Senior DevOps System Engineer

at HCA Healthcare
Published February 13, 2024
Location Nashville, TN
Category All Jobs  
Job Type Full-time  




Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Senior DevOps System Engineer? At HCA Healthcare, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


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 free 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.

  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing

  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock

  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.

  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more

  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts

  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance 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)

  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Senior DevOps System Engineer like you to be a part of our team.

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 for both on premise and Cloud based systems (Azure/GCP).

  • 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 implement solutions where HCA has established procedure. 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 their role and contribution.

  • Actively participate in building, configuring, and maintaining technical systems and platforms owned by the DevOps department. Example, GitHub, Azure DevOps, Docker/Anthos (containerization in general), GCP and Azure support, and helping sunset legacy systems.

  • 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.


  • 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 for CI/CD

  • 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

  • Onsite meetings may be required as communication and planning demands dictate

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.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.

HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Senior DevOps System Engineer opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

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