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Cloud Platform Engineer

Industry: Insurance
Remote
Company size: 10K+
Full-time

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Job description

An NYSE-listed company that is offering individuals and businesses supplementary disability insurance is looking for a Cloud Platform Engineer. The engineer will be responsible for creating and maintaining documentation related to all aspects of the Cloud platform implementation. The company is determined to positively impact the lives and finances of people during their time of crisis and help them to bounce back on their feet. This position requires 8+ hours of overlap with the EST time zone. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Help to build and run large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems in the Cloud using a combination of native services and best-of-breed commercial tools
  • Ensure that Cloud environments remain in compliance with the current standards 
  • Develop automation for the standardization of the Cloud environments and architectural design patterns for consumption by project teams
  • Create and maintain runbooks/playbooks for operational support of the Cloud environments
  • Participate in troubleshooting sessions, including working with business teams, analyzing logs and data, opening service requests with CSPs, etc.
  • Work with vendors, partners, and CSP support to drive problem resolution
  • Review architectural designs for applications to ensure reliable and performant design patterns are implemented
  • Assess the production readiness of new Cloud-native services
  • Define operational characteristics and maintainability with respect to the current standards and industry best practices 
  • Define and track operational metrics for production performance, reliability, scalability, and availability dimensions
  • Contribute to the team’s continuous improvement through research, creation of knowledge articles, and participating in discussion groups 
  • Work to improve the quality and cost optimization of the Cloud environments  
  • Continuously learn and share knowledge with team members and project teams 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 3+ years of relevant experience as a software engineer 
  • Extensive experience in Python and Terraform
  • Prolific experience in Cloud Formation
  • Nice to have experience with IaC coding
  • Prior configuration management experience (Chef, Ansible, Puppet, SaltStack) is a plus
  • Hands-on Cloud architecture experience (AWS, Azure, or GCP) is preferred 
  • Nice to have programming/scripting experience (Python, PowerShell, Ruby, Java, JavaScript)
  • Familiarity with running and scaling distributed software systems (load balancing, high availability, systems monitoring, etc.)
  • Familiarity with structured text (JSON, YAML, XML)
  • Proven application production support experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Passion for automating routine tasks
  • Solid understanding of networking and network-related structures
  • Willingness to be a part of a culture of continuous improvement
  • Experience with Linux, Unix, and Windows operating systems internals and administration
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to quickly changing priorities
  • Ability and willingness to work off-hours occasionally
  • Fluent in verbal and written English 

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