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UnitedHealth Group

Senior DevOps Engineer - Remote


DevOps Engineer



Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Optum, the fast-growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.
Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.

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)

Careers with Optum offer flexible work arrangements and individuals who live and work in the Republic of Ireland will have the opportunity to split their monthly work hours between our Dublin or Letterkenny office and telecommuting from a home-based office.

About the role
In our Analytic Infrastructure Team, we handle the Reliability and Observability Engineering needs of business processes and applications that we maintain. In this role you will be responsible for leading pro-active Observability Engineering and Observability Testing practices to detect issues/weakness within the applications, platform, network, and databases in a controlled way using standardized Observability Tooling. This position implements new capabilities to reduce downtime, fast time to resolution of the systems and drives resilience/performance/reliability. Join us! There's never been a better time to do your life's best work℠

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as a subject matter expert to internal stakeholders on all aspects of the System Reliability Engineering (SRE)/ Observability discipline, driving increased reliability into various systems requiring support, across the Analytic Infrastructure Team.
  • Define and build our Observability Engineering approach and discipline, then develop/drive these automation scripts/frameworks, establish patterns using Observability tools and Fault Injection techniques/Strategies.
  • Guide Reliability via Enterprise Transformation, influencing teams as they work towards maintaining 99.99% reliability targets, and beyond
  • Partner with SRE/Devops team to identify anti patterns and optimization strategies, create fallback options and help develop self-healing capabilities across the team in a sustainable manner
  • Drive results through increasing reliability of applications and failover capabilities
  • Lead teams outside their immediate organization in implementing SRE/ Observability principles
  • Complete tasks with minimal guidance and oversight, and review work of others.
  • Actively mentors team members, through code reviews, brown bags, tech talks, design reviews
  • Lead change and innovation – pursue opportunities to adopt new technologies and drive adoption to enhance business outcomes – drive and mange high-quality execution across organizational lines.
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of and leverage cutting edge IT industry / marketplace technologies and trends to support highly available distributed systems, and the transformation of legacy systems.

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional IT experience (system administration, software development, or a combination), with steadily increasing responsibilities.
  • Experience working in a team managing IT Project timelines and deliverables.
  • Experience in a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) or Similar Observability Role
  • Experience designing and building highly distributed, reliable systems
  • Experience with one or more modern scripting/programming languages (Python, Java, C#, Ruby, Go, React Frameworks, groovy, Scala)
  • Experience with Agile & CI/CD methodologies and enabling Automation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mixed skill set of system administration/operations and development with full stack experience
  • Understanding in Observability and tooling such as , ELK, Grafana, Prometheus, Splunk, Sumologic, Datadog, Logging and Monitoring tolls Honeycomb.
  • Exposure to Azure Cloud and supporting Highly available solutions.
  • Terraform and Pipeline Exposure, Ansible or Chef Configuration Management
  • Experience of designing/architecting and building cloud based high throughput platforms and applications using Docker, Java/JEE stack, .NET, language tools and frameworks (Spring, Spring Boot, Hibernate, Web Services, Spring cloud), Web servers like Apache Tomcat
  • Experience with modern technologies/telemetry like Grafana, Prometheus, Jaeger, Elasticsearch
  • Good understanding of networking concepts (e.g. routing, firewalls, proxies) and technologies (e.g. HTTP, TLS, Nginx)

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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 the 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.