Cloud Engineer, Sr. (AWS)

Culver City, CA 90232

Employment Type: Contract To Hire/Perm Job Category: Cloud Job Number: 19263

OVERVIEW

The Senior Cloud Engineer, Internet Systems Technology (IST) will be a core member of a technical team that’ s responsible for designing, building and supporting cloud infrastructure and platform for Enterprise Cloud Services of our client.

The successful applicant will be part of a small, fast, and integrated team. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of cloud service provider capabilities – primarily Amazon Web Services; secondarily Azure. The role’ s primary focus is to construct and manage cloud service provider environments as per various business requirements and security guidelines. This role will ensure that these enterprise' s cloud environments are setup and managed efficiently for higher availability and cost effectiveness. 

Additional responsibilities will be team cross-training and working with other parts of the organization to requirements.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Cloud Development: 40%
  • Implement and optimize cloud infrastructure including initial and ongoing configuration of related automation, notifications, and reporting capabilities.
  • Implement and maintain cloud security controls (identity and access management, risk and compliance, etc.).
  • Implement and maintain cloud infrastructure for appropriate disaster recovery, high availability, fail over, and/or redundancy for cloud deployed applications.

2. Cloud Services Support 50%
  • Identify and troubleshoot cloud service events and issues as well as work with cloud service providers to efficiently solve issues or implement workarounds.
  • Plan and lead an engagement with application teams adopting cloud solutions.
  • Understands software engineering practices and the impact they have on efficient and effective use of DevOps and cloud solutions.
  • Clearly articulates and explains complex concepts and technologies to a non-technical audience
  • Adapt to rapidly evolving environment and frequent transitions of technologies and teams.

3. Provide oral and written status reports to IT management and customer support: 10%
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and verbal communication skills are necessary due to the dynamic nature of collaborations with customers, vendors, and other teams, solving complex system problems together.
  • Work with application teams to migrate Legacy/On-Prem applications to cloud environments.
  • Work with Information Security, Infrastructure Services, and Application Development organizations to choose appropriate technology solutions and facilitate complete integration into cloud environments.
  • Develop and refine standards in partnership with Information

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ROLE
  • BA/BS Required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Enterprise Linux operating system administration
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Windows Server operating system administration
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with scripting/programming languages (Python, Ruby, Java, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Cloud Service Providers (Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Hypervisors
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing full stack applications
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in enterprise environments

Knowledge of:
  • Amazon Web Services or Azure certification
  • Implement and evolve many security policies and controls (e.g. CIS, malware, anti-virus, secret management)
  • Secure development and integration of DevOps tooling (Jenkins, GitHub Enterprise, Consul, Vault, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Azure Manager Resource templates, workflows, vendor SaaS, etc.)
  • Deploying and use of configuration management tools (Chef, Ansible, SaltStack, etc.)
  • Deploying, securing, and maintaining (operationalizing) web application stacks (LAMP, J2EE, WISA, MEAN, etc.)
    • Expertise in web servers (Apache, NGINX, IIS, etc.)
    • Expertise in databases and other storage systems (MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, NFS, CIFS, Redis, ELK, etc.)
    • Expertise in languages and language runtimes (PHP, Java, .NET, Node.js, etc.)
    • Expertise in application integration technologies (WS-*, REST, SSO, OAuth, etc.)
    • Strong understanding of browser and network functionality.
  • Deploying and administering of hardened virtualization technologies (VMWare, KVM, XEN, etc.)
  • Deploying and administering of hardened Linux and Windows servers
  • Experience in large secure heterogeneous server and network infrastructure (DNS, load balancers, switches, etc.)
  • Container management wanted (Docker, k8s, etc.)

Skill In:
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required
  • Ability to work effectively with team members, clients and other areas of the IT environment
  • Strong written and oral communications
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities, strong decision-making skills and make sound judgment decisions

Ability To:
  • Work effectively with team members, clients and other areas of IT
  • Handle multiple tasks and be flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Deliver on time

 

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