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IT Network Architect Specialist- Plymouth, MN

UnitedHealth Group

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758406 IT Network Architecture Support Consultant Plymouth MN

IT Network Architect Specialist- Plymouth, MN (758406)

Position Description

Ready to raise your game by a quantum leap? At Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we're focused on doing things that have not been done yet; helping improve lives in ways that were unthinkable until we thought of them. We've spent decades investing in the technology and information capabilities that help us bring new ideas to market faster. We've developed solutions that are practical today and scalable for tomorrow. And we've created collaborative teams dedicated to innovation across each of our businesses. Now, we invite you to bring your knowledge of enterprise architecture and standards to assist in the development, communication and implementation of our evolving technology architecture.

As an IT Architecture Support Consultant, you will be part of a small but growing Advanced Technical Support team within Optum's Enterprise Technology Infrastructure and Network Operations division. You will have the opportunity to provide highly technical solutions to very diverse and varied infrastructure issues to ensure efficient network performance.  
Primary Responsibilities:


  • Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages
  • Gathering and analyzing packet captures to solve complex network / application related issues
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to internal stakeholders on specific IT topics / issues - collaborate with internal leaders and external business partners to gain understanding of their business needs
  • Communicate with impact - influence and negotiate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders to achieve win-win solutions that advance organizational goals
  • Provide leadership, guidance, problem resolution and closing the loop with the NOC
  • Manage and ensure compliance with IT structures / processes / technologies
  • Grow and maintain knowledge of and leverage IT industry / marketplace technologies and trends
  • Participate in vendor stewardship meetings to ensure optimal service delivery
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior by complying with applicable laws, regulations and policies and requiring the same from others

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years of professional IT experience
  • 5 or more years working in a Network Operational role
  • 2 or more years of experience with packet capturing and analysis tools (i.e.Netscout Infinistream NG1, Wireshark, OpNet )
  • High level of technical competency with Cisco Networking technologies including: Log and Packet Analysis, and wireless technologies
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with proxies, firewalls (virtual and physical), IPS, IDS and the roles they play
  • Experience with VOIP design and troubleshooting including call signaling (SIP, H.323, SCCP) and media (RTP) quality issues
  • Experience with advanced HTTP troubleshooting and tools (e.g. Fiddler/HTTP Watch)
  • Knowledge of load balancing using products from a major provider such as F5 or A10
  • Cisco Certifications

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.SM

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Details

  • Contest Number758406
  • Job TitleIT Network Architect Specialist- Plymouth, MN
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Plymouth, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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