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2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Cloud Engineering Specialist (Hybrid Cloud)

The Cloud Engineering Specialist provides the subject matter expertise for building and managing infrastructure services utilizing public cloud providers as part of our Cloud Platform Operations team.  This position will have extensive cloud platform experience (preferably with Amazon Web Services) and utilizing independent judgment will be responsible for automating operations, managing and supporting infrastructure, coding and scripting, Ameren CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) tool chain as well as advising, communicating and collaborating with our Digital product teams.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and have proficiency with multiple core technologies in our public/hybrid cloud environments, including Windows and Linux operating systems, Configuration Management technologies (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Cloud Provider), Container technologies (Kubernetes, Docker), Scripting Languages (Python, Node, PowerShell, Java), Infrastructure As Code Development (Terraform, Cloud Formation, Packer), monitoring and setting up of alerts for Cloud components, Cloud specific networking and security components and services.
  • Provide technical guidance and develop strategic technical direction for the corporation within the scope of Cloud Platform Operations concerning product features, upgrade/migration strategies, new product/feature evaluation, and various technology solutions to improve and enhance overall operational capabilities in the public/hybrid cloud environments.
  • Create standards for unit, functional test and deployment automation solutions.
  • Build scalable, consistent platform solutions with cloud computing technologies: AWS and Ameren on premises private Cloud.
  • Engage in critical problem resolution and continuous improvement activities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across the organization following agile methodologies
  • Develop and implement plans for and provide operational support and life-cycle management of the services and infrastructure that reside in the cloud provider accounts.
  • Responsible for adherence to corporate regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Manage the development, compliance, and documentation of procedures and processes required to support Cloud Platform Operations.
  • Direct and guide vendor and consultant resources.
  • Represent Cloud Platform Operations and its technical capabilities in cross-functional meetings with business customers and other Digital departments. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent computer or business related major degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Five or more years of experience in core components of software/product delivery (infrastructure, networking, operating systems, service integration, production monitoring, and automation including scripting/programming proficiencies) required.
  • Ten years of relevant experience (with relevant certifications) may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more major cloud providers (AWS, MS Azure, Google Cloud) required.
  • ASW Certification preferred.
  • Relevant experience in Infrastructure As Code development (Terraform or Cloud Formation) preferred.
  • Knowledge of Configuration Management tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible) preferred.
  • Relevant experience in an Agile development environment preferred.
  • Proficiency with infrastructure monitoring tools such as Splunk, AWS CloudWatch preferred.
  • Working understanding of Container Technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of VMware vRealize Orchestrator or other Orchestration tools required.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

·General Competencies -

  • Basic understanding of cyber security, networking and storage concepts
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Software development lifecycle understanding
  • Self-directed learner who keeps skills up to date with the latest technologies, including pursuit of relevant certifications 

·May be required to provide support outside of normal working hours.

Additional Information

Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include candidate testing and/or an individual aptitude or skill-based assessment.  Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.

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