Cloud Operations Engineer

New York, NY 10281 | Contract to Direct Hire

Post Date: 10/31/2017 Job ID: 9713 Industry: Technology

Position: Cloud Operations Engineer (AWS)

Location: New York City

Type: Contract to hire, OR Full-time

Salary: Open, dependent upon experience


  • Work as part of infrastructure team to ensure deployment and integration tasks are completed successfully. Manage infrastructure services in a production environment to ensure high availability and reliability.
  • Responsible for running cloud platforms that support mission critical applications for very large enterprise clients.
  • Anticipate risks and obstacles and develop plans for mitigation, Set up alerts notifying teams before potential issues escalate to a service outage
  • Part of a global support team to triage and remediate public cloud infrastructure issues and assist with application support engagements as needed.
  • You will assist other engineering and development teams to resolve application to platform integration issues for both IaaS and PaaS services.
  • You will help our development and engineering teams test alpha/beta products
  • Investigate and contribute to solving issues in production environments.
  • Provide collaborative conduit between various technical and non-technical teams.
  • Build effective monitoring, alerts, and metrics for production services.
  • Other job responsibilities can include creating and employing disaster recovery solutions and assisting with continuous improvement activities.
  • Setup best practices with ability to define operational processes, implement DevOps, deployment checklists, and more.
  • Serve as a technical SME for cloud services, providers, and platforms
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle
  • Assist client support personnel in the remediation of production issues
  • Support client efforts to integrate to the platform by providing technical subject matter expertise
  • Develop, contribute, and evaluate technical proposals related to cloud migrations and implementations.
  • Come up with initiatives to continuously improve platform performance and reliability

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Prior 3-5 years hands-on work experience in AWS and min technology experience of 8 years
  • Must have deep understanding of Security (Security Group, NACL)
  • Should have understanding of Network & Switches, VPN, Direct Connect, Routing, Firewall
  • Experience in monitoring and setting up alerting for Cloud components
  • Experience with cloud services such as AWS -potential problems, and how to setup and manage a service in the cloud.
  • Understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP, TLS, SSH, PKI and distributed networks).
  • Significant experience with Linux/UNIX systems and the best practices for deploying applications to those stacks.
  • Experience in Terraform or Cloudformation and codedeploy
  • Strong analytical skills to solve problems
  • Strong willingness to learn the underlying business
  • Financial services experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a small company – big client setting
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, good judgment, high ethical standards, and a strong work ethic are a must
  • No travel required
  • No telecommunication

Good to have:
  • Experience developing or supporting solutions in Docker.
  • Experience using configuration, orchestration and automation tools such as, Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Experience with messaging middleware like IBM MQSeries

Sean Castor
Sr. Recruiting Manager

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