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Engineer (Infrastructure Cloud Engineer)
Ref No.: 18-04617
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Immediate need for a talented Cloud Infrastructure Engineer that brings experience in the
Finacial/Insurance Industry. This is a direct placement opportunity and is located in Bethlehem, PA. Please review the below job description and contact me ASAP.

 
Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for the design, hands on engineering, implementation and support of Client's Cloud Infrastructure Environment. This individual will be a driver for Client's cloud direction, act as a champion and evangelist of its use within the company and will be responsible for establishing processes around operationalizing and providing ongoing support for solutions in the cloud.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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
 
 
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
Our client is a leading insurance institution and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply NOW for immediate consideration. 
 
Please email me the most current version of your resume and refer to 18-04617 in the subject line.
 
 
 
Regards,
Patrick D’Amato
Technical Recruiter
61 Broadway, Suite 1702
212-710-5523
pdamato@diversant.com
www.diversant.com
www.linkedin.com/in/patrickdamato
 
 
DIVERSANT (diversant.com) is one of the largest African-American owned IT staffing firms in the U.S. We offer rewarding career opportunities with many of the nation’s leading corporations. Our experienced recruiters understand what hiring managers look for in a candidate and provide our applicants with the proper support and guidance along the entire application and interviewing process. We offer opportunities on a contingent, contract-to-hire, and direct hire basis. At DIVERSANT, we are committed to providing the highest level of service and satisfaction to our customers, consultants, and employees.
 
DIVERSANT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, DIVERSANT complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities