Sr. Systems/Cloud Engineer

Date Posted: Jan 12
Type: Permanent
Wage: $132,000 – $140,000 + 15% bonus
Job Number: 8072
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Sr. Systems/Cloud Engineer

LOCATION: West Houston

TYPE: Direct hire

SALARY: $132,000 – $140,000 + 15% bonus

The Sr. Systems/Cloud Engineer will work to drive the technical vision and purpose of cloud based infrastructure. This role consults with business and technical teams to steer the design and implementation of high-quality software deliverables across all-phases of all applicable projects. This position is expected to leverage considerable industry expertise to consult and influence the business's system definitions in pursuit of industry best practices. The Sr. Systems / Cloud Engineer is expected to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm for customer success while aligning technical solutions for the company.

- Expected to propose and implement solutions considering multiple levels of impact, such as cost/benefit, team impact and strategic support.
- Works to identify gaps in solutions and proactively works with both technical and business teams to resolve and reduce impacts.
- Responsible for defining and developing oversight to ensure investments are optimally focused on flexible, supportable solutions for current and future business needs.
- Accountable for architecture and design documentation and review of IT initiatives.
- Accountable for the quality of technical decisions and governance.
- Act as the SME for all aspects of infrastructure implementations in AWS and/or Azure.
- Collaborate across teams to meet project goals.
- Work with developers, IT security, and other IT teams across the organization.
- Deliver business value using creative and effective approaches.
- Design and document processes and procedures to ensure the compute, storage and cloud environments are operating efficiently and in line with best practices.
- Identify and become proficient in emerging technologies needed to provide visionary service and support for customers
- Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
- Manage and monitor all installed infrastructure systems.
- Minimal travel is required for this position (up to 20% of the time and on a domestic basis). Mainly local Houston based travel to site locations. Out of town travel very minimal

- 8+ years of experience in Senior Systems / Cloud Engineer
- 5+ years of experience architecting and implementing cloud solutions in AWS and/or Azure
- 5+ years of Windows and Linux Server experience
- 3+ years of virtualization experience, VMware preferred
- 2+ years of experience producing enterprise guidelines and standards
- Proven ability to configure and support Azure, AWS, and VMware infrastructure and services
- Ability to articulate technical information to non-technical audience
- Ability to manage and prioritize work - both project based and day-to-day operations
Automation experience, Ansible preferred
- Comfortable working with both Windows and Linux based systems
- Enterprise storage technologies, Isilon and Pure SAN preferred

- Bachelors' degree 8+ years of experience in the field or related area or possess an equivalent combination of education and experience.

- Certifications specific to cloud infrastructure area of focus are a strong advantage.

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