Our client is seeking an AWS Cloud Engineer for a right to hire opportunity. This is a true contract to hire so must be GC or US Citizen.
As a part of our organization, you will provide technical leadership in design, development, and implementation of Highly Available and Disaster Recovery Environment for Enterprise Data Platform. Develop and implement all aspects of actual recovery plan and efforts, including initial emergency response, recovery procedures and business resumption processes. Evaluate current business continuity and disaster recovery processes and procedures and make improvements and transition and build new processes for AWS aligned with industry standards. Build relationships cross functionally with applications and cloud migrations teams. Collaborate with architecture teams to ensure disaster recovery processes are built into the new environment. Provides consulting, coordination and oversight to all IT and Cybersecurity organizations regarding Disaster Recovery (DR) of critical computing and network infrastructure and applications. The successful candidate must have a solid working knowledge of data center computing and network environments, an understanding of system resiliency in applications (business and technical), and experience with site-to-site DR design and testing.
Cloud Engineer work will include, but not be limited to:
Work with Cloud Infrastructure Team Designing, orchestrating, implementing, and supporting secure and scalable infrastructure using public cloud, IaaS, PaaS, and on-premises platforms.
Responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and supporting the CLOUD infrastructure, and limited local physical infrastructure. Focusing on analyzing and implementing the infrastructure as code, in addition to monitoring its performance and status, reporting findings and recommendations to Cloud Infrastructure Team.
Supports and tests our Disaster Relief plan
Assist Cloud Infrastructure Team in testing, debugging, and process documentation.
Knowledge of CloudFormation/Terraform and infrastructure as code
Communicate clearly and professionally with customers and vendors, perform advanced troubleshooting, gather relevant
documentation, and resolve tickets in a timely & precise manner.
Develop creative solutions as a team and prioritize software performance and stability
Support cloud computing and virtualization systems using infrastructure as code and modern cloud-native deployment techniques
such as CloudFormation, Jenkins, CloudBees, Terraform etc.
Follows the pipeline outlined by management; meticulous with task completion and signoff; supports implementation and
maintenance success, offering alternative solutions if needed
Evaluate existing environments and determine if there are ways in which to simplify, automate, and/or increase the effectiveness
of the environment
Track deployments of projects to support critical applications in our cloud SaaS solutions.
Team up with the programming/product teams to discuss software updates, modifications, errors, and deadlines.
Provides 24/7 on-call support in troubleshooting, coordinating, escalating to ensure the recovery of failed components or
Ability to use analytical skills and consult with existing documentation to troubleshoot issues affecting cloud services, systems, and
Ability to analyze and evaluate technical requirements and specifications.
Knowledge of PowerShell and Linux shell scripting skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Using appropriate AWS services to design and deploy architecture and applications based on given customer and/or Solutions
Implementing enterprise-wide scalable and high-availability operations on AWS.
Applying DevOps concepts including IaaC using CloudFormation or Terraform, configuration management using Chef, and Ansible,
CI/CD using Jenkins, Code Deploy, etc.
Making informed decisions about customers infrastructure and understanding the impact of design decisions.
Understanding compliant environments including PCI, HIPAA, etc.
Understanding core AWS security and auditing capabilities.
Understanding AWS security controls, network boundary controls, and related toolsets.
Having AWS Associate-level (Architect and/or DevOps) Certification or equivalent AWS experience.
Understanding of the various IT infrastructures and application stacks.
Working on multiple projects simultaneously and adhere to project timelines.
Implementing and following agile methodology; and working within customer requirements and advising customers on best practices while upholding customer service standards.
Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team member:
Experience working with CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Alerts etc.
Experience working with AWS Systems Manager, AWS Application Manager
Performing migrations to AWS leveraging tools like AWS Database Migration Service.
Working with one or more of the following: Apache, nginx, Tomcat, IIS, and varnish.
Managing various database engines, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MSSQL
Building and deploying AWS infrastructure using Terraform or CloudFormation and develop scripts for future reuse.
Leveraging tools like Terraform and Jenkins to incrementally automate, modernize, and improve customers environments.
Developing CI/CD pipelines for various application stacks, including LAMP, Java, and Node.js.
Implementing centralized logging solutions such as Splunk and CloudWatch Logs.
Working with one or more scripting languages (e.g., Bash, Python, PowerShell, Node.js, etc.)
Working with containerization using Docker or Kubernetes, preferably on AWS.
Identifying areas for cost savings through Auto Scaling, right-sizing, and elimination of waste within the customers AWS environments.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related discipline with at least 3 years of demonstrated prior experience of service delivery in a SaaS, IaaS or PaaS delivery organization OR at least 5 years of equivalent experience is required.