Randstad Sr. Cloud Engineer in Reston, Virginia
Sr. Cloud Engineer
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Temp to Perm
Our client is looking for a Sr. Cloud Engineer for a contract to hire opportunity in Reston, VA.
The Senior Cloud Engineer will be part of a team that works on AWS engineering and deployment efforts for CLIENT. This position is a hands-on role that requires exceptional design, implementation, and migration planning and execution skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position as the Engineer will work with a variety of IT Subject Matter experts
Assist with the design and building of a reliable, fault tolerant AWS infrastructure including VPCs, IAM, ELB, and EBS following industries best practices.
Perform hands on management of AWS infrastructure
Document the AWS infrastructure and policies
Identify automation opportunities and implement using tools such as ansible, vRealize and other similar tools.
Work with Projects to help them adopt AWS infrastructure and services in order to reduce cost and deployment times.
Mention and train other members of the CLIENT IT
Understand on Premise policies, solutions and technologies and integrate with the AWS infrastructure where applicable.
Understanding Cloud security best practices and work with Security teams to design and implement a security infrastructure
Serve as a technical point of contract for AWS services and help with communication of Cloud services to projects
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
AWS Solutions Architect - Associate, Professional (preferred)
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (preferred)
Background & Experience Required:
3 years of solid AWS experience
5-7 years of overall IT experience
5 years of scripting/automation experience
Working knowledge of service, networking and storage concepts
Understanding of AD/ADFS services
Experience working in VMWare environment
Linux (Redhat/Centos) experience
Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with customers, senior-level personnel and team members
Ability to work well both independently and in teams
Ability to multi-task and to prioritize rapidly-changing task assignments
Experience working in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
Additional preferred experience:
Use of automation tools such as ansible, puppet, and chef strongly preferred
Experience with vRealize
Experience with ElasticSearch
Experience with Federal security best practices
Working knowledge of virtualization technologies and shared infrastructure.
Good scripting skills using shell and/or python.
Experience with load balancers and firewalls
Experience working in an ITIL environment