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Anthem, Inc. AI Principal Engineer (Cloud Native / Zero-Trust) in West Des Moines, Iowa


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

AI Principal Engineer serves as an expert in engineering Cloud Native Zero-Trust for Anthem’s Artificial Intelligence team.

Recommends solutions to new and complex problems, develops innovative strategies, quantifies the competitive performance of the organization's operations and/or markets, evaluates the potential impact of changes and reports on economic forecasts that affect the industry.


  • As a principal engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring our Cloud Native Zero-Trust services are feature complete and support our mobile and web clients.

  • Architect, design and develop on several of our backend services including - Ontology, importers, model building frameworks, Transient learning platform and more

  • Design and develop Zero Trust Architecture and solutions

  • Oversee and hands-on completion of projects relating to Zero Trust

  • Determine Zero Trust requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements

  • Define and implement cloud and container based Zero Trust security policies and procedures

  • Experience implementing Service to Service Identity, Authentication and Authorization

  • Evaluate and recommend new Zero Trust design principles and emerging security products and technologies - Knowledge of open source SPIFFE, SPIRE, OPA, NSM is a plus

  • Understand and apply Zero Trust security standards to micro services architectures and cloud and container based applications

  • Identifying integration of zero trust components with rest of application and working with the broader product team to achieve robust integration.

  • Participates as a Subject Matter Expert for Zero Trust in technical and business discussions with clients, teammates, vendors, partners and /or upper level managers on Lead Zero Trust related architecture projects

  • Develops and maintains infrastructure systems that connect internal data sets; creates new data collection frameworks for structured and unstructured data.



  • Significant experience building and shipping applications to production.

  • More than 4 years working on a large-scale application

  • Expert understanding of distributed systems

  • Expert experience in Python and Systems / Infrastructure Architecture

  • Expertise in the following: Cloud Compute, Kubernetes, SPIFFE/SPIRE, OPA, NSM

  • Expertise in Cloud Native Zero-Trust

  • Significant experience using AWS and Google cloud. You are familiar with several of the key technologies with these providers

  • Good understanding of security, and cryptography

  • Team player that works well in collaborative situations and start-up environments

  • A Computer science bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) is required

Nice to have:

  • You understand health data / genomics / wearables data

  • Experience working and contributing to open source projects

  • Having worked at a company with significant scale

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science (or equivalent)

  • Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.