Platform Specialist III (Cloud)

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1238207

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry IT - Cloud & Infrastructure

Function IT & Telecoms

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 7, 2024

Airswift is currently looking for a Cloud Operations Engineer, for one of our major clients in Midstream energy services – in Houston, TX. This position has a Monday – Friday schedule and on-site. The length is a 18 months contract.

The Platform Specialist will be responsible for supporting the development and maturation of Azure and AWS tenants, subscriptions, landing zones, networking, security, and infrastructure through implementation of best practices and infrastructure as code (IaC).

Responsibilities

  • Implement best practices in cloud infrastructure, emphasizing Site Reliability, Observability, and Scalability.
  • Foster strong collaboration with various teams, working closely with Product, DBAs, Developers, DevOps, SRE, and Data Engineers to implement AWS standard methodologies, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and cost optimizations early in the design process.
  • Identify and eliminate bottlenecks, manage issues, and allocate support as necessary.
  • Architect and implement technical solutions which improve the service level of the on premise and cloud platform
  • Perform incident investigation, diagnosis, and provide resolution
  • Manage cluster provisioning, performance tuning, and security configuration
  • Perform system monitoring and remediation of any platform related issue
  • Identify recurring problems and perform root cause analysis
  • Ensure continuous availability of data platform services.
  • Document and maintain environment architecture
  • Identify opportunities for platform improvements and present recommendations to management 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience working with AWS and Azure (professional certification or equivalent work experience).
  • 5+ years’ experience in application deployment automation and DevOps practice
  • 5+ years’ experience installing, administering, and maintaining Linux based software
  • 3+ years’ experience with IT automation tools such as Ansible, Salt and Terraform
  • Extensive knowledge of Azure DevOps
  • Experience designing and implementing redundant systems including data backups/recoveries, high availability, load balancing, and disaster recovery
  • Experience designing, analyzing, and repairing large-scale distributed systems
  • Exceptional documentation and communication skills, with the ability to present technical content effectively to both management and engineering teams
  • Knowledgeable of core IT infrastructure technologies including virtualization, networking, and storage management.
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