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Cloud DevOps Lead Engineer - Player/Coach (AWS/Linux)
Ref No.: 19-02597
Category: Experienced Professional
Location: Richardson, Texas
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 12/16/2019
Genesis10 is seeking a Cloud DevOps Lead Engineer - Player/Coach (AWS/Linux) for this Contract-to-Hire or will consider Direct Hire position located in Richardson, TX.

Local candidates are only being considered at this time.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be a person with a strong technical lead background in both AWS and Linux who possess strong experience in CloudFormation, Custom Resource Development, Linux automation, and a hands-on background with tools related to management of infrastructure as code (such as command-line git activities like managing pull requests and branch merges.)

  • Maintain current cloud environments and associated templates
  • Handle release and change management for deployed environments
  • Review, test, and merge new features from junior-level staff
  • Coach and mentor junior-level staff to improve technical skill and impart best practices and patterns
  • Implement new infrastructure using CloudFormation and similar methods of AWS infrastructure automation
  • Develop new infrastructure capabilities using CloudFormation custom resources where needed
  • Integrate 3rd party tools and capabilities with AWS Infrastructure
  • Facilitate conversion of the platform to a container-based compute model, and the roll-out of a new container orchestration approach
  • Lead the development of key infrastructure features being added to our platform
  • Lead key cloud projects related to new and existing client deployments
  • Handle escalations related to AWS infrastructure that were unable to be solved by the Production Support team or more junior-level cloud engineering staff
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS
  • At least 5 years of Linux/Unix experience (e.g.: Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS) with ability to demonstrate advanced-level expertise working with the shell and command line tools, performing system analysis and tuning, file system management, provisioning, and package management
  • Deep expertise with virtualized hardware and infrastructure
  • At least 2 years of experience focused on working in AWS (Strong AWS experience is important. They like to see candidates who are studying/pursuing some level of AWS certification.)
  • Deep expertise with web-related services and software (web/app servers like apache, nginx, nodejs, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP and networking fundamentals
    3+ years of administrative/automation scripting with bash is required
  • Minimum one year of experience scripting in at least one high level scripting language like Python, Ruby, or Perl is required
  • At least 1 year of experience automating AWS Infrastructure with CloudFormation is required
Soft Skills & Ideal Candidate
  • Must be willing to support an after-hours on call rotation (for incident escalations only)
  • Need to be highly motivated to learn new things
  • Curious, explorative, and able to come up with ideas
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver upon project commitments independently
  • Looking for "doers” with hands-on experience 
Desired Skills
  • 7+ years of experience with Linux/Unix is preferred
  • Experience with Kubernetes is a huge plus
  • Experience with EKS is a huge plus
  • Experience developing CloudFormation Custom Resources is a big plus
  • Experience building, automating, and/or maintaining software deployment pipelines is a big plus
  • Experience with python specifically is a big plus
  • Experience with the python boto3 library is a big plus
  • 2+ years of experience using configuration management/automation tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience with Information Security/Information Risk and related due-diligence is a plus
  • Experience with building or operating PCI-compliant environments is a plus
W2 Status:
Only W2 candidates will be considered for this position.
Benefits of Working with Genesis10:
As a Genesis10 consultant, we are proud to offer access to the following benefits:
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Bi-weekly payroll
  • 401k plan
  • Successful re-marketing program
  • Referral program with the opportunity to earn additional income 
If you have the described qualifications and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply!
About Genesis10:
Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives.  If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you.  Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations.  We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement – project after project.   To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at 
“Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V”