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Cloud Platform Principal Engineer

  • Job Family: IFT > Engineering​/Dev
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
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  • Reference: JR112694


  • Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Iowa, West Des Moines
  • Minnesota, Mendota Heights
  • Connecticut, Wallingford
  • Virginia, Roanoke
  • Virginia, Richmond
  • Ohio, Mason
  • Texas, Grand Prairie
  • Illinois, Chicago
  • Georgia, Atlanta
  • Maryland, Hanover
  • Kentucky, Louisville
  • Missouri, St Louis
  • Ohio, Columbus
  • Tennessee, Nashville
  • Florida, Miami
  • Michigan, Dearborn
  • Ohio, Cincinnati
  • Florida, Tampa
  • Rhode Island, Smithfield
  • Massachusetts, Woburn
  • Virginia, Norfolk
  • West Virginia, Charleston
  • North Carolina, Winston
  • District of Columbia, Washington
  • Delaware, Wilmington



Cloud Platform Principal Engineer

As a Cloud Platform Principal Engineer in the Healthcare IT industry, you will be embarking on a transformation to the Cloud. As a member of our Foundational and Core Services Enablement team, you will evaluate Cloud technologies and drive adoption by helping lead teams through a transformational journey. 

The Cloud Platform Principal Engineer works with the business and technology stakeholders on the development and delivery of end-to-end application technology products and services for enterprise-wide technology application platforms that are aligned with the organization's strategic objectives and initiatives.

Location: Indianapolis, IN preferred.  Alternate locations may be considered. This position will work in a hybrid model (remote and office). The Ideal candidate will live within 50 miles of one of our Elevance Health PulsePoint locations.

NOTE: US Citizenship is required for this position.

How you will make an impact:

  • Works with stakeholders to establish the overall applications architecture vision and ensures specific components are appropriately designed and leveraged in a multi-product environment. 
  • Recommends new technology solutions and products are delivered to stakeholders and align with enterprise strategic objectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and technology to define business requirements. 
  • Demonstrating maturity and expertise of one or more of the following CSPs (AWS, Azure, GCP) and the perspective technology stack.
  • Articulating advanced multiple cloud environment infrastructure (Compute, Storage, Network, Backups, DR, and Monitoring)
  • Demonstrate and lead the development of key DevOps patterns like Infrastructure-as-Code principles.
  • Leads development of CI/CD and DevOps best practices and compliance for application release and deployment through leading other various team members.
  • Assesses the compatibility and integration of solutions and products; performs technical design reviews and code reviews, including cloud-based architecture and integrations.
  • Works with IT to lead IT Business Transformation application architecture strategy and vision.
  • Provides continuous consulting services and direction on projects. 
  • Is responsible for and champions architectural standards, guidelines, principles, frameworks, and reference models; Directs the construction of architecture components (e.g., data architecture, application architecture, technical architecture).
  • Ensure documents (e.g. Runbooks) for Ops and drive architectural best practices on AWS, Azure or GCP.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field of study and a minimum of 11 years experience; multi-dimensional platform experience, expert level experience with business and technical applications; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position as it will support the Department of Defense Military OneSource program.
  • Ability to speak fluent English.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities, & Experiences:

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional highly preferred (GCP and Azure certifications will also be considered)
  • 6+ years of hands-on experience with AWS or cloud platforms
  • 2-4 years of experience in architecting DevOps-based CI/CD deployment pipelines.
  • 1-3 years experience architecting a Service Catalog required, with Terraform Enterprise experience.
  • 3-4 years of experience with Source Code Management and branching usage.
  • Production experience in large environments using automation and configuration management tools like Terraform, Ansible, and CFT.
  • Experience in re-architecting on-prem applications and migrating them to any/all CSPs infrastructure.
  • Off-hours availability when necessary
  • Hashicorp Terraform Certification desired.
  • 3-4 years of hands-on experience in software development experience preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience with Event-driven, Micro-services, and Serverless development patterns in the Public Cloud preferred (AWS preferred).
  • Be able to articulate advanced multiple cloud environment infrastructure (Compute, Storage, Network, Backups, DR, and Monitoring)

This job is assigned to an entity that conducts government business, the applicant and incumbent fall under a `sensitive position' work designation and is subject to additional requirements beyond those associates outside Government Business Divisions.  Requirements include, but are not limited to, more stringent and frequent background checks and/or government clearances, segregation of duties principles, role-specific training, monitoring of daily job functions, and sensitive data handling instructions.  Associates in these jobs must follow the specific policies, procedures, guidelines, etc. as stated by the Government Business Division in which they are employed.


Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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