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Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Architect/Engineer - Contract to Hire
Ref No.: 18-00681
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Atlantic Partners has a "direct " Corporate client located in Bethlehem, PA who has a need for a Cloud Infrastructure Engineer for a Contract to Hire position.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the design, hands-on engineering, implementation and support of the company's Cloud Infrastructure environment. This individual will be a driver for the company's cloud direction, act as a champion and evangelist of its use within the company, and will be responsible for establishing processes around operationalizing and providing ongoing support for the solutions in the cloud.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Plans, manages and implements technical projects for the Cloud platform overall; ensures deliverables are committed, communicated clearly and delivered on time.
  • Including but not limited to: account setup, initial IAM setups; network configurations; DR methodologies and frameworks; backup methodologies and frameworks; initial security frameworks and tools; Cloud monitoring and logging methodologies and tools, etc.
  • Owns and manages certs and other security credentials for the Cloud accounts assigned to them.
  • Liaisons with and provides reports and data for Compliance activities such as audits, reviews and investigations
  • Opens support and investigation cases with vendor support, acts as a liaison to them on behalf of the other technical teams
  • Provides directions and leadership for other technical teams in analyzing and resolving technology infrastructure challenges
  • Manages usage cost trends across cloud & non-cloud solutions; identifies and implements (or coordinates implementation of) cost optimization opportunities for the resource usage
  • Monitors reliability trends and proactively implements measures to increase its reliability and resiliency
  • Proposes and implements strategies for operational control of cloud assets, such as Tagging standards
  • Partners with cloud operations teams ensuring operational standards are in place to support business requirements and SLA's
  • Participates in long-range strategies and planning for operational success
  • Maintains and applies current knowledge of technology; keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies, and helps determine if/how they can be used to add value to the business
  • Establish standards to streamline processes across cloud and non-cloud environments
  • Builds relationships with the Plan and Run teams to help drive technology strategy
  • Acts as change agent for technology teams to delivery on unanticipated technology opportunities and supports key business initiatives
  • Drives simplification efforts through existing infrastructure environments
  • Identifies opportunities to monitor and alert cloud and non-cloud environments - enhancing the ability to reduce production outages and address performance and capacity issues

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Systems Analysis or a related study or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Insurance and/or Finance industry preferred
  • 5+ years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including infrastructure engineering, infrastructure operations, technical architecture, solutions design and management. Minimum of 2 years deep technical understanding of utility compute design and implementation
  • Minimum of 2 years experience leading and motivating cross-functional teams to achieve on-time completion of projects
  • A passion for technology that extends into personal projects and hobbies. A thinker of everything technical at heart
  • Strong knowledge of AWS technologies. AWS certification preferred
  • Strong automation and orchestration experience, Puppet and Jenkins background preferred. Comfortable with infrastructure-as-code concepts
  • Strong understanding high availability and disaster recovery as it applies to private and hybrid clouds
  • Strong understanding of various compute technologies including x86, virtual infrastructure and Linux
  • Strong knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Operating System preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services especially around the network, security and compute stack
  • Significant experience working on challenges involving scaling, automation, continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Experience with cloud offerings and proven experience with IAAS, SAAS and PAAS implementations
  • Experience with enterprise applications served through conventional data center architecture and hybrid cloud alternatives REQUIRED.
  • Experience working in an agile team environment
  • Developing, testing and deploying applications/systems using proven or emerging technologies, in a variety of technologies and environments
  • Experience with automation tools