BHJOB15656_16494 - 100% Remote AWS Cloud Platform Engineer and Lead

Published date Posted on Indeed on Sep 27, 2021 (28 d ago)

Myticas Consulting s currently seeking an AWS Cloud Platform Engineer and Lead for a contract position with our direct client based in Chicago, IL can work 100% Remote.

Please review the below job description and apply with a copy of your resume and /or a cover letter if you feel this would be a good fit!

NOTE: Open for W2 candidates only!

Job Description:

The Lead Platform Engineer - Cloud performs an influential role delivering the core capabilities and features of a strategic cloud platform. This position will be accountable for the delivery of platform enablers including the design, build, security and operationalization of reusable cloud platform components in support of Financial Services users and stakeholders. The Lead Platform Engineer - Cloud role will also encompass developing, building, administering, and deploying self-service tools that enable Application Delivery Teams within the Federal Reserve Financial Services to build, deploy, and operate applications on the cloud platform. They are expected to maintain expert level technical knowledge of the AWS ecosystem and the capabilities and tools required to create platform patterns and technical best-practices with the goal of increasing adoption, operational efficiency, and realized business value. They will help drive decisions on the correct usage of cloud resources, troubleshoot performance issues, and ensure the highest level of reliability for the platform by tuning the environment for maximum scalability, cost efficiency, and security. This position does not have direct reports.

For Lead Role:

Required Qualifications/Experience:

This hands-on Lead Platform Engineer - Cloud will require a wide variety of capabilities and strengths which include:

  • Bachelor"s degree or 10 years of direct work-related experience
  • 5-7 years of Cloud Engineering experience (AWS Preferred)
  • Experience building and delivering highly available platform solutions, all while ensuring a high level of quality
  • Experience providing technical leadership to other Cloud Engineers
  • Experience integrating platform with 3rd party solutions (e.g. from cloud to on-prem and vice-versa, etc.)
  • Experience with engineering solutions across a heterogeneous landscape of on-prem datacenters, cloud and SaaS environments
  • Experience and solid understanding of complex, multi-region, highly available state-less and state-full deployments
  • Experience with AWS Landing Zone and/or AWS Control Tower
  • Demonstrable experience with scripting programming languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, Bash, Powershell, Ansible, JavaScript, JSON, YAML, etc.)
  • Demonstrable advanced experience with cloud automation tooling and Infrastructure as Code (e.g. Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, CDK, etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience using and configuring Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools (e.g GitLab, Jenkins, Concourse)
  • Experience building infrastructure solutions leveraging containers/ container orchestration, including tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, Lambda, and serverless deployments
  • Advanced experience with AWS load balancers, S3, CloudFront, etc.
  • Experience with configuration management tools and techniques e.g including Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SaltStack
  • Working knowledge of application, data, and infrastructure architecture discipline
  • Experience with Secret Management (AWS Secrets Manager, HashiCorp Vault)
  • Solid understanding of Cloud Security (OAuth, OIDC)
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of microservice based architectures, APIs, etc.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience in a multi-account AWS environment is a plus
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery models including Blue/Green and Canary release models is a plus
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) highly preferred, however experience leveraging other Agile Methodologies will still be considered.
  • Proven ability to manage one"s time and prioritize work based on risk and critical need
  • Excellent interpersonal, attention to detail, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven, hands on, full stack application development experience
  • Currently holds a certification that demonstrates technical knowledge with Amazon Web Services (AWS) (e.g. AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator or comparable) is preferred

For Lead Engineers:
Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • Bachelor"s degree or equivalent combination of directly related education and/or experience 5 of more years of relevant work experience
  • Experience delivering platform solutions from design to production
  • Experience integrating platform with 3rd party solutions
  • Experience engineering solutions across a heterogeneous data centre, cloud, and SaaS environments
  • Experience using standard development practices
  • Experience with change management systems and processes
  • Experience in troubleshooting, diagnosis, and problem solving
  • Experience with scripting / IaC languages
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and processes
  • Platform certification is a plus
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) highly desired

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage projects and time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and decision-making abilities
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on a team

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