Sr. Cloud Engineer


Navigate Ameritas Infrastructure team in their continued journey to the Cloud.

At Ameritas, our mission is Fulfilling Life. We do that in many ways, but especially by helping people invest in themselves by offering trusted financial products and advice. Because we believe everyone should be happy, healthy, and financially secure, we work hard to provide trusted financial products and valued guidance, including individual life and disability insurance, employee benefits, retirement planning, investments, and wealth management services.

Utilize advanced knowledge and strong experience in monitoring and securing cloud systems and environments (preferably AWS). Work with Infrastructure, Development, Data, and Information Security teams in a blended environment. A comprehensive understanding of cloud security systems and policies are key for this role.

Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of cloud-based and internet accessible systems and services that support core business functions of Ameritas. This role is a new addition to our high-performing and fast-paced team which will be growing while refining role responsibilities over time.  A continuous improvement mindset will be necessary for success in this role.  Must be adept at learning and applying new technologies and solving new problems.

What you do

* Anticipates internal and/or external business challenges and/or regulatory issues; and recommends process, product, or service improvements
* Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business
* Contributes to the development of functional strategy, establish operational plans for job area; leads project teams to achieve milestones and objectives
* Collaborate with a cross-functional team of application developers, operations engineers, architects to understand complex product requirements and translate them into automated solutions.
* Collaborate with colleagues to support and improve architecture, systems, processes, standards, and tools.
* Lead architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, and high availability in the cloud
* Design, implement, and maintain virtual server, storage, network, and security infrastructure while ensuring all solutions are properly monitored and instrumented
* Work with application teams to migrate applications between private, public, and hybrid cloud environments
* Develop, implement, and test data backup and recovery, and disaster recovery procedures
* Write and maintain clear, concise documentation, runbooks and operational standards including infrastructure diagrams while educating/mentoring product teams and junior engineers
* Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues in development, test, and production environments
* Deploy and maintain code for automating the creation of scalable/resilient systems/infrastructure
* Continuously review existing and proposed architectures with a goal of cost optimization as well as identifying, adopting, and refining best practices

What you bring

* 7+ years of experience in Software and/or Infrastructure required, with 3+ years desired in relevant cloud, automation, and/or orchestration positions.
* Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related focus/major, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  Master’s degree desired.
* Experience required in the following:

* Knowledge of the offerings and capabilities of cloud computing platforms (AWS/Azure/GCP).  Experience provisioning, operating, and maintaining systems running in the cloud.
* Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as IAM, EC2, EBS, ELB, RDS, S3, Route 53, Gateways, VPCs, CloudWatch, Lambda scripts
* Linux (RHEL/CentOS) and Windows system administration
* Shell, Python, Groovy, PowerShell or other scripting language
* Experience monitoring cloud and on-premise infrastructure and applications
* In-depth knowledge working with and managing Git (Bitbucket, GitHub)
* Experience desired in the following:

* Familiarity with database technologies such as MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Dataiku, and Snowflake
* Exposure or hands on experience with APM tools (Dynatrace/AppDynamics)
* Knowledge/experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon ECS
* AWS Certifications (AWS Certified: SysOps Administrator, DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect)
* Experience using log management tools (ELK) for trouble shooting
* Experience with Infrastructure Definition/Provisioning tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, ARM)
* Familiarity with the fundamentals of web application and relational database architectures, and continuous Integration / Continuous Development (CI/CD) processes and tools such as Jenkins or Bamboo
* Understanding of immutable infrastructure and infrastructure as code concepts

What we offer

* Our company motto is “Fulfilling Life” and we take that job seriously, with a heavy commitment to volunteering and community support, employee well-being, and providing quality products and services that help our customers create a brighter future.
* Being a mutual-based organization, the return on our investment goes back into the company, to benefit our members/customers.
* We’re committed to professional development, opportunity, inclusion, and diversity. Team building and collaboration are also priorities.
* A total rewards package with all the comprehensive health and welfare benefits you’d expect, including competitive pay and incentives, 401(k), flexible work schedules and time off to care for yourself and others.
* Additional popular benefits, including tuition reimbursement, and student loan repayment, an incentivized well-being program, adoption assistance, paid time off for volunteering, training, and career development opportunities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Ameritas has a reputation as a company that cares, and because everyone should feel safe bringing their authentic, whole self to work, we’re committed to an inclusive culture and diverse workplace, enriched by our individual differences. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that hires based on qualifications, positive attitude and exemplary work ethic, regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.Compensation range $78,644 to $125,830 / year

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job ID: 7416

Posted 28 days ago

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