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Cloud Automation Engineer - Azure
Ref No.: 18-20837
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
Job Summary:
  • CI/CD Consultant will have responsibilities towards an application centric cloud transformation, by close-teaming with other IT teams to deliver environments in an agile, consistent, repeatable and rapid manner using IaaS, PaaS, SaaS services. Individual will play a central role by enabling continuous integration and continuous delivery functions for development teams supporting DevSecOps framework. Scope will include developing, building and operating a CI/CD model that is self-service and innovative, supporting agile needs of EY IT teams.
  • Hence, CI/CD Consultant will need to understand Build and Release pipeline used during an application development lifecycle and create the delivery pipeline necessary to provide infrastructure solutions with development teams for non-production and production environments.
  • CI/CD consultant has responsibilities to integrate with teams developing "Infrastructure as Code” and "Configuration as Code” to be used on delivery and support of EWT services and IT Projects. CI/CD Consultant will interact daily with various teams with in EWT, Client Technology and Information Security organizations, as executing daily work.
  • CI/CD Consultants are autonomous and self-sufficient with strong communications and time management skills, hence such qualities including excellent interpersonal and client service skills are required from applicants.

Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Active driver for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) based application development
  • Understanding, learning and applying new automated build, test and deployment capabilities and help develop project teams towards integrating such solutions
  • Expand awareness, knowledge and experience on automation with in CI/CD pipelines
  • Design, propose, facilitate organizational and process improvements as needed for supporting automation and DevSecOps.
  • Participate in the design of service automation in cloud towards Infrastructure-as-code and engineering of new cloud/on-prem technologies
  • Central to obtaining and processing requirements in order to transform application delivery for cloud in an agile fashion
  • Leader of orchestration in cloud using Infrastructure-as-code while providing self-service capabilities to IT teams and EY practitioners.
  • Maintain adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, etc.
  • Provide support and documentation to assist in sustaining projects during the transition to production.
  • Input into internal and external organizations towards development of standards as well as efficiencies
  • Provide input into product selection and standards, design, and certification
  • Adheres to engineering methodologies and architecture global standards.
  • Provide feedback regarding development and engineering methodologies, standards and leading practices.
  • Identifies potential points of contention for missed activities and notify leadership of situation with possible solutions.
  • Involve and drive firm's evolution towards DevSecOps and Agile Transformation
  • Execution of process engineering and operational improvement initiatives for automation tooling focused on cloud
  • Resolve and act as escalation and coordination point for incidents and problems related to affected automation
  • Requirements gathering for design, development and deployment
  • Root cause analysis and improvement solutions
  • Executing scheduled or unscheduled automation in support of other technology domains
  • Performing audits and analysis of existing products for the purpose of ensuring proper configuration management and consistency.
  • Adhere to E&Y and ITIL guidelines for Incident, Problem, and Change Management

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
  • Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools and applications and use accordingly.
  • Ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team structure, but also independently
  • Ability to work with 3rd party vendors (i.e. Microsoft, Amazon, etc) for escalation of issues
  • Demonstrates analytical and systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Communicates fluently orally and in writing and can present complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Is able to plan, schedule and monitor work activities in order to meet time and quality targets.
  • Is able to absorb rapidly new technical information, business acumen, and apply it effectively.
  • Good appreciation of wider field of information systems, its use in relevant employment areas and how it relates to the business activities of the employer or client.
  • Ability to make key decisions as they relate to service disruptions and problems
  • Ability to plan, schedule and monitor work activities in order to meet time and quality targets
  • Ability to rapidly absorb new technical information, business acumen, and apply it effectively