Job Description

Principal Cloud Operations Infrastructure Engineer
Contract to Direct or Direct Hire, 100% remote must be seated in the US... US Citizen and or Green Card Holder only

Position Summary

The Cloud Operations team provides 24x7x365 support for all SaaS & Hosting customers globally. This business unit is responsible for the day-to-day management and support of the cloud operations environment including the uptime, performance and high availability of all customer supporting systems inside of the SaaS & Hosted environments. The SaaS & hosted ecosystem is comprised of multi-tiered applications, microservice architectures, containers & virtual servers as well as large & complex multi-terabyte SQL database systems.

The Principal Cloud Operations Infrastructure Engineer will be responsible for designing, implementing & managing key infrastructure systems including Active Directory, OS Patching, Repositories, SW management systems, DNS, and other centralized shared services that will need to be implemented in support of customer systems across private and public cloud environments including AWS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working with Platforms & Systems SREs to appropriately design and solutions and establish architectures and standards that can ultimately be automated
  • Responsible for implementing the platform systems and overseeing the effective day to day management such as patching of all systems, software management, AD management, GPOs etc
  • Work with SREs to build a CMDB framework and related design patterns to allow for Infrastructure-as-code provisioning at the infrastructure & platform level
  • Responsible for managing container and corresponding Kubernetes orchestration environments inside private & public clouds (AWS)
  • Continuous development of infrastructure self-healing systems in order to reduce toil
  • Partake in a rotation providing incident and request handling support, identifying improvement opportunities where automation or rearchitecting of solutions can improve overall outcomes and reduce toil.
  • Will serve as a primary infrastructure engineer for the cloud operations team on major projects inside of private and public cloud environments including AWS
  • Responsible for training SRE team members, project engineers, technical support staff and application development staff on the application architecture, configuration management, and related to infrastructure and platform lifecycle processes

Professional Skills & Abilities

  • Desire and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly demanding, dynamic business and cloud operations environment.
  • The role requires analytical acumen and solution orientation to probe for understanding and to make appropriate decisions to address the nuances of technical and business challenges in order to achieve the targeted outcome
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in driving cross department initiatives to obtain organizational objectives & meet customer needs
  • Strong communication, presentation, business and technical writing skills
  • The ability to provide excellent customer service as well as manage and build strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong interest in further developing and integrating operations with technology in business value creating ways
  • Awareness of emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and technology

Technical Skills & Experience

  • 14+ years of experience in job specific skills.

  • 7+ years of experience in scalable infrastructure and platforms architecture, implementation, and management including Active Directory, OS Patching, Software Management, Repositories, backups and other infrastructure services

  • Must have experience in Site-to-site VPN

  • 4+ years of experience in linux administration and management

  • 4+ years of experience in network architecture, administration and management

  • 3+ years of experience engineering and architecting complex networks and/or system solutions

  • 3+ years of experience in script development in python or powershell related to infrastructure lifecycle management

  • 2+ years of experience architecting and managing AWS infrastructure for VPC/EC2

  • 2+ years of experience working for SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS companies in a relevant role

GCR is proud to be an?equal opportunity?employer. We are committed to equal?employment?opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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