Principal Network Engineer – Remote

at UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Published January 24, 2023
Location Boston, MA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

This position requires extensive troubleshooting skills on ACI, SD-WAN , R&S with good understanding of NexGen Datacenter & Enterprise Network . Engineer should be responsible to drive P1/P2 War-Room and must have good understanding on Incident management & Monitoring tools . He/She should have some experience in Project work as well.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

* Work with Project Management / Design Teams to translate initial scope into actionable items
* Support Critical Incidents/Changes over the on-call week
* Coach and mentor other engineers on best practices
* Provide forward thinking and be agile in adopting new technologies to meet evolving business requirements
* Define, document, and adhere to technical and operational standards
* Maintain detailed technical documentation (e.g., standards, process, Method of Procedures, Run Books)
* Attend kick off meeting with the stack holders to understand the scope of the project.
* Be a single point of contact for any topic related to ACI
* Work closely with other teams to meet the deadlines and prioritize the items mentioned in the roadmap
* Provide input to have the infrastructure on the latest technology
* Drive the PLM towards success and have the risks mitigated by being agile and proactive
* Have a big Picture of the tasks driven and consider the leadership view to add value to Business
* Work closely with design and operations team to minimize/ eliminate the Business impact
* Own the service and be responsible to the stakeholders
* Attend regular meetings to draft the Priority items and complete the same
* Configure ACI using GUI and automation
* Create Json code for Automation using API inspector specially for repetitive task and modify existing Json as per the requirement
* Understand different Kinds for PRM automation
* Able to coordinate with PRM teams for new PRM automation requirement
* Understanding on Github
* Based on scope should be able to create the design
* Know the fabric upgrade process
* Understanding on NSX Tear 0 connectivity with ACI infra
* Coordinate with different tenant owners for any project requirement and during critical risk changes

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:

* 16+ years of experience in Networking technology
* 5+ years of experience installing, troubleshooting Cisco equipment
* 4+ years of experience on ACI platform
* Experience and skill to deploy new ACI fabric
* Good experience with network technical concepts, devices and platforms
* Understanding on software defined network Cisco ACI Technology
* Understanding on Tenant, EPG, Bridge domain, AEP, Policy group, interface profile, L3Out etc.
* Solid design knowledge on existing SDN (ACI infra) DC
* Extensive technical Troubleshoot in enterprise & Datacenter environment

Preferred Qualifications:

* Candidate should be CCNP Certified , CCIE will be advantage
* Experience to deal with ISP / Onsite Customer with good communication skills set
* Good knowledge on technologies like Routing Protocols (BGP, EIGRP and OSPF) Multi-VRF
* Datacenter infrastructure / Virtualization Knowledge will be extra advantage
* Good understanding on Monitoring tools like ..Nnmi, Splunk, Openview etc.
* Proficient in products from Cisco, Arista, Meraki, Nexus 5K, 7K and 9K and other vendors
* Automation
* Security related knowledge:
* Firewall Design and Architecture
* DMZ Environment Design
* WLAN Technologies
* Cisco Wireless Access Points and Controller
* VPN (IPsec, SSL, GRE)

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)

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $101,200 to $184,000. 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 employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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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