Principal Network Engineer – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
October 2, 2021
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


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 secure 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:

  • Leading & supporting network integrations of new acquisitions into Optum’s Regional Network Hubs 
  • Learn the Acquired Entity’s network structure, design and implement the integration plan, including hardware requirements, IP Address/network routing management, firewall rule design, and equipment configuration
  • Assist acquired entity network teams in gaining compliance with Optum security policies
  • Drive technical planning to ensure successful network migration with no impact on the business
  • Functional SME, serves as a leader and mentor
  • Creating detailed network documentation
  • Being comfortable in front of a whiteboard, marker in hand - you will be pitching ideas and solutions to complex problems, leading brainstorming sessions
  • Configuring, maintaining and supporting network infrastructure in multiple sites globally
  • Prioritizing multiple work streams simultaneously and still meet project deadlines
  • Using your vast knowledge of networking architectures and tools to troubleshoot issues 
  • Thinking critically to solve complex issues both with a team as well as independently
  • Using your effective communication to translate requirements to other network engineers and business leaders
  • Providing 24-hour support for network infrastructure in an on-call rotation
  • Anticipates customer needs and proactively develops solutions to meet them
  • May lead functional or segment teams or projects

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
  • 8+ years of experience implementing, maintaining and troubleshooting converged IP networks
  • 8+ years of knowledge of core networking concepts Vlans, VRFs & VPNs
  • 8+ years with advanced knowledge of routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF & BGP
  • 8+ years of experience in supporting Cisco IOS/ NX-OS
  • 5+ years of experience with application architectures and DNS migrations
  • 3+ years of experience supporting VMware compute and networking knowledge
  • 3+ years of experience working in a change-controlled environment
  • 2+ years of experience with SD-WAN Solutions, preferably Cisco Meraki or Viptela

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical network (e.g. CCNA, CCNP) and security certifications (e.g. CISA, CISSP, GCIH)
  • Experience with configuring and troubleshooting Palo Alto Firewalls, A10 ADC, F5 Load Balancers and Blue Coat Proxies
  • Experience with M&A integrations
  • Familiarity with network automation utilizing Ansible, Python, Jinja2
  • Knowledge of common development tools like Git & Jenkins
  • Fluent in Spanish

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 $94,500 to $171,700. 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: Principal Network Engineer, IP, Network, VLAN, Cisco, Routing, Architecture, VMWare, Telecommute, Telecommuting, Telecommuter, Work From Home, Work At Home, Remote

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