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Senior Cloud Engineer - AWS

  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Ref No: 20-02986
  • Date: July 02, 2020
  • Job title:

Thomas Cabana

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Job Description - Senior Cloud Engineer - AWS


Dallas, TX—Open to Remote

ICS is hiring for an experienced AWS Cloud professional responsible for migrating and developing software and data solutions in the cloud. The AWS Engineer will provide consultation and documentation on best practices, processes and guides other project resources on cloud migration, development and operations. The AWS Engineer will also drive the project forward and work both independently and in a team environment.

What You’ll Do:

  • Works with the solutions architect in high-level architectural discussions and decision-making processes to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, cost effectiveness and agreed upon service levels in the cloud.
  • Generates scripts and templates required for the automatic provisioning of resources. Manages cloud environments in accordance with company security guidelines.
  • Provides advanced level design and engineering support of data integration and software systems for developing or migrating these systems to AWS.
  • Mentors, coaches and supports other project team members to improve Cloud -related technical abilities. Assists in the completion of complex and challenging assignments and is the go-to person for Cloud questions.
  • Manages working on multiple concurrent projects with numerous deliverables simultaneously. Coordinates tasks with other project team members as appropriate.
  • Provides information for risk assessments regarding development and maintenance of IT security controls and protocols to protect applications and information in the Cloud.
  • Documents best practices and processes related to development practices, configuration, operational and security settings for Cloud solution development and operations.

Skills/Experience You’ll Need:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of solutions development experience
  • 4+years in Cloud working with software and data engineering, CI/CD, Docker or related containerization technologies.
  • Proven hands-on experience with developing and migrating web applications securely in AWS using services such as Lambda, EC2, EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service), data storage services such as RDS, Aurora etc.
  • Proven hands-on experience with moving, integrating, reporting and securing data in the Cloud with services such as Glue, S3, Athena, RedShift etc.
  • Experience in AWS technologies such as CloudTrail, CloudWatch, ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana), keys and certificate management, Cloud Front, VPN and networking configuration, firewalls, routing etc.
  • Experience in monitoring Hybrid environment, troubleshooting issues and resolution.
  • Hands on experience in scripting and creation of IAC templates (preferably Terraform).
  • Understanding and experience on operational best practices for visibility, metrics and monitoring of cost; logging and alerting (using Splunk, etc.).
  • Experience with creating security policies and IAM objects such as roles and access provisioning.
  • Good knowledge of CI/CD, DevOps/DevSecOps practices in Cloud using Jenkins, CloudFormation, Terraform etc.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment and coach others on Cloud best practices and development techniques.
  • Ability to learn quickly and use appropriate analysis, judgment, and logic when solving problems and making decisions.
  • Strong active listening, written and verbal communication skills.  Able to present to all levels of the organization and tailor message appropriately for the audience.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to provide estimates.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis.
  • Ability to balance multiple efforts and complete deliverables on time with minimal supervision.


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