AWS Migration Engineer

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/18/17
San Antonio, TX
Internet Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/18/17

Overview & Responsibilities

The ideal candidate is passionate and has hands-on expertise with Amazon Web Services (AWS). They must have had previous experience with migration of applications and data from any platform to cloud environments. The candidate must have systems administration experience with Linux or Windows operating systems; hands-on experience with virtualization technologies (Hyper-V, VMware, Xen, etc.); the ability to analyze, design, and implement cloud migrations; experience integrating applications with cloud services (e.g., monitoring, backups, networking, etc.); good written and oral communications.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Design Low Level Detailed Migration Plans for Workloads from any platform to AWS

  • Utilize workload migration tools to AWS

  • Develop technical roadmaps, data migration approaches to successfully complete the project

  • Strong ability to multi-task in an environment of changing priorities.

  • Implementation and documentation of best practices; assessment of new tools and technologies

  • Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies

  • Help to document best practices in developing and deploying cloud-centric solutions.

  • Provide project updates through weekly business calls and status reports

  • Identify opportunities to provide additional value to our clients and to work internally with the Rackspace sales and account team to progress

  • Work closely with FAWS leadership, peer and support teams to establish best practices and provide multiple solutions for the customer


Technical Qualifications:

  • Experience working with complex customers (SMB, MM, Enterprise)

  • In depth knowledge of AWS products and services

  • Knowledge of application deployment and data migration on AWS

  • Understanding of application server platforms used in a corporate environment and the hosting requirements these require

  • Knowledge of migration concepts (The 6 R’s), sync mechanism (block, Image, File), Sequencing, Application grouping, Migration and replication jobs, target blueprints (VPC, Subnets, ELB's, SG, NACL's etc.)

  • Deep understanding of migration project requirements and experience with migration strategies and Disaster Recovery solutions.

  • Experience with cloud hosted databases such as AWS RDS

  • Hands on knowledge for migrating OS workloads in AWS

  • Strong CLI and API scripting (e.g., PowerShell, JSON, Bash, Perl, Ruby, Python)

  • Successful track record of implementing AWS services in a variety of distributed computing environments

  • Experience using discovery tools to define and develop customer requirement and pricing model

  • Working knowledge or exposure to Agile teams

  • Professional Services Consulting experience

  • AWS Certifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting complex issues and solutions.

  • Previous migration experience to AWS is a plus

  • Strong communication, presentation, and advisory skills, both oral and written.

  • Willing to travel. Less than 10%

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