Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure Engineering, the Sr. Cloud Engineer will be responsible for the development and deployment of the University's infrastructure services, with a focus on AWS/Azure, cloud services, containerization, and IaaS/PaaS.
Designs new infrastructure solutions, with a strong emphasis on promoting cloud services (AWS and Azure), virtualization, automation and standardization.
Designs and supports Docker/Kubernetes infrastructure.
Develop management tools, automation and integration between infrastructure systems.
Works with the Director on the development of major infrastructure projects: gathering requirements, writing proposals, designing systems architecture, documenting operational processes and leading deployment efforts.
Stays abreast of industry trends, and drives adoption of new technologies and solutions.
Demonstrates knowledge of the full application stack. Makes recommendations to improve performance and minimize downtime across all parts of the environment.
Responds to questions from other IT departments and coordinates resolution of critical issues.
Builds relationships with other IT departments and business units.
Acts as liaison/business relationship manager to broker infrastructure services with internal and external customers.
Occasional after-hours and weekend work, and participation in a 24x7x365 "on call" rotation.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required.
Minimum 4-6 years' relevant experience.
Experience building and managing cloud infrastructure in an enterprise environment.
Experience developing in Perl and/or Python.
Knowledge of SQL and relational databases.
Experience working with Redhat Linux and/or Amazon Linux
Experience using a configuration management system, e.g. Puppet, Chef or Ansible
Understanding of systems and cloud security principles and practices.
Experience gathering requirements and developing proposals.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork/collaboration, analytical thinking, communication and influencing skills, and technical expertise.
Ability to work with changing priorities and with multiple projects.
Ability to be precise and attentive to detail is essential.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to work weekend and off-hour work on occasion.
AWS certification a plus
Service design or project management experience
ITIL Foundations and/or Service Design a plus
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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