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Cloud Infrastrucuture Engineer

Company: Ascent
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Job Description:

Job ID: 18001859 Title: Cloud Infrastructure Engineer Location: Bethlehem, PA Type: contract to hire Job Description: Responsible for the design, hands-on engineering, implementation and support of Client's Cloud Infrastructure environment. This individual will be a driver for Client'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. 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 Self starter that demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently with minimal direction Ability to handle competing priorities and meet tight deadlines Able to quickly learn a broad array of technologies and apply knowledge to real-world problems; effective under aggressive timelines and high pressure situations Excellent written and verbal communications; effective interpersonal skills; strong formal presentation abilities. Strong ability to build, maintain and grow internal and external relationships with proven leadership skills required in order to create, maintain and enhance partnerships High level of initiative and ability to work in a team environment Demonstrated success partnering with both internal and external service providers to drive innovation, monitor and mitigate risk, ensure provider sustainability and internal customer satisfaction Experience working in applications, systems or IT operations Demonstrates knowledge of a broad range of hardware and software products Experience working in an agile team environment Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex problems or processes, identify and understand requirements, and develop alternate experience designing Developing, testing and deploying applications/systems using proven or emerging technologies, in a variety of technologies and environments Experience with automation tools Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills Requires working knowledge of two or more programming languages If interested, please reach out Brendan Cronin Recruiter About Ascent:? The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a nationally recognized technology staffing and consulting firm whose fundamental business is providing staffing services to Small, Medium, and Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology and Life Sciences.? As consultants for ASG, you will have access to many of the top clients within the industries we serve.? Our goal is to deliver innovative talent through proven best practices and effective resource optimization.? Become one of ASG?s candidates and experience the difference ? Company Description: About Ascent: Ascent is a leading national technology consulting and professional services firm that focuses on tactical and strategic consulting. Ascent's fundamental business is providing staffing services to Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. We focus the majority of our efforts in Staff Augmentation support of Large Enterprise Clients who utilize a Vendor Management System. Ascent works as both a reliable supplier in support of programs, as well as a Strategic Advisor in support of enterprise efforts to establish best in class preferred vendor programs. Ascent was ranked in the 2007 and 2008 Inc. 500 and recognized specifically for its innovative work in staff augmentation support of Large Enterprise preferred vendor accounts. If you are ready to propel your career to new heights--- read on. We are looking for talented and dedicated colleagues to join our phenomenal team. At Ascent, we have created an environment where culture, commitment and opportunity converge to yield a truly unique place to work. We know that every employee has something important to say and that every employee is integral to our success. Where else can you walk over to a founder and talk about your ideas to help build our business and have that idea implemented in 48 hours? More importantly, we do everything we can to make sure our employees not only have great jobs, but great lives.

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