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Cloud Site Reliability Engineering Advisor

  • Location: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 17 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 06 August 2021

​​​Job Description:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Builds infrastructure & systems that provide high levels of scalability, reliability, and performance for Client applications, while balancing security, maintainability, and operational excellence.

  • Works with SVN, GIT, team foundation version control, or other build tools in a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) process to build and deploy to the Azure cloud environment.

  • Ensures traceability, observability, and retrievability of sources and deliverables.

  • Interfaces across teams to codify and reliably test infrastructure changes using client software development lifecycle.

  • Partners with DEV teams to provide guidance and best practices around scalability, reliability, and performance of client productions systems, infrastructure, and software.

  • Works as a team on escalations, resolving critical issues that impact our highly available DEV, QA, UAT, and production systems.

  • Troubleshoots priority incidents, facilitates blameless post-mortems and ensures permanent closure of incidents.

  • Works with an innovative engineering team to continuously implement and improve reliable and rapid build environments for DEV & QA providing timely build status updates; automates as much as possible to improve efficiency and quality.

  • Builds logging, monitoring, and alerting systems to identify bottlenecks and assists with debugging, analysis, and optimization in the client cloud environment.

  • Improves operational efficiency through automation and deployment or development of new tools.

  • Experiments with and recommends new technologies that simplify or improve client cloud environment.

  • Creates solid and clearly explained playbooks and documentation for consumption by teammates and the larger engineering organization.

  • Participates in an off-hours on-call rotation and performs periodic off-hours work during maintenance windows.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Supports the organization's quality program(s).

Skills:

  • Promotes innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, outside-of-the-box thinking, and self-organization

  • Proficient in one or more technology domains, may be a cross-domain expert able to solve complex and mission critical problems within a business or across the firm

  • Extensive knowledge of cloud-agnostic configuration management frameworks (Ansible, Terraform, etc.)

  • Thorough knowledge configuring and managing Azure cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP)

  • In-depth knowledge of SSH, VPN, TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP(S), network routing, load balancers, cloud services, cloud storage, and subnetting

  • Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines such as Azure DevOps, Jenkins

  • Knowledge of Linux (Red Hat/CentOS) architecture, security, administration, performance monitoring/tuning, troubleshooting, and production operations

  • Fluent in Python and PowerShell Scripting with experience implementing automation and monitoring using shell scripting and other related tools

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products

  • Analytical and interpretive skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to create and complete comprehensive, accurate and constructive written reports

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university preferred

  • Experience:
    Eight (8) years of experience in a cloud SRE/infrastructure, DevOps engineering, or cloud related role or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  Experience managing and tuning datastore clusters (Elasticsearch, RDS, SQL, and MySQL).  Experience with system observability (Azure Monitor, New Relic, Zabbix, CloudWatch, PagerDuty, Datadog, SignalFx, Graphana).

About ASK: ASK Consulting is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Consulting connects people with amazing opportunities

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