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SMX Cloud DevOps Engineer (1819) in Topeka, Kansas

Cloud DevOps Engineer (1819)at SMX(View all jobs) (https://www.smxtech.com/careers/)

United States

SMX is seeking a driven and talented Cloud DevOps Engineer to join our thriving Cloud Services business unit and work with some of the best Cloud Architects and Cloud Engineers in the market. This position is 100% remote. As a Cloud DevOps Engineer you will have the opportunity to work on the creation, integration, and product lifecycle. This individual will bring a strong trouble-shooting background, generalist technical skill set, and an ability to deploy production-ready solutions. We are looking for an individual with a solid foundation that is hungry to grow their skills in the cloud. This role will be performed remotely.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate within team and with the customer, and provide clear and timely updates to, Project Lead or Project Manager

  • High quality code that is performant, reusable, and secure while adhering to industry and team best practices

  • Identify opportunities to automate and/or bring efficiency to technical processes

  • Identify system or performance issues, and develop resolutions

  • Analysis of technologies to implement requirements

  • Maintain code integrity and organization, optimization, performance and ensure responsiveness of applications

  • Participate in troubleshooting of infrastructure and/or application related issues

  • Produce well-written technical project documentation and operational runbooks

  • Maintain core working hours but remain flexible to support after-hours maintenance and escalations (as necessary)

  • Participate as a team player capable of high performance and flexibility in a dynamic working environment

  • Take ownership of issues and act with high sense of urgency when required

  • Achieve and maintain AWS certifications

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and five (5+) years of relevant hands-on experience

  • Previous deployment and configuration with cloud services according to best practice (e.g.: EC2, VPC, RDS, IAM, CloudFront, Route53, CloudWatch, KMS, Redshift, S3 and Glacier, Kinesis, Redis, Lambda, API Gateway)

  • Proven ability to interpret client requirements into engineering plans and discrete tasks

  • Proven ability to develop and deploy Production-ready AWS solutions through Infrastructure as Code

  • Experience developing DevOps solutions from scratch using tools such as Terraform, Cloud Formation, Ansible, Jenkins and related products

  • Ability to build code pipelines and support deployment activities

  • Ability to write scripts in JavaScript, Bash, Python, or similar

  • A good understanding of foundational cloud components (e.g.: VPN, Direct Connect, IAM, CloudWatch, "cross account" capabilities)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiar working in Agile team

  • Customer-focused attitude

Desired Qualifications:

  • Existing AWS Certification

  • 2+ years in Cloud Engineering / DevOps Role

  • Prior experience in a software development role is a plus


Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Vaccination within 60-days of hire, or an approved accommodation, is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042 (unless precluded by State law). If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position, and the accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.