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AWS Platform Engineer
Ref No.: 18-02653
Location: NYC, New York
Timesheet Submission Frequency:Weekly
Invoice submission frequency:Monthly
Timesheet Instructions for Consultants:Time/Expenses are to be entered on Kaygen s JobDiva Portal
Description: • Strong experience in AWS platform operations
• Manage ansible templates
• Configure and install tools with a highly available architecture
• Design IAM groups and security policies
• Review and fix security vulnerabilities at network/subnet/security groups level 
• Create security standardized templates
• Create password management strategy and implementation
• Install custom software and automate installation process
• Optimize Redshift database for performance
• Design a golden image strategy to handle continuous security updates
• Create a patching strategy
• Review resource configuration for maximum usage
• Train team members on these responsibilities
• Work closely with team members in a collaborative environment
• 5+ years of established track record in architecting and engineering an data lake environment for data analytics
• AWS certification is preferred
• Expert knowledge in AWS resources including but not limited to VPC, subnets, network access control lists, security groups, EC2 instances, S3 buckets, IAM, Route 53, EMR
• Extensive knowledge in managing S3 data layers and databases including Redshift and Postgres
• Hands-on experience with Ansible and Python
• Hands-on experience with expert level knowledge of Linux/Unix, PowerShell
• Background in network security architecture and database tuning
• Strong communication skills and teaching skill when working with a team who are relatively new to AWS.  Willing to train the team.
• Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent technical experience