effectual Remote Full-time 2024-06-05

Cloud Engineer

Position Summary

Effectual Cloud Engineers (CEs) are members of the Commercial Professional Services team responsible for ensuring that customer-facing projects are delivered to customer satisfaction. Effectual CEs are “Brand Ambassadors” and are expected to stay current on leading practices to deliver high-quality, well-conceived solutions to customers.

Effectual Cloud Engineers (CEs) are members of the Commercial Professional Services team responsible for ensuring that customer-facing projects are delivered to customer satisfaction. Effectual CEs are “Brand Ambassadors” and are expected to stay current on leading practices to deliver high-quality, well-conceived solutions to customers.

A Glimpse into the Daily Routine of a Cloud Engineer

A Cloud Engineer joins our client’s effort as part of the delivery team. CEs bring their expertise in AWS, from design to implementation. They collaborate alongside Cloud Network Engineers, Cloud Architects, and other team members, ensuring our client’s needs are satisfied.

Responsibilities

Enabling customers’ use of AWS to achieve their goals through:

  • Deploy containerized applications in AWS.
  • Operate and Optimize Containerized Workloads.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Kubernetes commands and platforms.
  • Recommend tools and capabilities based on research and knowledge of technical environment and goals.
  • Configure AWS cloud infrastructure for maximum technical and budgetary efficiency
  • Identify, update, and verify operational health of resized services to reduce cloud cost.
  • Collaborate with customers to ensure standards are met, adopted and implemented throughout the process.
  • Implement cloud infrastructure, using Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), including:
  • Create Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources such as subnets, network access control lists, and security groups
  • Create IAM users and groups
  • Deploy, testing, and documenting development, pre-production, and production environments
  • Compose and use Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g.: AWS CloudFormation templates, Terraform, etc.) to ensure repeatable, sustainable AWS infrastructure
  • Create gold images / AMIs and configuring auto scaling
  • Configure multi-factor authentication on virtual and hardware devices

Support developers in working within AWS through:

  • Create Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Provide input and guidance to developers on overall AWS Architecture and design tenets
  • Demonstrate an “as-code” first mindset through the regular use and advocacy of Terraform or other “as-code” tools

Establish visibility into cloud operations through:

  • Use resource tagging to allocate costs and improve resource planning
  • Help prepare cost analysis based on expected usage
  • Configure AWS cloud infrastructure for maximum technical and budgetary efficiency

Support the migration of customers from on-premises environments to AWS through:

  • Help develop migration plans
  • Implement migration plans, which may include:
  • Capture metrics for services and the application to measure health.
  • Create step by step action plans a breakdown of phases of a migration.
  • Implement the migration plan with the metrics and test plans to validate success throughout and during completion of a migration
  • Migrate VMs using tooling such as Clumio, VMware HCX, Veeam, AWS Migration network, River Meadow.
  • Confirm the migration of resources into AWS and decommissioning on-premises resources

Support rigorous project governance and execution achieved through:

  • Meet with team members daily to review progress
  • Holding team members accountable for and challenging team members on technical solution implementation approaches to achieve outcomes
  • Submit time on assigned projects, daily

Support project delivery team members by:

  • Always operate with transparency
  • Respond to requests from team members for information
  • Communicate working preferences and understand the working preferences of others to help develop a high-performing team that operates with respect and efficiency

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of DevOps / SRE experience working in AWS environment(s) and supporting software development team(s) consisting of at least:
  • 3+ year of experience developing AWS cloud infrastructure
  • 1+ year of Terraform experience
  • 1+ year of experience developing CI/CD pipelines using tools like Jenkins, AWS Code Deploy GitHub, and Azure DevOps
  • 1+ year of experience creating automated alerts and monitoring dashboards
  • Working knowledge of leading AWS cloud security practices
  • Proficient in developing Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g.: Terraform / AWS CloudFormation)
  • Proficient in coding configuration management tooling (e.g.: Ansible, Chef, Puppet.)
  • Proficient in at least one or more programming / scripting languages (e.g.: Python, Java, Groovy, )
  • Knowledge of Agile and Waterfall SDLC methodologies
  • Work with multiple clients, in parallel

Nice-to-Have Skills and Experience

  • AWS certifications (e.g.: Developer Associate, Sysops Administrator Associate, Solution Architect Associate)
  • Experience with Terraform Enterprise and or Terraform Cloud
  • Experience with Hashi Corp’s overall product portfolio (e.g.: Vault, Consul, Boundary)
  • Container development
  • Container orchestration using platforms such as Kubernetes, Docker, AWS EKS,
  • Implement static and dynamic code analysis tools within CI/CD pipelines
  • Use code analysis tools such as AWS X-Ray, AppDynamics, Dynatrace.

Location: Remote

Salary Range for this position: $124,000-$153,000

“Salary ranges provided are for informational purposes only and may vary depending on factors such as experience, qualifications, and geographic location. The final salary offer will be determined based on your skills and understanding of the role requirements.”

Travel Requirements

The travel requirements for this position may vary depending on our needs. You are prepared to travel domestically. Travel frequency and duration will be communicated in advance, allowing for proper planning and coordination. Typically, travel may include attending conferences, client meetings, training sessions, and other business-related events. The ability to travel is essential for fulfilling the responsibilities of this role and supporting our organization’s goals.

Company Offered Benefits

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our employee benefit programs:

 

  • Medical, dental, and vision health insurances,
  • Short term disability, long term disability and life insurances,
  • 401k with Company match
  • Paid time off (PTO) (120 hours PTO that accrue over one year)
  • Paid time off for major holidays (14 days per year)
  • These and any other employee benefit offerings are subject to management’s discretion and may change at any time.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The work is generally performed in an office environment. Physical demands include sitting, keyboarding, verbal communication, written communication. Employees are occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities.

This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned responsibilities, or aspects of the job described, and may be amended anytime at the sole discretion of the Employer. Responsibilities are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Effectual Inc. is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected classification in its hiring, promoting, or any other job-related opportunity.