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Healthfirst Principal Cloud Engineer in Remote, Kansas

Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Works vertically and horizontally across the Infrastructure and Operations portfolio supporting private/public cloud systems, operating systems, middleware, storage, database platforms, and other key infrastructure products.

  • Assists department leadership by providing informal coaching and direction to I&O Engineering team

  • Subject matter expert for advanced analysis and resolution of the most complex issues

  • Develops repeatable automation to deliver capabilities more efficiently.

  • Devises solutions to problems impacting mission critical systems and implements automation to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Supports and implements private cloud Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure (HCI) technologies.

  • Plays a senior role within a Center of Excellence for cloud usage and cloud development standards.

  • Maintains an accurate picture of existing server, storage, networking, software and hardware and virtual environments to support scaling against various project requirements.

  • Ensures all usage of cloud environments meet governance standards and contributes to improving standards for security and operational efficiency.

  • Creates Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Healthfirst operations teams to support the operations of the products.

  • Acts as a senior escalation point for operations and delivery teams for incident and ticket resolution and participates in an on-call rotation.

  • Serves as a technical leader within Infrastructure & Operations as well as with Development teams in areas of Cloud technology and automation.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or a GED from an accredited institution

  • Experience in designing, building, and managing Linux/Unix-based and Windows systems.

  • Extensive cloud experience within Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), etc.

  • I&O Engineering work experience including oversight of public and private cloud technologies

  • Proven and demonstratable experience with automation scripting tools including BASH, Python and/or PowerShell.

  • Extensive Infrastructure as Code (IaC) experience with automation and open-source tools.

  • Proven work experience in identifying repeatable processes and partnering with teams to push innovation and automation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical degree from an accredited institution or work experience equivalent.

  • Work experience on a cloud center of excellence team driving business innovation

  • Experience implementing cloud services with an infrastructure as code methodology using AWS CloudFormation, Ansible, & Terraform

  • Experience supporting infrastructure as code and CI/CD integration with Jenkins, GitHub, Artifactory, etc.

  • In-depth and broad experience with several AWS cloud services like EC2, ECS, EMR, EKS, S3, RDS, Glue, Lambda, CloudFront, etc.

  • Experience with designing and implementing Database platforms within Azure and AWS cloud services

  • Experience with large-scale database migrations from on-premises to cloud services within AWS and/or Azure

  • Experience with monitoring and optimization of databases on multiple platforms such as MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Aurora, or MariaDB

  • Strong understanding of cloud security best practices, and implementing a least privileged model of access in AWS

  • Deep troubleshooting skills that involve analysis of logs, traffic trace, configuration data, automation tools to resolve issues until end-to-end systems are functioning

  • Experience with Kubernetes and/or Docker

  • Experience working with development teams to create cloud-native applications

  • Experience with system health monitoring and optimizing performance (CloudWatch, New Relic, Dynatrace, Splunk, Opsview, ExtraHop, CloudTrail, etc.)

  • Experience working in regulated and/or high-security environments and industries (PCI, HIPAA, HITRUST, etc.).

  • Certification in Development, Architecture, and/or DevOps or equivalent work experience (AWS, GCP, Nutanix, etc.)

  • Deep understanding of Core Cloud Competencies (Virtualization, DNS, Access Control, Environment Management, etc.)

Compliance & Regulatory Responsibilities : N/A

License/Certification : N/A

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.