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Humana Senior Azure Cloud / Container Architect (remote, virtual, home office eligible) in Overland Park, Kansas


The Senior Container & Kubernetes Architect leads the planning, design, and engineering of enterprise-level infrastructure and platforms related to cloud computing. The Senior Container Architect work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.


The Senior Container Architect performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications for Container computing environments. Develops specifications for new IT Container computing products and service offerings. Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies. Begins to influence department’s strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to highly complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

We are seeking a Container Architect with extensive experience working in a complex computing environment to join our Cloud Platform Architecture Team. As a Sr. Container Architect, you will work as part of a team that designs and architects Humana’s next generation internal and external Container infrastructure & experience. A thorough understanding of and working experience with Azure AKS, GKE & Docker is required. To be successful you will need a strong technical orientation; be a creative problem solver; be motivated to advance in the field; and work well in a team-oriented environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, build and deploy Container solutions across Enterprise Azure tenant

  • Design, Build and Implement Azure AKS Container Services

  • Design & Build Technical Architecture for Isitio

  • Lead technical deployments that involve multiple IT teams and stakeholders

  • Provide technical direction to meet the internal needs

  • Develop, enhance, orchestration and automation of Container enablement tools

  • Design a highly scalable multi-tenant container infrastructure to support the company’s future growth

  • Provide innovative solutions for complex container eco-systems with Docker, Istio, HELM

  • Create documentation and implementation plans to allow support teams to build and manage the internal Container environment

  • Build Containers technologies and make recommendations based on knowledge and research

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Cloud experience within enterprise environments

  • 5 + years of hands on experience design and building container infrastructure

  • Solid architecture & design experience in using AKS or GKE

  • Established experience with automated CI/CD to support multiple software teams

  • Demonstrated experience with Istio Design and Support

  • Demonstrated experience with Docker

  • Demonstrated with Kubernetes Operators & Controllers

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently to support deadlines

  • Demonstrate ability to use problem solving techniques such as root cause analysis to resolve issues

  • Demonstrate ability to write and present effective materials, including presentations, status reporting, technical diagrams and flowcharts

  • Ability to follow and adhere to policies, procedures and standards relating to network and systems management

  • Prepare detailed build/test plans to implement new technologies and configurations

  • Ability to collaborate with a team working across multiple locations

Preferred Qualifications:

• Cloud Certification is strongly preferred• A track record of success developing and deploying Container technical solutions to business problems for or within large enterprise organizations• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field• Experience with the design and development of cloud-native, secure, distributed applications• Knowledge with modern services controls such as IAM, access control, monitoring, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, and containers• Knowledge of infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting and configuration management• Working knowledge of designing high availability systems in the cloud (fault domains, availability zones, deployment slots, regions)• Experience developing ARM Templates, or Terraform• Experience and working knowledge of HELM Charts• Strong Cloud Network and Security knowledge• Experience using Source Control•Experience working in an agile continuous delivery workflow & team (Kanban)•Experience communicating technical complexity and change to a broad spectrum of stakeholders•Experience with technical writing and documentation

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