Cloud Engineer

This position will focus on the ability to learn and implement the latest in Cloud (AWS) tools and technology. As part of the Cloud Construction Team, you will have the opportunity to help lay the foundation for various workloads, such as Cloud Friendly Applications (CFA), Analytics, Next Gen Applications (NGA) and 3rd party COTS to run in the AWS Cloud.

The ideal candidate will have experience across a wide variety of technology, both development and infrastructure related. You will then build upon your current skills and experience with more Cloud specific technologies, such as AWS's various services (VPC, EC2, EBS, ELB, S3, EMR etc.). You will then learn how to automate every aspect of the Cloud environment using a number of tools and frameworks (CloudFormation, Ansible, ServerSpec etc.). Finally, you will bring it all together into an Infrastructure as Code pipeline that will build and deploy the various components from Engineering to Test to Production.

Will be responsible for writing automation code to support infrastructure in the Cloud.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides senior level IT technical lead services and direction (which may include) software, middleware, and/or hardware projects (e.g., applications, networks, communications, and client server technologies) on a single platform. Provides technical expertise in systems, technical infrastructure, tools, modeling, external interfaces, and other areas. Completes complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities.

  2. Ensures the viability of IT deliverables. Recommends development options, including design, build/buy, and vendor purchase. Conducts testing, including functionality, technical limitations, and security.

  3. Identifies potential solutions, including the cost/benefit of each option. May approve solutions proposed by team members. Resolves complex issues uncovered by testers and internal clients.

  4. Communicates with project manager on a frequent basis. Identifies tasks and issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules. Provides realistic task and cost estimates. May screen resumes, interviews, make hiring and assignment recommendations, and write reviews.

  5. Maintains current knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, and technical standards. Mentors IT staff with less experience and identifies training needs.

  6. Communicates with technical leads, IT groups, and clients so they understand the project's technical implications, dependencies, and potential conflicts. Evaluates the impacts of change requests on own/shared technologies.

  7. Reviews and approves documentation and diagrams created by IT team members, (e.g., system specifications). Writes documentation, including technical standards and processes.

  8. Identifies opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, methodologies, and technologies.

  9. May participate in design, code, and test Inspections throughout product life cycle to contribute technical expertise and to identify issues. Presents technical status and issues at milestone reviews.

  10. For teams without a BSA, performs this staff member's duties, including interviewing business liaisons to write the functional requirements. In the absence of the project manager, performs this staff member's duties, including coordinating daily systems analysis and development activities.

  11. Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established client service levels. Thoroughly understands and complies with Information Security policies and procedures. Verifies team's deliverables meet Information Security requirements.

  12. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Minimum five years relevant work experience.
  • Experience with Java and advanced knowledge of multiple IT platforms is required
  • Experience with Ansible, Linux, and Cloud PaaS is required
  • AWS certification is preferred.

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position

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