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Cloud Engineer III

Company: Wollborg Michelson Recruiting
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Cloud Engineer is responsible for implementing the company's cloud computing strategy. This includes implementation, collaborating on strategy and roadmaps, developing infrastructure diagrams and designs, and providing governance. Cloud Engineers work with cross functional teams including Infrastructure, Operations, Security, Business and Application Development. Cloud solutions includes public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. Additionally, Cloud Engineers act as consultants to the organization and need to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and issues.

  • As a member of the Cloud Infrastructure team, supports new Cloud implementations as well as implementing and supporting of existing solutions including on premise Virtualization, Compute and Storage platforms. Assesses business requirements; collects and identifies technical specifications; and develops technology solutions. Envisions and creates solutions that meet requirements; models pieces and infrastructure and points of integration; proves feasibility of a design; creates design artifacts required to deliver and maintain cloud solutions; drives implementations through to completion and supports in production.
  • Work to ensure that new technology solutions are designed for optimal access and usefulness while meeting SLAs, HIPAA compliance (also other regulatory such as PCI, NIST or HITRUST) and leveraging existing technologies where possibles). Understands system-wide impacts to address gaps and move towards future state architecture to support growth, optimization and innovation.
  • Level 3 - Performs job functions with minimal supervision
  • Provide implementation and experience during all cloud adoption activities.
  • Serve as technical owner and IT focal point for all public, private and hybrid cloud IaaS and PaaS solutions including containerization solutions.
  • Setup and maintain monitoring, metrics & reporting systems for fine-grained observability and actionable alerting.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot cloud related issues escalated by service desk teams or routed via incident management in a 24x7 environment
  • Communicates effectively with Development and Operations teams to align on requirements, driving SDLC requirements, capabilities, and limitations pertinent to delivering highly resilient applications.
  • Collaborate on standards and policies for cloud IaaS and PaaS service adoption, providing clarity for enabling compliant and secure Cloud solutions that meet project and initiative milestones.
  • Researches and benchmarks best practices and/or products in the area of cloud technologies. Routinely gathers and assesses changing business needs. Analyzes and modifies enterprise technology strategy and architecture. Analyzes how business processes interact with technology to create value for the business
  • Establish cloud computing templates and implementation guidance for applications that leverage laaS solutions to meet company use cases. Integrate application design strategies to include the design of loosely coupled cloud resources to allow for a redundant and resilient end user application design.
  • Has an 'Automation First" mindset . Responsible for evaluating and implementing orchestration, automation, and tooling solutions to ensure consistent processes and repetitive tasks are performed with the highest level of accuracy and reduced defects
  • Collaborate on a cloud governance model and maintain it. This includes configuration, access and cost management.
  • Ensures cloud solutions are production ready and meet the defined specifications, and that the solution can be maintained via production support methodologies and resources.
  • Collaborate on and execute on near/mid/long term cloud strategy and roadmaps (0-60 months), in adherence to, and in support of enterprise standards, policy, strategy and roadmaps.
    Skills: Required Job Skills
    • Intermediate skill in use of office equipment, including copiers, fax machines, scanner and telephones
    • Intermediate PC proficiency
    • Intermediate proficiency in spreadsheet, database and word processing software
    • Knowledge of Cloud IaaS and PaaS solutions
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Linux Operating Systems
    • Knowledge of hypervisors such as VMware, Microsoft or Nutanix
    • Knowledge of containerization solutions such as Docker, Azure AKS or other Kubernetes platforms
    • Knowledge of on premise compute platforms such as Cisco, HP or Dell EMC
    • Knowledge of on premise storage platforms such as Pure, NetApp or Dell EMC
    • Knowledge of automation for implementing Infrastructure as Code and Agile pipelines using solutions such as VMWare vRealize, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or Powershell
    • Knowledge of network concepts including routing and firewall controls
    • Knowledge of deploying, monitoring and maintaining servers
    • Knowledge of identity and access controls
    • Knowledge of security controls
    • Knowledge of cloud security principals, architectures, and best practices
    • Knowledge of security concepts like authentication, authorization, perimeter security, access control, least privilege, confidentiality, and integrity
    • Knowledge of network security systems, authentication mechanisms, threats, and controls
      Required Professional Competencies
      • Has integrity and trust, is self driven and collaborative
      • Ability to utilize analytical skills, take appropriate risks, while dealing with ambiguity and make effective decisions using available data.
      • Ability to be approachable, develop peer relationships and build synergy with a diverse team in an ever-changing environment
      • Anticipate downstream technical needs and steer architectural designs to appropriately factor in considerations.
      • Analytical skills to support independent and effective decisions.
      • Ability to be customer focused with verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
      • Knowledge of modern enterprise solutions.
      • Be driven for results and work effectively with management, project managers, business analysts, developers, engineers, architects, system administrators, and QA to conceive, design, and deliver successful solutions.
      • Work with all levels of management and functional areas in company and understand the potential implications of system changes to those areas.
      • Ability to be self-aware and emotionally intelligent, able to give and receive constructive feedback and continue self-development.
      • Required Architecture and Leadership Experience and Competencies
      • Ability to prioritize tasks and work with multiple priorities, sometimes under limited time constraints
      • Ability to provide mentoring and peer review to team members
        Preferred Job Skills
        • Expert knowledge designing highly redundant, scalable, multi-tier enterprise transaction processing systems from front end to back end
        • Expert knowledge and experience with a variety of governance standards and frameworks
        • Expert knowledge and experience in deploying and supporting a variety of cloud security concepts (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and mobile architectures
        • Experience moving workloads from on premise to laaS and PaaS
        • Experience with automation for implementing Infrastructure as Code and Agile pipelines using solutions such as VMWare vRealize, Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or Powershell
        • Experience with containerization solutions such as Docker, Azure AKS or other Kubernetes platforms
        • Expert knowledge of HIPAA, NIST, HITRUST security and privacy standards
        • In depth knowledge of healthcare and health plan data structures and business processes and workflows

Keywords: Wollborg Michelson Recruiting, Phoenix , Cloud Engineer III, Engineering , Phoenix, Arizona

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