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Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Ref No.: 17-09183
Location: Itasca, Illinois
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 05/18/2017
Title: Cloud Infrastructure Architect/Cloud Solutions Architect (AWS) 
Location: Itasca, IL
Duration: Direct Hire
Start: ASAP (ideally 2-week notice) 

The person in this position will consult on a design and implementation strategy for building and maintaining cloud IaaS resources for LaunchPoint public cloud vendor. This consultation workload will be enhancing our current efforts (80% of the role) and also develop greenfield efforts (20% of the role) to prepare LaunchPoint for the future of where cloud services are going.
Experience needed:
  • Architect background should include Hands On implementation experience as well as a history of System Administration, System Engineering, DevOps Automation Skillsets, and Solutions Architecture.
  • Experience with design (not just building) Cloud Infrastructure.  The design is defined by providing a model to move to and direct justification. Justification should include capacity, performance, and fault tolerance measures.
  • Understanding of Best Practices especially cloud design patterns and distributed systems architecture design.
  • Experience Analyzing IaaS cloud resources usage and provide recommendations for optimizations e.g reserved instances, tenancy options, compare ec2 value between instance classes.
  • Experience with Cloud Automation Practices as well as understanding the toolsets available today.
  • Experience with building and evaluating DR and BCP environments in AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Understanding of enterprise architecture for Windows and Linux platforms.
Technology required:
  • In-depth AWS experience (design and implementation) to All IaaS services(ELB, EC2, ASG,S3,Glaciar)
  • AWS experience with Cloud Formation and OpsCode automation.
  • Experience with Post Software installation and configuration strategies in both Windows/Linux environments.
  • AWS experience building AMI image from scratch.
  • AWS experience with orchestration either using tools provided by AWS and or 3rd party.
  • AWS experience (deep) AWS SDK's.
  • Experience managing REST based architecture across Cloud Infrastructure
  • Experience with Cloud network topologies with AWS VPC and external connectivity through standard VPNs or direct connect interfaces.
  • Experience with Cloud Container solutions(ECS, or kubernetes)
  • Experience with REPL based scripting languages e.g python, ruby, shell
  • Experience with AWS monitoring integration for both standard, custom metrics and alerts(Cloudwatch and cloud trail)
Bonus skills:
  • AWS Solutions Architect Certification
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
  • AWS experience with EFS, Elastic Beanstalk
  • Azure Experience specifically computes migrations, System/Application monitoring, and Azure SQL DB management.

If interested and available, respond with an updated resume at your earliest convenience to Thank you!