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Associate VP Network Engineering

Company name
Humana Inc.

Ridgeland, MS, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Manager, Executive, Clevel, It, 100k

Posted on
Apr 21, 2022

Valid Through
Aug 04, 2022

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The Associate VP, Network Engineering will design, develop, execute and operate Humana's next generation Network infrastructure capability. This position will provide executive leadership to a team of 50 FTEs and 50 contractors while creating and executing a plan to scale the team efficiently to support Humana's growth in healthcare services. This role will provide thought leadership, strategic design, engineering solutions and execution, and supporting operations across Humana's own datacenters, private networks, public clouds and third party ecosystems. Given the network's criticality to Humana's overall business strategy, this leader must bring a vision of how the future of network technology can enable scale and velocity while maintaining stability and consistency.

Humana's technology environment has pivoted from a centralized model over the past several years to a more federated model. This trend will continue and accelerate to the point where Humana's technology assets and users are spread out over hundreds of vendors, offices, and geographies. This leader will evolve and own the one uniting factor that will ensure smooth operations, remain highly resilient, drive agile product development capabilities, and host core services that keep Humana and its customers connected and productive-the Network.


The AVP of Network Engineering is expected to bring a broad vision to Humana's network, with the engineering and operational experience and rigor that is commensurate with the increasing scale and complexity of Humana's enterprise. This position is a senior leader in the Technology organization who can bring the experience of leading a major enterprise successfully through such digital transformations as migration to cloud infrastructures, enabling and transitioning to microservices, software defined networks and building a network foundation to support the new way of work which is reliable, friction-less and secure connectivity from anywhere.

Key Responsibilities:

Modernize network architecture and create the ability to scale at speed, leveraging new technologies and driving continues software-defined networking practices and capabilities

Work across functions and business units to be the point person on connectivity and integration

Manage transition to cloud and IoT-ready network

Create a software-defined networking strategy with tools and metrics for success

Determine where automation and simplification will increase efficiencies

Distill high-level end-to-end architectures into detailed deployment and operational documents

Gather requirements and analyze data to build high-performance network environments

Operate in multiple network domains with disparate reliability and throughput needs

Transition group from reactive to proactive approach from a network strategy mindset

Manage, grow and develop a team of top talent

Interface with external vendors and network peers in a clear and concise manner

Approach monitoring and telemetry with Devops SRE network mindset using multiple solutions to paint the right analysis

Collaborate with Infrastructure team members and others as necessary to assess near and long-term network capacity needs

Build in-depth understanding of how organization capabilities interrelate across segments and/or enterprise-wide

Makes decisions that are typically related to intradepartmental coordination, development and implementation of strategic plans, and business outcomes

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

10 or more years of technical experience

8 or more years of management experience

Experience in leading and facilitating technology transformations to cloud services such as Azure, AWS and GCP

Experience in leading and facilitating technology transformation to software defined networks

Experience working in an Agile Scrum environment

Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences

Preferred Qualifications

Strong executive and people leadership skills; demonstrated track record of building and developing strong teams

Experience leading legacy transformations at scale, while navigating complexity and regulatory frameworks

Capable of working up, down, and across an organization, effectively navigating a matrix to get things done and push boundaries, simultaneously

Ability to lead and create 'followership' with an existing and expanding team

Deep technical experience in network design, build and administration

Strong engineering expertise, ideally applied in a progressive leading-edge organization with scale and complexity

Prior experience in the health solutions industry

Additional Information

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Company info

Humana Inc.
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