Python Job: Senior DevOps Engineer - Hybrid

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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.

Here at Optum, part of United Health Group we'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm

About the role:

At UnitedHealth Group and Optum, we want to make healthcare work better for everyone. This depends on hiring the best and brightest. With a thriving ecosystem of investment and innovation, our business in Ireland is constantly growing to support the healthcare needs of the future.

Our teams are at the forefront of building and adapting the latest technologies to propel healthcare forward in a way that better serves everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, we use the most advanced development tools, AI, data science and innovative approaches to make the healthcare system work better for everyone. Join us and do your life's best work.

Life Sciences is a fast-growing part of our business. Optum has set up a new business unit, based in Ireland, to serve this segment. Our Technology team, the Optum Product Engineering Nexus (OPEN) are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to help shape new products and services we will offer to the market via this new business unit.

The Senior DevOps Engineer will perform duties related to application development and operational support. Guide teams in designing, building, testing, and deploying changes to existing software and enhance the security protocols of the IT infrastructure. Overseeing environments’ health and facilitation of high priority incidents to improve the state of service availability and continuity. Develop processes and activities that focus on restoring service after an incident occurs. Understand the interactions between systems, the applications and services hosted and evaluate the impact of changes and additions. Perform analysis on existing systems to ensure performance and reliability, enhance scalability, meet security requirements and interoperable and maintainable technology portfolio. Be a thought leader in your field helping teams adopt best practices.

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Infrastructure design, development, testing and implementation

  • Support all phases of software engineering including requirements analysis, application design code development and testing

  • Setup and maintain monitoring and alerting

  • Identify and resolve security vulnerabilities

  • Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases every Sprint

  • Collaborate with Product Owners to ensure alignement with operational SLA's

  • Troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions as required

  • End to end ITSM support including change management, incident management and problem management

  • Mentoring and guiding the team members

  • Providing recommendations for architecture and process improvements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in 24x7 Production Support and ITSM Practices

  • Proven hands-on experience in distributed server operations (build, break / fix, manage, patching, prod support)

  • Application development experience

  • Knowledge of monitoring tools, automation scripts, and overall automation to reduce manual efforts

  • Experience working with Open-Source technology such as Git/GitHub, OpenShift, Apache JMeter, or Python

  • Experience working in an Agile CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) development environment

  • Experience with writing batch files, PowerShell scripts or UNIX shell scripts

  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to document technical content

  • A degree in computer science or equivalent experience

Technology Careers with Optum.
Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

All telecommuters will be required to adhere to the UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.

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