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Senior Cloud Engineer (remote | fulltime)

McLean, Virginia



We are looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer who will serve as a day to day technical thought leader on our growing Cloud Engineering team. We are looking for a talented, seasoned engineer who can hit the ground running, serve as a cloud SME, and to help design, develop, and eventually maintain the systems that allow us to scale as we grow. You will ensure that our cloud infrastructure is high performance, resilient, secure and observable.


Responsibilities
  • Lead a team to build and operate a highly scalable and resilient infrastructure
  • Become the subject matter expert for our AWS cloud domains
  • Introduce tools to facilitate greater automation and operability of services
  • Design and develop automation for maintenance tasks and upgrades of database clusters and services
  • Plan and lead complicated technical projects that interact with a wide variety of teams within the company
  • Help define and iterate on processes to increase cloud engineering capabilities
  • Utilize your deep experience and problem solving skills to help prevent and investigate production issues
  • Maintain an audit-ready posture, and automate controls for security, compliance, and auditability
  • Participate in on-call rotation and ensure uptime of services


Qualifications
  • Strong background with AWS technologies (CLI, Aurora, S3, IAM, EC2, ECS, ECR, KMS, CloudWatch, Lambda, Route53, SQS, SNS, CodeDeploy)
  • Strong understanding of AWS resource and application scaling
  • Experience with containers (Docker) building easy-to-use development environments
  • Experience with end-to-end debugging of infrastructure performance & issues
  • Solid understanding cloud-based application and infrastructure security best practices
  • Strong understanding of Linux administration (Centos)
  • Strong understanding of IaC/orchestration tools (Chef, Ansible, Puppet)
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD and build toolchains (Terraform, Code Pipeline, Jenkins, CircleCI, etc)
  • Experience managing and fine tuning persistence services, such as RDBMS (Postgres,  Redis, Elasticsearch, etc)
  • Understanding of observability tools (New Relic, Prometheus, InfluxDB, Grafana, etc)
  • Strong written communication since we are a remote company
  • Experience in supporting a 24/7 infrastructure including on-call rotations
  • Must be located in the continental U.S.


 

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