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Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Enterprise Cloud Engineer III (Open to hiring at higher levels) in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Summary

Job Level: This role can be filled at an Enterprise Cloud Engineer III, or Enterprise Cloud Engineer IV level depending on work experience, skills, and demonstrated ability.

About the Career: The Enterprise Cloud Engineer III is focused on the enhancement of existing products, services and processes or the design of new products, services and processes. Through collaboration with Cloud Engineers, Developers, Security and business stakeholders, you will optimize code templates and patterns, security, automation, and system performance/availability. You will ensure solutions developed adhere and align with overall architecture standards. You will serve as a technical resource for other engineering staff, project teams in the overall design for assigned deliverables. And you will work cross functionally with business stakeholders and technology resources in technical planning and system delivery.

Our Ideal Candidate: Your advanced coding/scripting experience combined with your experience with cloud, allows you to finding opportunities for automation through solutions that are elegant, scalable, and repeatable. You have a very solid understanding of cloud container services (AWS preferred). You are naturally proactive in your approach; you dig into an issue and recommend solutions to your team. You are energized by consulting with others within technology to develop, apply, and refine standards and repeatable formats.

Why Wellmark Technology? Wellmark is building innovative, modern solutions using cutting edge technology. We are driving organizational transformation and business strategy by empowering our technology team to innovate new and elegant solutions to enhance the customer experience. Together, we are leaning into the future, owning the outcome and driving organizational change to transform how we work.



  • Bachelor's Degree or direct and applicable work experience

  • Minimum 4 years’ progressive experience in cloud and/or system administration; including advanced scripting and coding experience with specific experience with collaborating with Engineers, Security and Application Design/Run teams to ensure system design aligns to the architecture standards. Working knowledge of DevOps / CICD methodologies and tools

  • Demonstrated experience with scripting / automation tools and concepts

  • Proven experience with a variety of virtualization technologies in multi-tenant, private and hybrid cloud environments. Hands on experience creating reusable solutions (patterns), including familiarity with implementing ‘design for failure’ approaches

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across all technical teams in the process of defining IT Solution scope, business/system requirements, and writing/executing test cases

  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to influence and drive change as well as adapt communication to your audience, with experience creating presentations and presenting to senior technical leaders

  • Advanced problem solving / trouble shooting experience to identify root cause for multi-platform issues and provide innovative solutions

  • Understand risk and how enterprise level changes impact an organization. Mentor and coach others within team on impact of changes

  • Take action to assist in design and implementation of new processes, solutions and measurement of impact

  • Proactive in nature and someone that is naturally curious, inquisitive and willing to learn new skills

  • Travel less than 5%.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Appropriate technical certifications relative to area of expertise


a. Serve as an escalation point for an Engineer I or II regarding troubleshooting and issue resolution for applications or systems. Responsible for troubleshooting and issue resolution for platforms and will work with Cloud Engineers, Developers, Security, Architects and other appropriate stakeholders as part of issue resolution.b. Enhance and design new and existing processes and patterns. Assist in build and install of services and platforms as needed to support overall stability.Review, drive and implement best practices around scripting.c. Coordinate and lead planning and execution of new services and platform implementation/deployments.Coordinate installations, customization and maintenance of new services and platforms and interfaces with vendors as needed.d. Assist in design of recommended technical enhancements for existing services and processes.Leads process optimization and improvements including advanced automation scripts to support and maintain a resilient and scalable cloud environment. Be available to assist with on call escalation as needede. Ensure systems availability and performance. Inform leadership and/or Engineering peers of systems health and create incidents for remediation.f. Engage with stakeholders to understand their business needs in order to design and implement appropriate solutions e.g. process, technical.g. Act as escalation point for offshore administration teams regarding technical design and cloud solution implementation including review and quality assurance. Work with Engineer peers and Procurement to coordinate any vendor issues or escalations including contract reviews as necessary.h. In partnership with Vendor Management, Procurement and Internal Audit, collaborate to resolve issues related to Third Party Risk analysis and contractual obligations.i. Draft and publish team documentation e.g. process, run books, diagrams etc., and coordinate with other Engineer peers to maintain and ensure all is kept up to date and accurate.j. Maintain compliance with all applicable legal, regulatory, licensing, governance, and contractual requirements by helping to establish and monitor effective processes and procedures. Stay up to date with technology policies and procedures including updates for non enterprise level systems, team processes and diagrams.k. Other duties as assigned.

LocationUS-IA-Des Moines | US-IA-Cedar Rapids | US-SD-Sioux Falls

Job ID 214866

Category Information Technology

Requires Non-Compete? No