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Wellmark - Des Moines Sr Cloud Automation/Development Engineer (AWS) in Des Moines, Iowa

About the Career: As the Sr Automation/Development Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, deployment, management and support of cloud automation/metering platforms. You will facilitate cohesive collaboration with Wellmark Technology development and operations to deliver automation for delivered technologies platforms. You will define, implement and ensure the adoption of technology automation standards and guidelines, while educating Wellmark Technology and appropriate stakeholders on standards and guidelines and monitor the adherence of set standards. And you will work to ensure platforms are configured appropriately and provide accurate data and act as escalation point to Wellmark Technology for troubleshooting any problems with metering and automation platform.

Our Ideal Candidate: You are energized at the opportunity to not only work with members of your team, but also with numerous other technology teams to ensure a successful project completion. You have passion around automating all aspects of software and systems delivery and will energetically pursue demonstrating that through solution as well coaching and mentoring. Some people may have told you that the secret behind your success is the creativity and collaboration and ability to present your solutions.

Why Wellmark Technology? At a time when technology is creating new business models, disrupting industries and creating valuable experiences for consumers, our role as technology team members must elevate an organization through innovative transformation, modernized technology and delivery of new business strategies, including an aim to continuously evolve and enhance the customer experience. At Wellmark, our technology transformation program is called Ascend and is led by our empowered technology leaders and team members. Together, we are leaning into the future, owning the outcome and working together to transform how we work and what innovative solutions we deliver.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of development experience and a combination of the following:

  • Experience in creating automated build/deploy pipelines for various technology stacks such as Angular, Node.js, .Net and Java

  • Experience working with AWS services (ex: EC2, S3, RDS) as to build, from the ground up, reliable infrastructure services in AWS to deliver highly scalable services

  • Familiarity with build & release automation tools like Azure DevOps or Jenkins

  • Well-versed in common shell scripting languages such as PowerShell, Bash, etc.

  • Sophisticated problem solving / trouble shooting experience to provide innovative solutions to complex issues

  • Proven ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or work environment; adjusts effectively to work within new work structures, business processes, etc.

  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral) with the ability to influence and drive change as well as adapt communication to your audience; up to an including executive level management

  • Proven ability to connect systems to provide high quality interoperability.

  • Demonstrated experience in synthesizing complex information to arrive at logical recommendations; and to make recommendations/decisions based on stakeholder needs and any other data available to you to select the best course of action

  • Proven ability to measure and evaluate work processes, with the ability to redesign processes as needed using best methods and technology to meet or exceed business needs

  • Ability and interest to mentor/coach others

  • History of being focused on results


  • Leadership typically gained through a combination of project and informal leadership that demonstrates competencies

  • Preferred experience with the following:

  • Familiarity implementing and administering dependency management and static code analysis platforms like Nexus and SonarQube

  • Familiarity with various automated testing frameworks

  • Infrastructure as Code

  • AWS CloudFormation, Hashicorp Terraform, Azure ARM

  • Configuration Management Tools (Chef, Ansible)

a. Analyze, design, implement and validate strategies for continuous integration.Will build, test and deploy to both host and cloud-based infrastructure.

b. Responsible for the implementation and configuration of technology automation and orchestration technologies, creating integration points and solutions across multiple diverse technology platforms to facilitate mature technology automation.Develop and build process automation and orchestration platforms.

c. Engage with stakeholders to identify and analyze automation opportunities. Will collaborate with Cloud Services engineering and operations teams to design, document and implement an appropriate technology automation solution.

d. Provide consultation, direction and oversight for the development and implementation of automated deployment patterns, using an established automation framework.

e. Define, implement and ensure the adoption of technology automation standards and guidelines. Educate Wellmark Technology and appropriate stakeholders on standards and guidelines and monitor the adherence of set standards.

f. Within the technology automation ecosystem, will lead the evaluation of existing applications and platforms, and provide recommendations for improving performance.Conduct gap analysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions and assisting in the scope of modifications.

g. Plan and perform ongoing routine maintenance and support tasks, including the deployment of new automation capabilities, providing support across Wellmark Technology development and operations as needed. Will serve as an escalation point to provide tier three support for the technology automation platform.

h. Ensure processes are fully documented including training, educational sessions, and knowledge transfer is conducted in support of developing skillsets.

i. Support business continuity and disaster recovery efforts including design and implementation for the automation platform during testing exercises and in the eventuality of an actual recovery event.

j. Will provide training and mentorship of others regarding technology automation design and solution implementation including review and quality assurance.

k. Other duties as assigned.

Posting Title: Sr Cloud Automation/Development Engineer (AWS)

Requisition ID: 214592

External Company Name: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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