Network Engineer - Boston

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UnitedHealth Group
Architecture, Cisco, Firewall, Genetic, LAN, Linux, Network Engineer, Networks, Routers, Security, Testing, VPN, Wireless
Full Time, Full-time
Telecommuting not available Travel required to 15%.

Job Description

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)

Primary Responsibilities:

Key contributor to network architecture of the Optum Analytics network

Execute planned network maintenance and capacity improvement work

Monitor and respond to network and security events

Analyze network behavior and performance using various software tools

Establish and troubleshoot 3rd party IPSEC VPN connections

Deploy approved firewall policy changes

Develop, publish, and maintain documentation as related to specific network and security issues and services

Utilizes excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to travel to various Optum Analytics datacenters as required.

Comfortable with working an on-call and out-of-hours rotation when required

Able to work well independently or within a team, especially cross-functional teams

Core Competencies:

Ability to provide unique and creative solutions to problems that leverage best practices and foster network stability and security

Ability to work on multiple high priority tasks

Calm under pressure and ability to work through difficult issues

Eagerness to learn new technologies

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in a technology discipline

5+ years of recent experience on enterprise-grade Firewalls such as Juniper SRX series or Check Point.

5+ years of experience working with VoIP

5+ years of experience working with wireless LAN infrastructures

5+ experience on enterprise routers such as Juniper or Cisco Series

3+ years with enterprise SIEMs such as Splunk for Enterprise Security

Hands on experience with network monitoring, reporting and performance software

Experience with dynamic routing like OSPF and BGP, especially multihomed BGP

Must reside in New England or Washington DC areaWilling and able to travel up to 15% to east coast US locations

Willing and able to work on-call and after hours as needed as well as weekend maintenance once a month

Preferred Qualifications:

Understanding of Linux at a basic system administration level

Experience testing for vulnerabilities and configuration weaknesses.

Experience with controller-based wireless networks such as Aruba

Experience with network load balancers such as Netscalers
Currently residing in Boston, MA or surrounding area.

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

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 Title: Network Engineer - Boston
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Business: Optum Analytics
Family: Information Technology
Telecommuter Position: No
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Overtime Status: Exempt
City: Boston
State: MA
Country: United States
Department: OA Data Factory

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Company Information

We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 14 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.(SM) Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at
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