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Humana Senior Automation Engineer - Remote in Boston, Massachusetts


The Senior Automation Engineer at Author will have the chance to influence the decisions of a young organization. Software Engineers within the Author team are trusted to own major parts of the codebase, and we expect you to thrive as a leader in spearheading and shaping the technology direction, with support from your peers.

Software Engineers at Author help develop cloud native solutions, leveraging Google Cloud Platform APIs and Services and are able to code in languages and frameworks that fit into that ecosystem - .Net Core (C#), and Java. Automation Engineers build and evolve test frameworks built using relevant technology like xUnit and K6 to build functional, integration and performance tests. Automation test framework integrated with Author's DevOps pipeline executes the designed tests for an accurate measure of quality for the targeted change.


We believe that both a high-quality team and high-quality code are critical pieces of our mission. You'll be responsible for building the backbone interoperability platform that powers our engaging customer experience assets. The Author interoperability platform is envisioned to be a modern high-fidelity information superhighway that integrates with a multitude of data sources and presents data in the right grain, at the right time. Interoperability team members design data models, build APIs, and orchestrate data flow across the Author platform. You'll contribute to build a quality enterprise scale microservices architecture to help deliver the capabilities to those that we serve.

Working closely with our product and design team, you will focus on improving user experience with both large new features and iterate through smaller enhancements across a variety of channels - web, mobile, voice, and IOT devices. Lastly, you will work with the analytics team to build a feedback loop to constantly improve on what we've already built.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience working on any major cloud provider

  • Proven work experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer

  • 3+ years of Software Development experience in .Net Core (C#) v2.0 - 3.0. No ASP.net, or Java candidates

  • Proficiency in automation testing frameworks building integration, acceptance and performance test automations

  • Have experience running and maintaining containers and using tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, or Mesos in Production

  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude

  • Strong communication skills with ability to interact with business and customer representatives

  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Experience working within an environment with a 'startup' culture using agile, lean, DevOps, and DataOps delivery practices and methodologies.

Role Essentials:

  • Have experience with TDD and writing solid test cases

  • Experience working in large, high-quality codebases

  • Shipping pragmatic, sustainable code bases with speed

  • Good understanding of public cloud computing architectures and services. Experienced in the use of cloud native technologies, cloud cybersecurity, and implementation patterns to lower costs, improve speed to market, increase efficiency, and enable innovation.

  • Experience leveraging modern technologies to increase velocity and decrease cost of solution delivery; including cloud technologies, microservices architecture, and streaming analytics.

  • Building collaborative relationships with team members, fostering a productive team environment, and coaching staff with timely meaningful feedback

Role Desirables:

  • Cloud certification on any major cloud provider

  • Experienced in designing, building, and testing complex scalable systems

  • Have built or maintained a large-scale microservice infrastructure application or system

  • Experience supporting live production infrastructure, can put out fires under pressure when things go wrong

  • An appetite for data: analyzing metrics and designing A/B tests to help drive the company's decisions

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