Cloud Engineer - AWS - (DN)


Chicago, IL

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 32 days ago

  by    Diane Rafferty

Our well established financial publishing client that is renown for their excellent work/life balance is looking to fill the following role immediately! All reasonable resumes will be responded to!!

Department overview:

Our client is seeking an Intermediate Cloud Engineer to join the Cloud Engineering (CE) team within their IT Infrastructure Group. Cloud Engineering partners in the design, deployment, and automation of application services across the firm.

Our team is composed of backend Cloud Engineers and service-focused Site Reliability Engineers (SRE). We look for talented individuals who love working in cloud environments and automating wherever they can. As a senior engineering organization within the infrastructure, Cloud Engineering is well supported by Infrastructure Operations, Security, and DevOps Tools teams. CE serve as subject matter experts in both Linux and Cloud technologies across our company.

Job Description:

Our client has adopted a cloud first mentality and has moved many workloads to Amazon Web Services. They are seeking an Intermediate Cloud Engineer to work as a SRE in Chicago. They will partner with Development and DevOps Tools to: move new service builds forward, containerize services, and for day to day service design and build needs. Service provisioning requirements include writing CloudFormation templates and Chef cookbooks for zero touch deployment.

The Engineer will support planning for complex releases and service updates. They are expected to deeply understand and support the environments they are responsible for. Fitch Solutions is a heavy user of Docker and Kubernetes. This role will be focused on improving CI/CD automation and service deployment in general. They will focus on migrating additional services to Docker in 2019 as well. In addition, they join their peers in Cloud Engineering in overall environment design and support, including Level 3 on-call rotation.

Position Requirements:

  • Tightly partner with Development groups to build and deploy better services
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure automation tools
  • Production experience with Docker at scale
  • Partner with DevOps Tools to build and maintain CI/CD for service environments
  • Gain deep understanding of supported services
  • Implement system and service telemetry to improve reliability and availability
  • Develop deep insight into application and service performance
  • Execute on security best practices for cloud deployments
  • Ensure system security through industry best practices

The candidate must possess the following skills, experiences and qualities:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with AWS services such as EC2, S3, VPC, CloudFormation, Route53, ELB, Lambda, API Gateway, RDS, etc.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working with Linux, NGINX/Apache and PHP environments at enterprise scale
  • Background supporting large scale websites with CDN Services
  • Familiarity with APM and service telemetry environments
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet or Ansible (Chef Preferred)
  • Ability to script using PHP, Python, Ruby and/or Java
  • Understanding of containerization and experience leveraging Docker
  • Solid knowledge of cloud security and best practices
  • Good working knowledge of Windows platforms
  • Solid background in network, storage and DNS services
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well on collaborative, cross-functional teams. Solid interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively with people of all levels of information technology expertise with a wide range of constituencies and organizational relationships
  • Understanding of Project Management tools, techniques and methodologies including agile
  • Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience preferred


$126K - $150K