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Senior Container Platform Engineer at Elevance Health

Senior Container Platform Engineer

Elevance Health Houston, TX (Onsite) Full-Time

Candidates must be authorized to work in the US without current or future sponsorship requirements.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Container Platform Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for Platform Engineering of various Cloud Native Kubernetes platforms like EKS, GKE, AKS, and OpenShift at Enterprise Scale.

Primary duties include but are not limited to :

* Build highly scalable Enterprise container platforms using Cloud Native Kubernetes distributions like EKS, GKE, AKS, and OpenShift
* Create Blueprints to standardize Control Plane, Node Pool, and Addons across all Kubernetes distribution using IaC tools like Terraform or Crossplane
* Implement GitOps principle to centralize the enterprise-wide cluster provisioning and day 2 life cycle management.
* Provide Kubernetes native CI/CD tools like Tekton, ArgoCD, Flux, Flagger or Argo Rollout.
* Implement Policy engines like OPA Gatekeeper or Kyverno to enforce Container best practices like CIS Benchmarks and other organizational policies.
* Implement Namespace vending automation through GitOps and implement Muti-tenancy best practices within cluster.
* Perform Well Architected and Container Lens review for Application hosted on containerized platforms to improve performance, reliability, security, operational excellence and cost optimization.
* Implement container observability stack like Prometheus, Grafana, Fluentd, Splunk, Istio/Linkerd, Datadog across all clusters.
* Implement Container cost visibility and optimization tools like KubeCost, Cloudability, Goldilocks or Harness across the clusters.
* Design and Implement various Ingress controllers, load balancers and network policies to meet various enterprise application needs.
* Implementation of various security tools on container platforms like Vault and Twistlock to improve the application security.
* Implementation and management of Container registries like Quay, ECR, Artifact registry, ACR etc.
* Implement software supply chain best practices like image signing, SBOMs, and Binary authorization.
* Implementation of DR & BCP controls using storage management solutions like Velero to meet the RPO/RTO needs of stateful and stateless application on the clusters.


* Requires an BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study
* Minimum of 10 years in one or more of the following: information systems, computer networking, telecommunications, systems development and management required;
* Significant experience with multiple technical and business disciplines required;
* Broad-based experience to plan and design highly complex systems;
* Or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
* Minimum 3 years of hand-on experience with automation scripting on python, terraform, ansible, bash, and powershell.
* Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience with multiple Kubernetes platforms like EKS, GKE, AKS, and OpenShift.
* Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience designing and developing applications on AWS or GCP or Azure.
* Hands on experience and expertise with Ingress controllers like ALB ingress controller, Nginx, Envoy, Contour etc.
* Expertise in and hands on experience with service mesh frameworks like Istio, Linkerd, Consul or AppMesh.
* Experience with DevOps , including continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) for container workloads using Jenkins or ArgoCD or Tekton or Flux.

Additional Skills

* Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including cloud engineering, networking and cloud security.
* Cloud certifications on AWS, GCP and Azure are plus
* Kubernetes certifications like CKA, CKD or CKS are plus
* Strong leadership skills, with the ability to mentor and guide junior developers

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities - and making healthcare simpler. A Fortune 20 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, we are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

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.

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 - and Elevance Health approves - a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2022, has been ranked for five years running as one of the 2023 World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine, and is a growing Top 20 Fortune 500 Company. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at 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 [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Senior Container Platform Engineer for assistance.

Recommended Skills

  • Ansible
  • Application Security
  • Automation
  • Bash (Scripting Language)
  • Blueprinting
  • Cloud Computing Security
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