Randstad Senior Cloud Engineer in Princeton, New Jersey

Senior Cloud Engineer

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job details:

  • location:Princeton, NJ

  • salary:$170,000 - $185,000 per year

  • date posted:Friday, August 4, 2017

  • job type:Permanent

  • reference:569239

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MUST HAVE experience doing Azure migrations


The Cloud Engineer will be responsible for the management and migration of traditional infrastructure to a cloud-based automated infrastructure. The cloud engineer will play an integral part in advancing the Cloud eco-system and culture of technical excellence. The incumbent will champion the Cloud Management Platform, live and breathe Infrastructure Automation, support Hybrid Cloud Solutions, and demonstrates abilities of all Cloud-as-a-Service varieties: PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, etc.

The Cloud Engineer will build the next generation of Cloud infrastructure; become a key contributor supporting end-to-end private/public cloud automation IT and infrastructure application delivery, including infrastructure provisioning and integration with continuous integration/continuous development platforms, using existing and emerging technologies. This will require solid experience moving infrastructure to the Cloud.


  • Provision and administer Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service environments using best practices for enterprise customers across multiple public cloud offerings, e.g. Azure

  • Architect, design, deploy, maintain and lead the implementation of Cloud solutions using Microsoft Azure technologies

  • Develop clear, concise installation, configuration procedures, runbooks and contributing to the maintenance of operational standards

  • Create automated approaches and scripts for system administration tasks where possible and appropriate

  • Implement security measures in all technical activities to limit unauthorized access/use

  • Provide advanced systems and intermediate network support as requested as part of troubleshooting analysis

  • Present technology concepts and terminology to technical peers and customers

  • Interpret and provide solutions on complex technologies/architectures

  • Design and deliver secure cloud solutions on Azure

  • Deep Windows Server expertise and some Linux knowledge

  • DNS / Elastic IP / Route 53

  • Cloud Formation / Automation / PowerShell / DSC / Comparable Linux Scripting

  • Active Directory and Azure AD

  • Architecture design, system evaluation, system analysis, and infrastructure assessment

  • Deploy, test and document development, pre-production, and production environments

  • Backup cloud and on premise resources, including in a hybrid environment

  • Scripting image deployment and bootstrapping

  • Leverage resource tagging to allocate costs and optimize resource planning

  • Create gold images and employ auto scaling

  • Assist in preparing cost analysis based on expected usage

  • Configure multi-factor authentication on virtual and hardware devices

  • Create IAM users and groups

  • Strong background in Microsoft based applications

  • Maintain account documentation, such as architecture diagrams and portal links

  • Train and mentor Junior Administrators and Engineers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • At least 6 years of overall technical architecture experience in defining high security, high availability solutions

  • 2+ years' experience of designing and delivering secure cloud solutions on Azure with extensive knowledge about various cloud services

  • At least 2 years of experience in designing deployment strategies for cloud/virtualization and implementation best practices

  • At least 3 years of experience of designing solutions using IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

  • Experience with AWS CloudWatch and other automation services

  • Experience in agile development

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • At least 3 years of experience in thought leadership, white papers and leadership/mentoring staff and internal consulting teams

  • Nice to haves include anything with Firewalls, Office 365, Exchange, Domain Controllers, Virtualization VMWare

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS or Azure Cloud Architect certification

  • Exposure to VMware vCloud, Azure PowerShell, AWC CloudFormation, experience a plus

  • Strong Azure Solutions Architect with hands on experience in data migration, data store creation, security, Replication, Backup and anything to do with Azure Data Life Cycle end to end

  • Prior Experience (Minimum 2 project) in moving from on premises as well as other cloud platforms to Azure

  • Experience in architecting and designing new systems and migration process

  • Needs to know Azure SQL and Azure SQL Data warehouse an Architectural perspective as well as from an implementation perspective

  • Needs to know Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake as well as any other toolsets in data import and export from an AzureSQL DW cluster/Azure SQL DB

  • Understands Performance aspects of Azure storage platforms

  • Should have good understanding of Azure architectural patterns

  • Should have good understanding of C# and PowerShell scripting

  • Hands on Experience in migration and export of large data sets from on premise and cloud based platforms into/from Azure