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Sr. Cloud Architect

Company: LRS
Location: Denver
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

We are looking for a Senior Cloud Architect to join our IT team. This role is open across the US as a 3-6 month contract.

LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you!

Who Will Love This Job

A problem-solver: You use your technical background and experience to solve difficult problems. You constantly look for areas of improvement and seek out solutions.
A learner: You learn quickly and maintain a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment.
Someone who is process-driven: You follow established processes and also looks for areas where operations could be more efficient or otherwise improved.
Someone who is action-oriented: You enjoy working hard! You are full of energy for the things you find challenging. You are not afraid of acting quickly and you are willing to jump on problems quickly.

What You'll Do

The Cloud Architect will be responsible for the architecture, deployment and automation of our Cloud infrastructure. The infrastructure involves a mix of physical, virtual and public cloud environments on primarily Windows and some Linux servers. The admin will build and design our private and public cloud solution with end-to-end automation. The candidate must have extensive experience with Amazon Web Services and Windows environments. The admin should have an automation first approach and drive infrastructure automation across all the deployments.
The position will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

Be one of the in-house AWS subject matter experts and coach teams on how to leverage AWS to create great solutions
Work with product architects to design highly scalable and stable deployments for applications on different environments (Hosted Datacenter, AWS, etc)
Proto-type, build-out, deploy, automate and maintain highly available, distributed services on AWS
Research new cloud technologies and prototype solutions that can be leveraged to decrease costs and increase performance
Configure and Implement Monitoring solutions for all environments
Participate in Platform maintenance and releases for production and pre-production environment
Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end
Create clear, concise documentation, runbooks and operational standards including infrastructure diagrams
Provide Support for our internal and external customers world wide

What You Should Have

Extensive hands-on working experience on AWS and automating deployments in AWS
Experience working with one of the orchestration tools like Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc in a windows environment
5+ years scripting experience in Powershell and Python
Experience with Windows Server, Web Servers (IIS, Tomcat, Apache), Load-balancing (NGINX, HAProxy)
Database administration (SQL Server) and HA/Disaster recovery solutions
Experience with container management platforms (Mesos, Swarm, and Kubernetes) and container runtimes
Experience with system monitoring tools (Cloudwatch, Datadog, Prometeus, Zabbix, NagiOS, etc) and APM tools (New Relic, etc)
Experience working in an agile project methodology

Nice to Have

AWS Certified Solution Architect is a plus
Docker is highly desirable

LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.

Keywords: LRS, Denver , Sr. Cloud Architect, Professions , Denver, Colorado

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