ years of experience configuring and supporting F5 Load Balancers
  • 2+ years of experience working in a change-controlled environment
  • 1+ years of experience with SD-WAN Solutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical network (e.g. CCNA, CCNP) and security certifications (e.g. CISA, CISSP, GCIH)
  • ITIL Foundations v3 certification or higher
  • Experience supporting Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Familiarity with network automation utilizing Ansible, Python, Jinja2
  • Knowledge of common development tools like Git & Jenkins

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 $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.

Job Keywords: Senior Network Engineer, Network Engineering, Network Engineer, IP Networks, VLAN, VPN, Cisco, Load Balancers, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote