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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Administrator - Columbia, MD

UHG - Columbia, Maryland

Posted: 09/2/2018

Here's an idea. You raise your game as a developer of .NET Applications and we'll raise your impact by using your work to help make life better for millions of people around the globe. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is bringing technology, data and people together to help shape health care performance around the world. So bring your solid track record for innovation and accomplishment as a high level .NET Applications Developer to an organization where the challenges are greater and every day is an opportunity to do more.


Support development of Network Infrastructure within Amazon web service (AWS) cloud environment to support the three-tier architecture design of the application development. Work closely with the solutions architect. Create application instances in AWS DEV, TEST, VAL and PROD environments and deploy application packages in all the environments. Design for incremental changes required through Development and O&M.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and configure the VPC by modifying its IP address range, create subnets, and configure route tables, network gateways, and security settings
  • Create security groups and add rules to limit traffic on the required instances
  • Assist the development team for code deployments
  • Assist the database developers to migrate data from on-premise servers to cloud RDS instances
  • Participate and provide support in the release management process
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues in cloud integrations
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on AWS and systems engineering
  • Be responsible for infrastructure planning, scaling and monitoring process implementation
  • Educate teams on technical and workflow considerations of AWS adoption
  • Be responsible for CI/CD implementation using SCM tools
  • Implement different components of infrastructure (Monitoring, Logs Management, Consolidation tools etc.)
  • Be responsible for infrastructure planning, scaling and monitoring process implementation

You should know that it takes some time to adjust to the pace of this intense, high performance environment. You'll need to navigate a variety of complex systems and teams. You'll also need to be rigorous in your approach to formalized development processes and systems security.

Required Qualifications:

  • Computer Science degree or bachelor’s Degree in a related major
  • Building strong customer relationships through agile team(s) and personal performance
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • 5+ years of experience with:
    • Deployment & Management (Jenkins, Cloud formation)
    • Compute & Networking (EC2, VPN, AMI, RDS, S3, Direct Connect, Route 53, DynamoDB/Redshift)
    • Amazon ECS, CloudWatch, Gateway (NAT)
    • Administration of tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Sonarqube, Gerrit, GitHub, Jenkins
    • Implementation knowledge of engineering practices across the phases of SDL
  • Working experience with Cloud Computing Models – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Master in Understanding Public and Private Clouds – On-premise Private Cloud, Externally-Hosted Private Cloud
  • Specialist with AWS deployment experience using scripts (specifically using AWS CLI)
  • Hands-on experience in Linux administration to troubleshoot issues, optimize the solutions and create RCA
  • Experience working in Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) projects.
  • Collaborating in a multiple contractor environment
  • Exceptionally effective communication skills, verbal and written

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working closely with software development teams and understanding and adherence to basic software practices such as coding standards and configuration management is desired
  • Proficient in MS Project, MS Word, and MS Excel

If you're the kind of thinker and leader who wants to bring your contribution to a new level every day, consider Optum. You'll discover an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



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 Admin, Amazon Web Services Administrator, Columbia, MD, Maryland

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