• Sr Enterprise Cloud Engineer

    Location US-IA-Des Moines
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    Requires Non-Compete?
  • Job Summary

    About the career: In this role, you will lead the technical design efforts of public/private cloud ecosystems in collaboration with Solution Architects, Cloud Engineers, and business partners. You will design, build, and support highly integrated/complex public/private cloud infrastructure platforms. You will be serving as a subject matter expert and consultant resource for engineering and project teams in the execution of deliverables; while working cross functionally with business stakeholders and Solution Architects in technical planning and system delivery. You will consult and provide input on business process improvements and provide guidance and oversight of IT policies, procedures, tools, security and infrastructure. In addition, you will research and recommend new emerging technologies, techniques and tools that will add value to the organization and eliminate waste.


    Our Ideal Candidate: You have a knack for finding opportunities for automation through solutions that are elegant, scalable, and repeatable. You are energized by consulting with others within technology to develop, apply, and refine standards and repeatable formats.  You are fulfilled by sharing your knowledge and experience by coaching/mentoring others. For you, documentation is not just a step in the process, but rather something you see driving future innovation.


    Why Wellmark Technology? At a time when technology is creating new business models, disrupting industries and creating valuable experiences for consumers, our role as technology team members must elevate an organization through innovative transformation, modernized technology and delivery of new business strategies, including an aim to continuously evolve and enhance the customer experience. At Wellmark, our technology transformation program is called Ascend and is led by our empowered technology leaders and team members. Together, we are leaning into the future, owning the outcome and working together to transform how we work and what innovative solutions we deliver.


    Wellmark has been named one of the best employers in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine, ranking #3 out of the top 500 midsize employers in the nation and 1st among midsize insurance companies! 

    Minimum Qualifications Required (all must be met to be considered)

    • Bachelor's Degree or direct and applicable work experience
    • Minimum 7 years’ experience designing and building enterprise infrastructure.  Experience should include a combination of the following:
      • Collaborating with Engineers, Architects and Application Design/Run teams to ensure system design aligns to the architecture standards
      • Experience with DevOps / CICD methodologies and tools (not limited to: Scrum, Agile, TFS/VSTS or Jenkins, GIT)
      • Experience with scripting and/or automation (not limited to: YAML, JSON, CloudFormation, Chef, Python/JavaScript, Bas, PowerShell, Hashicorp Packer)
      • Proven proficiency with Unix/Linux administration
      • Experience with Windows 2012 R2 / 2016
      • A solid operational foundation – you are familiar with implementing ‘design for failure’ approaches
    • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to influence and drive change as well as adapt communication to your audience; up to an including executive level management
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in the process of defining IT Solution scope, business/system requirements, and writing/executing test cases
    • Proven problem solving / trouble shooting experience to provide innovative solutions to complex issues
    • Demonstrated experience taking action to improve existing processes, implementing solutions and measuring impact
    • Proven ability to connect systems to provide high quality interoperability
    • Proactive in nature
    • High attention to detail
    • Ability and interest to mentor/coach others

    Hiring Specifications Preferred

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Practical experience and background working with numerous AWS services (i.e. EC2, RDS, Lambda, IAM/KMS, VPC, ALB/NLB, WAF, AWS CLI, Containers (ECS, Docker, Kubernetes))
    • Informal leadership experience typically gained through a project leadership that demonstrates competencies

    Job Accountabilities

    a. Lead the design and build enterprise cloud systems for highly integrated public/private cloud infrastructure platforms. Collaborate with Cloud Engineers, Solution Architects and Application Design/Run teams to ensure system design aligns to the architecture standards. Influence architecture standards thru collaboration with Architects to improve technical and business efficiency. Ensure designed solutions exceed service level agreements and ensure solutions remain current with industry best practices, technology innovation and with Wellmark's standards.

    b. Consult with Solution Architects, project teams, and business partners in the creation & documentation of design deliverables for infrastructure platforms. Collaborate with Solution Architects to design and implement effective technology solutions,while using innovative business and technology processes to identify and implement improvement initiatives,eliminate redundancies and maximizes reuse of applications.

    c. Will oversee and lead planning,developing and estimating of technical cloud based solutions. Collaborate and work with other technical teams in to provide subject matter expertise and insights.

    d. Collaborate with Platform Engineers, Solution Architects, and other stakeholders for all technical domains to provide insight and direction regarding process improvements, cost reduction, and process automation. Act as last escalation point for engineering and application teams on highly complex technical troubleshooting of solutions.

    e. Oversee, review and provide technical guidance on the design efforts of Wellmarks supported solutions including but not limited to the evaluation of vendors during the selection process, integrating with new vendors, design, implementation and administration.

    f. Will adhere and are held accountable for the support and influence of Wellmark's architecture governance standards and technical standards. Provide design specifications to governing boards for proper approvals. Provides guidance for regarding IT policies , security and infrastructure.

    g. Will provide training and mentorship of engineering and administration teams regarding technical design and cloud solution implementation including review and quality assurance.

    h. Build strong relationships and business acumen with the business to ensure technical designs are aligned with business needs. Provide exceptional customer service and solutions.

    i. Automate complex business and technical processes through the use of systems programming, automation and orchestration toolsets.

    j. Develops and applies industry best practice technology, design and methodology approaches to design platform specific technical designs. Researches and recommends new emerging technologies, techniques and tools that will add value to the organization.

    k. Other duties as assigned.


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