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Senior I O Engineering Analyst

Job Location: Herndon, VA

Company Name: Akar Ventures

Date Posted: 2022-07-05

Valid Through: 2022-07-25


Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration, and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Craft Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to support platform services, large scale microservices and secure networking

  • Collaborate with other specialists, product managers, and other departments to ensure code meets internal standards

  • Deploy and manage Container's orchestration, Service mesh, API gateways, CI/CD components and observability stack

  • Collaborate with Developers and develop abstractions for a great developer experience

What are the reasons to consider working for Akar Ventures?   Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:

  • Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays

  • Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account

  • Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage

  • 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)

  • More information can be downloaded at: http://Akar Venturesbenefits 

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with Public and Private Cloud ecosystem, infrastructure automation and monitoring tools. (AWS-Good to have, GCP, Azure)

  • 1+ years' experience with knowledge about CI/CD practices, Deployment patterns and relevant toolsets

  • 1+ years' practical experience with K8s, envoy, API gateway, Service Mesh

  • 1+ years' experience with Infrastructure as code & Configuration management with tools like Terraform, Chef, Cloudformation etc.

  • 1+ years' experience with working on observability practices and toolchains (Monitoring, Metrics, Logging, Alerts & Tracing) (Prometheus, Cloudwatch, Relic, Datadog, ELK, EFK )

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Kubernetes and/or are familiar with Kubernetes operators

  • Experience building distributed solutions for configuration, monitoring and auto-mitigation of services

  • Experience with cloud automations using Python, Lambda and have concepts on service control policies/ AWS Control Tower etc.

  • Knowledge of service discovery, networking security, multi-tenancy, database access, concurrency control or cache consistency

  • Familiar with one or more open source projects, such as Prometheus, Grafana, ElasticSearch, Kibana, Envoy

  • Professional certifications with AWS / Azure / GCP desirable

  • Programming with Python or Java is a must

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, Akar Ventures and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. Akar Ventures adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment 

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

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to Akar Ventures's Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $54,400 to $97,000. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $60,000 to $106,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Akar Ventures offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with Akar Ventures, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives 



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Akar Ventures 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.


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



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