Cloud Platform Engineer

  Texas, Fort Worth-Arlington


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Posted Date
Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Cloud Platform Engineer
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

We have an EXCITING new job opening for a Cloud Platform Engineer to join our client's core infrastructure team supporting their cloud automation efforts. This role will help design and automate workloads for their private and public cloud platforms. This role will also enable their internal teams to deploy services rapidly, quickly diagnose and resolve issues, as well as elastically scale their infrastructure to meet the ever-growing needs of the business.
This hands-on individual will have experience building out Dev, Test, QA, and Production infrastructure and application development pipelines (e.g. IaC, CI/CD, etc.), and building new tools and processes to automate and reduce time spent on manual tasks. Experience with initiating logging, monitoring, and security solutions for the suite of tools associated with this role is preferred.
In addition, this candidate will have an understanding and experience with containerization concepts (e.g. Docker, Azure Kubernetes, etc.) to support migrating workloads and/or primarily Java applications to private or public cloud environments. Additionally this person will help create a culture of "automate everything" within their immediate team and extended teams.
The successful candidate will have a high level of technical expertise related to understanding and leveraging Azure, as well as programming and orchestrating the deployment of Azure services. Finally, they will serve as a systems and cloud subject matter expert when assisting application development teams in designs that involve system or cloud architecture.

o Lead the engineering of automating workloads for public and private cloud services
o Assess feasibility for application cloud migrations and determine appropriate services to deploy (e.g. when to use serverless technologies vs. IaaS)
o Lead general cloud use by application developer
o Engineer deployment strategies to automate the deployment of systems and applications in the cloud
o Work closely with application developers to engineer and deliver cloud services and solutions - on time and above expectations
o Apply micro-service and containerization (e.g. Docker, AKS, etc.) concepts to practical application migrations to the cloud
o Implement, configure, maintain IS operations for cloud environments
o Leverage and build upon existing tools and implement supplemental/native cloud tools to monitor and alert on cloud services (e.g. performance, thresholds, capacity, etc.)
o Provide general support for our IT environment, covering Microsoft and Red Hat Linux operating systems, VMware, Nutanix AHV, and Azure cloud environment
o Critical thinking skills to detect and quickly resolve issues in a proactive manner
o Responsible for complex problem resolution, creating and improving procedures and facilitating communication.
o Provide troubleshooting and de-bugging support for cloud platform projects and initiatives.
o Ability to function in a DevOps, and Agile environment
o Rotating on-call for production support
o Train and lead existing team members on automation practices and be a champion for cloud initiatives

o 5+ years of experience in cloud computing technologies, cloud solution implementation, and emerging computing trends
o 3+ years of experience in automating workloads within enterprise clouds (IaC, DevOps, CI/CD)
o Expertise in one or more cloud platforms (preferably Azure)
o Proven experience in VMware
o Demonstrated expertise in Docker or Kubernetes
o Demonstrated knowledge of IaaS, PaaS and virtualization technologies
o Experience working with serverless technologies (e.g. Azure Functions)
o Extensive experience with working with Infrastructure as Code and CICD initiatives
o Working knowledge with Agile development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more programming languages
o Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams
o Demonstrated experience with tools such as: Ansible, Azure Automation, VSTM, GIT, Jenkins, Sonar, PowerShell DSC, Bash, etc.
o Proficiency with JSON, Python, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI
o Experience in UNIX, Red Hat Linux and Windows operating systems
o Experience with performance tuning and troubleshooting
o Demonstrated ability to work in teams with a collaborative interpersonal style
o Good verbal and written communications skills with ability to document procedures effectively
o Ability to work weekends and after business hours
o High School Diploma or GED required. A Bachelor's of Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics preferred

*Must be a U.S. Citizen, Green Card Holder, or hold other status that allows you to be employed in the United States on a W2 basis without having to be sponsored by your employer.

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