Senior DevOps System Engineer

at Hospital Corporation of America
Published January 13, 2023
Location Nashville, TN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  



Last year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a(an) Senior Systems Engineer with HCA Healthcare you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!

HCA Healthcare, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the HCA Healthcare family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Systems Engineer to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!
Job Summary and Qualifications


The Senior DevOps Engineer is a technical leadership position without direct reports. The position will provide technical expertise in the area of infrastructure, platforms, and operations for HealthTrust DevOps operations. The role will lead the discovery, design, and architecture of solutions for building and maintaining infrastructure and platforms to support the Healthtrust mission. The Senior Engineer is expected to have a working understanding of all infrastructure domains and platform domains related to DevOps platforms. This position must be able to deal with complex business requirements and turn them into attainable specifications and architectures.

The Senior DevOps Engineer is expected to be an expert in two or more IT areas (e.g. network, virtualization, operating system operations, cloud solutions, etc.) and be able to operate with little day-to-day supervision.

The Senior DevOps Engineer will collaborate with others, including HCA's Corporate engineers and HealthTrust's Enterprise Architects on various projects. The Senior Engineer will play a prominent role early in projects to ensure that infrastructure and platform concerns are addressed throughout the lifecycle. This position is also expected to provide general oversight for operational work performed by DevOps to ensure effective results.

Workload will consist of ~60% project based work and ~30% operational work with 10% for learning and professional growth.


The Senior DevOps Engineer will have the following job responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise on projects and initiatives throughout HealthTrust with a focus on DevOps infrastructure and platforms.
  • Collaborate with HCA Architects and Engineers to ensure that HealthTrust is in alignment with HCA's technical direction and priorities. Leverage HCA's knowledge to solve problems that HCA has already figured out. Leverage HCA's scale to use its existing technologies whenever possible.
  • Work closely with various HTTI leaders and interface on a regular basis with technical and non-technical members of the organization. Communicate potentially complex technical designs or issues so that everyone understands.
  • Actively lean-in and participate in building, configuring, and maintaining technical systems and platforms owned by the DevOps department. Example, GitHub, Azure DevOps, Docker (containerization in general), GCP and Azure support, and helping sunset legacy systems such as Octopus, TeamCity and Jenkins.
  • Provide internal leadership in infrastructure, platforms, and operations. Speak for and make decisions for the department at meetings with business and ITG leaders.
  • Mentor junior staff and engineers in infrastructure, platforms, and operations best practices.
  • Develops best practices for operations of infrastructure and platforms, with a specific focus on high availability and recoverability.
  • Develops specifications and implementation requirements for new platforms. Works with implementation engineers to guide implementation.


  • 5+ years


  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred


To fulfill the responsibilities of the position, the Senior DevOps Engineer should have the following:

Infrastructure & Platform Related:

  • Expert knowledge of core infrastructure, including networking, hardware, virtualization, and operating system concepts
  • Expert knowledge of one or more specific technology platforms utilized by DevOps practices
  • Advanced knowledge of requirements for deploying and running in-house-developed applications
  • Ability to develop and drive integration of requirements for new technologies and systems
  • Ability to perform architectural assessments and develop architectural designs that are resilient and provide highly available systems
  • Ability to understand and inform integration points between disparate systems for issue resolution
  • Proactively evolve the infrastructure and platform capabilities needed to reduce risk and protect the company
  • Knowledge of and experience with various aspects of infrastructure operations
  • Able to see and understand:
    • The business needs that drive infrastructure investment
    • The big picture without being caught up in diversionary details
    • Patterns or connections between situations that are not obviously related
    • Key underlying issues in complex situations
  • Demonstrated record as a strong, collaborative technical leader with the ability to think analytically and creatively to solve complex problems.
  • Functional knowledge of programming and software development
  • Strong critical thinking skills, strong conflict management skills, excellent multi-tasking, prioritization, and time management skills, and good Executive Presence


  • Normal work environment consists of a cube with a laptop for office requirements and WFH kit for remote work
  • Position may require periodic after hours work.
  • Position is based in Nashville office with option for working from home schedule
  • Onsite meetings may be required as communication and planning demands dictate

ITG transforms healthcare and gives people healthier tomorrows. We deliver information technology strategy, support, and solutions. ITG improve and enhance patient care and business operations. We deliver services at administrative locations, data centers, and hospitals. The facilities we support are located in 20+ states and the United Kingdom. Our team works to move healthcare forward. We do this by seeking, embracing, developing, and delivering technology for patient care.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated 3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

\"There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it.\"- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our Senior Systems Engineer opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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