Lead Cloud Engineer Job Description
As the Lead Cloud Engineer, you will be a key technical leader responsible for designing, implementing, and managing our cloud infrastructure. You will lead a team of talented cloud engineers and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful delivery of cloud-based solutions. Your expertise will be pivotal in optimizing cloud performance, enhancing security measures, and driving innovation within our cloud environment.
Areas of Responsibility
- Design, and implement scalable, secure, and highly available cloud infrastructure solutions based on best practices and industry standards.
- Lead and mentor a team of cloud engineers, providing technical guidance, performance evaluations, and fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including architecture, software developers, DevOps, and security, to design and implement cloud-based solutions aligned with business objectives.
- Automate cloud infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, and deployment processes using Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) tools like Terraform.
- Monitor cloud infrastructure performance, troubleshoot issues, and ensure timely incident resolution, collaborating with support and operations teams as needed.
- Optimize and fine-tune cloud environments to ensure maximum performance, cost efficiency, and scalability.
- Implement and enforce cloud security measures, identity and access management, data encryption, and vulnerability assessments to safeguard the integrity of cloud services.
- Stay current with emerging cloud technologies and industry trends, and evaluate their potential impact on the company's cloud strategy.
- Actively participate in developing and maintaining disaster recovery and business continuity plans for cloud-based services.
- Collaborate with cloud service providers and vendors, ensuring compliance with service-level agreements (SLAs).
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of development processes, tools, and methodologies to enhance overall cloud service delivery.
- BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
- Proven experience (5 - 10+ years) in systems and cloud engineering, with a focus on designing and managing scalable and secure cloud infrastructure, with minimum 4 years experience working with Azure
- Strong understanding of cloud computing and hands-on experience of migrating workloads to Azure.
- Extensive knowledge of cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP, and hands-on experience with cloud services, virtualization, and containerization technologies.
- Experience building cloud automation, including CD/CI pipelines.
- Good scripting skills in PowerShell for Azure. Ability to create complex automation scripts
- Experience of working with Virtual Machines, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Functions, Azure Automation, App Service, Scale Sets, Azure DevOps, Azure Policy, Azure Monitor, Azure Backup, Azure storage, Application Gateway, Azure DNS, Load Balancer.
- Solid understanding of networking concepts, including TCP/IP, DNS, load balancing, and firewalls.
- Expertise in creating/updating/maintaining IaC templates
- Experience building High Availability/Fault Tolerant Systems
- Experience working in an Agile SCRUM environment
- Excellent troubleshooting and technical problem-solving skills
- Experience with monitoring tools.
- Experience with Windows and Linux platforms
- Good working knowledge of Azure Policy and understanding of cloud governance.
- Proficient at multitasking and proactive in work responsibilities
- Working knowledge of at least one configuration management tool, such as Ansible, Chef, and/or Puppet
- Hands-on experience with Kubernetes, automating its deployment and configuration (manifests/helm/Docker/etc.)
- Possess an understanding of system testing including platform, integration, load testing.
- Ability to write technical documentation (platform architecture, strategy, etc.)
- Ability to work on multiple concurrent complex projects and to coordinate the work of others in the cloud environment.
- This position may have supervisory responsibilities.
- Driving is not an essential duty and function of this job.
- Driving required on an as needed basis.
- Travel required on an as needed basis.
- Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary