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Humana Senior Load Balancing Engineer - Remote in Vancouver, Washington


The Senior Network Load Balancing Engineer develops and evaluates Load Balancing performance criteria and measurement methods. Prepares the analysis of the short-term or long-term capacity needs for GTM, GSLB public DNS. Conducts Load Balancing architecture design, feasibility and cost studies. Develops alternative routing scenarios and changes in required sequence of network activities. Conducts economic and population growth studies to determine impact on capacity and development plan projections. Begins to influence department's strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to more complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.


Humana is seeking a Senior Load Balancing Engineer who will deliver solutions for our enterprise. This is an exciting opportunity for forward-looking technology leaders to make key contributions to the evolution and transformation of the company's networks toward next-generation technologies. This is a critical role within Humana's IT organization responsible for the engineering and design, planning, implementation, and establishment of operational and maintenance programs to deliver best-in-class next generation network infrastructure. This includes optimizing all aspects of our Load Balancing eco-system, including performance, resiliency, availability, resource utilization and innovation. This person will provide network design, engineering and administrative support of both physical and virtual Load Balancing devices within our SDI environments. This person will be responsible for leveraging state-of-the-art networking technologies, including virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN), to develop and deliver a robust, scalable eco-system. He/she will work with various leaders across the enterprise to coordinate network solutions to meet challenges of technology, regulatory, security, and competitive conditions.

The scope will include the following areas of concentration:

  • Experience with NetScaler and/or F5 technologies

  • Cisco routing and switching

  • Cloud networking expertise (Azure, AWS, GCP)

  • Scripting experience (Python, PowerShell, iRule, etc.)

  • Overseeing and performing administration, configuration, and monitoring of the NetScaler platform

  • Work within a team structure to design and oversee network automation efforts with a focus on stability, scalability, and performance

  • Design and document load balancing standards, followed by automation of associated tasks

  • Engineering level activities of traditional and SDN networking

  • Identify and manage risks within the assigned platforms

  • Automate monitoring, alerting, availability, recovery, and testing services

  • Operate in an Agile environment

  • Act as a reference and resource to leadership and Operations organizations

Engineering responsibilities for these areas of concentration include, but are not limited:

  • Design for new solutions;

  • Standard solution configuration;

  • Technology roadmap development, management, and maintenance;

  • Documenting and updating all Load Balancing infrastructure and supported business processes.

  • Capacity and performance planning;

  • Integration with related infrastructure engineering efforts;

  • Alignment and integration with information security requirements;

  • Definition and development of operational KPIs and metrics;

  • Disaster recovery/business continuity integration;

  • Continuous knowledge and skills improvement

  • Assist in motivating and growing the Network Engineering team to its next level of maturity, agility (NetDevOps) and scalability. Help build foundation and help define capabilities and processes to address network needs in tactical and strategic terms.

Required Qualifications

  • BS/BA, preferably in a technical or scientific field

  • Network engineering certification such as CCNA through CCIE or the equivalent

  • 5 years of directly related experience supporting network automation and load balancing operations and engineering

  • 5+ years of experience working with MPLS, BGP, OSPF, and other LAN/WAN technologies

  • Strong understanding and support of 4G, LTE, 5G network deployments across remote sites

  • Strong experience supporting large-scale datacenters and remote sites

  • Strong experience with end-user device connectivity architecture & implementations (i.e. IoT, iPads, etc.)

  • Knowledge of QoS and network security functions (firewalls, VPN, IPS, etc.)

  • Ability to manage complex multi-organizational projects

  • Experience with implementing and operating a software-defined network environment (VXLAN, EVPN, etc.)

  • Vendor management skills (hardware/software security vendors as well as third party vendors)

Preferred Qualifications

  • NetScaler Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)

  • Programming/scripting languages and frameworks knowledge and experience, in support of automation (Python, Ansible, etc.)

  • Familiarity with cloud architecture network designs, implementations, and support (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Data Center infrastructure solutions: Cisco (R&S), F5 (LTM, APM, ASM), Palo Alto (NGFW + IDS/IPS functions), Infoblox (DDI), Citrix NetScaler (VDI), Cisco ISE and ACS campus LAN and WLAN solutions, also implemented on Cisco products, network segmentation and access control in remote offices

  • Experience with Arista, VMware NSX-T, and other SDN technologies

  • Experience architecting and implementing large-scale SD-WAN solutions

  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps, ITIL, and platform process & technology

Additional Information

Work-At-Home Requirements

  • Must have the ability to provide a high speed DSL or cable modem for a home office. Associates or contractors who live and work from home in the state of California will be provided payment for their internet expense.

  • A minimum standard speed for optimal performance of 25x10 (25mpbs download x 10mpbs upload) is required.

  • Satellite and Wireless Internet service is NOT allowed for this role.

  • A dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information

Humana and its subsidiaries require vaccinated associates who work outside of their home to submit proof of vaccination, including COVID-19 boosters. Associates who remain unvaccinated must either undergo weekly negative COVID testing OR wear a mask at all times while in a Humana facility or while working in the field.


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This job is eligible for a bonus incentive plan. This incentive opportunity is based upon company and/or individual performance.

Description of Benefits

Humana, Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries (collectively, 'Humana') offers competitive benefits that support whole-person well-being. Associate benefits are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family while also knowing your life extends outside of work. Among our benefits, Humana provides medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, time off (including paid time off, company and personal holidays, volunteer time off, paid parental and caregiver leave), short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and many other opportunities.