Cloud Engineer

Information Technology
in Lake Mary
, FL
Reference: 19-02857


Our client has an immediate opening for an experienced Cloud Engineer to help execute on our cloud transformation strategy. The ideal candidate will have a solid, hands-on background in deploying and managing enterprise solutions in AWS with experience in developing tools to automate system deployment and configuration management tasks. This person will possess a high degree of self-management, personal accountability and a strong collaborative mindset.

You will work with diverse technologies to build tools and automation to eliminate manual operations and create reliable and repeatable orchestration. You will help drive the continued development of CI/CD pipelines enabling infrastructure as a service supporting a number of DevOps teams and solutions. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational support for platform hosts and their services and collaborating with developers and other cloud engineers to continually improve the infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of the cloud platform team
  • Develop automation code to deploy infrastructure supporting DevOps application team requirements
  • Drive solutions to problems impacting mission critical systems and implement automation to prevent reoccurrence
  • Work closely with development and systems teams to build and support the continuous integration and deployment tooling
  • Execute changes on production systems whenever necessary
  • Work closely with other development and operations team members to understand complex product requirements and translate them into automated solutions
  • Maintain an accurate picture of existing server, storage, networking software and hardware and virtual environments to support scaling against various project requirements
  •  Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Technical degree or work experience equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience in designing, building and managing Linux/Unix-based systems
  • 3-5 years of experience designing, building and managing Windows systems
  • Comprehensive experience with AWS including a solid understanding of CI/CD, Amazon S3, RDS, EC2, IAM, CloudFormation and Route 53
  • Proficient with scripting in one of the following languages: BASH, Python, Ruby, PowerShell
  • Good verbal & written communication skills with ability to document implementations using MS-Word, Excel and Visio for presentations in PowerPoint or similar tools
  • Experience working with AWS cloud infrastructure and services
  • Experience of supporting VMWare virtualized production environment
  • Thrive in a collaborative team environment and effectively collaborate across teams and organizations

Preferred Competencies:

  • AWS Certification is a strong plus, as is experience with other cloud infrastructure providers, such as Azure
  • Experience with Jenkins/CloudBees as a CI/CD enablement platform
  • Experience with Artifactory and Git
  • Deep troubleshooting skills that involves analysis of logs, traffic trace, configuration data, automation tools to resolve issues
  • Experience with Kubernetes and/or Docker
  • Proficient in implementing infrastructure deployments with Terraform or Ansible
  • Proficient in automating configuration management with Ansible
  • Experience with system health monitoring and optimizing performance (CloudWatch, Solarwinds, Extrahop and CloudTrail)
  • Experience working in regulated and/or high-security environments and industries (PCI, HIPAA, HITRUST)