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Cloud Engineer

Clayton, MO | IT
Job ID: 101931
Listed on 11/10/2020

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Cloud Engineer

Job Summary 

The Cloud Engineer is responsible for our Client's use of cloud technologies to deliver our next generation products and play a vital role in the modernization of our legacy products to scalable cloud-based solutions.  This position will be pivotal in defining and executing our cloud adoption strategy via the participation in planning and design, deployment, testing, and cutover of enterprise-sale cloud IaaS and PaaS solution.  The Cloud Engineer will be a technical expert on both cloud and on-premises infrastructure systems and will apply technical expertise in Microsoft Azure and other cloud technologies. 


  • Architect, design, build, implement, and deliver scalable public cloud solutions with a focus on mapping across IaaS and PaaS.
  • Design cloud solutions to meet technical, security, and business needs.
  • Execute on implementation plans to deploy and move workloads to cloud infrastructure.
  • Provide guidance to software engineers on the proper use of cloud technologies for code refactorization and application modernization.
  • Partner with the Automation Engineer to develop and leverage automation where possible to achieve reliable and repeatable processes ensuring efficiency 
  • Engage with internal and external security teams to meet all applicable security and regulatory requirements.
  • Design post-implementation maintenance strategies, processes, and procedures so that the cloud environment can be maintained by the operations and infrastructure teams.
  • Maintain documentation for the purposes of business continuity, supportability, and regulatory compliance.
  • Partner with other members of the Infrastructure team to ensure on-going support of the existing on-premise environment and identify opportunities to leverage the cloud to improve reliability, resiliency, and system performance.
  • Collaborate with the software engineering team to design best practice cloud solutions that meets product, engineering, and business objectives.
  • Engage in continual evaluation of external technologies to find opportunities to gain or introduce a competitive advantage into our processes.

Desired Skills/ Experience

  • Customer Service skills
  • Functional Knowledge and Technical Skills - Skilled in job-specific knowledge that is necessary to provide the appropriate quantity and quality of work in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Accountability - Work behaviors demonstrate responsible personal and professional conduct, which contributes to the overall goals and objectives
  • Interpersonal Relations (Teamwork) - Interacts effectively with others to establish and maintain smooth working relations.
  • Fostering Innovation – Developing, sponsoring, or supporting the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures, or technologies.
  • Flexibility – Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.
  • Oral Communication – Communicating ideas and information verbally to ensure that information and messages are understood and have the desired impact.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant engineering experience in architecting, designing, building, and implementation of cloud-based solutions – preferably in Microsoft Azure.  This includes web, application, and database components. 
  • Expertise in moving on-premise workloads into PaaS based cloud solutions via the analysis, identification of blockers that prevent application efficiency in the cloud, and solutioning/implementation of remediation(s) to ensure the application performs properly in the cloud.
  • Advanced to expert level knowledge on enterprise infrastructure solutions such as Active Directory, IIS, Windows OS, Linux, open source databases and on-premise hosting platforms such as Nutanix, storage, databases, and networking.
  • Experience in defining and communicating solution options while considering risks, costs, impacts, and business objectives.
  • Advanced to expert level knowledge of scripting languages such as Powershell
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of containerization, Infrastructure as Code (IaC)/configuration management systems such as Terraform.
  • Passionate about technology and has a desire to constantly expand technical knowledge
  • Demonstrate sound problem-solving skills coupled with a desire to take on responsibility
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, teamwork, and ability to mentor others.
  • Perform duties as directed using outlined procedures and processes to solve problems when necessary
  • Complete assignments as directed
  • Maintain visual attention and mental concentration for extended periods of time
  • Perform duties and make decisions under frequent time pressures
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Cloud Professional Exam Certificate(s) such as Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Preferred certification(s) for on-premise technologies such as MCSE, CCNA,  
  • Requires knowledge of Microsoft Office.