Principal Network Engineer - Irvine, CA

UHG Irvine, CA

About the Job

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead multiple Network Engineering initiatives and projects consisting of design and development for complex products and platforms, including solution design, analysis, testing, and integration. Provide feedback on project status, milestones, and risks

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

  • Develop LAN/WAN strategies; evaluate and select hardware and software products, implement and integrate these products into comprehensive solutions meeting company’s business requirements

  • Support data center facility/services and proactively monitor the health of all systems located at the data centers and take appropriate action when required. Performs after-hours systems support, installation, and maintenance as required

  • Provide specialized technical expertise in researching and resolving complex technology network infrastructure problems which may involve coordination of hardware and software vendor support

  • Advise department team members on procedures, techniques, and requirements to insure maximum performance and availability of the company infrastructure. Recommend areas for improvement in both processes and systems

  • Conduct implementations, conversions, and upgrades in a manner consistent with Standard Operating Procedures within company maintenance windows; including change management procedures

  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, project managers, and stakeholders.

  • Author technical documentation such as network and data center diagrams

  • Work closely with vendors on implementation of products and services

  • Ensure security and operational standards and procedures are maintained in accordance with UHG IT compliance requirements, HIPPA standards, and industry best practices

  • Perform risk analysis to identify IT security issues and remediating plans. Identify and/or mitigate operational risks where appropriate

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and verbal skills with the ability to create and maintain strong relationships with members of cross departmental teams and department team members


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent of 10+ years of Network Engineering experience

  • 7+ Years of experience with Switches and Routers: (examples - Cisco, Nexus, Nexus 5K and 7K)

  • 5+ Years of experience with VPN: (examples DMVPN, MPLS, FLEX VPN, VPN AnyConnect, VTI, DVTI Tunnel, Metro Ethernet)

  • 5+ Years of experience with Routing Protocol: (examples OSPF, BGP & EIGRP Configuration and Troubleshooting)

  • 5+ Years of experience with Firewalls, IPS/IDS: (examples Palo Alto, Cisco ASA and FirePower)

  • 3+ Years of experience with Cisco ISE and NAC Solution      

  • 3+ Years of experience with Wireless: Cisco WLC     

  • 2+ Years of experience of OTV, VXLAN with Strong understanding of SDN and SDWAN

  • 2+ Years of experience of Load balancers: (examples NetScaler, F5)

  • CCNP Certified

Preferred Qualifications:                                      

  • CCIE Certified

  • 2+ Years of experience with Voice: Cisco Call Manager, UCCX, Unity

  • Healthcare Industry Experience

  • Strong documentation skills along with working knowledge of MS Project

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and verbal skills with the ability to create and maintain strong relationships with members of cross departmental teams and team members

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

What's the first thing that happens when one of the most successful physician groups in Orange County comes together with a global leader in health care? Opportunity. With Monarch HealthCare joining OptumCare and the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, people like you will find increasing levels of challenge, impact and professional success. With a vibrant network of hospitals and urgent care centers, we're changing health care for the better by improving access to affordable, high quality care, and working together to improve the patient experience. That takes passion, commitment, intense focus and the ability to contribute effectively in a highly collaborative team environment. Are you with us? Learn more about this exciting 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: Network Engineering, Switches and Routers, VPN, Routing Protocol, Irvine, CA, California