• Enterprise Cloud Engineer (AWS)

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

    About the career: In collaboration with engineers and administrators, you will be responsible for the technical design efforts of enterprise cloud systems for integrated public/private cloud infrastructure platforms. You will continuously look to optimize security, automation, and system performance/availability, while ensuring solutions developed adhere and align to the architecture standards. And you will serve as a technical expert and resource for engineering and project teams in the execution of deliverables. In addition, you will work cross functionally with business stakeholders and technology resources in technical planning and system delivery.


    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. 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 4 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))


    Job Accountabilities

    a. Design and build enterprise cloud systems for highly integrated public/private cloud infrastructure platforms. Collaborate with stakeholders across Wellmark Technology e.g. architecture, security, application design/run to ensure system supports and aligns to the both architecture standards and meets the needs of the business. Fulfill service level agreements and ensure solutions remains current with industry best practices, technologies and with Wellmark's standards.

    b. Consult with Solution Architects, Cloud Engineers, and project teams in the creation & documentation of design deliverables for infrastructure platforms. Design and implement effective technology solutions, while using innovative business and technology processes to identify and implement public/private Cloud based infrastructure solutions and enhancements.

    c. Work with other technical teams to provide subject matter expertise, insights, and consultation. Collaborate with Engineers, Solution Architects, business systems analysts, and other stakeholders to provide insight/direction regarding process improvements.

    d. 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.

    e. Will provide training and mentorship of administration team regarding technical design and cloud solution implementation including review and quality assurance.

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

    g. 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.

    h. Act as escalation for administration team for complex technical troubleshooting of solutions.

    i Other duties as assigned.


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