Network Engineer

UnitedHealth   •  

Boston, MA

Industry: Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 393 days ago

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Key contributor to networkarchitecture of the Optum Analytics network 
  • Execute planned network maintenance and capacity improvement work
  • Monitor and respond to network and securityevents
  • 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 


To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting. 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 LANinfrastructures
  • 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.


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