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Cloud Engineer in Walkersville, MD at SNI Technology

Date Posted: 5/14/2020

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Job Description
SNI Technology has a career opportunity with our client for a Senior Cloud Engineer.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a solid understanding of cloud computing and technology systems and current trends, as well as experience with Azure cloud.

  • Supports a systematic engineering approach to the design, architecture, requirements elicitation, development, operation, and use of cloud technologies and platforms for mission solutions.
  • Collaborates with data and technology business partners to understand business needs from viewpoint of cloud infrastructure.
  • Architects, plans, and implements cloud infrastructure solutions that balance simplicity, standards, scalability, extensibility, supportability, and integrity.
  • Designs and supports mission-critical, high-availability architectures.
  • Evaluates new cloud technologies and makes substantiated recommendations for improvement.
  • Works closely with IT security to monitor cloud privacy.
  • Documents engineering standards, proposals, and/or recommendations for system design, engineering changes, and configuration management relating to cloud infrastructure.
  • Ensures technical solutions meet the quality, security, and compliance requirements.
  • Regularly evaluates existing cloud infrastructure to identify risks or opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintains the day-to-day health of cloud and on-premise infrastructure, taking all steps to ensure its productivity and optimization.
  • Migrates on-premise workload(s) to cloud service provider(s).
  • Responds to technical issues in a professional and timely manner.
  • Trains Infrastructure team members in the day-to-day operational support duties related to cloud infrastructure.
  • Offers guidance in infrastructure movement techniques, including bulk application transfers into the cloud.
  • Identifies the best cloud architecture solutions to successfully meet the strategic needs of the organization.
  • Participates in "on-call, after-hours" rotation schedules.
  • Participates in after-hours upgrades and troubleshooting activities, as required.
  • Functions as a Tier 3 escalation point for infrastructure issues

Technical Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or similar field.
  • Azure certification highly desired (e.g. in areas of cloud architecture, data services, and security).
  • Minimum of 5+ years' experience in systems engineering in a corporate / enterprise IT environment.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience designing, executing, and supporting IT cloud solutions.
  • Experience with Azure cloud data engineering (e.g. Azure ML, Azure Cosmos, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Databricks, Azure Analysis Services).
  • Experience with Azure cloud services (e.g. Azure Integration Services, Azure Logic Apps, hybrid cloud, advanced cloud security, Azure compute and storage services).
  • Practical experience with architecture, implementation, and operation of complex multi-vendor, multi-server network infrastructures in support of a mission-critical enterprise environment.

  • Demonstrated experience making architectural decisions based on simplicity, standards, scalability, extensibility, supportability, sustainability, and integrity.
  • Astute in recognizing opportunities for low-hanging fruit when architecting cloud-based solutions.
  • Solid experience doing on-prem to cloud migrations.
  • Experience working with agile methodologies.
  • Solid experience supporting and integrating hybrid cloud architecture, on-prem, multiple cloud providers, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) providers, and PaaS/SaaS providers.
  • Experience in key aspects of platform performance and availability monitoring and administration in a 24x7 production environment required.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of Azure Active Directory Services and related components.
  • Operational experience with Azure VM services, VMWare vSphere 6.5+, vROPS and consolidated backup (VCB) experience a strong plus.
  • A self-starter able to administer a number of open, ongoing assignments at any one time, where some assignments are routinely unstructured, requiring autonomy and independent judgment.
  • In-depth experience successfully harmonizing diverse and competing interests.
  • Ability to clearly articulate a position with sound logic, supporting empirical evidence, and impartiality.
  • Ability to effectively represent the organization to a variety of both internal and external constituencies.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills


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