Infrastructure Cloud Engineer III

Guardian Life Insurance   •  

New York, NY

5 - 7 years

Posted 232 days ago

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  • Plans, manages, and implements technical projects for the Cloud platform overall; ensures deliverables are committed, communicated clearly, and delivered on time.
  • Including but not limited to: account setup, initial IAM setups; network configurations; DR methodologies and frameworks; backup methodologies and frameworks; initial security frameworks and tools; Cloud monitoring and logging methodologies and tools, etc.
  • Owns and manages certs and other security credentials for the Cloud accounts assigned to them.
  • Liaisons with and provides reports and data for Compliance activities such as audits, reviews, and investigations.
  • Opens support and investigation cases with vendor support (on-premise and cloud providers) – acts as a liaison to them on behalf of the other technical teams
  • Provides directions and leadership for other technical teams in analyzing and resolving technology infrastructure challenges.
  • Manages usage cost trends across cloud & non-cloud solutions; identifies and implements (or coordinates implementation of) cost optimization opportunities for the resource usage.
  • Monitors reliability trends and proactively implements measures to increase its reliability and resiliency.
  • Proposes and implements strategies for operational control of cloud assets, such as Tagging standards
  • Partners with cloud operations teams ensuring operational standards are in place to support business requirements and SLOs
  • Participates in long-range strategies and planning for operational success.
  • Maintains and applies current knowledge of technology; keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies, and helps determine if/how they can be used to add value to the business.
  • Establish standards to streamline processes across cloud and non-cloud environments.
  • Builds relationships with the Plan, and Run teams to help drive technology strategy.
  • Acts as change agent for technology teams to delivery on unanticipated technology opportunities and supports key business initiatives.
  • Drives simplification efforts through existing infrastructure environments.

Identifies opportunities to monitor and alert on cloud & non-cloud environments – enhancing the ability to reduce production outages and address performance & capacity issues.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Insurance and or Finance industry preferred
  • 5+ years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including infrastructure engineering, infrastructure operations, technical architecture, or solutions design and management. Minimum of 2 years deep technical understanding of utility compute design and implementation.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience leading and motivating cross-functional teams to achieve on-time completion of projects.
  • A passion for technology that extends into personal projects and hobbies. A tinker of everything technical at heart.
  • Strong knowledge of AWS technologies. AWS certification preferred.
  • Strong automation and orchestration experience, Puppet and Jenkins background preferred. Comfortable with infrastructure-as-code concepts.
  • Strong understanding high availability and disaster recovery as it applies to public, private and hybrid clouds.
  • Strong understanding of various compute technologies including x86, virtual infrastructure and Linux.
  • Strong knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Operating System preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services especially around the network, security and compute stack
  • Significant experience working on challenges involving scaling, automation, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.
  • Experience with cloud offerings and proven experience with IAAS, SAAS and PAAS implementations.
  • Experience with enterprise applications served through conventional data center architecture and hybrid cloud alternatives required.
  • Self-starter that demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to handle competing priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Able to quickly learn a broad array of technologies and apply knowledge to real-world problems; effective under aggressive timelines and high pressure situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications; effective interpersonal skills; strong formal presentation abilities.
  • Strong ability to build, maintain, and grow internal and external relationships with proven leadership skills required in order to create, maintain, and enhance partnerships.
  • High level of initiative and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated success partnering with both internal and external service providers to drive innovation, monitor and mitigate risk, ensure provider sustainability, and internal customer satisfaction.
  • Experience working in applications, systems or IT operations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of a broad range of hardware and software products.
  • Experience working in an agile team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex problems or processes, identify and understand requirements, and develop alternate Experience designing,
  • Developing, testing, and deploying applications/ systems using proven or emerging technologies, for a variety of use cases and environments.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Requires working knowledge of two or more programming languages