Senior Infrastructure Automation Engineer job El Dorado Hills California
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Senior Infrastructure Automation Engineer Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 12882816
Location: El Dorado Hills, California Date Posted: 9/21/2022
Wage: Negotiable Category: Insurance
Job Code: 17002AW-2191

Job Description:
Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California's Mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield is focused on improving health care delivery by working closely with providers and making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 4 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than $325 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.

We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone.


Primary Purpose:

We are seeking a Senior Infrastructure Automation Engineer to motivate and drive the transformation of how Blue Shield of California's Infrastructure Services department does work. In this role, the Senior Infrastructure Automation Engineer will contribute to the establishment and evolution of a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery automation framework to enhance infrastructure service delivery - better, faster, cheaper .

This will include design and promotion of cloud-based infrastructure solutions, designing software-defined infrastructure solutions, establishing a SDLC (lifecycle) for infrastructure development, deployment, and operationalization, and conceptualizing emerging services and infrastructure innovation.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a solid understanding of "DevOps" practices, tools and methodologies and possess strong automation skills. The candidate should possess a software development background preferably including the development of shared/common components and integrations. Experience with cloud and configuration management platforms, orchestration tools and scripting languages is expected for this position.

The Senior Infrastructure Automation engineer will serve as role model in the transformation and adherence of IT standards, patterns, policies, and processes critical to the foundation of automation. This will involve strong inter-personal skills in communication, engagement and influence necessary to flourish a culture of advancing and continually improving infrastructure capabilities.

Critical success factors for this position will be associated technical skills and experience in infrastructure automation and delivery and the related BSC technical platforms; team work and partnering; continual learning; being emblematic of transformation in infrastructure delivery capabilities; problem solving and demonstrating versatility leading through change.


  • Contribute to the establishment of a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery automation framework for infrastructure service delivery

  • Influence culture change as our infrastructure teams move to infrastructure-as-code and standard development practices to transform how they do work

  • Partner with other IT leaders to solicit, understand and adopt new technologies and practices that contribute to holistic efficiencies in IT service delivery

  • Design and develop automation capabilities to reduce or eliminate manual tasks related to both application infrastructure delivery and the operations of the resulting solution

  • Promote and enable re-use of repeatable application architecture patterns

  • Contribute to the definition, maintenance and adherence to server, middleware and application infrastructure engineering standards and policies

  • Analyze technology requirements and specifications to determine compatibility with application and server infrastructure standards

  • Consult with third party vendors regarding their product(s) to determine best engineering and build procedures for BSC's environment

  • Participate in proof-of-concept and prototyping efforts of new technologies and conceptual designs; collect, analyze and document results as required to progress business cases

  • Provide guidance and mentor junior staff on corresponding job functions

  • Adhere to and support the Core Values of Blue Shield of California



  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent professional experience

  • 8 - 12 years general IT experience with 1-3 years "DevOps" engineering type experience


  • CI/CD tools, i.e. Bitbucket/Git, Jenkins, Nexus/Artifactory, etc.

  • Cloud platforms, i.e. AWS, Azure, VMWare, OpenShift, CloudFoundry, etc.

  • Scripting languages, i.e. Javascript, Ruby, Powershell, ANT, Jython, Python, Shell, etc.

  • Configuration Management tools, i.e. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, SCCM, etc.

  • Orchestration tools, i.e. ServiceNow, VMWare vRO, Heat etc.

  • Technical platforms: IBM WebSphere product suite, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux (RHEL) and/or AIX operating systems, NAS, SAN storage systems, DB2, Oracle and SQL databases

  • Working knowledge of TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, DNS, J2EE, LDAP, Active Directory, XML, IIS, Web Services/SOAP/REST, authentication protocols, SSH, and/or SFTP

  • Infrastructure and server theories, principles, architectures and concepts

  • IaaS solutions, design, implementation and integrations

  • Familiarity with DR and high-availability architectures


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organization and documentation skills

  • Strong ability to adapt to and learn new technologies, products and applications

  • Strong trouble-shooting and problem determination skills

  • Strong ability to build partnerships and influence others with the ability to earn the respect of technical personnel across application and infrastructure teams

  • Must be able to operate in a high-pressure environment while maintaining a productive attitude, ability to work through obstacles and comfort explaining complex technical issues to senior management

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with supporting Cognizant Facets, McKesson applications - a plus

  • Experience with supporting EDIFECS application - a plus

  • Experience with ITIL or other IT operations methodologies - a plus

  • Healthcare/Payer operations experience - a plus

Job Criteria:
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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Blue Shield of California Company Type:
Company: Blue Shield of California

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