Senior Cloud Engineer

May 20, 2020
Westminister, CO
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The Senior Cloud Engineer will be part of a team that works on AWS/Azure engineering and deployment efforts. This position is a hands-on role that requires exceptional design, implementation, and migration planning and execution skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position as the Engineer will work with a variety of IT Subject Matter experts.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the design and building of reliable, fault tolerant cloud infrastructure following industry best practices
  • Perform hands on management of cloud infrastructure
  • Document cloud infrastructure and policies
  • Identify automation opportunities and implement using tools such as Ansible, vRealize, Terraform, cloud formation templates, and other similar tools
  • Work with Projects to help them adopt cloud infrastructure and services in order to reduce cost and deployment times
  • Mentor and train other members of the team
  • Understand on-premise policies, solutions, and technologies and integrate with the cloud infrastructure where applicable
  • Understanding cloud security best practices and work with Security teams to design and implement a security infrastructure
  • Serve as a technical point of contract for cloud services and help with
    communication of cloud services to projects
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. Equivalent experience considered in lieu of degree

Skill Requirements:

  • AWS Solutions Architect – Associate, Professional (preferred)
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (preferred)
  • 3 years of solid AWS experience
  • 5-7 years of overall IT experience
  • 5 years of scripting/automation experience
  • Working knowledge of service, networking and storage concepts
  • Understanding of Active Directory and Active Directory Federation Services
  • Experience working in VMWare environment
  • Linux (Redhat/Centos) experience
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with customers, senior-level personnel and team members
  • Ability to work well both independently and in teams
  • Ability to multi-task and to prioritize rapidly-changing task assignments
  • Experience working in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

Additional preferred experience:

  • Use of automation tools such as ansible, puppet, and chef strongly preferred
  • Experience with vRealize
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Git/Github experience
  • Experience with Federal security best practices
  • Working knowledge of virtualization technologies and shared infrastructure
  • Good scripting skills using shell and/or python
  • Experience with load balancers and firewalls
  • Experience working in an ITIL environment

If you can work on a W2 basis without sponsorship for ANY US employer and fit the description above, please apply. Third-Party Applications Not Accepted. Candidates local to Colorado are preferred.

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