Information Technology

Position Summary

The Principal Engineer will play a pivotal role in designing, architecting, and scaling CVS Health’s core compute platforms. You will be responsible for the engineering of server hardware, operating systems, automation, and integration of both on-premises and cloud-based solutions. Your expertise will shape our ability to deploy highly available, performant, and secure compute environments that support critical healthcare operations.


  • Architecture and Design: Design and implement robust, scalable, and cost-effective compute infrastructure solutions to meet the evolving needs of CVS Health. Collaborate with other infrastructure teams to ensure smooth integration of compute platforms.
  • Hardware Engineering: Architect and optimize server hardware configurations, drive the hardware selection process, and work closely with vendors (such as Dell, SuperMicro) for procurement and support.
  • Operating System Expertise: Demonstrate mastery of Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems, including configuration, performance tuning, security hardening, and troubleshooting.
  • Open Source Solutions: Champion the use of open-source technologies to enhance efficiency and innovation. Lead the evaluation, implementation, and maintenance of open-source solutions in the compute domain.
  • Automation: Design and implement highly automated infrastructure solutions using configuration management tools such as Ansible and Terraform. Continuously improve deployment and management workflows leveraging CID/CD pipelines via Github.
  • Hybrid Cloud Expertise: Possess strong experience in both on-premises data center environments and cloud computing platforms. Seamlessly bridge cloud and traditional architectures.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Mentor and develop junior engineers, foster a culture of technical excellence, promote industry best practices, and share knowledge across teams.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in compute engineering within large-scale enterprise environments
  • 7+ years deep proficiency and experience with Linux (Red Hat, CentOS, etc.) and Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • 7+ years of proven hardware engineering experience with vendors such as Dell and SuperMicro
  • 7+ years in depth experience designing and implementing solutions for virtualization, containerization, and cloud computing
  • 3+ years experience with Ansible and other configuration management/automation tools
  • 3+ years experience with networking concepts (DNS, TCP/IP, load balancing, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Experience with data center consolidation
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Python, Bash, etc.)
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code tools (e.g., Terraform, CloudFormation)
  • Understanding of security best practices for compute environments
  • Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field
  • Exceptional analytical and troubleshooting skills with the ability to resolve complex technical problems quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with teams across the organization and advocate for technical solutions


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (High School Diploma and 4 years relevant experience)

Business Overview

Bring your heart to CVS Health Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver.  Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.  We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day.  CVS Health is an affirmative action employer, and is an equal opportunity employer, as are the physician-owned businesses for which CVS Health provides management services. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or any other personnel action based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.

Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:

$144,200.00 – $288,400.00

This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls.  The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors.  This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above.  This position also includes an award target in the company’s equity award program. 
In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities.  The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits.  Eligible employees may enroll in the Company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees.  The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners.  As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off (“PTO”) or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies. 
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We anticipate the application window for this opening will close on: 07/30/2024