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AWS Cloud Engineer

Company: Red River
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThis person will be involved in leading new cloud architecture designs, resulting in robust, reliable and secure cloud platform solutions and will play an integral part in advancing the Cloud eco-system and culture of technical excellence. As part of the team, you will be expected to lead cloud architecture and implementation efforts, interface with vendors, develop tools and organize open source and commercial components, and development / execute on testing, to solve problems for running current and proposed processes on cloud infrastructure(s). The incumbent will possess a deep understanding in all Cloud-as-a-Service varieties including PaaS, IaaS and SaaS and an understanding of the differences between the services and where they overlap.Primary Position Tasks:

  • Architect, design, develop and implement Cloud solutions Amazon Web Services (AWS) encompassing multiple specializations, platforms, andtechnologies
  • Participate in delivery of new service offerings, working closely with development team to deliver low latency, high performanceapplications
  • Create blueprints for future Cloud topologies (AWS services and interfaces) that minimize costs while maximizing performance, reliability, andmanageability
  • Create, maintain and communicate the overall roadmap and solution architecture specification for various Cloudinitiatives
  • Develop tools to identify and mitigate securityvulnerabilities
  • Interpret and provide solutions on complextechnologies/architectures
  • Design, implement and test robust failover and disaster recoveryprocedures
  • Create automated approaches and scripts for system administration tasks where possible andappropriate
  • Define and document security standard operating procedures and protocols from securityperspective
  • Develop, support, and document automated build and configuration managementprocesses
  • Guide and participate in the implementation and coding of the new solutions you conceive anddesign
  • Hands-on delivery architects and developers
  • Train and mentor Administrators and Engineers in the new standards and processesMinimum Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:
    • 5-10 years of relevant professional experience in a large, diverse, server environment
    • 1-3years experiencewith AWS
    • 3-5 years of prior government and/or commercial consulting experience
    • AWS Associate
    • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the primary AWS services (EC2, ELB, RDS, Route53, S3, & VPC).
    • Experience implementing AWS services in a variety of distributed computingenvironments
    • Knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewalling.
    • Knowledge of VMWare, HP, IBM, Cisco, VCE, Dell Systems and other major vendors of infrastructure technology
    • In depth knowledge of public cloud providers like AWS, Azure or other major vendors of public cloud
    • Bachelor-level degree in engineering, information technology, data communications, telecommunications, computer science, or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications
    • Technical proficiency including systems experience, strong troubleshooting andproblem solvingskills, and issue management in a multi-platformenvironment
    • Experience participating in all aspects ofELC
    • Experience identifying gaps in existing client skill base and developing documentation to include job descriptions for key architectural positions, skill requirements and required certifications for roles/positions, inventory of required competencies by job description/role, and an inventory of required technical skills by job description/role
    • Knowledge of Architecture governance best practices and experience applying them to solve clientproblems
    • Experience defining the specific metrics which communicate the benefits of an architecture program to the business; tracking to what extent those benefits are being delivered on an ongoing basis; and identifying metric stakeholders andowners
    • Deployment and operational expertise Windows, Linux, and other Operating Systems.
    • Expert knowledge of virtualization technologies such as VMWare, OpenStack, or OVM
    • Familiarity with public and private cloud computing environments based onVMware ,OpenStack, or others
    • Knowledge of big data and analytics solutions, and Hadoop environmentsPreferred Education/Certification/Experience:
      • Possess Windows Systems experience
      • Strong knowledge of SAN and backup technologies
      • Experienced with networking and network/systemsecurity
      • An advanced degree or training in the area of specialization such as AWS or Azure architect ispreferred
      • Subject matter expert in server hardware and operating systems
      • Knowledge of project management methodology
      • Ability and discipline to work and succeed in a fast pace and organizationally complex environment, to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology, and to lead and manage smallprojects
      • Demonstrated record in leading and instilling service disciplines and teamwork
      • Ability to work independently and manage multiple taskassignments
      • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint)
      • Understanding of Automation and Continuous Integration & Deployment (CI-CD)
      • Planning and designing complex system configurations and standards for Virtualization and Storage platforms fromscratch
      • Influence and drive cloud related capabilities, solutions and opportunities in coordination with external partners, operations and application teams.
      • Design and implement secure cloud application environments with centralize identity management.
      • Deep understanding of load balancing and scalability techniques
      • Hands-on scripting expertise in at least one mainstream scripting language (i.e.Python, PowerShell, JavaScript, etc.)
      • Strong problemsolving abilities coupled with a desire to take on achallenge
      • Strong self-awareness and self-motivation
      • AWS ProfessionalKnowledge and Skills:
        • Creative person with the ability to design innovative approaches to developingsolutions
        • Goal oriented with high standards for quality andperformance
        • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise maturejudgment
        • Ability to work independently and manage multiple taskassignmentsEssential Elements (Mental; Physical; Equipment used):Remote Position: This position requires the ability to continuously communicate with co-workers throughout the day utilizing Red River approved and/or provided communication tools and equipment.Special Requirements:Expected 30% travel to customer and partner sites.Red River offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an exceptional work environment. You can review our benefit offerings here ( . If you are ready to join a growing company, please submit your resume and cover letter (optional).EOE M/F/DISABLED/VetRed River is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.Red River does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings or otherwise. Placement fees will not be paid to any recruiter unless Red River has an active agreement in place with the recruiter and such a request has been made by the Red River Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Red River Talent Acquisition Team via our Applicant Tracking System. Any unsolicited resumes or other data submitted to Red River in violation of this policy may be used by Red River without obligation to pay any fees of any kind to the recruiter.Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, with more than 20 years experience in security, networking, analytics, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions. Our operations, support, sales and technical teams all work together to create a positive impact on citizens, soldiers, consumers and employees. Thats what it means to Rock the Red. Are you ready?
          • We work with purpose, looking to disrupt the status quo in meaningful ways.
          • We act with integrity, showing respect for all and demonstrating our commitment to ethics
          • We value collaboration and work as a team to accomplish goals
          • We elevate creativity, and support curiosity to re-imagine the use of technology
          • We have a strong work ethic, and seek continuous improvement in all we do
          • We embrace philanthropy, working together to drive positive change and lasting impact within communities around us

Keywords: Red River, Albany , AWS Cloud Engineer, Engineering , Albany, New York

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