AWS Cloud Engineer – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
September 26, 2021
Richmond, VA
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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S., preferably in Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, or Virginia as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of development, test and production environments on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Gov Cloud with a goal of high availability, fault-tolerance and scalability
  • Work with the larger design team to develop a full Hybrid Cloud Solution
  • Manage full application stacks from the Operating System through custom applications using Amazon cloud-based computing environments
  • Work closely with the architect and engineers to design networks, systems, and storage environment that reflect business needs, security requirements, and service level requirements
  • Manage a continuous integration/continuous deployment methodology for the server-based technologies
  • Work with engineering and architecture teams to design and implement scalable software services
  • Work with the architecture team to design and implement a cloud management solution to potentially span multiple CSP and private clouds

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:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • 5+ years of related systems engineering experience
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in designing and developing complex distributed IT solutions (e.g. cloud, distributed systems or high-performance computing experience)
  • Experience with technologies to include: AWS, Windows/Linux, and Puppet
  • Experience designing and building web application environments on AWS, including services such as EC2, S3, ELB, RDS, etc.
  • Experience with DevOps tools such as Jenkins, Maven, GitHub, etc in a cloud environment
  • Experience with Linux and Windows Server system administration
  • Experience with installing and configuring application servers such as IIS, WebLogic, JBoss and Tomcat
  • Ability to create and utilize AWS Cloud Formation templates to automate creation of AWS images
  • Proficient in developing scripts and scripting languages
  • A team player capable of high performance, flexibility in a dynamic working environment and the ability to lead
  • Able to travel to client site in DC area for first week of employment and for required meetings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional

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

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary,  UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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:  AWS Cloud Engineer, AWS, Cloud, Engineer, systems engineering, AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, Windows, Linux, DevOps, server administration, application servers, Telecommute, Telecommuter, Telecommuting, Work at Home, Work from Home, Remote

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